50-and-forward

50 and Forward: Toasting the future

Friends and colleagues joined together on Friday, May 6 for the culminating event of UW-Green Bay’s 50th Anniversary year — 50 and Forward. Hosted by Gary and Georgia Miller, the casual evening presented an opportunity to join collectively with current faculty and staff, retirees, donors and friends who understand the distinctivness of UW-Green Bay. With the jazzy sounds of Hip Pocket playing in the background, friends reconnected and reminisced before joining in a rendition of both the Phoenix Fight Song and the Alma Mater.

From the stage, Chancellor Miller recognized a number of people, expressing his gratitude to the 50th Anniversary Committee and the 50 and Forward Committee for the passion behind the anniversary year. He also recognized senior faculty member Kumar Kangayappan, who retired in spring after 48 years of service with the institution.

With a toast, Chancellor Miller offered farewell to the past and inspired the future —

“To the University’s past, may we always remember our roots, our rich history and where we came from…

To the present, may we appreciate this special moment in time, including the challenges and opportunities it represents and our resiliency to move forward with trust and determination…

And to our future, may we welcome the tremendous opportunity before us to put our interdisciplinary philosophy to work to transform students, society and this great institution for the next 50 years.

Here’s to 50 and Forward! Cheers!”

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– Photos by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication