Alumnus named Rotary Teacher of the Month

The Rotary Club of Beloit named Jeffrey Kropp ’98, ’07 (Business Administration and Master of Science in Management) Teacher of the Month for May. “Kropp’s philosophy is to get students talking in his classrooms and pull them out of their shells. He feels that strong communication skills and the ability to build relationships are key business skills which his students need to confidently develop. Another technique Kropp uses is to bring to life the content in his classrooms by having students demonstrate their knowledge with role plays and humor.” Read more from Beloit Daily News.

Manitowoc Campus student business competition featured by ‘Coolest Coast’

The Coolest Coast featured UW-Green Bay Manitowoc campus when it visited the 2019 Manitowoc County High School Business Idea Competition finals on Tuesday, April 16. The Austin E. Cofrin School of Business sponsored this first area competition where several high school students from three of eight Manitowoc County High Schools presented their business ideas in a three-minute format then took questions from judges. The top prize was scholarships and cash worth more than $2,000, and the total prize package was valued at $15,000. Entrepreneurship lecturer Ryan Kauth (Business Administration) served as an advisor to the competition. See the video.

‘Ag’s next wave’ featured in Insight

“The next frontier in agriculture isn’t in a farm field; it’s in water,” writes Sharon Verbeten for Insight. “Whether it’s hydroponics or aquaponics, a growing number of businesses are trying out this new way of producing food, whether it’s to provide people with more locally sourced food, cultivate food more sustainably or offer an answer to helping feed the world’s growing population.” See more about Ag’s next wave.

Two national investors join Titletown Venture Fund

Insight Publications shared good news in its “Regional Roundup.” UW-Green Bay partners, the Green Bay Packers and TitleTownTech, added two national investors. Jerry Jacobs Jr., Delaware North co-CEO and an alternate governor for the Boston Bruins, and Jeff Wilpon, partner of Sterling Project Development, Sterling Equities and chief operating officer of the New York Mets, became two new out-of-state investors in the TitletownTech Venture Fund. See more.