Riley Garbe stepped on campus as a fifth-grade Phuture Phoenix — He leaves as UW-Green Bay’s ‘Most Outstanding’

“The Odds Were Stacked Against Me from the Beginning.“ Green Bay, Wis. – 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. Despite surviving a difficult childhood that included witnessing abuse and violence […]

UW-Green Bay nursing named ‘Best Value’ top 30 program

BestValueSchools.com has published its 2017-2018 ranking and places UW-Green Bay as a Top 30 ‘Best Value’ online RN to BSN Degree Programs. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs opportunities for registered nurses (RNs) are expected to increase 16% by 2024. While positions are available for nurses with an associate’s degree, many employers will […]

UW-Green Bay’s Distinguished Nursing Alumni Award goes to Door County’s Hetherington


Maribeth Hetherington, recently retired chief change officer and former interim director of clinic operations at Door County Medical Center (DCMC), has been named the 2016 recipient of the UW-Green Bay Distinguished Nursing Alumni Award. Hetherington was a 1986 graduate of the University’s BSN completion program.  She developed and implemented a restructured supervisory leadership model during […]

University of Wisconsin Nursing Program Earns National Award

BSN@Home program receives ‘Celebration of Excellence’ Award GREEN BAY – The University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) will award the BSN@Home program the 2016 Celebration of Excellence Award for Mature Program, on Oct. 17. BSN@Home is an online Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree-completion program that provides a flexible distance learning option for registered […]

Gallagher-Lepak Named Dean of UW-Green Bay’s New College of Health, Education and Social Welfare

University Announces Second Dean of New Four-College Model Green Bay, Wis — University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Chancellor Gary L. Miller today announced the appointment of Professor Susan Gallagher-Lepak, Ph. D., to the position of founding Dean of UW‑Green Bay’s College of Health, Education and Social Welfare. Gallagher-Lepak is the second dean to be appointed in the University’s […]

Her commute to ceremony? 2,000 miles

Well over 50 nursing graduates were eligible to participate in Saturday’s Commencement, but none had a longer distance to cover in order to make the short walk across  stage to receive his or her diploma. Lehi Lazo (left) took time off from work and traveled in from Oxnard, Calif., to claim the distinction, it is […]

Longest commute to ceremony? Can you beat 2,000 miles?

We think the graduate who traveled farthest to attend was Lehi Lazo, a pediatrics and neonatal intensive care unit nurse from Oxnard, Calif., who had never before set foot on campus. She took two to three online courses per semester to earn her bachelor’s through BSN-LINC, the national, online nursing program offered by UW-Green Bay. […]