CHESW Students Share Their Gratitude

UW-Green Bay student Ciana Fragnito in the classroom during her student teaching.
UW-Green Bay student Ciana Fragnito in the classroom during her student teaching.

Ciana Fragnito, from St. Paul, MN, aspires to be an elementary teacher. She will reach her goal with graduation from UW-Green Bay in December 2021 after 3 years at UWGB (thanks to college credit in high school).

“I am most thankful for the professors and how they clearly care so much about who we are as people, helping us succeed in our classes, and developing the most effective teachers they possibly can. Through my experience, I felt that the professors were there to actually see me succeed and always were willing to help with any question, big or small.”

“I am thankful for the numerous opportunities we are given to be in the field starting during our candidacy semester and continuing through student teaching. This allows teachers in the program to gain a wide variety of experiences as they progress through the program with each semester being in a different grade or subject or school setting. I feel this is something unique to UWGB and one of the most helpful tools in preparing me for the field!”

UW-Green Bay student Amanda Baddmoccosin-Barnes at her MSW field experience.
UW-Green Bay student Amanda Baddmoccosin-Barnes at her MSW field experience.

Amanda Baddmoccosin-Barnes, from Wittenberg, WI, aspires to be a clinical therapist. To reach this goal, she entered the Master of Social Work (MSW) program and hopes to graduate in 2023.

“I am thankful for the opportunity to complete my field experience with Menominee Tribal Family Services, because the staff has a wealth of knowledge and compassion, along with being instrumental in the adoption and improvements to the Menominee children’s code 278. The Menominee tribal leaders and community saw the need to create a trauma-informed, children’s code in order to keep families intact and honor the Menominee way of life. I find working with the community a great honor and thank the Menominee tribe for allowing me to be a part of this most important work.”

The Willie D. Davis Finance & Investment Lab

Construction will begin shortly on the Willie D. Davis Finance and Investment Lab, which will be located on the ground floor of Wood Hall, WH-114. It will be equipped with analytical tools that are widely used in the industry. Students will take classes in the lab and can also utilize the analytical tools in the lab to manage a soon-to-be established Student Managed Investment Fund.

An Advisory Board of Industry Professionals has been selected and the first meeting of the board will be held within the next few weeks.  The Advisory Board will provide guidance for programming and insight on software and hardware that is central to the delivery of a modern business education built around high-impact student experiences. This is the first step in achieving the goal of providing a focal point for building community among students, faculty, and industry professionals to provide learnings inside and outside of the traditional classroom.

In conjunction with the Willie D. Davis Finance and Investment Lab, the university has entered a team in the 2021 CFA Investment Research Challenge.  A team from the university will compete with other universities to analyze a designated publicly-traded company; prepare a written report on that company; and present/defend their findings to a panel of industry experts.  The team will receive advice and support from a facility advisor and industry mentors.

PHANS – Phoenix Area Networking Society


Do you work in sales? Are you looking for ways to find leads and new business?

The UW-Green Bay Alumni Business Group (a.k.a. PHANS) is just the answer!

Formed by UW-Green Bay alumni, the Alumni Business Group is a group of sales professionals and business owners from different business fields who bring leads and new business opportunities to each other.  Meetings take place two times each month.

If interested in learning more, please contact Dan Walter at

Feb 26 – UWGB Alumni Association Hosts Men’s Basketball Event

The UW-Green Bay Alumni Association is hosting a reception event at the Tuesday, February 26, Green Bay Men’s Basketball game against UW-Milwaukee.

Cost is $10 for alumni, $15 for non-alumni guests and $7 for children (under age 18) and includes your ticket to the game*. There will be great food and drink along with other cool stuff to cheer on the Green Bay Phoenix. Plus you will be allowed access into the Phoenix Fund Room at half time! The game begins at 7 p.m. There will also be chances to win some fantastic prizes.

Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Resch Center, exclusive reception in the Oneida Room

Please RSVP to your Alumni Relations Director, Kari Moody by Monday, February 25, 2013 at or by calling 920-465-2226. You can also visit Eventbright to buy tickets for this fun alumni event 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.

March 5 – After Thoughts

UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Heidi Fencl will offer audience members a fascinating look into the mysterious world of dark energy during the University’s next After Thoughts event, beginning at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 5 in the Grand Foyer at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. Read more, or register now.

The After Thoughts series was started in spring 2011 to connect community women with UW-Green Bay, showcase UW-Green Bay’s faculty and staff, convene women after their workday for learning, enrichment and fun, and provide “After Thoughts” to take with them when they leave.

UWGB Alumni Email Communications

We want to stay better connected and communicate a bit more electronically (supporting the mission of the original “Eco-U.”)

Currently, you are receiving the Alumni e-newsletter because you subscribed or provided an email address to the Alumni Office. Soon we will use this same database to touch base with other communications, including the e-newsletter, but also event invitations, alumni discount information and more. We promise not to overburden your inbox.

If you wish to unsubscribe to alumni email communications, you can do so at any time by informing the Alumni Relations Office at or by hitting the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any emailed message. We hope you stay connected and allow us the opportunity to share the great alumni news, events and benefits that are in place just for you!

March 9 – Phoenix Women’s Fan Bus to Milwaukee Game

Jump on the bus and join fans and fellow alumni in supporting our Phoenix Women’s Basketball Team! One bus is already full and another is filling fast for the UW-Green Bay Women’s Basketball game against UW-Milwaukee, played at the Klotsche Center in Milwaukee.

Date: Saturday, March 9
Time: Buses depart from the Baird Foundation Parking Lot at 11:30 a.m.
Cost: $15 cash, includes your game ticket and transportation with drop-off right in front of the center

Feel free to bring lunch, snacks, jokes, book reviews, etc. along as the buses will not be stopping for food.

To join the fun, please contact Pat Duescher at or 920.845.2448.