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Sigma Beta Delta Inducts 36 from School of Business and Community

Cofrin School of Business spring 2012 Sigma Beta Delta Inductees

35 students and one individual from the NEW business community were inducted Friday, April 27, 2012 into Sigma Beta Delta, the national honorary society for business, accounting, and management undergraduate and graduate students. Presiding over the ceremony were Lucy Arendt, President (Director, Cofrin School of Business), Don McCartney, Vice President (Assistant Chairperson, Cofrin School of Business), and Bob Nagy, Secretary/Treasurer (Associate Professor, Cofrin School of Business). The local chapter of Sigma Beta Delta has inducted 351 individuals since it was formed at UW-Green Bay in 2004. Honorary inductee Paul Northway, class of 1990 and Regional President for Baylake Bank, was the evening’s keynote speaker. The inductees included three students pursuing the Masters of Management, three juniors, and 29 seniors.

Standing First Name Last Name Hometown
Graduate Alyssa Carlson Buffalo, MN
Graduate Jonathan Paakola Houghton, MI
Graduate Evan Rezin Appleton, WI
Honorary Paul Northway Green Bay, WI
Junior Michael Johnston Stevens Point, WI
Junior Neil Oelrich Marathon, WI
Junior Jillian Patrick Mountain, WI
Senior Vanessa Adams Casco, WI
Senior Christopher Barrett Luxemburg, WI
Senior Kelly Blaha Kewaunee, WI
Senior Anzhalika Collard Minsk, Belarus
Senior Kelsey DeGuelle Green Bay, WI
Senior Adam Deprey Casco, WI
Senior Sara Ewald Green Bay, WI
Senior Chelsea Gilling Shawano, WI
Senior Shari Hartman Combined Locks/Kaukauna/ Appleton WI
Senior Ashley Hartz Sherwood, WI 
Senior DuWayne Huss Luxemburg, WI
Senior Kayla Jandrin Sturgeon Bay, WI
Senior Heather Johnson Shawano, WI
Senior Kurt Kaiser Green Bay, WI
Senior Yura Kalmychkov Green Bay, WI
Senior Adam Kaster Green Bay, WI
Senior Lindsey Marshall Shoreview, MN
Senior Amanda Murkley Berlin, WI
Senior Emily Novak Mishicot, WI
Senior Joshua Pearce Hazel Green, WI
Senior Kyle Pockat Gillett, WI
Senior Walter Reichstadter Green Bay, WI
Senior Steven Siegel Sheboygan, WI
Senior Stephen Steffes Greendale, WI
Senior Maria Tinebra Burnsville, MN
Senior Karl Volkmann Brillion, WI
Senior Deedra Wesenberg Shawano, WI
Senior Melanie Whitcomb Madison, WI
Senior Stephanie Wieck Sheboygan Falls, WI

UWGB Social Work Program Ranks a “Best”

UW-Green Bay’s Collaborative Master of Social Work Program was recently recognized as a “Best Social Work Program” in a list of the “Best Graduate Schools” in a publication by US News & World Report. In advanced social work programs, students take courses in social welfare policy, child welfare, human behavior, management/administration, and ethics, as well as get field experience in clinical and agency settings.  The UWGB MSW Program is a collaborative between UW-Green Bay and UW-Oshkosh.  The Program’s ranking and information about the selection criteria can be found at:



Business’s Sampath Ranganathan is Leadership Green Bay Graduate

UW-Green Bay’s Sampath Ranganathan is one of forty local individuals graduating from the Leadership Green Bay class of 2012 as a strong leader and contributing community member on Tuesday, May 8.

Leadership Green Bay is a community development program of the Chamber of Commerce which  provides a formalized training program for up to 40 area participants who meet one day per month, September through May, to discuss pertinent area issues, including the economy, heritage, cultural awareness, human services, government, and history. Participants organize into small groups to complete service projects designed to enhance awareness of methods to effect change, improve team skills, and make a positive difference in the community.

Assistant Professor Ranganathan was a member of the service group that made major improvements to the Ruth Helf Family Center by renovating areas inside and outside the center in need of a change. The Ruth Helf Family Center’s Crisis/Respite Program is a joint venture between Encompass Early Education and Care, Inc. and the Brown County Department of Human Services.  This center is used by families involved with the Child Protection and Foster Care Units of the Brown County Department of Human Services.  

Congratulations Sampath, and thank you for your service to the community!

UWGB Education Students Attend Diversity Conference

UWGB Education students at the April 26 CREATE Conference

More than 20 UW-Green Bay Education students attended the CREATE (Culturally Responsive Education for All Training and Enhancement) Conference April 26th which focused on bridging gaps amongst diverse PK-12  student populations and was sponsored by CESA 6. The conference gave students the opportunity to grow and strengthen their cultural competencies as well as build practical skills for reaching diverse learners inside the classroom. The students heard from national speakers and participated in active breakout workshops.

This opportunity was made possibly through scholarships from the UWGB Professional Program in Education as well as the Institute for Learning Partnership. Congratulations to these Education students and their faculty advisor Kim Desotell.    The students will be recognized at Education’s Celebration of Achievement on May 9th.

Professional Program in Education Celebrates Achievements on May 9th

Celebration of Achievement for the Professional Program in Education and alumni will be held on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 in the Grand Foyer of the Weidner Center.   The event will recognize and celebrate the Regents Award for Teaching Excellence which was awarded to the program in 2011, the Regents Award for Diversity which was awarded to the Center for First Nations Studies, and recognize Education students who will receive scholarships for the 2012-13 academic year.   The event will also be introducing a new series of Outstanding Education Alumni Awards for graduates of the Professional Program in Education which will subsequently be awarded annually.    

 The 2012 Education Alumni Award Recipients:

Excellence in Education – Jamie L. Froh BS ’09, MS’11

Outstanding Teaching – Marcy Levine PDC ’00, MS ‘03

Leadership and Service – Julie A. Brilli BA ‘87

Leadership and Service – Janice L. Haven BS ‘98

Outstanding New Graduate – Benjamin Markowski BS ’08, MS’10

Outstanding Student Teaching – Stacy TeStroote BS ‘12

Outstanding Pre-Service Teacher – Carolyn C. Bicoy BS ‘12