Former and Phuture Phoenix Riley Garbe is Student Commencement Student Speaker, ‘Most Outstanding’

Riley Garbe came to UW-Green Bay as a fifth-grader on a Phuture Phoenix field trip, where a visit to the campus turned into a dream of one day graduating from college. In the fall of 2013, Garbe entered the University on a Phuture Phoenix scholarship, and now his dream will come true as he will receive a bachelor’s degree on Dec. 16, having majored in English with a minor in education. The Alumni Association, which has been designating the Outstanding Student Award recipient for each graduating class since 1976, recognized Garbe for his undergraduate student success, his leadership on and off campus, and his volunteer service to others and the community. He was nominated and selected from all graduating seniors eligible to receive diplomas at the December 2017 commencement to be their Student Commencement Speaker. Read the full feature.