Citing the help of exceptional faculty and staff, five UW-Green Bay alumni humbly accepted honors at the May 1 Alumni Awards Night on campus. Distinguished Alumni honors went to (from left) businessmen Bob Pyle and Craig Dickman and EPA official Constance Downs. Outstanding Recent Alumni awards went to state teacher of the year JoAnn Miller and redevelopment advocate Crystal Osman. Learn more
With the 2014 UW-Green Bay Alumni Awards just a few short weeks away, we’re feeling nostalgic. Join us on Thursday, May 1 for a fantastic event honoring Craig Dickman, Constance Downs, JoAnn Miller, Crystal Osman and Bob Pyle. In the meantime take a walk down memory lane with us and enjoy these photos from last year’s Alumni Awards Dinner celebrating the achievements of Dr. Jerry Blackwell, Kate Meeuwsen, Danny Schulz and Julie Vanstraten.
This year’s honorees are Craig Dickman, Class of 1982, Constance Downs ’96, and Bob Pyle, ’83, each receiving the Distinguished Alumni Award; and JoAnn Miller ’01 and Crystal Osman ’08, recipients of the Outstanding Recent Alumni Award. For more information on each of the 2014 recipients, click here.
The annual program spotlights UW-Green Bay alumni who have made special contributions to the University, their communities and professions. The ceremony takes place in the Grand Foyer of the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts on the campus at 2420 Nicolet Drive, Green Bay. The event is open to the public. It begins with a 5 p.m. social and includes dinner at 6 p.m. followed by the program. The cost is $35 per person. For more information, contact the UW-Green Bay Alumni Office at (920) 465-2074 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save the date for the 2014 UW-Green Bay Alumni Awards on Thursday, May 1 at the Weidner Center for Performing Arts. The event will begin with a reception at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m., with the program to follow. Award recipients will be announced soon so mark your calendars to show support for your fellow alumni.
Your Alumni Association is calling for nominations for the Distinguished Alumni Award, Outstanding Recent Alumni Award and Earth Caretaker Award. View criteria at www.uwgb.edu/alumni/awards/. Deadline for nominations is December 6, 2013. The Alumni Awards presentation is Thursday, May 1, 2014. If you have any questions, please contact the Alumni Office at 920-465-2226.
You’re cordially invited to the 2013 UW-Green Bay Alumni Association Awards on Saturday, May 4 at the Weidner Center for Performing Arts. The event begins with a reception at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. with the program to follow. This year, we will be celebrating award recipients Dr. Jerry Blackwell ’78, Kate Meeuwsen ’76, Danny Schulz ’05 and Julie Van Straten ’91.
Please RSVP by registering online at uwgbalumniawards.eventbrite.com by Friday, April 26.
2013 recipients of the prestigious Distinguished Alumni Award:
Dr. Jerry Blackwell, Class of 1978, president and executive director of the Wellmont CVA Heart Institute in Kingsport, Tenn. — A standout guard for the Phoenix NCAA Division II teams of the 1970s, Blackwell went on to achieve prominence as a cardiology researcher and practitioner who served on the faculty of the University of Alabama Birmingham and continues to find success in clinical practice as a leader in the advancement of MRI and new diagnostic imaging technologies. He received his UW-Green Bay bachelor’s in Population Dynamics.
Kate Meeuwsen, Class of 1976, civic leader, retired educator and member of the UW-Green Bay Foundation Board and Council of Trustees — Meeuwsen has a far-ranging and distinguished record of advocacy on behalf of educational initiatives at her alma mater and communitywide. She and her family have been important supporters of Phoenix Athletics, the Weidner Center, development of the Kress Events Center, and academic enhancements. Her community involvement includes leadership of the Adolescent Parenting Coalition, Inc., and formation of the nature-based 4K program at the Green Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. She received her UW-Green Bay bachelor’s in Communication and the Arts (music).
Julie Van Straten, Class of 1991, attorney, civic leader and general counsel for United Health One — Over 20 years with United Healthcare, Van Straten has risen to an executive position with significant responsibility in corporate and regulatory matters, risk management and business development support. In the community, she has been honored (2010 Chamber of Commerce Athena Award) for her service as current president of the Women’s Fund of Greater Green Bay, as a member of the Chamber’s board of directors, and as a past board member for organizations including the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation, United Way of Brown County, and the American Foundation of Counseling Services. She received her UW-Green Bay bachelor’s in English.
2013 recipient of the Outstanding Recent Alumni Award:
Danny Schulz, a 2005 graduate in Accounting and Business Administration, will be presented the
Outstanding Recent Alumni Award at alumni awards night on campus May 4. Schulz, employed at Kohler Co. as an accounting project leader in payroll, sales and use tax, has remained active with his alma mater including service as treasurer of the Alumni Association.