Category: Alumni Rising

Alumni put best club forward in annual golf outing, raise $24,000 for scholarships

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Congratulations to the UW-Green Bay Alumni Association on yet another successful Scholarship Golf Outing. The 37th annual raised nearly $24,000 designated for scholarships. You can already save the date for next year’s outing — Friday, June 8. Although it’s never about the winning (everybody who dedicates a day to play is a winner) we have […]

Johnson to receive UW-Green Bay’s EMBI Earth Caretaker Award

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Environmental Management and Business Institute (EMBI) will honor the eighth Earth Caretaker Award recipient, Meleesa Johnson ’00 on Thursday, April 20, 2017. The event takes place in the Phoenix Room of the University Union. The Earth Caretaker Award recognizes UW-Green Bay graduates who have distinguished themselves in their professional field and are […]

Badalamenti gives colorful Commencement address, uses Rubik’s Cube to make his point

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Vincenzo (Vince) Badalamenti, a psychology major, was chosen to speak on behalf of his graduating class in UW-Green Bay’s December 2016 Commencement ceremony. Using a six-sided Rubik’s Cube to demonstrate his main point — that graduates have been influenced by six different spheres including parents, family members, friends, co-workers, educators, and even random people — and […]

Five honored at UW-Green Bay’s annual Alumni Awards

2016 Alumni Award Recipients

Not only are they smart, passionate and forward-thinking, but the recipients of the 2016 University of Wisconsin-Green Bay distinguished and outstanding recent alumni awards are incredibly grateful for their UW-Green Bay experience and humbled by the honor. The annual Alumni Awards were held October 4 on the stage of the Weidner Center stage for the […]

Video: Phoenix Tales – Music Alumnus Kevin Wellens Sings at Lambeau Field

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Alumnus Kevin Wellens talks about his path to UW-Green Bay, his experience with “wonderful” music faculty and what it is like to sing before 80,000 people at the Green Bay Packers Lambeau Field this fall. Wellens was selected for the honor by UWGB music faculty members Sarah Meredith, Courtney Sherman and Randy Meder based on […]

Maple leaf moment: Former Phoenix Megan Lukan and her Canadian Rugby team win bronze

Megan Lukan playing rugby with Canadian Olympic Team

From college basketball star to Canadian rugby medalist. Wait. What? Former Green Bay women’s basketball standout Megan Lukan did the improbable. Following a stellar basketball career at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Lukan jumped at an offer to return to Canada and play for the national Canadian rugby developmental team (a sport she had given […]

UW-Green Bay senior takes a swing at ownership of Hidden Valley Driving Range

John Danforth and his daughter in his driving range office

UW-Green Bay senior John Danforth was just 16 when he began to formulate a plan for his future. After a discussion with a golf course superintendent, and the lure of a career that includes both sports and the outdoors, Danforth began investigating a career in the golf industry. With just a semester to go before […]

The Saldaña family is Green with Phoenix Phever

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Antonio and Judith Saldaña never lost their flame after graduating from UW-Green Bay and have passed on the spark to their two children Nicholas and Savanah. This family of four proudly represents the Phoenix green. Both Antonio and Judith grew up in Green Bay, and chose to attend UWGB because it was close to home […]