In honor of employee appreciation week, employees were asked to “Share their Stories” as a UWGB employee. See below for some great stories about being a UWGB Phoenix Employee!
“Most of the employees in the University Advancement office are UWGB graduates and I think that is pretty darn cool! :-)” Liz Teubert, University Advancement.
“This University changes lives – not in some abstract way, but in real ways that directly impact real people here in our community. UW-Green Bay is a vital part of the health and economic growth of Northeast Wisconsin and it is my fervent hope that we can continue to play this important role long into the future.” Eric Craver, Outreach & Adult Access.
“I met my wife here… while wearing the Phlash outfit.” Dan Moore, Outreach & Adult Access.
“Working at UW-Green Bay is a great experience because of my fellow coworkers. The majority of the faculty and staff remain positive and work extremely hard through tough times. This is also a beautiful campus, thanks to the amazing grounds crew and facilities crew, making work a pleasant place to be each day!” Sue Machuca, Phoenix Bookstore.
“I have always had supervisors that care about the students and that care about their staff. I have been blessed with amazing office team players who have become friends and feel like family. We have some caring staff and faculty all over campus who strongly support students and who treat all people who work here equally. I have fun. There has never been a single day that I have gotten up and not wanted to come to work.” Toni Bergeon, Dean of Students Office.
“We are lucky to have so many outstanding colleagues – bright, funny, interesting, dedicated, committed, and caring people who understand why it’s important for each of us to do our best every day.” Lucy Arendt, College of Professional Studies/School of Business.
“I am so thankful for the quality of students at UWGB. Many who work several jobs, care for family and suffer with health issues while pursuing their dream of a college degree. These students deserve so much respect for turning in such wonderful work and doing their best when all odds are often against them. It is a privilege to serve them.” Jennifer Smith, Human Development.
“For the past three years, I have been apart of the UWGB Float Committee. This past year we won the Jean Nicolet Award. Our committee is small but mighty and I’m so proud of what we get accomplished each year.” Amanda Wildenberg, Dean of Student Office.
“I am proud to be an employee, an alumni, married to an alumni, parent of one UWGB grad who is fully employed in his field , parent of a current UWGB student with 6 credits to go, and parent of another student who graduated from another UW campus (who took summer classes at UWGB) and currently is in grad school. I believe in UWGB and all it has to offer our community and our world.” Amy Henniges, Health and Counseling.
“In addition to my career with the Office of International Education, I also teach fitness classes at the Kress Event Center. My “noon crew” class (Zumba and Toning Circuits) has been a great opportunity to meet people from all over campus. We have had staff from Advising, Admissions, Office of International Education, Student Life, CATL, American Intercultural Center, NEW Partnership, Dean of Students, Outreach, Cofrin Center for Biodiversity, faculty and students. It has been very rewarding to get to know people from so many different departments in a fun and welcoming environment.” Kristy Aoki, International Education.
Thank you to all faculty and staff who submitted stories and THANK YOU for all you do to make UWGB a great place! There’s No UWGB without U!