Monthly Archives: October 2012

Alumni Spotlight – Amy Anderson

Here’s to another personally and professionally successful alumna, Amy Anderson.  Thank you for all you do for the Green Bay Community!  Again, our alumni are the best!!!

Name and Grad Year: Amy L. (Murto) Anderson ’85
Major(s): Business Administration
Minor(s): Communications
Employment: Contract Manager at Network Health
Family: Husband, Todd;  Sons Matthew, 26 and Brett, 23; Daughter Lexie, 13; Grandson!  Miles, 11 months
Hobbies: Golf, Music, Volleyball, Wine Tasting
Volunteer Interests: Management Women, CASA, Golden House, Women’s Fund of Green Bay (generally women’s and children’s issues)
Something you don’t know about Amy: She golfed 18 holes with Barry Sanders in June at the Donald Driver Foundation outing in Las Vegas
Ways to connect with Amy:  Email Amy at or  Find Amy on Facebook at

UW-Green Bay Alumni Association Annual Meeting

Join your Alumni Association Board for our Annual Meeting next Tuesday, November 20!  This is a great opportunity to say hi to fellow alumni, meet the Chancellor, find out what’s new at your alma mater, tour our beautiful campus and save big money at the Phoenix Bookstore!  We look forward to seeing you there!

5 pm: Networking and Social with Alumni and Chancellor Harden
5:45 pm: Address by Chancellor Tom Harden
6 pm: Alumni Association Board Meeting and Tours of Campus by our Student Ambassadors
7 pm: Continued Tours of Campus by our Student Ambassadors

Phoenix BookstoreThe Phoenix Bookstore will stay open just for our Alumni Event and is offering 25% off apparel and gift items!


RSVP for the event here:


Welcome your 2012-13 Alumni Association Board

Donna Sheedy, Alumni Association PresidentExecutive Committee
President, Donna Sheedy ’94
Vice President, Sarah (Osterberg) Inman ’92
Vice President, Cheryl (Paronto) Paul ’85
Secretary, Elaina (Rideout) Koltz ’06
Treasurer, Amanda (Tisch) Larson ’07
Ad-Hoc Member, Steven Dill ’88
Ad-Hoc Member, Kentin Eggen ’08

Continuing Board Members
Angela (Stangel) Duckart ’03
Sarah (Jacob) Olson ’10
Ann Lor ’09
Colleen Sheahan ’86

New Board Member
Steven Maricque ’78

Help Wanted!!!

Help WantedYour Alumni Association Board is seeking board members. This is a great way to reconnect with the University and give back to your alma mater. The board meets bimonthly on the third Tuesday of the month from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. If you would like more information or are interested in being considered, please contact Alumni Relations at 920-465-2226 or via email at

… and a Phoenix in a Shoe Tree

A Phoenix in a Shoe TreeHave you heard the song ending in, “and a Partridge in a Pear Tree?” Well, we say, “Bah! Humbug!” to that! We prefer, “and a Phoenix in a Shoe Tree.”

Come check out the UW-Green Bay float at the Green Bay Holiday Parade beginning at 10 a.m Saturday, November 17. Many UW-Green Bay departments have collaborated to create a truly one-of-a-kind float that highlights 12 special features of the University — among them the state library of the year, sensational academics, award-winning faculty, one of the top women’s basketball teams in the country, arts and performances, and more.

shoe treeThe shoe tree is also a time-honored tradition at UW-Green Bay. When you graduate, you can fling an old pair of shoes into the “Shoe Tree,” signifying the end of college by leaving a little of your “soul” behind but marking your bright future.

We hope to see you at the parade but also welcome any alumni who want to volunteer to decorate as well. If interested in participating, please contact the Alumni Office at 920-465-2226 or

UWGB Alumni Association Tuition Raffle

Alumni Association Tuition RaffleSo how does your Alumni Association sustain itself financially? One of our major fundraisers is the Tuition Raffle. All students living in Wisconsin receive tickets they can purchase in the mail. Raffle tickets can be purchased for $5 each, or $20 for a pack of 5 tickets. By purchasing raffle tickets, students have a chance to win spring semester tuition (approximately $3,900) and two additional prizes of $250 each.

Your Alumni Association will also be selling tickets from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and again from 6 to 7 p.m., on November 10 during Family Weekend. The winners will be drawn prior to the 7 p.m. Comedy City Performance in the Phoenix Rooms. We are very excited to be available to answer questions when so many parents are on campus. If you are interested in volunteering to sell tickets, please contact the Alumni Office at 920-465-2226.


Nominate an Alumnus for an Alumni Award

Alumni Awards Night

Your Alumni Association is calling for nominations for the Distinguished Alumni Award, Outstanding Recent Alumni Award and Earth Caretaker Award. View criteria at Deadline for nominations is January 1, 2013. Alumni Awards presentation is Saturday, May 4, 2013. If you have any questions, please contact the Alumni Office at 920-465-2226.

See more photos from the 2012 Alumni Awards Night gallery.