Category: Alumni Rising

TV success preempts college degree… until now

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As a junior in high school nearly 50 years ago, Tom McCarey couldn’t have known that getting a part-time, entry-level position in the production department at WBAY-TV would be the start of a long and distinguished broadcasting career. By the time he retired from WBAY two years ago, he had been a television news journalist […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]