Moua, 1999 ‘Outstanding Student’ grad, to return as commencement speaker

Award-winning alumna Ma Manee Moua has accepted UW-Green Bay’s invitation to serve as commencement speaker for the University’s May 2013 graduation ceremony at the Kress Events Center on Saturday, May 18. Moua operates Moua Law Office in Roseville, Minn., a Twin Cities suburb. Previously, she was an assistant attorney general with the state of Wisconsin Department of Justice, where it was believed she was the first Hmong American to serve in such a capacity in any state justice department, nationwide. She has been a conference speaker at campuses including Macalester College, Edgewood College and UW System institutions in Madison, Parkside, Green Bay and Oshkosh on topics including criminal justice, the legal system, and leadership. She has hosted a monthly legal advice show, Xovtooj Cua Haiv Hmoob, on a Twin Cities radio station. Moua received her UW-Green Bay bachelor’s in Philosophy in May 1999, earning Alumni Association Outstanding Student Award honors. She also received the University’s young alumni award in 2007.