Category: Alumni Rising

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


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

Saldana Family

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 […]

Diboll, Eco U retirees, gather for Earth Caretaker Award Ceremony


UW-Green Bay’s Environmental Management and Business Institute (EMBI) held a reception honoring UW-Green Bay’s seventh Earth Caretaker Award recipient, Neil Diboll ’78 on April 21, 2016. It was just one part of a special evening in which a number of founding faculty members for UW-Green Bay’s environmental science programs returned to celebrate the 50th Anniversary […]

TV success preempts college degree… until now


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 […]