Retirement gifts for Diane Ford? Send ‘em to UWGB students, instead

Diane Ford, UW-Green Bay student scholarship fundDiane Ford, UW-Green Bay Class of 1975, has plenty of friends and admirers.

That’s why, when she announced her recent retirement as longtime vice president and controller of Integrys Energy Group (formerly WPS Resources), it was no insignificant gesture when she insisted “absolutely no gifts!”

Instead, this generous alumna encouraged well-wishers to add to the UW-Green Bay student scholarship fund she created last year in her family’s name. The result? More than $6,000 in new funding for scholarships.

(Ford, at left in the photo above, is shown at her retirement party acknowledging a ceremonial check to the fund, representing some of those contributions. With her are Bev Carmichael of UW-Green Bay and Integrys Energy CEO Charlie Schrock.)

Learn more about Ford and the scholarship fund.