For those who attended the UW-Green Bay Alumni Association’s Annual Meeting, it was an informative and fun night!
We started off with a social with the Chancellor and fellow alumni. The food was fantastic!
Chancellor Harden then updated the approximately 35 alumni present on the brand initiative. We viewed several video clips regarding the new brand, “360ᵒ of Learning” and then toured the campus. Many alumni commented on how much has changed since they graduated. For most everyone, the night ended with a stop at the Phoenix Bookstore where we enjoyed a special alumni 25% discount!
Writing this post made me a little nervous being that this week’s featured alumni has been a successful writer for the past 30 years! No critiquing please:) Meet alumnus Dan Flannery, an all around great guy and a fantastic writer. Another alum UW-Green Bay is very proud of.
Name and Grad Year: Dan Flannery, ’80
Major: Communication and the Arts
Minor: Emphasis in journalism
Favorite Professor(s): Dean O’Brien and Tom Churchill
Employment: Executive editor, The Post-Crescent/ www.postcrescent.com; regional executive editor, Gannett Wisconsin Media
Family: Wife Mary; daughters Jennifer and Melanie; grandsons Matthew, William and John
Hobbies: Guitar, golf, movies, dining, cottage life in Oconto County
Volunteer Interests: Board member for the Community Blood Center in Appleton, oversee four annual Do It! Community Challenges at The Post-Crescent that raise money and awareness for basic needs and services.
Something you don’t know about Dan: He was a student station manager and operations manager at WGBW-FM, the UW-Green Bay campus radio station in the late 1970s-1980; did variety of shows, news/sportscasts. He also played guitar and bass and sang in lounge-disco bands of the day. Dan is one of UWGB’s Top 25 featured alumni in 2008’s “Degrees of Excellence” honors (www.uwgb.edu/25000/featured/flannery.html).
Ways to connect with Dan: Email at email@example.com and LinkedIn at dflannery
With this being election week, we thought it would be a great time to turn our “Alumni Spotlight” onto an alumni politician. Congratulations to Senator Dave Hansen! This has been a big week for this proud UW-Green Bay alumnus and we’re happy to tell you a little bit about him.
Name and Grad Year: David N Hansen, ’71
Major: B.S. in History & Secondary Education Degree ( 7-12)
Favorite Professor(s): Dr. Paul Abrahams
Employment: He served as State of Wisconsin Senator for the past 12 years and was re-elected November 6, 2012 for another 4 year term
Family: Wife of 41 years, Jane, three daughters, Kathy, Cari, Christy and 11 grandchildren
Hobbies: UWGB Athletics
Volunteer Interests: He is a member of the Phoenix Fund, is a Eucharistic minister, attends Eagle Scout Ceremonies and Habitat for Humanity openings
Something you don’t know about Senator Hansen: He has been a Green Bay Packer Usher for 30 years and attended the “Ice Bowl!”
Ways to connect with Senator Hansen: www.facebook.com/dave.hansen.568?ref=ts&fref=ts
In this edition of the Alumni Spotlight, we highlight Elexis (Lex) Myslik, one of many fine teachers who works daily to shape the future of our youth.
Name and Grad Year: Elexis (Moody) Myslik, ’97
Major: Psychology, after graduating Lex received her teachers license through Silver Lake College
Minor: Human Development
Favorite Professor(s): Ed De St. Aubin
Employment: Special Education Teacher in the Oconto Falls School District
Family: Husband Marc, wonderful nieces and a nephew
Hobbies: Shopping, Zumba, spending time with her nieces and nephew
Volunteer Interests: Various organizations and activities through Oconto Falls School District, Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin
Something you don’t know about Lex: If she could have any job in the world she would work in a prison as a psychologist
Ways to connect with Lex: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/lex-myslik/14/56/225