Publicizing the ‘Community Partnership Award in Business’

Recognizing and encouraging campus-community collaboration is the aim of a newly created awards program open to students, faculty and staff at UW-Green Bay.

Beginning this year, the Chancellor’s Community Partnership Award in Business will annually present a $5,000 scholarship to a selected undergraduate or graduate student and a $5,000 cash award to a faculty or staff member whose efforts are viewed as best exemplifying the University’s commitment to regional growth and development. Tim Weyenberg, longtime CEO and current executive board chairman of the Foth Companies, is funding the program’s launch. Weyenberg serves as the Cofrin School’s first-ever Executive in Residence. The presentation of the first award to a faculty or staff member will most likely take place at the annual Business Week reception, scheduled this year for the last week in March.

A committee with both campus and community representation will review nominations and applications to choose the recipient. The student scholarship award will be earmarked for an outstanding student with a demonstrated record of achievement or potential in business leadership. Specific criteria and details of the application process will be finalized later in 2016, with the first award to be made during the 2016-17 academic year.

Weyenberg notes that although he and Chancellor Gary L. Miller see the awards program having a natural home in the Cofrin School of Business, the selection committees will also invite nominations and applications from individuals outside the Business and Accounting programs and Master’s in Management track. For more, see the news release at http://news.uwgb.edu/log-news/news/01/04/uw-green-bay-creates-community-partnership-award-in-business/