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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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Ryan Taylor ’05 works in dream job at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Ryan Taylor ’05 works in dream job at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

From the frigid cold temperatures of Green Bay to the warm climate of Central Florida, Ryan Taylor has made a career out of his love for animals. Looking for a change in weather, Taylor took a job in 2008 at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, one of the largest animal theme parks in the world, as an animal keeper, taking care of hoofed stock like giraffes and zebras on the Safari.

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Five Phoenix named Future 15

Five Phoenix named Future 15

Of the 15 young professionals who will be recognized by the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, Thursday, Feb. 20, five have roots and an undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. The “Future 15 Young Professional Awards” recognizes 15 young professionals who have made an impact in both their relatively short professional careers, […]

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Emergencies are routine for Angie (Johnson) Qualio

Emergencies are routine for Angie (Johnson) Qualio

Sometimes it is the life-challenging events that lead to life-altering opportunities. Such was the case for 2001 University of Wisconsin-Green Bay graduate Angie (Johnson) Qualio. Starting out as an art major, the Little Chute native changed her mind and her major during her father’s serious illness her freshman year in college. She experienced a sense […]

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Alumni Rising: Peter investigates understudied native phragmites

Alumni Rising: Peter investigates understudied native phragmites

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay graduate student Matt Peter is out to broaden the base of knowledge of a currently understudied subject — the effects of native phragmites on Door County shores. You see, it is the exotic invasive plant that seems to take over shorelines in a matter of a few years and are the […]

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Adult Degree grad gains confidence to explore the world

Adult Degree grad gains confidence to explore the world

Balancing home life and two jobs while working toward her bachelor’s degree, Fay Lau went from trepidation about her academic ability to having a world of confidence. Lau completed high school years ago but delayed her dream of a bachelor’s degree. Instead, she pursued two associate degrees, at Lakeshore Technical College and Northeast Wisconsin Technical […]

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Alumni rising: Recent grad Boss lights way for others in new career

Alumni rising: Recent grad Boss lights way for others in new career

Every day is a holiday for Chiara Boss and every door jingle is a gift. The recent UW-Green Bay graduate is the volunteer and resource coordinator for Green Bay Habitat for Humanity Restore — a retail operation that profits from donated building materials and home improvement items to benefit the Greater Green Bay Habitat for […]

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The 360° experience has Mandal returning to his UWGB roots

The 360° experience has Mandal returning to his UWGB roots

From UW-Green Bay to India, Koyel Mandal works on international projects on behalf of the environment, energy and climate change.

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