Alumna Marty Stanley paying it forward with internship funding

UW-Green Bay alumna Marty Stanley’s innovative spirit has a way of inspiring beyond words.

TheScreen Shot 2017-03-09 at 11.25.12 AM speaker, author and organizational coach and consultant (www.alteringoutcomes.com) attributes her monumental success to the years she spent at her alma mater. In return, the 1977 graduate, who now lives in La Jolla, Calif., has developed a pay it forward giving system that will change the lives of numerous UW-Green Bay students.

Stanley returned to UW-Green Bay at age 25 after spending time at another university and in the workforce. The decision, she says, changed her life. The confidence-building work-study job opportunities provided to her, and the individualized attention from professors she received at UW-Green Bay, prompted her years later to become the first UW-Green Bay alumna to financially support an on-campus internship. Stanley is supporting UW-Green Bay senior Amy Bauer in an editorial internship in the Office of Marketing and University Communication.

Three words have guided Stanley over the years: Empowering, regenerating and sustainable.

“These words are what I bring to the organizations that I coach, as well as guide my giving choices,” said Stanley. “My contribution to UW-Green Bay meets that criteria as it empowers students by providing them with the tools to become successful and prompts them to pay it forward — regeneratingthe process in a sustainable manner.”

With University budget cuts and competition for off-campus internships rising, it is difficult for students to receive rewarding opportunities that allow them to build their confidence and skills going into the workplace. The internships UW-Green Bay offers provide genuine, portfolio-building experiences that help students grow as people and professionals. It also allows the University to retain student talent, rather than lose students to off-campus businesses and organizations.

For more information on unique alumni giving, contact Kari Moody, Director of Alumni Relations at moodyk@uwgb.edu.