Nadine “Dene” Hellman, class of ’93, now 86 years old, lives in Winston-Salem, N.C. She is the author of four books, including her latest, The People Under the House: A Case of Survival. During Hellman’s second semester at UW-Green Bay she took a course with longtime instructor Peter Kellogg, wrote a paper for a memoir-writing assignment, and was urged by Kellogg to “turn this paper into a book.” More than a quarter century later, Hellman is sharing that story, which deals with her sometimes-turbulent marriage to a Holocaust survivor whose experience at the hands of the Nazis affected their lives forever. Link to more on Hellman.
Outreach and Adult Access’ Eric Craver, whose LeadershipGreen Bay team joined forces with the local Girl Scouts on an anti-bullying project last year, is inviting UW-Green Bay faculty and staff to form teams for another Girl Scouts event — the annual Winner Trivia contest. This year’s event takes place from 5-9 p.m. Wednesday, May 20 at The Marq in De Pere. Teams of up to four people compete for the coveted traveling Winner Trivia trophy and other great prizes, with proceeds benefiting the Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes.
Fans who check out the official website of the Green Bay Packers today (Monday, Dec. 8) can find the usual game-day fare — scouting reports, exclusive features, match-up analyses and much more. They’ll also be able to learn more about UW-Green Bay — specifically our Adult Degree program — thanks to the University’s partnership with the Green and Gold. All day today, UW-Green Bay owns the skin on Packers.com, which means visitors will find ample opportunities to learn about the Adult Degree program and all it has to offer. Check out general information, video testimonials and much more at Packers.com. Reading this Tuesday? See what you missed here. You’ll also have another chance to check out the UW-Green Bay skin later in the season. We’ll keep you posted.
Fans who visit Packers.com can check out scouting reports, pre-game analyses, game-day videos and much more.
Those who checked out the site Monday (Dec. 8) also got a great chance to learn about the UW-Green Bay Adult Degree Program — and all it has to offer.
As part of UW-Green Bay’s partnership with the Green Bay Packers, the University owned the skin on Packers.com all day Monday — Monday Night Football game day, to be precise. Adult Degree Program information featured prominently from top to bottom, inviting users to visit the website, check out video testimonials and much more.
UW-Green Bay will own the Packers.com skin again later this season, on a to-be-determined date. Check out www.uwgb.edu/packers to learn more about the University’s partnership with the Green and Gold.
Christina Trombley, director of the Adult Degree Program, presented at the University Professional and Continuing Education Association’s (UPCEA) Central Region Conference in Denver, CO. Her presentation, “Case Study for Developing Data Dashboards,” was rated one of five “Best in Show” based on participant evaluations and is a finalist to be included in the UPCEA National Conference in Washington, D.C.
We told you here yesterday — and shared a few photos — about UW-Green Bay’s role in the terrific on-field military tribute that took place prior to Sunday’s Green Bay Packers game at Lambeau Field. Today, we’ve got a new photo gallery that offers an up-close look at the main event, which featured UW-Green Bay student and alumni veterans (and their guests) helping to hold one of four giant American flags that were unfurled in conjunction with a patriotic card stunt and fireworks display. Local 5 News featured several of those photos in a Monday night story, speaking with UW-Green Bay student vets Heather Olmsted and Ramon Vasquez about the once-in-a-lifetime flag-bearing experience. You can check out our photo gallery, and the news story, by clicking the links:
UW-Green Bay News
Local 5 News
UW-Green Bay Adult Degree Program student and alumni military veterans, along with their guests, got the once-in-a-lifetime chance to celebrate those who serve just prior to the Sunday, Nov. 9 Green Bay Packers game at Lambeau Field.
Thanks to UW-Green Bay’s partnership with the Packers, these veterans and guests were an integral part of the pre-game on-field flag ceremony, each holding part of one of four giant American flags that were unfurled in conjunction with a patriotic card stunt and fireworks. The flag holders stayed to watch the Packers’ 55-14 drubbing of the Chicago Bears.
Some UW-Green Bay Adult Degree student and alumni vets (and their guests) got the once-in-a-lifetime chance to celebrate those who serve just prior to Sunday night’s Green Bay Packers game at Lambeau Field. Thanks to UW-Green Bay’s partnership with the Packers, these veterans and guests were an integral part of the pre-game on-field flag ceremony, each holding part of one of four giant American flags that were unfurled in conjunction with a patriotic card stunt. The UW-Green Bay Adult Degree Program has posted several photos on its Facebook page, and we’ll bring you some great on-field pics soon. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and NBC 26 featured nice social media roundups with photos from the military tribute, which we’ve also linked to, below:
Milwaukee Journal Sentinal
Citing exceptional faculty and staff — many who went out of their way to help them through difficulty, pulled them aside for a bit of encouragement, or asked them questions that would lead to new paths — five UW-Green Bay alumni humbly and graciously accepted Distinguished (Bob Pyle, Constance Downs, Craig Dickman) and Outstanding Recent (JoAnn Miller, Crystal Osman) Alumni Awards Thursday evening, May 1.
The event, held on the stage of the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts, showcased UW-Green Bay’s most honored alumni as industry leaders, dynamic motivators and committed citizens.
JoAnn Miller ’01, Wisconsin’s 2013 State Teacher of the Year, expressed her appreciation for those professors who were “caring, questioning and driving.” She credited Prof. Emeritus Robert Wenger with consistent support, and the question during her undergraduate experience, “Have you ever thought about becoming a teacher?” The Kohl Teaching Fellow is a biology teacher at Oconto Falls High School, teaching college prep biology, Advanced Placement biology and is an adviser to the school’s STEM club. She is credited with using unique and wide-ranging strategies to help each student to exceed their expected potential.
When Crystal Osman ’08 was asked to select a faculty or staff member who influenced her the most, she sent the alumni office a list of 13, eventually singling-out Prof. John Katers, who presented her with her award. At UWGB, she quickly became active in student government and sustainability issues. She was a force behind the U-Pass (subsidized bus rider program) and continues with a number of volunteer causes related to sustainability and preservation. Although trying out a number of majors, it was Prof. Laurel Phoenix’s class, Environment and Society that moved her to questioning herself, “How can I make a difference?” and “How can I help change our outcome.” The program director for the nonprofit business improvement districts, Downtown Green Bay, Inc. and Old Main Street, Inc., is still working toward those answers. Crystal also recognized her partner and UWGB alumnus, Andy Rosendahl ’07, her initial reason, she said, for attending UWGB.
Craig Dickman ’82, founder, CEO and Chief Innovative Officer at Breakthrough Fuel recalled a “Business and It’s Environment” class with Prof. Michael Troyer and “Decision Making” with Prof. John Harris as just two of the formidable classes that made a lasting impression. Prof.’s Dan Spielmann, David Littig, Martin Greenburg, Jarrell Yarborough, all provided valuable lessons to the business executive that is now a partner to some of American industry’s leading brands — helping them to analyze fuel costs using advanced metrics and software and advising on ways to reduce shipping costs and cut expenses and admissions. Dickman thanked his wife, Karen Thomson-Dickman, who helped him through a difficult accounting class in his early years, and has partnered with him through 31 years of marriage.
Constance Downs ’96, said she came to UW-Green Bay in the most circuitous way, entering UW-Green Bay as an Adult Degree student, finding her path, in part, through Prof. Michael Kraft’s influence. She joined the EPA in 1999 and is the associate director of the agency’s Toxics Release Inventory Program Division — a position that brings her into contact with researchers including UWGB faculty members, and with a philosophy — in effect that public information, opinion and pressure, is the best form of regulation — that she recalls discussing in Kraft’s classes. “I have no regrets,” she said. “I loved every minute of it.”
Bob Pyle ’83, now the President and CEO of Pioneer Metal Finishing, said he never forgot what Computer Science Prof. Bill Shay did for him. Pyle recalls taking a Computer Science class, because “computers were the future.” He didn’t realize how difficult “Pascal” programing language could be. Shay committed to helping Pyle achieve an acceptable level of success. “That’s what I remember from my time, people here are unique and very special.” Pyle says he carries that lesson with him, making sure he takes the time when people are struggling, to lend a helping hand. Pyle also recognized instructor Bob Srenaski, who not only impacted him in a marketing research class at UWGB, but gave him is first job out of college and, at 24-years of age, his first exposure to boardrooms and business strategies. Pyle looks to Srenaski for advice as he leads a company of more than 1,400 employees in 14 locations throughout the Midwest and Mexico. Pyle also acknowledged his wife Jean (Wichlacz) ‘84, who he met in that difficult computer class and has remained at his side throughout his career; and his lifelong Phoenix golf team teammates.
“I could have never have dreamt this big,” Pyle said.
For complete biographies on each award winner see the full press release.
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Adult Degree Program is enhancing its partnership reach with a series of March events at Gogebic Community College in Ironwood, Mich.
A student presentation, public presentation and adviser appointment sessions will be held on March 3, 4 and 5, introducing the Gogebic community to the guaranteed-transfer opportunities available through UW-Green Bay’s Bachelor of Applied Studies (BAS) degree program. Two UW-Green Bay advisers will make the trip, marking the first time such a series of events has been held outside of Wisconsin.
“The purpose of these sessions is to let Gogebic Community College students and alumni, as well as faculty and staff, know about the opportunities to transfer applied associate degrees to UW-Green Bay, in pursuit of a BAS degree,” said Adult Degree Program Director Christina Trombley. “This opportunity will allow students to transfer in 60 credits, start at UW-Green Bay as a junior and complete their bachelor’s degree completely online.”
The online completion route presents a great opportunity for Gogebic’s students, many of whom are place-bound, said Jeanne Graham, Dean of Students at the college.
“The option that allows students to complete their bachelor’s degree online, from home, is very beneficial for students from our area,” Graham said. “We welcome UW-Green Bay on our campus, to talk with our students and the public as a whole. We are very excited about this opportunity.”
The UW-Green Bay events at Gogebic CC are as follows:
• Student informational presentation: 1 p.m. Monday, March 3, Solin Business Center, Room B22
• Public informational presentation: 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, Solin Business Center, Room B22
• Advisers available for student appointments: Wednesday, March 5, Technical Building, Room T116. Students can make an appointment to meet with an adviser by calling Justin Maki at (715) 803-1410 or by e-mailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once the March visits conclude, UW-Green Bay’s academic advisers and recruiters will continue to be in close contact with Gogebic’s students, faculty and staff, answering questions and providing resources for those with an interest in the program. More information about UW-Green Bay’s Adult Degree Program and Bachelor of Applied Studies degree can be found online at www.uwgb.edu/adultdegrees/. More information about Gogebic Community College is available at https://www.gogebic.edu.