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Alumni enjoyed golfing ‘fore’ scholarships

Alumni enjoyed golfing ‘fore’ scholarships

Alumni and friends raised a record $15,000 in scholarships during the annual Alumni Scholarship Golf Outing, Friday, June 13, and according to Alumni Director Kari Moody, had a blast doing it. UWGB’s Vets 4 Vets Club also raised $1,000-plus that will go toward scholarships for veterans who are enrolled at UWGB. A record number of golfers — the 144 maximum — participated in the 2014 event.

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Photographer Becker has sideline view of the storied Green Bay Packers

Photographer Becker has sideline view of the storied Green Bay Packers

Matt Becker has a front row seat for one of the most historic franchises in the NFL, the Green Bay Packers. The 2008 Communication graduate is a team assistant photographer for the Packers and associate photo editor for digital media at ESPN. “Sports were a big part of my life when I was growing up, […]

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Alumni rising: Research sparks international career for Von Holzen

Alumni rising: Research sparks international career for Von Holzen

In a tradition that dates as far back as the 18th century, a decorated cow-drawn wagon carted newly honored Katie Von Holzen to the center of the Göttingen, Germany and dropped her off in front of City Hall. From there she climbed up next to the Gänseliesel statue, added a bouquet of flowers, and gave […]

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Alumni rising: UWGB alumni provide quality early education at Encompass

Alumni rising: UWGB alumni provide quality early education at Encompass

Encompass Early Education and Childcare is a nationally accredited organization that provides quality education for children beginning at six weeks of age. The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay plays a significant role in providing staffing for the seven-center organization, with more than 20 Encompass staff members holding a UWGB degree. The vast majority of staff members […]

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Memories and milestones: Video shares highlights of commencement 2014

Memories and milestones: Video shares highlights of commencement 2014

The 634 graduates who participated in Saturday’s commencement ceremony had plenty to reflect on from their time at UW-Green Bay. For Phoenix soccer’s Chanel Aries, it was applied learning and a one-of-a-kind education. For Heba Mohammad, a 2012 UW System Outstanding Women of Color in Education Award recipient, it was involvement outside the classroom as […]

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Alumni rising: Distinguished and outstanding UW-Green Bay graduates

Alumni rising: Distinguished and outstanding UW-Green Bay graduates

Citing exceptional faculty and staff — many who went out of their way to help them through difficulty, pulled them aside for a bit of encouragement, or asked them questions that would lead to new paths — five UW-Green Bay alumni humbly and graciously accepted Distinguished (Bob Pyle, Constance Downs, Craig Dickman) and Outstanding Recent […]

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Alumni rising: Fond memories, warm thoughts from Malaysia

Alumni rising: Fond memories, warm thoughts from Malaysia

It has been 30 years and he lives 9,000 miles away in his native homeland, Malaysia, but memories of UW-Green Bay come both quickly and fondly for UW-Green Bay alumnus Ahmad Faisal Alias. So much so, that Faisal is an active contributor to the UWGB alumni facebook page and he has created a page for […]

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Live on purpose: Birr shares inspirational ‘After Thoughts’ message

Live on purpose: Birr shares inspirational ‘After Thoughts’ message

By the conclusion of Jane Birr’s “After Thoughts” talk April 1, the audience was on its feet. Not because Birr was receiving a standing ovation (though she did earn some thunderous applause), but because she was illustrating the power of starting a journey toward a better tomorrow — and demonstrating just how contagious change for the better can be.

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Award-winner Arnold was captivated by communications at a young age

Award-winner Arnold was captivated by communications at a young age

He was on a tour of NBC Studios in New York City with his father, when six-year-old Harvey Arnold first became captivated with the radio and television industry. “I remember being enamored by the huge TV cameras, lights, large two-inch videotape machines and all of the supporting terminal equipment,” Arnold said. “I was hooked!” The […]

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Agricultural communications is Amy Manske’s calling

Agricultural communications is Amy Manske’s calling

Upon graduation in 2012, UW-Green Bay alumnus Amy Manske (in pink) decided not to settle. She was going to look for her dream job — one that incorporated her love for agriculture and her degree in Communication. A previous opportunity as a finalist for “Alice in Dairyland,” the official agricultural ambassador for the state of […]

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