University marks milestone
(We’re 40!) and welcomes
its third generation
Andrew Mulloy compares notes (his on
a laptop, hers in a textbook) with his
grandmother, Kathryn VerKuilen ’70, one of
UW-Green Bay’s first ‘returning adult’ grads
Notes from 2420 Nicolet…
Students shine for
Greetings from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay!
One of my roles as chancellor is being an ambassador for this University. It’s something I enjoy and find
relatively easy to do; we have plenty of success stories to share.
There are times, though, when I am reminded I am not this University’s best ambassador. That distinction
rests instead with our students and graduates.
The ninth annual Academic Excellence Symposium illustrates this perfectly. It was an absolute delight to
browse the exhibits, chat with some of our top students and see the high level of academic achievement in
their research projects, independent studies and artistic achievements. I took great pride in seeing these
students so confidently display their work to campus and community visitors.
Another proud moment came not here, but in Ames, Iowa, with the UW-Green Bay women’s basketball
team in the NCAA Tournament. The Phoenix came within an eyelash of the Sweet 16. As important, the
players and coaches, pep band, cheer squad and fans represented us with spirit and class, winning admira-
tion for their sportsmanship. We’re still fielding compliments directed their way.
Among the best stories told during “March Madness” was one away from the court, regarding Phoenix
guard Celeste Hoewisch and her ongoing work with special fan Zach Heugel of Green Bay (photo below).
Celeste was a star of her team’s upset win over Virginia. If you saw coverage on TV or on our website,
however, you know her greatest contributions will have more to do with her studies in biology and exercise
science, and her absolute commitment to helping others.
One other story you might have seen involved “green” ink in Green Bay. When our Computing and
Information Technology division announced a move to a less ink-intensive font as our default typeface, it
became national news. The attention was timely as we approach the 40th anniversary of the first Earth
Day, and alumni return for a major conference celebrating the occasion.
It has been a great spring for your University. Thank you for your continuing interest,
and Go Phoenix!
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Honors for Class of ’70 grad 9
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Ideas for UW-Green Bay’s future
Sue Bodilly 17 Phuture is now
First alumna arrives on compus
18 Long-lost games
Coach‘s gift preserves memories
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In 1970, new campus
meant new life
Forty years old, a stay-at-home mother and
suddenly widowed with four children ages 4
through 16, Kathryn VerKuilen surveyed her
Something happening across town, on Green
Bay’s east side, caught her eye.
It was early 1968 and ground had been bro-
ken on a new four-year university. At the time,
the Green Bay Center on Deckner Avenue
offered only freshman/sophomore-level classes
as a feeder to the main University of Wiscon-
sin campus in Madison, 140 miles away.
The placebound VerKuilen had never been
much interested in the Center. Having started
school in Madison before starting a family, she
already had two years of college. When she
looked to the construction on Nicolet Drive,
though, she saw a future.
“I had to do something, I had to find a job,”
she says now. “I had volunteered a lot at Jack-
son School where my kids went to school and I
thought, I’ll go back and finish my degree and
become a teacher. Plus, I’d be off when the
children were off.”
VerKuilen enrolled as one of UWGB’s first stu- who grew up on a South Dakota reservation
dents. She got her bachelor’s from the College and spoke so reverently of native culture.
of Community Science in December 1970.
“That first year it was a small school and the
“I think I was the oldest one in that class,” she students and faculty were very close,” she
recalls. “The younger kids were all very nice... says. “In my anthropology class, we thought it
professors, staff… a wonderful experience.” would be fun to have a dinner, and I said ‘Why
doesn’t everybody come over to my house?’
Within a month of graduation she had a job,
at Morgan L. Martin Elementary. A year later, “I set up card tables all over the house, and
she transferred to the new MacArthur School all the college-age students and the professor
About that Phoenix closer to her west side home. She taught there
for more than 20 years before retiring.
and his wife came, too. They were from India,
and she was wearing a beautiful saari and had
In May it will be 40 years since the student the ornamental (bindi) dot on her forehead,
Each of her own children went on to graduate
vote that gave UW-Green Bay the Phoenix. and we enjoyed each other’s company and
Dean Tremble, a retired military officer from college. Two grandchildren including
cultures. I’ll always remember that evening.”
now living in Sparta, wrote recently to attach one at UW-Green Bay (facing page) are follow-
a name to a longstanding mystery. He said ing her lead into education careers. VerKuilen still has some of her old textbooks.
he and Omega Kappa buddy Fred Bloedhorn She hauled out a favorite, Earth and Man, for a
VerKuilen’s UWGB memories include a speech
contributed the idea and art behind the entry photo prop. It was written by a favorite UWGB
course with Prof. Jack Frisch that first summer
submitted anonymously to the contest. Trem- professor, Frank Byrne, on a topic she enjoyed
ble’s inspiration was that, from the humble old after her husband’s death. She recalls lectures
Deckner Avenue campus, a great new univer- by transportation expert Donald Gandre, who
sity on the bayshore would arise out of the described the tradeoff of precious farmland Actually, there were few classes she didn’t
ashes. “Every time I see the Phoenix on TV, I being paved over by the region’s first four-lane enjoy. It was, after all, her new life.
have to say, ‘That was my idea,’” Tremble says. highways. She remembers an independent
“There were just a lot of really good people. It
“My little claim to fame.” study with economics professor Jim Murray,
was a perfect fit.”
2 April 2010
June 1, 1970
listed in program:
John Beauchamp, Managerial Systems
Barbara Ward Belschner
Humanism & Cultural Change
resides today in Tulsa, Okla.
Richard Berceau, Humanism
& Cultural Change, Prior Lake, Minn.
Cynthia Manders Besson
Modernization Processes, Green Bay
Pat Sturchio Bhatt, Communication &
the Arts, Chino Hills, Calif.
Margaret Kirschling Borremans, HCC
Dale Buckmaster, Managerial Systems
R. Scott Burkhardt, Environmental
Control, Oconto, Wis.
Virginia Carpentier, Communication &
the Arts, Green Bay
Yvonne Nortwen Chambers, Humanism
& Cultural Change, Conover, Wis.
Robert Cherry, Humanism & Cultural
Patricia Koester Davis
Humanism & Cultural Change
Future teacher follows in
Joyce Herlache DeBauche, Human Biology
UW-Green Bay has been Mulloy transferred in after Deceased
around long enough that two- attending the University of
generation Phoenix families are St. Thomas in the Twin Cities. Gary DeGrave, Regional Analysis
common. Now, it’s time for a He’s on track to student teach UW-Green Bay is perfect for Corpus Christi, Tex.
third generation. in fall and receive a bachelor’s him, too, He’s saving expenses John DePauw, Ecosystems Analysis
in Education with a minor in this semester by living at her Green Bay
When Drew Mulloy ’10 recently
Environmental Sciences. home. He also has the benefit
took his grandmother, Kathryn Nancy Ably DePrey, Regional Analysis
of homework help from a tal- Green Bay
VerKuilen ’70, on a driving He plans a career in elementary
ented grad with professional
tour of his school, it was also education, inspired partly by Florence Killsdonk Doverspike
expertise in his chosen field.
her school. And she couldn’t his grandmother (story on fac- Humanism & Cultural Change, Antigo
believe all the changes. ing page). Widowed young but “It’s fun because we’re always
Kathleen McDonough Gerds
intent on a better life for her comparing what has changed,
“The whole time we were driv- Humanism & Cultural Change, Pulaski
family, she built upon credits the different teaching methods.
ing around, she went on and on Eugene Geurts
earned many years previous How do you handle challenging
about all the new buildings and Ecosystems Analysis, De Pere, Wis.
and persevered to graduation. students? How do you teach
how different everything was,”
reading? She’s interested in Helen Halpern Glickman
Mulloy says. “I have always admired how
all the new methods, and I’m Humanism & Cultural Change, Green Bay
strong she was for doing that,”
While their alma mater has interested that in many areas
Mulloy says. “I also appreciate Janet Hart, Modernization Processes
changed radically — in 1970 the pendulum seems to have Deceased
how perfect it was for her that
there were only three buildings gone back to methods from her
this university opened in her John Harvey, Managerial Systems
— there’s a family resemblance days in college.”
city at just the right time.” Burnsville, Minn.
in their Green Bay experiences.
April 2010 3
Card games, Shorewood and draft-lottery memories
Kicking back at the old Shorewood Club.
Playing cards in the Deckner Center caf-
eteria. That’s what a few of UW-Green Bay’s
first graduates remember about student
life that first year at the new University.
Harold Baker ’70 says his student job was
as a bartender. It was an era when it was
legal for 18-year-olds to consume beer.
Baker worked the bar at Shorewood, which
was the old clubhouse of the former private
golf course on the site.
“Shorewood hosted dances, some bands
and the like,” says Baker. “My main memory
was the day (Dec. 1, 1969) when we
watched the very first military draft lottery
on TV at the club. There were cheers, and
probably tears, as each birth date was
drawn from the tub and was assigned the
next priority number to be drafted.”
Keith Pamperin ’70 says Shorewood “really
was the place to meet and greet after
class and school functions, serving as our
Baker, who went on to a 30-year career
with Thrivent Financial for Lutherans after
receiving his Managerial Systems degree,
“For those of us who were there,
it’s hard to believe that it’s going
to be our 40th!”
Michael McDaniel, MGS
Sedona, Ariz. takes it a step further. For many students, tickets to students to express their opin-
the club was the new campus. ions with a maul or sledgehammer. Politics
Retired airline captain and civil-rights issues also played out in
“That first year, some of us pretty much did
student theatre productions of the era,
Hobbies: Hiking, skiing, motor- all our class work at the Deckner campus,”
Baker recalls. “To be sure, we spent very
cycles, travel and volunteering at little time at the new site, other than being Readings and teach-ins, either at Shore-
the Animal Shelter at the Shorewood Club.” wood or the Deckner Center (above) would
draw attentive student audiences.
Ron Opicka ’70 remembers the cafeteria
at the Deckner Avenue center filled with Another early campus fixture was the
classmates intently focused on… their “Bluewhale Coffeehouse.” It was little more
cards. “Sheepshead, cribbage, a lot of than a makeshift stage and wooden sign
William Hearden chess, and bridge was popular at the time,” for a backdrop, set up on Saturday nights
Urban Analysis, Green Bay he says. at the old Shorewood Club, but it anchored
Kenneth Hogg, Humanism the student music scene. The “Whale” went
Other memories include the popular
& Cultural Change, Duluth away by 1987 when the old clubhouse was
fundraiser of spray-painting a junker car
torn down and the new union expanded.
Robert Hyde, Humanism & with slogans or drawings and then selling
Cultural Change, Three Lakes The coffeehouse music scene has revived
this decade with the Common Grounds
Philip Ihlenfeldt, Managerial Coffeehouse proving popular at the Uni-
Systems, Green Bay
Marjorie Brick Jehle, Modern-
ization Processes, Manitowoc
Dale Johnson, Managerial
4 April 2010
Rock concert publicists.
That’s the assignment
students Josh Braun and
Kassie Schnell are embracing
in their roles with the Good
Times Programming student
E-vote calls the tunes
UW-Green Bay students are Actually, in a sign of the times,
stoked about an April 24 concert
by a red-hot band at the 4,000-
Good Times used the internet
and an e-mail survey even
Finances got you down?
seat Kress Events Center. before booking the concert, to Comics git ‘er done
gauge student preference as This spring’s Weidner Center lineup confirms a trend: Standup
The band is called The Red
to big-name acts. (Sorry, Owl shows by Larry the Cable Guy on May 16, a visit by sketch-com-
Jumpsuit Apparatus, or RJA, and
City, Cartel, Flyleaf, Motion City edy legend Tim Conway on May 22, and a “No Reservations”
their music is described as a “mix
Soundtrack and Jack’s Manne- evening June 11 with the funny-in-a-sardonic-way Anthony
of pop-punk, pop, screamo, and
quin, but in the student vote, the Bourdain are selling tickets.
metal.” Big songs include “Pen
Apparatus owned you.) “There’s a definite increase in comedic programming
and Paper” and “Face Down,”
which made Billboard’s Top 25. The April 24 show will be the first this year, and maybe people are looking for laughs
major student-booked concert because of the economy,” says Weidner Center
The promoter is the student Presents, Inc. president Katie Green, Class
in two-and-a-half years since
organization Good Times of 1999.
Switchfoot and Relient K rocked
Programming. The big-time show
a sold-out Kress Center (inset Comedy has always played well on cam-
means valuable professional-level
photo above). That show kicled pus, she adds, with George Carlin, Lewis
experience for PR coordinator
off grand opening festivities in Black, Jerry Seinfeld, Bill Cosby, and Jeff
Josh Braun and special events
November 2007. Foxworthy as previous draws.
director Kassie Schnell. They’re
using posters, press releases, “Most of our ticket-buyers are drawn from
internet channels and word of the community, but we also see a good num-
mouth to push ticket sales. ber of UW-Green Bay students,” Green says.
April 2010 5
First across the stage: Memories of June 1,1970
Most of today’s graduates began their studies in the
Center System. When it became definitely known
about two years ago that UWGB was to open offi-
cially in September 1969, they were moved by their
interest and pride in the new institution to seek
to become its first graduates. Today’s ceremony,
then, is a tribute to their pioneering spirit and
— Text from first Commencement booklet
Forty years ago this spring, on the first
Monday of June 1970, 78 “pioneers” received
the first degrees awarded by the University of
The event capped UW-Green Bay’s inaugural
year at its bayshore location and second since
upper-level courses debuted at the former
freshman/sophomore Deckner campus.
Scheduled for the plaza above the Instruc-
tional Services Building, the ceremony was
moved by iffy weather to the gym at Deckner a
few miles away.
Gary Kuchenbecker ’70 remembers walking
down the aisle to shake hands with Chancellor
Edward Weidner and Gov. Warren Knowles,
who just five years earlier had signed the
legislation that would create UWGB. Knowles
would deliver a speech lauding the institution
“Of roughly 1,200 graduates I have
taught in my 36 years, I have 10
science doctorates from Tigerton —
I’m very proud of that… As for fond for representing “a new wave of educational Nancy Leicht Lambeau, niece of the Packers
memories… fall of 1969, walking thought” and being “destined to become a founder. Max Lerner of the New York Times
truly great university.” (“world-wide syndicated columnist”) was flown
into the Lab Sciences Building with in to deliver the commencement address.
As for Kuchenbecker, “I was just happy to be
paint cans, ladders and construction graduating,” he recalls. “But looking back There was no student speaker.
tools strewn all over… I remember now at it being Year One, that was simply Ron Retherford ’70 remembers the day for
downright neat.” its music. While the official record notes a
pounding noises during the first lec-
Many of the graduates were 30 or older. About prelude concert and triumphant recessional
tures, and although I can’t remember half were married. A newspaper clip records by the Concert Band under the direction of
what course it was (probably genetics that Mrs. Helen H. Glickman of Green Bay, the Robert J. Bauer, Retherford maintains that at
senior member of the class at age 47, had first some point a little barbershop harmony burst
with Dr. Ihrke), I remember two guys forth.
started college in 1940.
knocking on the door, interrupting Processing in alphabetical order, Nancy C. “Since we had no school song, Ken Hogg and
the lecture, asking when the room Ably of Green Bay was the first to receive her two other graduates and I wrote, rehearsed,
degree, in regional analysis. Ably, now Nancy and sang the first ‘official’ graduation song,”
would be free because they had to he says. “The song was unusual, but represen-
Deprey and a retired educator, has returned
put up some more blackboards. to campus many times since — including the tative of the kind of silliness and fun we had as
2008 commencement ceremony when she the first graduating class of our brand new —
What a hoot! and also unusual —college.”
helped the Alumni Association welcome the
Gary Kuchenbecker, ECA institution’s 25,000th graduate. As Retherford and Hogg tell the story — and
Ably’s sister Peggy was in the same graduating with his “Creative Communication” degree
Tigerton, Wis. and status as an ordained Methodist minister,
class. Befitting the first graduating class in
Science teacher, Tigerton H.S. Green Bay, the cohort included a Lambeau, who could doubt Retherford? — the student
quartet donned Shakey’s Pizza Parlor straw
6 April 2010
Humanism & Cultural Change
resides today in Seattle
Harry Katch, Regional Analysis
Patricia Warne Kluth
Regional Analysis, Green Bay
Lennie Mecca Kramer, Moderniza-
tion Processes, Cottage Grove, Wis
Gary Kuchenbecker, Ecosystems
Analysis, Tigerton, Wis.
Humanism & Cultural Change
Marina Del Rey, Calif.
Managerial Systems, Manitowoc
Ronald Lodes, Managerial Systems
Retired from career in industrial
advertising in the automotive
aftermarket, Racine, Wis.
Nancy Leicht Lambeau Makuen
Humanism & Cultural Change
Michael McDaniel, Managerial
Systems, Sedona, Ariz.
Theodore McQuiston, Managerial
Systems, Fredericksburg, Va.
Neoma Seidl Michalski
Modernization Processes, deceased
Mary Munsinger Mollica, Manawa
Humanism & Cultural Change
hats and held up huge cardboard letters, Press Gazette, with a picture of me and a
U-W-G-B, to deliver their ditty: classmate explaining why we would forgo the
caps and gowns, and then replace them with
U is for the happiness YOU bring me
pants versus the much more appropriate and
W means twice as much to me, to me,
G we’re glad you’re here
So together we can B (To see the newsclip, visit Inside online.)
(To hear an audio file of the “first school Those were different times, certainly, but
song,” go to Inside online.) Broadwater says her appreciation only
increases with distance.
There would be another UW-Green Bay
commencement in December, with all of the “We were idealistic… I often tell others of
degrees but little of the hoopla. With only the experience I had on that first Earth Day
40 graduating, the ceremony was held in at Eco-U… I also have great memories of my Spring Commencement 2010
the Preble High School auditorium and the time in the ‘warehouse’ art studio. I learned
seniors agreed to dispense with formality, to love clay and made many friends in that • Saturday, May 15, 11:30 a.m.
including caps and gowns. drafty old place…. The first trip to London? I • Kress Events Center (capacity of
was there. I was married and my husband fully
That non-traditional approach raised a few 5,000 with floor seating)
supported and encouraged me to go, but my
eyebrows, recalls Deb Gibson Broadwater,
class of ’70, now a retired U.S. Army colonel
married friends just couldn’t understand how • Record graduating class of
living in Virginia.
I could leave home and husband for even a nearly 750
“In today’s world it’s difficult to believe, but • Total alumni will top 27,000
“They just didn’t understand the spirit of
when a few of the graduating young women
UWGB and the opportunities to think outside
decided to wear ‘pant suits’ it was considered
the box, at a time when most universities were
revolutionary,” she says. “It even made the
wallowing in traditionalism.”
April 2010 7
‘A sea of oozing slime’ at
birth of campus housing
Forty years ago this summer, construction of the Bay
Apartment complex put nine two-story buildings with
the capacity to house nearly 600 students right next
door to the new UW-Green Bay. And a prolonged rainy
spell put the first tenants ankle-deep in mud.
“It was just a sea of oozing slime out there. No landscap-
ing, just mud and straw,” recalled Class of ’71 grad David
Kohn, who moved into one of the units in August 1970
and snapped these photos. “Construction wasn’t even
complete on many of the units, and I had to sleep on the
floor of someone else’s place until mine was finished.”
“The Bay Apts” began as a commercial operation man-
aged by Inland Steel Development Corp. Their devel-
oper, David Carley, an anti-war candidate for Wisconsin
governor, was a public figure in those days; in March
1971 students celebrated the opening of a coffeehouse
in the Building 107 basement by naming it Carley’s
Place in their then-landlord’s honor.
By 1980 the apartments were purchased on behalf of
the University, providing the core for new residence hall
and apartment-suites buildings and today’s Residence
Life complex of nearly 2,100 beds.
Worth noting: The yellow school bus in the 1970 photo
was most likely the “Deckner Shuttle,” which trans-
ported students between the new Shorewood site and
the downtown UW Center campus on Deckner Avenue,
where many classes still were held.
“I ended up being good friends with
founding chancellor Ed Weidner.
He was just brilliant.”
Kathleen McDonough Gerds
Pulaski H.S. teacher, adviser
‘Eco U’ claim to fame: Helped
organize first Earth Day extrava- Pamperin Hall
ganza at Brown County Arena for
• Three stories, 51,000 square
college honors project
feet, $8 million cost
• 32 suites housing 126 students
Marilyn Neitzel Moore
Modernization Processes • Precast concrete and steel
resides today in Green Bay
Ecosystems Analysis, Casco • Each suite has living room
Michel Paque, Regional and kitchen, private bedrooms,
Analysis, Oklahoma City
Bernard Petras, Modernization
toilet and shower rooms
Processes, Green Bay
• Rental rate approximately
Mary Lucci Quarters, Green Bay
Humanism & Cultural Change $4,350/year for a private room
8 April 2010
The Bay Apartments opened in 1970, his senior
year. He was selected a “resource student” and
provided an efficiency apartment, which he
shared with Resource Student Patrick Madden
(later an Iron County judge and distinguished
alumnus, himself), until Madden’s apartment was
“My building was named after the diplomat Dag
Hammarskjold,” Pamperin recalls. “Back then
there were no sidewalks, and we walked planks
through the construction mud to get to our
apartments… It was a small, tightly knit group.
At some point in the day you probably saw every
student attending the University.”
When Pamperin graduated in 1970 with a B.S. in
Urban Analysis, he had every intention of return-
ing to UW-Milwaukee for grad school. But before
he could take a single class, he received a call
from the city of Green Bay and a job offer. They
needed someone in the Planning Department
who could work with property acquisition and
develop a newly mandated housing relocation
plan for the Don A. Tilleman (Mason Street)
Bridge and the Gregby downtown redevelopment
An original tenant then, Pamperin, who received UW-Green Bay’s
Distinguished Alumni Award for community
today Pamperin has Hall of his own service in 1994, retired last year after 38 years
with the Green Bay and Brown County Housing
It’s appropriate that the newest residence University Village Housing. Of UW-Green Bay’s Authorities but remains active in community and
hall nearing completion on the University of 6,500 students, 2,100 will live on campus. University affairs. He is a director on the boards
Wisconsin-Green Bay campus be named in honor of a dozen organizations ranging from University
“I feel so very honored, and I am excited that this Village Housing Inc. to the Wisconsin Wildlife
of Keith A. Pamperin. No other alumnus has been
new building is as close to a ‘green building’ as is Federation, NeighborWorks Green Bay and the
as instrumental in furthering UW-Green Bay as a
practical to build,” Pamperin said. “This dorm will NEW Community Shelter.
be centrally located and includes features that
Pamperin ’70 lived in the first housing unit on students have requested.” “I think the most fun back then was that we were
campus. Later, as a community development the grass roots, creating a campus,” he said. “It
A Green Bay East High School graduate, Pam- was a great opportunity for student involvement.
specialist for Green Bay and Brown County, he
perin began his college career in Milwaukee but I was part of the Chancellor’s Student Advisory
worked with Chancellor Edward Weidner and
returned home to recuperate following a serious Committee and we would have monthly meetings
Associate Chancellor Donald Harden to develop
motor-scooter accident and an 8-month hospi- at the Chancellor’s home and he would share with
a bond/financing process that paved the way
talization. He enrolled part time at UW-Green us his vision for the University.
for University Village Housing Inc., a private,
Bay and discovered he liked being a student
not-for-profit corporation, to build high-quality “When I see today how the campus has grown,
on the ground floor of a developing university
residential facilities on campus. the academic buildings, the Weidner Center, the
dubbed “Eco U.” Still on crutches, he enjoyed the
When it welcomes its first residents Aug. 31 on ease of getting from class to class on a compact Kress Events Center and student housing, it’s
fall move-in day, Keith Pamperin Hall — a 126- campus, and the fact that “as juniors and seniors amazing how much it has followed that original
bed, apartment-style residence hall — will be we had classes with nationally recognized full pro- vision. I’ve been blessed to be a part of the
the 17th residential building built and owned by fessors, and fewer than a dozen students.” University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and this
(Pamperin Hall) is a wonderful honor.”
April 2010 9
‘Green Innovations’ marks
Earth Day 40th at Eco U
UW-Green Bay will celebrate sustainability during Earth
Week with Green Innovations 2010.
The two-day conference begins Thursday, April 22, with
keynote speaker David Wann addressing “The New Normal:
Finding Real Wealth in a Sustainable Lifestyle.” Wann is co-
author of the best-selling book Affluenza: The All-Consuming
Epidemic. His presentation at 7 p.m. in the Phoenix Room of
the University Union is free and open to the public.
Green Innovations continues on April 23 at The Meadows
Conference Center, Kepler Drive, Green Bay, with a full day
of breakout sessions on sustainability in transportation,
wind energy, regional health and regional sustainability.
The conference and appearance by Wann (photo below)
coincide with the week’s anniversary of the first Earth Day
in 1970. The sponsor is UW-Green Bay’s Environmental
Management and Business Institute. EMBI is a vehicle for
reaffirming the University’s leadership in environmental
initiatives, bridging gaps between sci-
ence, public policy and business; and
keeping the green in UW-Green Bay,
an institution known as ‘Eco U’ long
before being green became trendy.
The conference fee for Friday’s
sessions covers materials and lunch.
Registration info is available online
at www.uwgb.edu/embi/workshop, or
by request at (920) 496-2117.
A closing reception for Green Innovations 2010 will take place
from 4 to 5 p.m. Friday, April 23. Alumni and friends of the
University are invited to join the gathering, free of charge, with
an advance RSVP to Alumni Relations Director Mark Brunette
then Alumnus to earn first
‘Earth Caretaker Award’
New at this year’s Green Innovations
conference will be presentation of the first
Earth Caretaker Award. The honor recog-
A new state law banning used oil filters and absorbent
Changing materials from landfill disposal got a major boost from a
nizes a UW-Green Bay graduate who has
gone on to make contributions in his or
student at UW-Green Bay.
the system, Graduate student Adam Snippen (photo, left) and Prof.
her field of study and to the environment.
and closing an John Katers helped champion Assembly Bill 256, which
goes into effect on December 10, 2010. State recycling
oily loophole law already prohibited the disposal into landfills of steel,
40 years of memories…
paper and oil, but the old rules never directly addressed
used oil filters. What are yours?
Two years ago, Snippen revisited an earlier report and Memories are meaningful and meant to
recalculated how much waste oil may be going into state be shared. Take a walk down memory lane
landfills as part of his work with the UW-Extension Solid — in this case, 2420 Nicolet Drive — by
and Hazardous Waste Education Center. Not only did enjoying some of the early photographic
Snippen gather the data, he was called upon to testify images from campus. If they trigger a
about his findings before the Assembly Committee on memory, or you can identify place, time, and
Natural Resources. people, we’d certainly enjoy hearing about
“I like getting turned loose on a subject and having to it, and sharing with Inside readers in the
problem solve,” Snippen said. “I took a look at high and future. Take a look:
low estimates and found that on the high end there could www.uwgb.edu/inside/1004/vintage-photos
be up to a million gallons of oil getting into landfills.”
10 April 2010
Humanism & Cultural Change
resides today in New Berlin, Wis.
Rick Riehl, Humanism
& Cultural Change, West Bend
Associate Athletics Director, SID
Marilyn Krause Rotter, Humanism
and Cultural Change, Green Bay,
returning adult student who
graduated at 33, still active with
Harry Schaefer, Modernization
Lucille Ely Schwarz, Managerial
Systems, Cheyenne, Wyo.
“I think I must be one
of the few 1970 grads
CEO of East Shore
Favorite faculty: Al
Loomer, Paul Sager,
Chuck Rhyner, George
Petrie, Lloyd Nesberg
Student sustainability intern
says, ‘Watch your waste’ now
Aerosol cans, print toners and ness of recycling here… and
batteries have joined paper, the price we pay if we don’t.
cans and plastics as must- “Paper, disposable cups and
recycle items at UW-Green Bay. silverware, and packaging all
In many ways, history is repeat-
ing itself at a place that helped
have a price,” Collard said. “The
less we use, the less we pay for.”
Still charged up about recycling
Camera batteries, watch batteries, car batteries… 9v, AA,
model recyling as one of the Collard believes that by raising AAA, C, D… lithium, nickel cadmium, lead-acid and more. When
region’s first major institutions awareness and competing this batteries have given their last spark of energy to the University
to embrace the practice 40 spring in a national competi- and re-charging isn’t an option, there’s now a safe place they
years ago (photo on facing tion involving schools nation- can call home. UW-Green Bay
page, above). wide, UW-Green Bay lives out support staff members and the
As the sustainability intern at its environmental mission. Classified Staff Advisory Council
UW-Green Bay, Molly Collard “We were founded on environ- have been promoting a new bat-
(above) has focused her atten- mental principles, and were tery recycling program with drop-
tion on spreading the word of once known as Eco U,” Collard off points across campus. The
“RecycleMania” to the campus. said. “Being vigilant about batteries — bagged in plastic or
Collard is looking, along with recycling is a great way to show with terminals taped to minimize
the University’s Sustainability we still are striving to live up to fire hazard, leakage and corrosion
Committee, to heighten aware- that mission.” — are then gathered for recycling.
April 2010 11
For first grads, UW-Green Bay meant something different
UW-Green Bay began life as an experimental
university with a highly innovative curriculum.
Interdisciplinary research and problem solving
were founding principles.
The first grads, however, experienced a blend.
“We were a transition class,” recalls one
December grad, Harold Baker ’70. “We started
in a two-year school that was changed to a
four-year school while we were there, so we
Mary Renn Shaw actually followed the Madison curriculum. The
bed and breakfast owner
“Memories? The one exception was that we did complete twelve
Lincoln Park area, Chicago feeling that we were getting a credits of LES, Liberal Education Seminars.”
Helen Siebers, Humanism small, private-college atmosphere Incoming students didn’t have majors,
& Cultural Change, Sun Prairie they had “concentrations” with names like
at state college prices. Sitting in Communication-Action, Ecosystems Analysis,
Maxine Lichterman Smith
Modernization Processes, deceased the lecture hall while they were Environmental Control, Growth and Develop-
ment, Modernization Processes, Population
Kathleen Hunkele Sosnouski still hammering and sawing in the Dynamics and the famous Analysis-Synthesis.
rooms next door. How miserably (Many thought its institutional abbreviation,
Scott Storm, Managerial Systems ANAL SYN, was naughtily amusing.)
freezing it was to walk from the
Jan Swokowski, Communication While that early terminology has evolved,
& the Arts, Mishicot, Wis. parking lot to the buildings when interdisciplinarity and problem solving remain
Michael Thor the winter winds were blowing in cornerstones. And early grads still swear by it.
Managerial Systems, deceased
off the bay. Brrrrrrr!... “ “I tell everyone that the broad-based educa-
Kathleen Seymour Vander Velden tion I got at UWGB was the best preparation
Urban Analysis, Appleton Kathleen Seymour Vander Velden possible,” says Sherry M. Steffel ’70, today an
environmental attorney for the state of Wis-
Linda Vanderloop, Humanism
& Cultural Change, deceased
Urban Analysis, Class of 1970 consin. She studied ecology here, then earned
Mary Van Slyke Wink, Growth
Chaplain at Bethel Home, master’s in limnology and land-use planning,
and a law degree, from UW-Madison. “When
& Development, Appleton Oshkosh all my friends from high school went off to
Alice Raith Yoder-Whitmore college, I stayed in Green Bay, my home town.
Humanism & Cultural Change The best decision I ever made.”
12 April 2010
Retiree group looks ahead
to history, scholarships
The Retiree Association and
the Alumni Association are
gearing up for a major effort
that could finally attach names,
dates and details to hundreds
of photographs from UW-
Green Bay’s early years.
The University was diligent in
documenting facilities, people,
events and activities of the late
1960s and 1970s. From film When about 75 UW-Green Bay its $5 per year membership fee curriculum. Committee members
negatives to black-and-white retirees and their guests met this July 1, when all current and are combing the Cofrin Library’s
prints to color slides, those last fall in the Phoenix Room future retirees will automatically collections. Interviews are under
images have been preserved to reflect on 40 years at their become members. way with the help of a UW-
and protected. Few, however, favorite institution, it was a blend Madison oral-history specialist.
of old and new. The group’s president, Ken
carry captions or subject IDs. Fleurant, also announced that “The hope is to tap into the
An initial selection of photos The “old” was the dinner itself the Association would award its memories of our early faculty and
— retirees have held an annual first student scholarship ($500) staff,” Fleurant said, “and have
will be archived to the web as
reunion at UW-Green Bay for this semester. those memories preserved.”
a forerunner to a larger and more than a decade — but the
more systematic project. Your “new” describes a number of Perhaps the biggest develop- Retiree Association officers are
help in ID’ing familiar faces and major initiatives. ment involves the launch of an Fleurant, Mike Murphy, Betty
scenes is welcome. You can oral history project. Chaired Brown, Sally Mancoske, Dennis
For starters, the UW-Green Bay by Betty Baer, it will focus on Rader, Beverly Hendricks and
check in on the project at www.
Retiree Association, founded UW-Green Bay’s first decade and Barbara McClure-Lukens. Their
uwgb.edu/alumni/. in 2008, has elected to drop the creation of the distinctive website is www.uwgb.edu/retiree/.
Any Phoenix Paging your memories:
treasures in ‘Sheepshead’ revisited
your attic? Sheepshead Review, UW-Green Bay’s student-
published journal of the arts since 1975, is pulling
We know it’s unlikely anyone still
together a special alumni edition, and they’re also
has the original mascot costume
looking to add alumni content to their website.
stowed away… but maybe you
hold rare Year One souvenirs like “If you held a position with the journal or were pub-
the Bay Badgers pennant on our lished in any issue, we want to hear from you,” says
back cover. Don’t sell it on e-Bay. Jennifer Stallsmith, this year’s editor-in-chief.
Special Collections in the Cofrin The collection of fiction, poetry and visual art was an
Library is always on the lookout annual project for 25 years before dropping out of circu-
for items of possible historic lation in 1999. It re-launched in 2003 with a dedicated
interest. E-mail our librarian/ core of students and a modified title (Review instead of
curator Deb Anderson (ander- Revue). Today, the number of active contributors exceeds
firstname.lastname@example.org) if you think your 40 and content has expanded to include creative nonfiction pieces,
find might be one-of-a-kind. acclaimed author interviews, and special theme sections. Alumni inter-
ested in re-engaging should visit www.uwgb.edu/sheepshead.
April 2010 13
Fans, team celebrate special season for Phoenix women
“Our strength coach would be happy
because my vertical increased by
two feet,” junior Heather Golden
said at the time. “I practically
jumped through the roof.”
The players hadn’t been optimistic
after an upset loss in the Horizon
League tournament, but the NCAA
bid was a mark of respect. That
judgment was validated when
Green Bay upset ACC power Vir-
ginia 69-67 in the tournament’s
They won their first 16 games. They Yet, in a season of special moments Absolute pandemonium
rose to No. 17 in the AP rankings for UW-Green Bay women’s bas- broke out when UW-Green
and No. 14 in the USA Today/ESPN ketball, the wildest celebration Bay’s name appeared on the
coaches’ poll. They finished 28-5, took place off the court, in the De TV screen with a surprising
came within a game of the Sweet Pere living room of assistant coach at-large invitation to “The Big
16 and earned the program’s 10th Mike Divilbiss. Dance.” A video of the screaming,
NCAA Tournament bid in 13 years, That’s where players and coaches leaping, deliriously happy players
and second in three seasons under gathered March 15 to watch the continues to get hits on the Phoe-
head coach Matt Bollant. NCAA selection show on ESPN. nix Athletics website.
Ad Scientiam Renovandam
That’s the new Latin motto for Renovandam comes from a verb
UW-Green Bay, recently approved that means “to renew,” “re-create,”
by the Faculty Senate. Ad means or “innovate.” The phrase ties in to
“toward” or “for.” Scientiam is the the University’s original innova-
source of the word “science,” but in tive focus but also to the Phoenix
the Latin of ancient Rome it meant re-emerging from the ashes. The
both “learning” and “knowledge,” phrase could find use in academic
Bauer-Dantoin Clark Staco
and thus spans the teaching and ceremony and on official institu-
research aspects of academic life. tional documents. ‘Dash for Cash’ approach
brings help for Haiti
Like The Phoenix, Building 109 Rises Again UW-Green Bay faculty, staff “We were all so pleased with the
Seven months after sustaining heavy damage by fire, Building 109, and students — like many generosity,” said Prof. Angela
one of UW-Green Bay’s original apartment buildings, was rebuilt and Americans — responded with Bauer-Dantoin, who assisted and
reopened in time for spring semester. An early-morning electrical fire personal donations following advised the drive.
in the unoccupied building — vacant for summer — gutted a good January’s devastating earth- Also garnering attention was
portion of the structure last June 25. The incident took 17 units and quake in Haiti. the facsinating online blog and
63 beds off-line for fall, but some students opted to live off-campus The campus community took cross-country quest of former
for the semester while others were accommodated by doubling up in the additional step of mobi- Phoenix runner Abe Clark ’09.
apartment-suite units nearby. lizing a “UWGB Stands With On Feb. 15 he set off from Ocean-
Haiti” group response. Students side, Calif., pledges in hand,
from the Pre-Med Club, the headed for a June 30 finish in
Social Work Club and the stu- Atlantic City, N.J. His 2,800-mile
dent chapter of the Wisconsin run is raising money for an aid
Education Association staffed organization repairing quake-
donation tables and also fanned damaged wells in Haiti.
out during timeouts at Phoenix Another recent graduate,
basketball games in “dash for Carl-Eric Staco ’08, a native of
cash” collections. They raised Haiti, e-mailed on-the-ground
nearly $5,000 for the medical perspective in the days after the
relief agency Partners in Health. disaster.
14 April 2010
Student chefs have
recipe for success
Students Leah Korger and
Rhianna Kunes — the “Edible
Alchemy” team — took home top
honors in UW-Green Bay’s first
Iron Chef-style competition at the
Cloud Commons dining room.
Their creations included tomato
slices lightly breaded and fried,
served with an avocado sauce;
seared flank steak with pine-nut-
infused couscous and asparagus;
and spiced apple slices topped
with coriander whipped cream
and caramel. Runner-up teams
were “Small Hall, Big Flavor,” “The
Cheesy Macs” and “We’re Golden,
NASCAR? IN THE DINING ROOM? TO PROMOTE ECOLOGY? YES
It had to be one of the most pop- pus appearance by eco-activist speed. Both NASCAR and Indy
ular lunchtime specials in the long and NASCAR hopeful Leilani Car teams are well-positioned to
and colorful history of the Uni- Munter. pilot projects involving alternative
versity Union’s Cloud Commons fuels and clean energy, she said.
Munter, an accomplished racer
(formerly the Nicolet Room). Munter’s visit was hosted by the
and stunt driver, shared her mes-
An oversized model racing layout sage that even drivers and rac- Office of Student Life as part of
drew participants and spectators ing fans can achieve sustainable, UW-Green Bay’s yearlong Com-
to the Commons on March 2. The carbon-neutral lifestyles, despite mon Theme focus on sustainabil-
track was used to promote a cam- their high-octane passion for ity and environmental awareness.
FACULTY and STAFF
Whether trying to recreate the armor awarded single-semester releases. In January, UW-Green Bay granted Teaching of Psychology, which has
that made Alexander’s armies great, “Emerging Intelligence in Artificial emeritus status to 11 newly retired more than 4,000 members nationwide.
or sifting through centuries-old Neural Networks and Genetic members of the faculty and academic He will become president in 2011.
Roman trash, Humanistic Studies Prof. Programming” is the topic of Peter staff. Those honored for long and History Prof. Andrew Kersten has
Gregory Aldrete is gaining national Breznay of Information and Comput- distinguished careers were William been awarded the Frankenthal Profes-
recognition. ing Science. Heidi Fencl will develop Conley, Business Administration; sorship for a five-year term through
When Aldrete an online tutorial for introductory Sue Keihn, former dean of students; 2014. Recipients receive a stipend for
received a 2009 college physics. Cheryl Grosso ’78 geographer William Laatsch; Craig research expenses or special projects
Excellence in of Arts and Visual Design (music) will Lockard, Social Change and Develop- benefitting students or service to the
Teaching Award pursue new compositions and develop ment; Barbara McClure-Lukens, community. Kersten is the seventh UW-
from the Ameri- an interdisciplinary course on the a staff member in Outreach and Green Bay faculty member (and second
can Philological work of avant garde composer John Extension; economist Larry Smith; Kersten) to be awarded the title. His
Association, he Cage. Laurel Phoenix of Public and Sandra Stokes of the Education father, Prof. Emeritus Frederick I. Ker-
was named “best Environmental Affairs will examine faculty and the Women’s and Gender sten, was a philosophy and humanities
classics professor environmental policies of the eight Studies unit; former Counseling and scholar who held the Frankenthal from
Aldrete in the nation” states and two Canadian provinces Health Services director Karen Swan; 1984 through 1988.
by the leading that border the Great Lakes, and her poet and Humanistic Studies faculty
association of classics professors. He colleague Denise Scheberle will member Denise Sweet; Jan Thornton, One of UW-Green Bay’s founding
also traveled to Rome to share his complete a book of case studies for use longtime leader of Outreach and Adult faculty members and most well-known
analysis for the documentary series in her Environmental Law class. Access; and Lynn Walter of the Social personalities, Prof. Ganga Nair, died
“Trashopolis” on the ways sanitation Change and Development faculty. March 10 in Green
and garbage have influenced the Bay at age 80. Nair
Marches on Wash- The Green Bay Area Chamber of Com-
world’s great cities. was an interna-
ington: Dissent merce selected two from UW-Green tionally known
To enhance their teaching, three through American Bay for its 2010 “People You Should researcher who
professors have been granted full Popular Culture is Know” list in Bay Business Journal advised the United
sabbaticals by the UW System Board the eye-catching magazine. Credited with making Nations and
of Regents for 2010-11. Historian title of a new significant contributions to their forestry organiza-
Clifton Ganyard of Humanistic book co-edited by professions were Associate Provost for tions worldwide
Studies will investigate the secret state Prof. Tim Dale, Information Services Kathy Pletcher on tree diseases
police forces in Germany and Japan Social Change and Director Christina Trombley Nair and deforestation
during the 1930s and 1940s. Warren and Development. The book examines of UW-Green Bay’s Small Business issues. Also pass-
Johnson of Human Biology will pro- how dissenting voices have become Development Center. ing away earlier this year was longtime
duce a textbook on biotechnology for pop-culture staples — from televi-
Karen Lacey, senior lecturer in typist and secretary Marie Garot,
non-science majors. E. Nicole Meyer sion sitcoms to talk shows to hip-hop
Human Biology and director of the familiar to students and alumni in the
of Humanistic Studies will develop music. Also recently published is the
Dietetic Program, is president-elect of College of Creative Communication,
a Great Works course and complete Encyclopedia of Urban Studies; Prof. Ray
the Wisconsin Dietetic Association. and the Rev. Charles Mocco, a Catho-
a manuscript regarding childhood, Hutchison of Urban and Regional
Prof. Regan A.R. Gurung of Human lic priest who served at the Ecumenical
family and autobiography in French Studies contributed content and
Development and psychology is Center in the 1990s.
literature. Five faculty members were served as general editor.
president-elect of the Society for
April 2010 15
UW-Green Bay seeks community, alumni input on plan
What is your vision of the Uni-
versity’s future? Where do you
see a competitive
tunity… an exist-
ing initiative or
area that deserves
has scheduled a
series of open-
ties for citizens
to include a pair
ented sessions. The second is set
for Saturday, April 24, from 9 to
11 a.m. in the 1965 Room of the
University Union on campus.
The University is seeking input
as it prepares a strategic plan to
guide institutional priorities over Harden emphasized that the Uni- “Strategic planning is a compo- cise, but promised the UW-Green
the coming decade. versity’s growth agenda will con- nent of the growth agenda. We Bay strategic planning process will
“I need your help in identifying tinue to explore ways to support need to find more ways to gradu- yield a blueprint for action. “We
major areas for enhancement, “moderate” growth. In that vein ate more students,” he said. simply don’t have time to waste on
advancement and investment,” Harden noted that a major push something we’re not going to use,”
In remarks to faculty and staff, he
Harden said in extending his invi- at the local and national level is to Harden said.
noted he has participated in, or
tation to campus and community. produce more college graduates.
led, strategic planning at previ- To join the conversation, alumni
“These are the big ideas that pro- Just as America has lost ground in
ous institutions and seen it done and others may access the Chan-
vide the basis for a shared vision. being the world’s most educated
well, very well and not so well. He cellor’s web page at www.uwgb.
What are your dreams for this nation, Northeastern Wisconsin
acknowledged the general skepti- edu/chancellor/.
University?” has lagged behind much of the
cism that sometimes accompanies
state in producing college grads.
any institutional planning exer-
OPTIMISM RULES THE DAY AT JOB/INTERNSHIP FAIR
With resumes polished and hopes undimin-
ished by a sluggish economy, there was a solid
turnout — of both employers and potential
employees — at the 2010 Spring Job and
Internship Fair held in early March at UW-
The annual and always-
popular spring reception of
According to Linda Peacock-Landrum, director the UW-Green Bay Founders
of Career Services, it was a positive day for Association is scheduled for
the steady stream of students who took the Tuesday, May 4. The gather-
opportunity to meet with business recruiters. ing will take place from 5:30 to
More than 60 employers were on hand to talk 7:30 p.m. in the Grand Foyer
with prospective employees and interns. That of the Weidner Center for the
number compares favorably with previous Performing Arts. Invitations to
fairs, despite the nationwide economic down- Founders members were to be
turn many have called the worst in decades. mailed by mid-April; to RSVP,
contact Shane Kohl in the
Peacock-Landrum said many local employ-
Office of University Advance-
ers continue to actively recruit prospective
ment at (920) 465-2018, or
employees, either for current hiring or expan-
sion as the economic outlook improves.
16 April 2010
Phuture is now for
Ka Vang is the fresh face of the
Phuture Phoenix program.
In fall, members of the original
fifth-grade cohort are sched-
uled to arrive as new freshmen.
As a mid-year graduate of Preble
High School, however, Vang beat
them to the door.
The daughter of Hmong immi-
grants who spoke little English,
WPS Weyers gift helps power college dreams
she was 11 when she made that Leaders of the Phuture Phoenix program at UW- The Phuture Phoenix program is a university/com-
first visit: “I remember the tour Green Bay were ecstatic to receive word of a large munity enterprise inspiring at-risk, underprivileged
and it was fun, but I can’t say gift earlier this year from the Wisconsin Public youth to attend college. The program has already
that I knew at that moment I was Service Foundation, but not surprised by the name served more than 10,000 students in its seven-year
going to college. I suppose it was it honors. history with campus visits, tutoring and mentoring
planting a seed.” That’s because former CEO and WPS president partnerships.
Vang, a Human Development emeritus Larry Weyers has long been associated With the first participants now reaching college-age,
major, was greeted here by her with the support and promotion of education in the importance of scholarships grows. In total, about
Phuture Phoenix mentor and the region, and the gift seemed like a natural fit. 20 renewable scholarships of $1,000 each are avail-
friend, Kacey Thomson (above). The Larry L. Weyers Phuture Phoenix Scholarship able to assist the first Phuture Phoenix arrivals. For
For more on Vang’s trailblazing will provide 31 scholarships over five years to assist more on the Weyers scholarship and previous major
success, see Inside online. students attending UW-Green Bay. gifts to the endowment, visit Inside online.
New Founders president grateful for ‘gift’
Arts Management students will
benefit from a new scholarship
in memory of Tim R. Quigley,
Bayfest founder and longtime Extra Points
promotions director for Phoenix A $4,000 grant from the
Athletics, who died last April at Green Bay Packers Founda-
age 68. He acted in early theatre tion will help kick off a
productions and studied ceram- spring program for parents
ics at UW-Green Bay, and built Scott Wochos knows quality in higher education. A Duke University grad of Phuture Phoenix students.
a national reputation as a festi- with a Harvard law degree, he can also be considered this community’s The initiative will make a
val director who celebrated the No. 1 booster of UW-Green Bay. Wochos is incoming president of the point of bringing parents
arts, culture and community. school’s Founders Association, succeeding John Heugel on July 1. to campus for a tour and
His daughter, Tina Quigley ’90, consultation with Financial
“Last year, we had something like 2,000 individuals contribute to our
heads Arts Events, Inc., a local Aid and Admissions staff.
efforts,” he said in remarks on campus. “Faculty, staff, students, alumni...
organization partnering on the Says Phuture Phoenix staffer
and people like me who live here and want to see UW-Green Bay succeed. Stephanie Cataldo-Pabich
scholarship. To make a gift to
This University is an absolute gift to have in this city.” Wochos is senior ’91, “Parent involvement is an
the fund, contact Lisa DeLeeuw
vice president and general counsel for Green Bay Packaging, Inc. For more essential component.”
on his remarks about the Founders Association, visit Inside online.
April 2010 17
tions, director of
the Milwaukee Art
Keegan and shared early
He told the 400 graduates: “What-
ever you do from this day forward,
make yourself indispensable… You
are stepping into a world that is
vastly different, … in an economic
environment stressed like no other
in recent memory. But ladies and
gentlemen, that is precisely your
opportunity. If everything were
going along beautifully why would
the world need you?... You are the
future. And the world needs you.”
Russ Roland ’72 managerial sys-
tems, was featured in The Business
News for his work starting Bay Lakes
Commercial Realtors in Green Bay,
which recently marked 31 years in
Diana Brown ’76 growth and
development, has won accolades
Pictured above, the 1969-70 Bay Badgers basketball team, seated from for her work with N.E.W. Curative
left: Bob DeVos, Bob Popp, Ray Willis, Dennis Woelffer, Bruce Johnson, Rehabilitation, in particular her
Wayne Wilson; back row: Assistant Coach Chuck Aslakson, Marc work with seniors and individu-
Schmidt, Terry Schott, Jim Hafeman, Bud Mocco, Coach Dave Buss. als with disabilities. She founded
the agency’s Adult Day Programs
to serve families and individuals
Long-lost films bring 1969 team into focus affected by dementia, and created
a new class for those in the early
stages of memory loss. She earned
the Ruth Von Berhen Award from
Former University of Wiscon- “Back then we shot 16 mm her national professional associa-
sin-Green Bay head basketball films of the games and it was tion in recognition of this work.
coach Dave Buss didn’t want the really expensive,” said Buss, now
Paul Wozniak ’78 science and
Phoenix program’s first seasons retired and living in Horseshoe environmental change and ’94
to fade into obscurity. Bay, Texas, a community about master’s of environmental science,
50 miles west of Austin. “This has accepted the position of senior
Thanks to his generosity, more consultant-energy practice with
was the only recorded evidence
than 100 long-forgotten game Navigant Con-
of their playing careers and the
films from the earliest seasons sulting, based
film was deteriorating. I thought in Madison. His
of the men’s basketball program
if we don’t save it now, it’s not responsibilities
have been converted into digi- include measur-
going to be preserved.”
tal format and will be available ing impacts from
for public viewing through the The collection includes the Uni- energy efficiency
University Archives at Cofrin versity’s very first game, a 99-70 improvements in
Library. defeat of Milton College on Dec. homes and busi-
3, 1969. Guard Dave Haglund
scored the program’s first bas- James Olds ’76 communication
and the arts, Dane County juvenile
ket, taking a pass from Ray Willis court commissioner, retired in
on a cut down the lane. December having presided over
Interested in ordering a copy of one
25,000 juvenile cases in 22 years.
or more of these Buss Era games? You You can view a list of games
can contact the UW-Green Bay special available on DVD, and a brief Bryan Boettcher ’78 regional
clip of Haglund’s historic bas- analysis, of Quick Signs, Green Bay,
collections unit within the Cofrin Library is the 2009 board of director’s vice
at (920) 465-2539, or ket, online at http://blog.uwgb. president for The Military Avenue
email@example.com. Each disc is $7. edu/inside/index.php/featured/ Business Association. Other board
giving-back /02/25/vintage- members include Michael Cuene
basketball/ ’89 business administration and
economics, of Broadway Automotive
in Green Bay, and Dan Burich ’90
business administration, of Bay
Motel and Restaurant.
18 April 2010
Cheri Ebert-Sheehy ’79 commu- Sherry (Bardouche) Berg ’85 Maria (Fisher) Lasecki ’89 psy- International Basketball Association
nication and the arts with a special managerial chology and human development, and American Basketball Associa-
interest in music, is a music special- accounting, is a is the operations manager with the tion. He resides today with his fam-
ist for the La Crosse Public Schools. CPA and partner NEW Zoo of Brown County. ily in Fort Wayne, Ind., and works
at Anderson, Tack- for the financial software company
Laura (Bogard) Griffin ’80 com- Investigo.
man & Co., PLC,
munication and the arts, is an art
therapist for RCS Empowers, Inc.,
a regional firm
1990s Stacy (Davister) Bouche ’95 busi-
ness administration and economics
Sheboygan. Terri Bonino ’92 communication
Green Bay. and a 20-year veteran of the bank-
Berg and the arts and communication
ing industry, is the mortgage sales
processes, is a member-at-large
1980s Yue Rong ’86 Master’s in environ-
with the Lakeshore Area Human
Resources Association and works
manager at Baylake Bank’s Luxem-
burg Financial Center.
William Seleen ’80 humanistic for ABR Employment Services, Dr. Vickie Marie Cloutier ’95
and policy, works
studies, is a local director for Habi- Manitowoc. human biology and psychology, is
tat for Humanity. He oversees the a family practitioner at ThedaCare
contamination Kenda (Gerbers) Brunette ’93
organizations “ReStore” in Green Physicians-Shawano.
issues as program communication processes and
Bay, which accepts donations of
manager for business administration, is a sales Tim Dunne ’95 communication
new and used building materials
the California associate for Coldwell Banker, The processes and human development,
with proceeds benefitting Habitat
Regional Water Real Estate Group Inc., Green Bay. is a senior field sales engineer with
Quality Control Baldor Dodge Reliance, an interna-
Ivan Delbecchi ’82 business Board, Los Ange- Rong Tom Eggert ’93 business adminis-
tional manufacturer and distributor
administration, has been named les region. He serves on the scien- tration and human development, is
of industrial electric motors, trans-
managing director of Baylake Insur- tific advisory board for the annual an account executive for FulfillNet,
missions, drives and generators.
ance Agency Inc., Green Bay. conference of the Association of Green Bay.
Environmental Health and Sciences. Holly (Terrien)
Daniel Conley ’83 masters of David Meyer ’93 business admin-
Rong also is associate editor for the Rottier ’95 music
environmental sci- istration and economics, is a senior
peer-reviewed journal Soil and Sedi- and secondary
ence, a professor financial advisor for Ameriprise
ment Contamination and the Journal education, was
at Lund University Financial, Marshfield.
of Environmental Forensics. In 2008, appointed last
in Sweden, has Tania (LeCloux) Meyer ’93 busi- summer as schools
he was re-elected board president
been awarded a ness administration and managerial director for the
of the Southern California Chinese
2010 Pew Fellow- accounting, is a financial advisor for Catholic Diocese
American Environmental Profes-
ship in Marine Ameriprise Financial in Marshfield. of Green Bay, with
Conservation to Rottier responsibility for
examine solutions David Wage ’86 physics, is the Jay Wille ’93 business adminis-
Conley for reducing 62 schools. She was formerly princi-
recipient of his local Chamber tration and political science, of
pal of a Catholic elementary school
nutrients in the of Commerce “Speak Up Award, MetLife Greater Wisconsin, was
in Little Chute.
Baltic Sea. The award provides “acknowledging his support for vari- awarded the Life Underwriters
Conley $150,000 for a three-year ous Manitowoc County causes and Training Council Fellow designa- Penny Schampers ’95 accounting
study of so-called “dead zones” organizations. He and his wife are tion. and business administration, is a
where oxygen depletion has all co-owners of HFM Innovations and CPA with Hawkins, Ash, Baptie &
Scott Jaeger ’94 communication
but eradicated marine life. A Fort Heavy Metal Fabricators. He has Company, LLP, serving as chair-
and the arts and communication
Lauderdale, Fla. native who earned been chamber chairman, and been person of the firm’s not-for-profit
processes, is a videographer for
his undergraduate degree at Tulane involved with the “Thunder on the division.
Discover Mediaworks. He has shot
University before earning his mas- Lakeshore” air show, the MetroJam
for programs including Discover Amanda Johnson-Vergara ’96
ter’s in Green Bay, he went on for festival and other Lakeshore-area
Wisconsin, Into the Outdoors, Trail communication and the arts,
a Ph.D. in chemical oceanography events. “I love our community … it
Nation, American Snowmobiler, and psychology and women’s studies,
at the University of Michigan. For is a wonderful place to live and raise
Family, Inc. is the team manager of Bank of
more on Conley and his work, see a family,” Wage says.
America’s Home Retention Division
Inside online. Patricia (Intribus) Montour ’94
Tom Feld ’87 science and environ- in California.
accounting and business adminis-
Chuck Stark ’83 business admin- mental change, joined Foxwood
tration, is a CPA currently employed Ryan Kauth ’96 human biology, is
istration, is a sales and service rep- Associates Inc., a Green Bay-based
as controller for Castle Rock Renew- a business banker at Investors Com-
resentative for Lifetouch National management-advisory company, as
able Fuels, LLC, Necedah. munity Bank in Manitowoc.
School Studios in Eau Claire. an adviser within Foxwood’s finan-
cial services practice. Nicole (Merkel) Reetz ’94 English Navy Lt. James Stockman ’96
Michael Dempsey ’84 communica-
and humanistic studies, has been human biology, is a Navy public
tion and the arts, is a designer and Diane (Engel) Mier ’87 managerial
working through AmeriCorps Vista affairs officer at U.S. Africa Com-
the director of technical training accounting, is a quantitative risk
for the Stockbridge Munsee Family mand located at Kelly Barracks,
for the Pacific Conservatory for analyst with Integrys Business Sup-
Services in the after-school pro- Stuttgart, Germany. Africa Com-
the Performing Arts in Santa Maria port, LLC in De Pere.
gram and teen mentoring program. mand has administrative respon-
Calif. He designs scenes, lighting
Chee Ong ’87 business administra- sibility for U.S. military support to
and costumes for the professional Logan Vander Velden ’94 Regional
tion and economics, is an executive U.S. government policy in Africa,
conservatory theatre. He is also Analysis, returned to campus for
director with UOB Kay Hian Pte and includes military-to-military
the immediate past national chair an alumni event earlier this year.
Ltd., an amalgamation of eight relationships with 53 African
of design for the He spent a half-season on the
stockbroking houses in Singapore. nations.
Kennedy Center Los Angeles Clippers roster and
American College Martin Webber ’87 business appeared in 15 games for the NBA Kelley Hinton ’97 English and
Theatre Festival. administration and communication team in 1995-96. His international secondary education, is an aca-
His work has processes, is a self-employed com- playing career was much longer demic librarian and one of five at
been published in modities trader. and included a year in Switzerland UW-Waukesha named an Arthur M.
recent editions of and overseas in Portugal, Japan, Kaplan Fellow for 2009-10, recog-
the textbook Scene Carol (Sweetland) Karls ’89 Venezuela, Uruguay and Chile, and nizing outstanding contributions
Design and Stage communication and the arts, is the back in the United States with the to education made by UW Colleges
Lighting. Dempsey business and community develop- Continental Basketball Association, faculty and staff.
ment manager at Wisconsin Public
Service in Green Bay.
April 2010 19
Greg Babcock ’03 political science
Adult Degree grad has drive to excel and public administration, is now
with Wanezek & Jaekels of Green
Bay, specializing in family law, civil
For Vickie Dansbury ’06, pursuing litigation and general practice.
her UW-Green Bay degree meant Rachel Galetka ’03 business
weekends away from home and on administration and communication
the road. and the arts, is the senior staffing
specialist for Flex-Staff, Inc. in Eau
The Beloit resident used the Uni- Claire.
versity’s Adult Degree option to Andy Gurka ’03
complete much of her coursework via communication
the internet. Still, there were many processes and
times she would leave her job at the political science,
Dane County Mental Health Center is the director of
in Madison on a Friday night, drive to Living Learning
Green Bay for Saturday classes, and Programs for the
make the three-hour commute home University of Rich-
Bryan Hermus ’03 business admin-
That persistence paid off. Dansbury
istration and psychology, is the vice
earned her bachelor’s in interdisci- president of sales at Louis Hoffmann
plinary studies in December 2006. Co., an ornamental-metal manufac-
(That’s her, at right, celebrating with turer in Menomonee Falls.
friend and UW-Green Bay mentor Education, service to others, and the Vickie’s parents, born in the 1920s Marcus Reitz ’03 communication
Dottie Stepian.) desire to address community needs and from a time when few African- processes, is the director of client
Dansbury later followed up with are motivating factors. Americans could even consider higher satisfaction for FulfillNet, Green Bay.
a master’s in marriage and family With her own education, she cites her education, had never before seen a Lori Wachter ’03 nursing, is the
counseling from Edgewood College, husband, Robert, for helping her re- college commencement. consumer safety officer for the
Madison. She is now a member of the start a journey begun decades ear- “I think that watching me graduate, Department of Health and Human
Board of Directors for the Wisconsin Services in Silver Spring, Md.
lier. Robert proudly rented a bus so they ‘got it.’ They understood why I
Association of Marriage and Family dozens of family members and friends had been gone all those weekends,” Heidi Kleinhans ’04 communica-
Therapists. from southern Wisconsin could see Vickie recalls. tion processes, is the marketing
her graduate from UW-Green Bay. planner and coordinator for Nsight
Telservices, Green Bay.
Jennifer (Hallam) Nelson ’04
Matt Schueller ’97 nutritional Veronica Brieno-Rankin ’99 earth Michelle Shea ’01 human develop- social change and
sciences, is senior vice president of science, recently ment, is a case manager for the Hol- development, is the
marketing for Enzymatic Therapy. A returned from a iday House of Manitowoc County, executive director
recent profile in a Green Bay Area 10-day field pro- Inc., which provides services to for Literacy Green
Chamber of Commerce publication gram, the “Research individuals with disabilities. Bay, Inc. and was
noted his success in anticipating Experience in Car- recognized as one
Mathew Bartkowiak ’02 individual
trends in the marketplace including bon Sequestration.” of Green Bay’s “40
major, is an assistant professor of
a new product line, organic dietary She is president of Under 40 People
English at UW-Marshfield. His first
supplements. GeoSeq Interna-
tional, an energy
book, The MC5 and Social Change: Nelson You Should Know,”
Bill Milne ’98 business administra- Rankin A Study in Rock and Revolution, was in 2009. She also
consulting firm serves on the Brown County Plan-
tion, economics and Spanish, has published in 2009 and his second
South Range, Mich. ning Commission on Transportation.
joined the law firm of Weld, Riley, book, Sounds of the Future: Essays on
Prenn and Ricci S.C. in Eau Claire. He KaraLynne Moore ’99 business Music in Science Fiction Film, will be Adam Seitz ’04 urban studies, is an
is a member of the firm’s business, real administration, joined the business out this year. apprentice for Azco industrial con-
estate and estate planning section. services team of Community First struction services in Appleton.
Michael Brown ’02 urban and
Credit Union, headquartered in
Women in Management-Fox Cities regional studies and ‘04 master’s of Maria (Goin) Seitz ’04 psychology,
Chapter announced appointments science in environmental science is a training specialist for Prospera
of three UW-Green Bay graduates: Ryan Ruzziconi ’99 political sci- and policy, is a planner for the vil- Credit Union in Appleton.
Cully Sheahan ’86 communica- ence and public administration, is lage of Montgomery, Ill.
tion and the arts, general counsel for Diplomat Spe- Amanda (Bergene) Sitkiewitz
Brian DeBauche ’02 business ’04 Spanish, was singled out by
of Robert W. Baird cialty Pharmacy, Inc., in its Schwartz
administration and social work, the Manitowoc County Chamber’s
& Co. as president; Creek, Mich., headquarters.
is an advanced business process young professionals organization as
Mandy Soland ’98
ment and psychol-
2000s analyst for Thrivent Financial for
Lutherans in Appleton.
a “Future 15” person to watch. She is
a branch manager-commercial loan
ogy, of Elexco Inc. Kathryn Goffard ’00 environmen- Alissa (Huntley) Langenberg officer for Shoreline Credit Union.
as the awards chair; tal policy and planning, is a new ’02 business administration, is an Cathy (Wagner) Vosters ’04 busi-
Amy Austin ’07 employee of Fox Valley Technical account relationship specialist for ness administration, is a treasury
elementary educa- Sheahan
College as a medical/administrative Gannett Wisconsin. She earned management sales representative for
tion, of Prospera Credit Union as coding instructor. company Pinnacle Advertising Citizens Bank in Green Bay.
treasurer. Awards for March and December
Jerome Morris ’00 political science, Amanda Zeman ’04 business admin-
Michael Zahn ’98 business admin- coordinates the state GEAR UP (Gain- istration, was named manager of the
istration and economics, is the ing an Early Awareness and Readiness Kristy Watzlawick-Hensley ’02 tax team of Kroening, Stangel, Swetlik
owner of the Truyman-Haase-Zahn for Undergraduate Programs) services business administration, is a career & Zinkel LLP CPAs in Manitowoc.
insurance agency of Green Bay. for the Newton-Conover (N.C.) City services specialist for ITT-Technical
Schools. He is also a music minister Institute in Carmel, Ind. Elizabeth Zeman ’04 urban studies,
for Greater Faith Missionary Baptist works as a grants coordinator for the
Church. Rawhide Boys Ranch in New London.
20 April 2010
Josh Bayer ’05 human biology, is a Aubrey (Sutter) Brennan ’07 music, Angela Walschinski ’07 busi- Caitlin (Olsen) Fraser ’08 theatre,
staff pharmacist with King Soopers is a volunteer and site coordinator for ness administration, an account is helping to start a company,
Corporation in Longmont, Colo. the Green Bay Botanical Gardens. assistant with Leonard & Finco Chamber Theater, in Santa Fe, N.M.
Ashlie DuChateau ’07 public Public Relations, Inc., was named
James Boeck ’05 computer science, Shiyanke Goonetilleke ’08 com-
administration, is assistant market- by the Green Bay Area Chamber of
is a senior multi-disciplined engi- munications, is a
ing coordinator with Vorpahl Fire Commerce as one of 10 rising pro-
neer for Raytheon Missile Systems, graduate student
and Safety, Green Bay. fessionals to watch out for in 2010.
Tucson, Ariz. in the college
She won praise for her professional
Megan Karas ’07 psychology, is counseling and
Ben Elsner ’05 business admin- achievements as well as for organiz-
a second-year student develop-
istration, is a provider claims ing a clothing drive for the needy in
AmeriCorps member ment program at
resolution specialist for United Brown County.
and serves on the St. Cloud State
Healthcare in Green Bay.
WIARC board, which Heather Workman ’07 human (Minn.) University.
Orin Kipp ’05 business administra- involves 700 Ame- biology, is a registered dietitian. Shiyanke He is the service-
tion, graduated from William Mitchell riCorps members in She received her master’s degree learning, events
College of Law in May and passed the Wisconsin. She has in public health nutrition from the and marketing graduate assistant for
Minnesota Bar Exam in October. The won recognition for University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. the institution’s Volunteer Connec-
Stillwater native practices real estate her Project Youth tion office, and a coordinator for the
Karas Bill Curtis ’08 political science,
law with his father at Kipp & Kipp, LLC. efforts with at-risk youth and families Gender Violence Prevention Program.
is deputy director for Winnebago
Mike Klemens ’05 urban studies, in Sheboygan County. County Emergency Management. Daniel Keiser ’08 mathematics, is
is a transportation liaison for the Debbie Lucas ’07 social work, com- He is completing his master’s a foreign exchange specialist for M&I
Will County Governmental League pleted a year-long term with OeDae degree with studies in threat and Marshall & Ilsley Bank in Milwaukee.
in Joliet, Ill. Language Institute in South Korea response management at the Uni-
Kayla (Gries) Kiehl ’08 business
where she taught English. versity of Chicago.
Robert Logemann III ’05 business administration, is a personal banker
administration, is a lead teller for Vanessa (Sobeck) Molly (Cox) Demrow ’08 elemen- for Community Bank & Trust in
Harbor Credit Union in Green Bay. Moran, ’07 elemen- tary education, is a kindergarten Plymouth.
tary education, teacher for the Oshkosh Area
Troy Smits ’05 human development teaches third grade Samuel Pecard ’08 communication
and psychology, is the head cheer- in the Howard- and the arts, graduated from the U.S.
leading coach at DePaul University Suamico School Lawrence Eslinger ’08 master’s in Coast Guard Recruit Training Center
and is also an adviser trainer for District at Meadow- environmental science and policy, in Cape May, N.J.
Aveda at the John Hancock Center brook Elementary a research assistant at UW-Green
Kevin Panzarella ’08 business
in downtown Chicago. School. Bay, was appointed aquatic invasive
administration, is a disability insur-
Moran species coordinator for Oneida
Katie (Legler) Wagoner ’05 human Debra Niesen ’07 ance underwriting specialist for
County in northern Wisconsin’s
biology, is a health promotion nursing, is an allied health instructor the Northwestern Mutual Financial
consultant for Franciscan Skemp at Fox Valley Technical College. Network in Franklin.
Health Solutions in La Crosse.
Jessica Allen ’06 business admin-
istration, is working in human
resources with AEI Dish in Seymour.
Margaret Bendzick ’06 humanistic
studies, is the associate dean of stu-
dents and faculty for the Minnesota
School of Business, Richfield campus.
Brian Dimmer ’06 social change
and development, graduated from
School in 2009 and
began work for Petit
S.C. as an associate
attorney focusing TV reporter returns
on criminal defense
and criminal appel- home to a winner
Dimmer late law.
Andrew Mertig ’06 communications, Jill Wunrow, a 2002 UW-Green “Big Dance” and claimed its high-
is a resident director for Concordia Bay communications graduate est national ranking, 14th in the
University in Mequon. and former sportscaster, picked coaches’ poll, midway through
the right time to return home to the season. Throw in big years for Her boss and colleague, Phoenix SID
Kelly Samz, ’06 human biology, is her alma mater. men’s basketball (another 20-win Drew Harris, says Wunrow shares
the dietitian for Shady Lane Nursing
campaign and newfound tour- much of the credit for helping posi-
Care Center and Laurel Grove Assisted Wunrow joined the Phoenix Ath-
nament success) and women’s tion the UW-Green Bay program as
Living and Sunrise Rehabilitation, letics staff last August as assis-
Manitowoc. She is responsible for swimming and diving with a sixth a leader in video and internet expo-
tant sports information director
quality assurance and the nutrition straight Horizon League champi- sure. Her “Monday Minute” weekly
and an in-studio host for the
assessments including the creation and onship, and it has been a publi- wrapup show generated thousands
program’s internet TV shows. It’s
monitoring of nutritional care plans for cist’s dream. of hits for the site.
been a win-win — or better said,
residents. She earned a master’s degree a win, win, win — ever since. Wunrow interned at the Phoenix For an expanded version of this story,
in food and nutritional sciences from Sports Information Office during
The men’s soccer team made its www.uwgb.edu/inside/1004/wunrow
UW-Stout. A member of the Wisconsin
college, and graduated to jobs as
Dietetic Association, she serves as the first NCAA tournament appear- — Story by Lauren Muench ’09
a television sportscaster, photog-
new-member communications repre- ance in 30 years. The women’s
rapher, and reporter in the Green
sentative. basketball team won 28 games,
Bay, Peoria, and Wausau markets.
Danielle Behrle ’07 communica- earned its customary bid to the
tions, is a designer with the corporate
offices of Shopko stores in Green Bay.
April 2010 21
Jennifer Schanen ’08 social Abe Clark ’09 communication Ryan D. Miller ’09 business admin-
work, graduated from AmeriCorps
National Civilian Community Corps
and the arts, set off Feb. 15 from
Oceanside, Calif., on a five-month,
istration, is a credit analyst at The
Business Bank, Appleton.
(AmeriCorps NCCC) Pacific Region,
wrapping up ten month of commu-
2,860-mile run to Atlantic City, N.J.
A former Phoenix cross-country
Wade Moder ’09 environmental Unions
policy and plan-
nity service nationwide. She is now runner, Clark is raising money for Maria Fisher ’89 to
ning, began a
the community outreach specialist Living Water International, a Chris- Chad Lasecki
six-month term for
with Wise Women Gathering Place tian organization dedicated to help-
Wisconservation Laura Anderson ’01 to
in Green Bay. ing communities secure clean water.
Corps in Madison. Jerry Kaczmarek
The beneficiary will be residents
Brian Bar ’09 psychology, was part He serves on the
of Haiti where the organization is
of a team of AmeriCorps NCCC board of directors Kristy Watzlawick ’02 to
repairing hand pumps damaged by
(National Civilian Community for Yahara River James Hensley
the January earthquake. Clark was
Corps) members responding to a Grocery Coopera-
documenting his epic journey at Moder
flooding disaster in Greater Atlanta. tive in Stoughton. Lori Wachter ’03 to
His team removed five tons of Gerald Podskalny
JoAnna (Marineau) Monfils ’09
debris, gutted five houses, sanitized Terry Evans ’09 human develop-
chemistry and human biology, Kim Gregory ’04 to
three houses, and coordinated 34 ment, is enjoying
works in research and development Ivan Jaquez
volunteers. a spectacular
as an encapsys lab technician for
season, as could
Sarah Benzshawel ’09 business Appleton Papers, Inc. Laura Neuens ’06 to
be expected, as
administration, works with WS Eric Studee ’06
an American Kimberly Vickman ’09 environ-
Packaging Group, Inc. in Green Bay.
basketball import mental sciences, is a laboratory Courtney Hendricksen ’07
Elizabeth (Chapin) Breitenfeldt with the RSV technician for Food Safety Net to Warren Wippert
’09 accounting and business Stahnsdorf club in Services in Green Bay.
administration, is an associate Evans the German pro Molly Cox ’08 to
Steven Wicks ’09 human develop- Eric Demrow ’06
accountant at Integrys Business league’s second
ment and psychology, has enrolled
Support in Green Bay. division. A club webpage, translated
in the Ph.D. track in human Kayla Gries ’08 to
from German, suggests that the
Autumn Brown ’09 development and family studies at Casey Kiehl
former Phoenix standout has been
communications, Oregon State University, and serves
one of the team’s top rebounders,
is employed by The as a graduate teaching assistant in Melissa Kemps ’08 to
and it also reported that in one win,
Diamond Factory the subject of human sexuality. Bradley Zuleger ’08
“Terry Evans opened the game with
LLC jewelry store in
a dunking.” Gabrielle Zander ’09 communica- Caitlin Olsen ’08 to
tions, works two jobs at Columbus John Fraser
Nicholas Hitt ’09 communications,
(Wis.) Community Hospital. One of
is a veteran service representa-
her jobs there is as a switchboard Elizabeth Chapin ’09 to
Brown tive for the Department of Veteran
operator and registering patients at Seth Breitenfeldt
Affairs in Milwaukee.
night. She was just hired as a mar-
A.J. Kasten ’09 social change and keting and foundation assistant/ Ashley Ferraro ’09 to
development, works with LTE Resi- event planner. She is also a phar- Mathew Gruentzel
dence Services and the Office of macy technician at a drug store.
Residence Life for UW-Green Bay.
The Lean Team: UW-Green Bay crew helps kids eat right
When the Green Bay Boys and that is both nutritious and tasty, and
Girls Club expanded its fitness easy for them to make at home. The
program to include lessons in good goal is to provide tools and motiva-
nutrition, it called on UW-Green tion for children to make healthy
Bay’s dietetic internship program choices, and not just “because mom
to help. told me to.”
Every Tuesday, Casey McKenzie As a dietetic intern, McKenzie is
and three of her fellow students prepping for the Registered Dietitian
lead kids in an evening of games, Exam. The 37-week internship pro-
physical activities and simple les- gram is but one aspect of a rigorous
sons on healthy living. “We try not certification process.
to structure the classes like a lec- UW-Green Bay assigns its students
ture — they get enough of that at to settings that include hospitals,
school,” says McKenzie. “Our main long-term care facilities, a college
focus is to help them understand cafeteria, public school food-service
the link between eating the right operations, community health clinics,
foods and staying active.” a Native American health center, and
She makes sure that when the UW-Cooperative Extension agen-
youngsters snack, it’s something cies. Areas of study include medical
nutrition therapy, food service and
Sarah Jadin, Casey McKenzie, Kim Beyer and Jessica Schroeder try to get local school-
— Story by Paul Mee, editorial intern, children to realize that eating right and exercising can be fun. The four are students in
Marketing and University Communication UW-Green Bay’s dietetic internship program.
22 April 2010
Just add water:
aid 8,000 runners
Join us Sunday, May 16, as
approximately 8,000 marathon-
ers and half-marathoners pass our
way during Green Bay’s Cellcom
Marathon. The Alumni Associa-
tion staffs a water station from 7
to 10 a.m. before we head to the
finish line for food and refresh-
ments. It’s a great time, and vol-
unteers receive a free t-shirt. Call
or e-mail to volunteer, at (920)
465-2586 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s time for the annual Scholarship Golf Outing To affinity…and beyond!
Enjoy a day of golf and fun with fellow graduates and friends The Alumni Association partners with nationally recognized,
in the 30th annual Scholarship Golf Outing. Proceeds benefit pre-approved companies to offer discounted products and services
student scholarships. The event is Friday, June 11, at Royal Scot to UW-Green Bay graduates. These are called affinity programs.
Golf Course in New Franken. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The Often, when a graduate takes advantage of the offer, a fee/dona-
cost is $80 for an individual and $320 for a foursome. We can pair tion is made to the Alumni Association from the partner company.
you up, if needed. The day includes a putting contest, 18 holes Plus, the personal savings can be substantial. Find out more at
of golf with power cart, www.uwgb.edu/alumni/benefits.html. To name just a few:
lunch, raffle, hole events,
hors d’oeuvres reception • Go Next Travel – first-class overseas trips to
and more. Prizes awarded Europe and Asia
for team play, low gross and • Bank of America – credit card
low net (using a handicap www.uwgb.edu/alumni/creditcard.html
scoring system). Want to
donate a prize or sponsor • Liberty Mutual – home and auto insurance
a golf hole? Contact the
Alumni Office at (920) • American Insurance Administrators – group life insurance,
465-2586, or alumni@ health insurance and financial services plans
uwgb.edu. • Phoenix Bookstore – 10% off in-store and online
gift apparel purchases
See you at the ballpark
Your Alumni Association will be gathering for two baseball games • Three Green Bay Area hotels – offer discounted rates
A scholarship for your little Phoenix? Apply by July
• The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers host the Burlington Bees at UW-Green Bay-bound students who are following in the footsteps
Fox Cities Stadium, Grand Chute, at 6:35 p.m., Saturday, June of their parents, step-parents, legal guardians or grandparents
26. Tickets are $8.50 each. Tailgating in Grid #9. can apply for the Alumni Association’s Legacy Scholarship. One
• Tuesday, Aug. 10 is UWGB Alumni Night at Joannes Stadium, $2,000 scholarship starting the 2010-11 academic year will
Green Bay. The Bullfrogs host the Wisconsin Woodchucks be awarded. The application is due at 4 p.m. Friday, July 30.
at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 each and include your admission, Selection will be made by Friday, August 6, 2010. All application
a Bullfrogs hat, and a hot dog and soda voucher. materials are subject to verification by the Alumni Association.
Call (920) 465-2586, or e-mail email@example.com with any
Watch the alumni calendar of events for details and updates. questions. Award criteria and an application can be found at
Or contact the Alumni Office at (920) 465-2586, or www.uwgb.edu/alumni/benefits/scholarships.asp.
April 2010 23
‘distinguished’ and ‘outstanding’ alumni honorees
Three UW-Green Bay alumni were Jason Hellwig ’96, an attorney with local and statewide organizations;
selected for recognition as “distin- Winston & Strawn Law Office in New Betty Amuzu, M.D. ’83, an associate
guished” and two young alumni were York, and Sam Huber ’03, a teacher professor of obstetrics and gynecol-
deemed “outstanding” in advance of in the Milwaukee area school ogy with the UW Medical School
the 2010 Alumni Awards Night on district and founder and president and long-time friend to UW-Green
campus Saturday April 17. of Eco-Runner, are the outstanding Bay; and Tim Nixon ’87, an attorney
recent alumni. Selected to receive and shareholder in the Green Bay
distinguished-alumni status were law firm Godfrey & Kahn and a
Patricia Finder-Stone ’73, a retired team leader of business finance and
nurse and community activist in restructuring practice group.
Band gigs, video game design, Find us on Facebook and LinkedIn
surgery? It’s all new for you with Don’t be left out. Your Alumni Association is using Facebook and
LinkedIn in a big way. Jobs, networking, events, photo sharing
summer camps for all ages and more. The first step is to visit our website and sign up for the
Is summer your favorite time of year? It UWGB alumni group.
is for alumna Mona Christensen ’80 and
’96, UW-Green Bay director of camps and
conferences. She says to watch for
new class opportunities in the music
and art camps including adding drum-
mers to Guitar Camp so students can
experience ‘real-life’ band gigs, and the Upcoming Alumni events
additions of Video Game Design and APRIL
Silk Painting to Art Camp. Innovation Sat. 17 – Alumni Awards Night, Weidner Center
and Inventors’ Camp and Life’s a Lab
Camp will bring exposure to trends in Fri. 23 – Alumni Earth Caretaker Award
innovation and careers in medical sci- presentation, The Meadows
ence. In Life’s a Lab Camp, with partner MAY
Bellin College, students will take biol- Fri.-Sun. 7-9 – Alumni Family and Friends Weekend,
ogy and anatomy classes in the morning Wilderness Resort, Wisconsin Dells
and take tours of an emergency room,
radiology clinic, physical therapy Sat. 15 – Commencement Reception, 8 to 10 p.m.
Titletown Brewing, Green Bay
and sports medicine facilities, and if
scheduling allows, a viewing of a live surgery. Sun. 16 – Alumni Association at the
Cellcom Marathon, 7 to 10 a.m.
Adult camps include Grandparents University, Arts Enrichment
for Adults, and Spanish Immersion for Professionals. For more on JUNE
all of the Outreach and Extension sponsored camps, visit their Fri. 11 – Alumni Association Annual Scholarship
website, www.uwgbsummercamps.com. Golf Outing, Royal Scot Golf Course
Stay connected! Sat. June 26 – Alumni and Friends at the Timber Rattlers
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24 April 2010
Endowment gives life to library
A new endowment will provide needed financial assistance to
the heart of UW-Green Bay — the David A. Cofrin Library.
Strategically located at the heart of the
University, the Cofrin Library was established
as the lifeblood of learning on the UW-Green Dr. Debra
Bay campus. Now, an endowment created by Ann Reilly
Dr. Debra Ann Reilly, sister of UW-Green Bay
Prof. Clif Ganyard, and his wife, Cofrin Library
Director Paula Ganyard, will help secure its
viability for years to come.
To read the full story about the Robert L.
Do you have a love of libraries and learning?
Ganyard Library Endowment, the vision for its
Please consider a gift to help grow the
use, and the man behind the heartfelt gift, go to
Robert L. Ganyard Library Endowment.
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Nonprofit Org.
2420 Nicolet Drive U.S. Postage
Green Bay, WI 5431 1-7001 PA I D
Green Bay, WI
Permit No. 66
‘Bay Badgers,’ anyone?
Exactly forty years ago, UWGB students chose the fiery Phoenix (inset)
as the new school’s permanent mascot. Sent to the ash can were the Bay
Badgers nickname and the weird, water-skiing Bucky logo, which survives
in the UW-Green Bay archives only as a single, felt pennant. Is there any
pre-Phoenix memorabilia in your attic? We’d love to see it. See page 13.
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