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Looking for a New Career Opportunity? Check out UW-Green Bay!

February 21st, 2014

UW-Green Bay employs many alumni…161 people to be exact. There are a number of great employment opportunities available at our University right now. Check them out at UWGB employment.

Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity AmeriCorps Opportunities

February 21st, 2014

Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity is seeking two quality candidates to complete a one-year AmeriCorps VISTA commitment. These are both full-time positions offered through the Corporation for National and Community Service. This is considered a VOLUNTEER position, although a monthly subsistence allowance is provided. Health care coverage, child care, and a post-service stipend or education award are also included.

Green Bay Habitat ReStore:
Responsibilities will include increasing the quantity and quality of products sold through targeted solicitation of donated products for resale. Activities include research and report on potential donors of new goods, develop and implement an online donation pick-up request form, and improve the donor correspondence program. Retail experience is helpful, but not required. A passion for community service, recycling and the mission of Habitat for Humanity is essential.

Applications, including resume and salary history, should be submitted to:

Bill Seleen, ReStore Director
Green Bay ReStore
2965 Ramada Way #B,
Green Bay, WI 54304

“A Brush with Kindness” Program Developer
: ABWK is an exterior home preservation program that offers painting, landscaping and minor repair services to eligible homeowners so they can continue to live in safe, decent homes for years to come. Projects include painting, landscaping, weatherization and minor repair services. The development of this program includes the creation of a system to identify and assess need and eligibility of ABWK applicants, develop a volunteer recruitment and management plan and the development of collaborative partnerships to support expansion of the affiliate’s volunteer efforts.

Applications, including resume and salary history, should be submitted to:

Jeff Johnson, Executive Director
Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity
PO Box 10263
Green Bay, WI 54307-0263

Applications must be received no later than February 28, 2014 to be considered. Additional information about AmeriCorps VISTA can be found at

A message on behalf of our affinity partner, Liberty Mutual Insurance

February 21st, 2014

13AFF1769-TeamUSA Affinity _NewsletterAlum_NewsletterDid you know Liberty Mutual is a proud sponsor of Team USA for the 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games? It’s true! And we’re supporting our athletes all the way! Liberty Mutual is also proud to partner with the UW-Green Bay Alumni Association. As an alum, you could save hundreds on quality auto and home insurance from Liberty Mutual1. Learn more about the multiple discounts we offer, 24-Hour Claim Assistance, and the latest information to keep you and your family safe.

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Milwaukee-Area Alumni Lunch

February 20th, 2014

Alumni and friends gathered in Milwaukee on Saturday, February 15 to hear the good news about UW-Green Bay, socialize and meet new Athletic Director Mary Ellen Gillespie. All enjoyed a lively discussion about how UW-Green Bay can better1623619_10152369845778455_1927711703_n engage alumni in the Milwaukee area. For starters, look for future social events and greater opportunities through LinkedIn. Thank you to all who attended, and please contact Director of Alumni Relations Kari Moody to engage in the discussion.

Feature February – Adam Halfmann

February 17th, 2014

Adam Halfmann 2Name and Grad Year: Adam Halfmann ’07
Major: Communications
Minor: Corporate Communications
Favorite Professor(s): Phil Clampitt and Tim Meyer
Current Employment: Green Bay Phoenix Athletics
Hobbies: Photography
Volunteer Interests: Special Spaces Green Bay
First career position after graduating? Marketing and Promotions Coordinator for Green Bay Phoenix Athletics. Adam is now the Assistant Athletics Director for Marketing and Promotions for Green Bay Phoenix Athletics.
Favorite memories of UWGB? Making it into Phil Clampitt’s Hall of Fame for his “Cases” project. Winning the Student Employee of the Year award.
What one word comes to mind when you think of UWGB? Family
Favorite spots on campus? Phoenix Sports Center, MAC Winter Garden, GAC Lab project rooms.

Feature February: Alumni Couple, Bob and Jeanne Cramer

February 12th, 2014

Color Run 2013 005Name and Grad Year: Bob and Jeanne Cramer ’73. They both graduated May 27th 1973. Bob’s birthday was May 28th, they were married June 2nd, and Jeanne’s birthday was June 4th. You can imagine what a busy few weeks they had!
Major: Human Growth and Development
Favorite Professor: Carol Richter
Current Employment: Jeanne retired from St. Jude School and Bob from Procter and Gamble. In their retirement, they enjoy watching their grandsons after school three days a week and during the summer. Their grandsons are the light of their lives.
Hobbies: They both enjoy running, biking, golfing and watching sports. Jeanne enjoyes taking pictures, scrapbooking and reconnecting with friends and family on Facebook. Bob is in two Fantasy Football leagues.
First career position after graduating: After graduation they couldn’t find teaching jobs. Early education wasn’t paying much in those days so they subbed in local schools until they were forced to find jobs outside of their field. Jeanne was lucky to be able to stay home with her two daughters until their youngest was in second grade. She was then offered a job at St. Jude School, which happened to be across the street from where they live. Bob worked for Procter and Gamble.
Extracurricular groups/organizations: None, they worked alot of hours to put themselves through school but they did attend many UWGB basketball and soccer games.
What one word comes to mind when thinking of UWGB? “Peanuts.” Back then there was “Peanut Night” at the Student Union and they both threw peanuts at each other. For a long time Bob’s nickname for Jeanne was “Peanuts.”
Favorite spot on campus? Their favorite spot at UWGB, besides the Student Union, was the people pockets.  They spent a lot of time there, getting to know each other.

Feature February – Emily Bartos

February 5th, 2014

Emily BartosName and Grad Year: Emily Bartos, 2010
Major: Studio Art, photography
Minor: Design Arts
Favorite Professor(s): Alison Gates and Sarah Detweiler
Current Employment: Emily works as a manager at Noodles & Company and she owns a wedding and portrait business called “Emily Bee Arts” (
Hobbies: Photography,drawing, painting, singing and writing
Volunteer Interests: In the last two years, she’s donated her services to the charity event, Madison Re-Prom for Huntington’s Disease.
First career position after graduating: She was promoted to management upon moving to Madison, and established Emily Bee Arts in early 2011.
Favorite memory of UWGB: Comic artist Lynda Barry came to campus and spoke and gave an amazing workshop. So inspiring!
Extracurricular groups/organizations: Art Agency and the Straight and Gay Alliance
What one word comes to mind when thinking of UWGB? “Friends.” She met so many great people, and she misses many of them dearly.
Favorite spot on campus? The coffee shop!

Cheer on the Phoenix with fellow alumni Jan 25 and Feb 1

January 21st, 2014

Your UW-Green Bay Alumni Association is hosting two alumni receptions and you are personally invited to both. The first is prior to the Green Bay Women’s game vs. Wright State on Saturday, Jan. 25 and the second is prior to the Green Bay Men’s game vs. Wright State on Saturday, Feb. 1.

These events are incredibly fun and provide a great place to catch up with old friends, meet new friends and cheer on the Phoenix. Cost of attendance includes your basketball game ticket*, food and drink, a chance to win fantastic prizes and give-a-ways. Your admission also gives you access into the Phoenix Fund room at halftime. Mix and mingle with some of our most avid Phoenix supporters.

Green Bay Women vs. Wright StateWBB 11-8-13  Photo by Mike Roemer /

Saturday, January 25, 2014
Time: 12 p.m. – Reception; 1 p.m. – Game
Location: Kress Events Center, reception in the Bud Light Sky Deck
Cost: $7 for alumni, $10 for non-alumni guests and $5 for children (under age 18)
RSVP Deadline: Wednesday, January 22, 2014
RSVP Process: Please RSVP to the Alumni Relations office at or by calling 920-465-2226. You can also visit Women’s Game to buy tickets online!

Green Bay Men vs. Wright StateWisconsin Green Bay Basketball
Date: Saturday, February 1, 2014
Time: 5 p.m. - Reception; 6 p.m. - Game
Location: Resch Center, exclusive reception in the Bud Light Platinum Lounge
Cost: $10 for alumni, $15 for non-alumni guests and $7 for children (under age 18)
RSVP Deadline: Wednesday, January 29, 2014
RSVP Process: Please RSVP to the Alumni Relations office at or by calling 920-465-2226. You can also visit Men’s Game to buy tickets online!

*If you are a season ticket holder or have tickets to this game, there is no cost to attend the reception. Advance registration is required for entry into the reception.

Feb 15 – Milwaukee-Area UWGB Alumni Lunch

January 21st, 2014

2014 01_Alumni-MKE-network-lunch_postcard_FINAL PROOF2_Page_1UW-Green Bay alumni residing in southeast Wisconsin are invited to a Milwaukee-Area UWGB Alumni Network Kickoff Lunch and Program on Saturday, Feb. 15. The purpose of this alumni network is to provide networking opportunities for UWGB graduates in the regional area. Alumni are encouraged to connect with one another regarding job opportunities, mentoring, housing, etc., and to plan and host at least one annual alumni event, again to offer an occasion for Milwaukee-area alumni to get to know one another.  Such an event will provide another opportunity for alumni in the Milwaukee area to receive updates on UW-Green Bay initiatives and events.

The complimentary lunch and program begins at noon in the Gasthaus in the UW-Milwaukee Union. Alumni will learn about their benefits, the latest happenings at their alma mater and will have an opportunity to meet UWGB’s new Athletic Director, Mary Ellen Gillespie, and Volleyball Coach, Michaela Franklin. 

A block of tickets is also held for UWGB alumni at the Green Bay Women’s Basketball game against UWM at 2 p.m. at the Klotsche Center. Tickets are available at $8 each.

To RSVP for the event, please visit Milwaukee Area alumni or contact director of alumni relations, Kari Moody at 920-465-2226 or