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Soaring on their own: More than 400 students graduate from UW-Green Bay

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay proudly bestowed bachelor’s and master’s degrees on more than 400 students during the University’s Winter 2018 Commencement on December 15, 2018 at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. The vast majority of this semester’s graduates are Wisconsin residents, with a good portion choosing to stay, work and invest in Wisconsin. Among the graduates, 110 transferred into UW-Green Bay from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, showing the power of higher education partnership in Northeast Wisconsin. The University also graduated its first (5) students in the Master of Science in Health Management program, meeting the state’s increasing demand for health care professionals. This year’s graduating class includes 425 UW-Green Bay students (390 undergraduates and 35 graduate students) who have applied to graduate at the end of the fall 2018 semester or winter 2019 short-term. The class is almost identical to last year, when the University graduated 437 students. Additional facts about the Class of 2018:

  • 92% are Wisconsin residents and 159 students (37%) are Brown County residents. Much of the class (279) or 63% comes from UW-Green Bay’s new 16-county, four-campus region.
  • Area high schools are well represented, with 43 who are former graduates of Green Bay Area High Schools Preble (17), East (10), Southwest (9) and West (7)
  • Commencing were 26 veterans and 5 international students
  • 54% were the first in their family to attend college
  • Human Development and Psychology lead the way with 50 graduates each; followed by Business Administration, Nursing and Organizational Leadership (46 each) and Human Biology (41)

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– Photos by Dan Moore and Liesl Sigourney, Marketing and University Communication