Category: Alumni Rising

UW-Green Bay grad lends organizational expertise to Downtown Green Bay, Inc.

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Jessica Danen combines her academic focus with passion for not-for-profit sector When Jessica Danen ’18, (Public Administration) wanted to do her senior honors project, she found an opportunity to apply her studies in Public Administration and non-profit management to the needs of the organization for which she interned — Downtown Green Bay, Inc. “I was exposed […]

Distinguished alumnus, Doug Wirth receives prestigious award

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One of UW-Green Bay’s most recent Distinguished Alumni Award winners, Douglas Wirth ’89 (Social Work) was recognized as one of the most responsible business leaders in New York City. Wirth, President and CEO of Amida Care, New York’s largest Medicaid Special Needs Health Plan (SNP), was recognized with a Responsible 100 award on December 18 at Sony […]

Packed with an entrepreneurial ‘spirit’ Skyla Aissen ’18 graduated from college, debt-free

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With roots planted deep in Northeast Wisconsin and visions of “branch” expansion, recent Business Administration graduate and Christmas tree grower Skyla Aissen has her work gloves on and is ready for the future. Her Grandma Lean imparted this piece of wisdom on Skyla long ago, “24 hours is a lot of time in a day […]

Outstanding UW-Green Bay Student Award recipient Kara Baugrud: ‘I got a degree and so much more’

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As an athlete, student, mentor and Christian, Kara Baugrud, the recipient of this year’s Outstanding Student Award, feels her journey at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has helped her develop a love for learning, and a love for leading. Baugrud will graduate this year with a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology and a minor […]

Reflection of a student/soldier: UW-Green Bay alumna Misti Brosig ’18

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Part citizen/student, part soldier. (Pictured) UW-Green Bay alumnae Misti Brosig serves as a model for a striking photo taken last year showing both sides of Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) students and all students in active military as they both train and work toward completion of their college degree. As Veteran’s Day approaches, UW-Green Bay […]

General Mills serves ‘Breakfast of Champions’ and more to these UW-Green Bay alumni

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General Mills, Inc., is a powerhouse company that produces some of the most recognizable food brands in the nation. And now they have two powerhouse employees — recent UW-Green Bay alumni Jake Ambrosius ’17 and Kailee Smits ’18. Home to popular cereals such as Cheerios, Lucky Charms and Wheaties, along with pantry staples like Betty […]

Photos: UW-Green Bay honors most distinguished and outstanding

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UW-Green Bay was honored by the return of six distinguished and outstanding alumni who returned to campus Oct. 2, 2018 to accept awards recognizing their contributions to campus, communities and workplace. This year’s honorees were Daniel Keegan ’72, Sheila Kohl ’96 and ’05 and Doug Wirth ’89, each receiving the Distinguished Alumni Award; and Cordero […]

UW-Green Bay alumnus, Craig Dickman ’82 named TitletownTech’s Managing Director

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TitletownTech has hired Breakthrough Fuel founder and UW-Green Bay alumnus Craig Dickman ’82 (Business Administration) as the innovation center’s managing director. The Green Bay Packers and Microsoft made the joint announcement Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018. The Packers with Microsoft Corp. announced operational details of the joint venture, with plans to bring world-class digital innovations and […]

Alumni spotlight: Richard Kendrick enjoys first week (and every day) of school

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It’s the first week of school and UW-Green Bay alumnus Richard Kendrick ’08 is excited… When the students return from summer break to Madison Area Technical College, Kendricks’ day kicks into high gear. And he wouldn’t have it any other way. Kendrick is a mathematics instructor, math adviser and a member of the honors faculty […]