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UWGB Alumni Association Golf Outing raises $15,000 for scholarships

UWGB Alumni Association Golf Outing raises $15,000 for scholarships

An early morning rain transitioned into sunny skies just in time for the shotgun start to the 35th annual UW-Green Bay Scholarship Golf Outing, Friday, June 12. One of the Alumni Association’s longest-standing events, the outing set a new record for dollars raised with more than $15,000 generated for student scholarships through fees, sponsorships, raffles […]

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Alumnus finds inspiration to ‘Always Climb Higher’

Alumnus finds inspiration to ‘Always Climb Higher’

Jeff Pagels’ success as an inspirational author, speaker, Olympic-caliber athlete, natural-resource manager and all-around good guy is fueled by his love for the outdoors and his determination to rise above life’s challenges. Pagels received his master’s degree from UW-Green Bay in 1986.

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CEO claims slice of success in dough business

CEO claims slice of success in dough business

The recipe for pizza dough is relatively simple… flour, sugar, yeast, salt, water and a little olive oil. The recipe for a successful and growing wholesale pizza-crust company is a bit more complicated. Randy Charles, a 1987 UW-Green Bay Business Administration grad, keeps that recipe close to the vest.

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Shariff first of UW-Green Bay grads to join MCW-Green Bay

Shariff first of UW-Green Bay grads to join MCW-Green Bay

Julia Shariff is still wrapping her head around the possibility of one day being called, “Dr. Shariff.” The May 2015 UW-Green Bay Human Biology and Spanish graduate took a major step toward her long-awaited goal with recent acceptance into the inaugural class of the Medical College of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Classes begin this summer. “To be […]

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UWGB Alumnus Simons returns ‘home’ as new Brown County Library Director

UWGB Alumnus Simons returns ‘home’ as new Brown County Library Director

After years apart, one alumnus is returning to his Green Bay area roots. Brian Simons, a 1998 History graduate, has been appointed the new director of the Brown County Library System. “The board is extremely impressed with Brian’s experience, knowledge and commitment,” said Board President Kathy Pletcher. “His results-driven leadership style, record of innovation, fiscal […]

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Double the love: Fondness for UWGB brings alumni back for more

Double the love: Fondness for UWGB brings alumni back for more

UW-Green Bay has seen an increasing number of alums who loved their time on campus so much, they returned to get a second degree. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, now is the perfect time to share their tales of love, devotion and hard work in pursuit of their happily ever after.

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Alumni rising: Kozloski provides homes to unwanted exotics

Alumni rising: Kozloski provides homes to unwanted exotics

For Jamie Kozloski, there is no such thing as a quiet day at the office. Kozloski, a 2011 UW-Green Bay Biology graduate, is the founder and director of Kingdom Animalia Exotic Animal Rescue (KAEAR), a non-profit organization in De Pere, Wis. dedicated to “rescuing exotic animals through educational outreach,” according to their website.

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2012 grad Morgan Gantz works to study and protect our nation’s wilderness

2012 grad Morgan Gantz works to study and protect our nation’s wilderness

For the millions of outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy hiking on the trails, kayaking down the rapid rivers, and biking through national parks, forests and wildlife refuges, there are the few who work to both study and protect the natural landscape of our public lands. Morgan Gantz, a 2012 UW-Green Bay Environmental Science graduate is working […]

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Cheery expression: Alumna Oudeans’ art spreads holiday cheer

Cheery expression: Alumna Oudeans’ art spreads holiday cheer

UW-Green Bay alumna and artist in residence Danica Oudeans got an early surprise this holiday season. A piece of artwork she donated to UW-Green Bay after her graduation in 2003 was chosen for the Chancellor’s annual holiday card. The painting is part of the University’s permanent art collection.

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Team players: Alumni make an impact working for Green Bay Packers

Team players: Alumni make an impact working for Green Bay Packers

From marketing to social media, I.T. to H.R., UW-Green Bay alumni are making a difference throughout the Green Bay Packers organization. We talked to several alumni, both recent and less so, about the UW-Green Bay experience, how it’s prepared them for careers with the most storied franchise in professional sports — and what it’s really like […]

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