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Alumnus appears on Modern Family Episode

Scott Dickert

Scott Deckert

Alumnus Scotty Dickert (stage name Scott Deckert) appeared as a member of the cast in the ABC primetime comedy, Modern Family, episode Red Alert (Season 10, Episode 16), which aired Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. Deckert played the role of Evan and can be seen at 10:16. Watch the episode on In the past, you may have seen Deckert in Venom and other Hollywood productions.

Reminder: Light up the Lakeshore registration deadline is March 8

Spread the word to Manitowoc County high school students. The deadline for he first annual Light Up the Lakeshore High School Student Business Idea Competition in Manitowoc County is March 8. Students can register their idea at

The UW-Green Bay Manitowoc Campus, through the Cofrin School of Business, is a lead sponsor of the first annual Light Up the Lakeshore High School Student Business Idea Competition in Manitowoc County.

The current prize package is $15,000. The winner of each high school’s competition will receive $100 from UW-Green Bay along with other cash prizes and in-kind donations to help them grow their business. Competitions at Lincoln High School and Two Rivers High School have been set for 6 p.m. on March 19 and April 17, respectively. The county finals will culminate the countywide competition with finalists from each high school’s competition. The county finals will take place at the UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus’s theatre on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 6 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

Other cash, in-kind, and media sponsors include Rawley Point Economic Advisors, Shoreline Credit Union, Investors Community Bank, Clocktower Advisors, and Two Rivers Main Street. To be a cash, in-kind, or media sponsor to reach a goal of $25,000 in cash and prizes for this first annual competition, or for further questions about the contest including future dates of each Manitowoc County high school’s individual competition, please contact Jeff Sachse at



UW-Green Bay to Host Public Hearing on Mission Change

Green Bay, Wis. —The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will hold a public hearing on its Mission Change. UW-Green Bay is seeking a substantive change to the select mission in order to adopt a mission that matches established programs and partnerships; demonstrates commitment to new branch campuses and communities; and better aligns with the vision of the institution.

Thursday, March 14, 2019
5:30 to 7 p.m.
UW-Green Bay Campus
Fort Howard Hall, Weidner Center for the Performing Arts
2420 Nicolet Drive, Green Bay, Wis. 54311

Appearances at the Hearing and Submittal of Written Comments

Regent Robert Atwell will preside over the public hearing, to provide interested persons with the opportunity to make an oral presentation on the revised statement. Each individual who registers to speak will be given up to three minutes for an oral presentation. Registration will be available on site before and during the listening session. Only those who are registered will be able to provide a statement regarding the proposed mission statement.

The proposed mission change is available online at Questions can be directed to Ben Joniaux, Office of the Chancellor, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay at 920-465-2067 or


Persons with special needs or circumstances regarding communication or accessibility at the hearing should contact Ben Joniaux at 920-465-2067 or Accommodations such as ASL interpreters, English translators or materials in audio format will be made available on request to the fullest extent possible.

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to nearly 8,000 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. The Green Bay campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, Division I athletics, an award-winning nine-hole golf course and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay’s main campus is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region and the I-43 corridor. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit


Reminder: Sophomore Visit Day, Wednesday, Feb. 20

On Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, the Green Bay Campus is hosting a Sophomore Visit Day and is expecting more than 350 Wisconsin sophomores. These high school students, lead by current UW-Green Bay students, will visit portions of campus and will rotate among sessions allowing them to experience engaging sessions from faculty members and the fun of campus life. Please be sure to welcome the groups of students that you see around campus!

Helping Professions Open House is Friday, Feb. 15

On Friday afternoon (Feb. 15, 2019), the University is hosting the Helping Professions Open House, a collaborative program between five helping professions academic programs and admissions. Nursing, Social Work, Education, Psychology and Human Biology will be featured. More than 135 Green Bay Area Public School students and more than 75 prospective students and guests will be on campus to learn about a variety of helping professions majors. Please help welcome these students!

My Phoenix Story: Senior Johnny Gomez

UW-Green Bay senior Johnny Gomez (Business Administration) discusses why he chose UW-Green Bay, and how the school and all it has to offer has helped him develop into a person who is ready to take on the professional world post-graduation.

Video by Marketing and University Communication intern Quinn Duffy ’20 Communication

Feb. 1 is Phoenix Dress-up Day

Every Friday is Phoenix Friday, but Friday, Feb. 1 is an extra special Phoenix Dress-up Day! Phoenix Family near and far are invited to don their Green and UW-Green Bay gear in honor of Homecoming 2019. Post a photo of you in gear with #uwgbhoco for a chance to win giveaways sponsored by the Phoenix Bookstore and Student Affairs!

‘Pick Your Trip’ raffle tickets available

Get ready to pick your trip! The Alumni Association is raising money for scholarships at UW-Green Bay through the UW-Green Bay Alumni “Pick your Trip” Raffle. Tickets are $20/ticket and only 1,000 tickets will be sold! The raffle prize winner will pick a concert, theater event or regular season sporting event within the United States to attend. Winner receives round-trip transportation to the event, two nights hotel accommodations and two tickets to the event of his/her choice.

The drawing will occur Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019 at 1 p.m. One winner will be drawn at the end of the Green Bay Women’s basketball game played against UW-Milwaukee at the Kress Events Center. Need not be present to win.

To purchase a ticket, contact an Alumni Association Board member or visit the UW-Green Bay Advancement Office (Cofrin Library 805, 2420 Nicolet Drive, Green Bay, WI 54311) during normal business hours (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). Tickets will also be sold at Krash the Kress. Questions may be directed to Director of Alumni Relations Kari Moody at

See raffle rules.

Enjoy discounts the week of Homecoming at alumni-owned businesses

All Phoenix alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends, are welcome to enjoy discounts at alumni-owned businesses the week of Homecoming! Experience the following discounts at the businesses below from Wednesday, Jan. 30-Saturday, Feb. 2:

Jitter Bean
50 cents of any drink

Bay Area Yoga Center
Alumni may bring a guest for free

Kroll’s West
10% off to those in Phoenix gear

The Gift Itself LLC
10% off any in house-made jewelry and art (Not able to combine with other offers/discounts)

Questions on discounts may be directed to each organization. Businesses interested in participating next year may contact