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You’re Invited – Tues., Oct. 4: Alumni Awards Dinner

Group PhotoJoin us in recognizing the achievements of fellow alumni at the 2016 UW-Green Bay Alumni Awards on Tuesday, October 4 at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. The event will begin with a reception at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m., with the program to follow. The following alumni will be recognized:

2016 Outstanding Recent Alumni Award:
Benjamin Kvalo ’10
Theresa Okokon ’05

2016 Distinguished Alumni Award:
Mark Fralick ’82
Glen Tilot ’81
Daniel Young ’80

For more information on each recipient and to learn more about the event, visit Alumni Awards Dinner.


Alumni ID Card

Alumni-ID-233x192More than 200 alumni are already enjoying the rewards of the Alumni ID Card. You should too! This lifetime card costs just $10 and allows you to take advantage of benefits throughout campus including on-campus discounts and special promotions from The Phoenix Bookstore, Green Bay Athletics, the Weidner Center, Marcus Cinema East and more. To learn more about the benefits of the card or to order, visit Alumni ID Card.

Phoenix 500 Challenge – Duck, Duck, Give!

13920073_10154702202193455_7663243791172232636_oDo you desire the privilege of displaying this one-of-a kind custom Phoenix Phlash rubber duck? Become a member of the flock to get one! In celebration of UW-Green Bay’s 50th Anniversary you are invited to participate in the Phoenix 500 Challenge. Alumni and friends are asked to make a $500 gift to support UWGB students. Please visit the Phoenix 500 to learn how to make your gift in smaller increments over time. The goal is to raise and endow more than $250,000, which means $10,000 in annual scholarships for students following in our footsteps.

Visit Phoenix 500 to learn more and to see the additional benefits you receive as a donor. Join the 116 members of the flock who have already pledged more than $60,000.

Alumni Travel Opportunities

Whether you’re interested in traveling overseas or on the seas, our alumni travel opportunities offer a little of everything for everyone.

Spain’s Costa del Sol & The Portuguese Riviera: April 27 – May 09, 2017

Madrid, Prado Museum, AVE High-Speed Train, Cordoba, Costa del Sol, Granada, Alhambra, Ronda, Seville, Cascais, Lisbon, Mafra Palace & Monastery, Ericeira, Sintra, Obidos, FatSpain's Costa del Solima

  • Join a local expert to explore the priceless masterpieces of the Prado Museum.
  • All aboard! Journey on the thrilling AVE High Speed Train.
  • Explore 6 UNESCO World Heritage sites.
  • Enjoy “fun in the sun” with 3 nights in Costa del Sol and 4 nights in the Portuguese Riviera.
  • Savor regional wines with every included dinner!

For more information, visit Spain’s Costa del Sol & The Portuguese Riviera.

National Parks of America: August 25 – September 05, 2017 National Parks of America

Scottsdale, Lake Powell, Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Zion, Salt Lake City, Jackson Hole, Grand Teton & Yellowstone National Parks, Old Faithful, Sheridan, Bighorn Mountains, Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Memorial

For more information, visit National Parks of America.

Getting ready for the Phoenix 500 Duck Race

Call him Ducky Balboa, or perhaps Ducky McFurduck… either way, if you enter a duck in the Phoenix 500 Duck Race this Saturday in downtown Green Bay, go in with the knowledge that your duck will be racing alongside Dean Scott Furlong’s yet-to-be-named duck who has received specialized Rocky-style-preparation to get ready for the big race. All proceeds from the race benefit alumni scholarships.

Alumni Association Awards $36,000 in Scholarships

27012935945_51d5261c52_zThe UW-Green Bay Alumni Association has been working hard to raise money to support UWGB students through scholarships. This past year, your Alumni Association, which all UWGB graduates are automatically part of, invested over $55,000 to award the following scholarships:

  • $2,000 Annual Legacy Scholarship for students following in an immediate family member’s footsteps
  • Two – $2,000 Annual Scholarships for upper classmen who are highly involved and successful
  • $2,500 UW-Green Bay Alumni Commemorative Annual Scholarship to be awarded for five consecutive years to students determined by the UW-Green Bay Financial Aid Office
  • One time $12,500 matching gift to the UW-Green Bay Annual Fund to drive alumni scholarship donations through the Phone-a-Thon
  • Invested $15,000 into the UW-Green Bay Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship, which is now at more than $50,000. This endowed scholarship awards approximately $2,000 in scholarships each year into perpetuity. Scholarship criteria is based on GPA and financial need.
  • Invested $12,500 into a new Alumni Association Endowed Graduate Program Scholarship, which will award $500 to a UWGB alumni returning for their Master’s degree each year into perpetuity. Scholarship criteria is still being determined.

The total invested in 2015-2016 by your Alumni Association is $58,500 and the total amount in scholarships awarded is $36,000! Those are numbers to be proud of!


Sat, Aug 6: Phoenix 500 Duck Race

phlash-rubber-duckieDid you know over the last year, 115 alumni and University friends each gave $500 to build a large unrestricted scholarship benefiting UWGB students? Because of their generosity, together, they created a $57,000 scholarship that will annually produce more than $1,000 in scholarships from now until the end of time! We invite you to join them in growing the Phoenix 500 Scholarship Fund by participating in the first ever Phoenix 500 Duck Race.

On Saturday, August 6, we are hosting the Phoenix 500 Duck Race, tournament style, with ducks navigating a slip and slide course. The cost to participate is $5 per duck or $20 for a quack pack of 5 ducks. This is going to be a ton of fun with ducks moving forward in brackets.

Date: Saturday, August 6
2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Hagemeister Park Restaurant and Patio, 325 N Washington St, Green Bay

If you wish to make a $500 gift and be a Phoenix 500 flock member, there’s still time! To learn more or sign up today, visit Phoenix 500 flock. Each flock member receives a one-of-a-kind Phlash Phoenix rubber duck!