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‘Our family graduates with us’

Students hug after commencement

It looks like 2018 Commencement Speaker Bao Nhia Xiong was right when she noted that “…as we walk this stage today we are not the only one graduating; when we walk the stage today our family too graduates with us.” Savor the moment, Phoenix. You’ve earned it. Click thumbnails to enter slideshow view or view […]

Congratulations, UW-Green Bay Class of 2018!

UW-Green Bay Commencement Spring 2018

Sunshine and Phoenix pride radiated during the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s 97th Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at the Kress Events Center. The Class of 2018 encompasses 935 graduates, with 89% categorized as Wisconsin residents — positive news for employers across the state looking for workforce talent. Congratulations to all. Go Phoenix! Click […]

Fulbright scholar, Amber Foster, heads to Austria next year

Amber Foster at Commencement

History/Humanities double major Amber Foster was awarded a prestigious Fulbright grant to work as a teaching assistant in Austria for the next academic year. Foster, from Big Bend, Wis., will be teaching English at two schools, The Bundeshandelsakademie und Bundeshandelsschule BHAK BHAS Feldbach (a business school) and The Bundes-Oberstufenrealgymnasium BORG Feldbach (a secondary school with a general […]

Xiong and Gardea are roommates, friends and difference-makers

Stefan Gardea and Bao Niah Xiong at spring 2018 commencement

Student Speaker Bao Nhia Xiong and Stephany Gardea are roommates and friends, with much in common. Both are first generation college students and the first in their families to graduate with a four-year college degree. And both will leave a lasting legacy at UW-Green Bay. Xiong was selected as student speaker and reminded fellow graduates […]

Xiong tells graduates: ‘Create your own paj ntaub story’

Bao Niah commencement address

Tears of pride and joy, in her family, her Hmong heritage, her UW-Green Bay family, and herself, flowed freely as graduate Bao Nhia Xiong ’18 spoke at the UW-Green Bay Spring Commencement ceremony at the Kress Events Center on Saturday, May 12, 2018. Xiong, the Spring 2018 Commencement Speaker, was chosen to speak on behalf […]

UW-Green Bay Prof. Jeff Entwistle to grads: ‘Inspire us’

Jeff Entwistle making spring 2018 commencement address

The following speech was given by UW-Green Bay Theatre and Dance Professor Jeffrey Entwistle to UW-Green Bay’s 2018 Spring Commencement attendees. “Welcome graduates and welcome to your families, friends and all our special guests. I would also like to thank Chancellor Miller for the honor and invitation to speak with you today. You need to […]

Trevor Olsen hired (well) before graduation

Trevor Olsen, Accounting, is just one of many UW-Green Bay students hired before graduation — well before graduation — evidence of local employer efforts to reach earlier into the pipeline to find and hire the talent they need. The Gresham, Wis. native, was hired by international food company Schreiber Foods as a financial analyst already […]