UW-Green Bay senior student Garriet Kanis was in for a pleasant surprise as he sat among nearly 4,000 fans at the Krash the Kress Homecoming 2019 basketball game. Chances were slim that his name would be called for the Associated Bank Tuition Giveaway, which promised the lucky winner a semester of tuition valued at $4,000.
“Honestly I knew there was a small chance, however I never thought my name would actually be pulled,” he said.
His name was called.
The Business Administration major from Viroqua (near LaCrosse), who is set to graduate in May 2019 (and get married shortly thereafter), said he was shocked when it was revealed that he was the winner, and he wasn’t completely convinced that it was his named called. However, after it sank in a bit, his shock turned to gratitude.
“It was a great feeling to have received this generous gift!” Kanis says.
Kanis was been very involved on campus during his time at UW-Green Bay, serving as the lead intramural supervisor for UREC and as the president for Students for Advancement of Management. With only one semester left at UW-Green Bay, he says that winning the raffle was “an awesome way to start my last semester.” After graduation, Kanis intends to stay in the Green Bay area and find a job with a local company.
Story by Alicia LeBoeuf, Marketing and University Communication intern