UW-Green Bay Memorial Garden has Human Development/Psychology Ties

Some of you may have noticed the flower garden between the University Union and MAC Hall last spring or when you returned to campus this fall. The garden was organized by a student group (“Together We Cope: Support for UW-Green Bay Grieving Students”) that is advised by Dr. Illene Noppe. The beautiful flowers are actually a memorial garden where individuals were able to place a plant to recognize a deceased loved one during a moving ceremony that took place last April 28th. Students Amanda Broadhagen and Nicole Hoagland made a presentation about the garden this summer to a conference for the National Students of AMF, the national grief-support organization of which our local student group is a chapter. The students plan to hold a ceremony at the garden every year, and students, staff, and alums will be welcome to plant a flower in someone’s honor at that time.