Tag: commencement

Photos: Commencement is a joyful time for graduates and those who support them


Parents, friends, peer groups, children, suite mates, grandparents, faculty members… the list is long of those who support their special graduate at commencement. In some cases, the 2019 UW-Green Bay graduates are the first in their families to earn a college degree. It’s a BIG day and a joyful occasion. We captured a few of […]

Capping off their degrees

UWGB Phoenix motarboard

After four years (more or less), every college student has a few things to say about their motivation, inspiration and aspirations. Mortarboard messages were in abundance at Saturday’s UW-Green Bay Commencement Ceremony as students once again used their heads to share messages of gratitude and more with family, friends and faculty in attendance at the University’s 99th Commencement […]

Commencement photos: Soaring like a Phoenix


The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay was in full force on Saturday, May 18, 2019. With about 700 graduates choosing to participate in Commencement, supported by nearly 3,500 guests in the Kress Events Center, the ceremony had its fun and its formalities. And the excitement and possibilities for about 900 graduates who were eligible to graduate […]

Researcher and collaborator Alex Godoy-Faúndez, bestowed an honorary degree

Researcher and collaborator Alex Godoy-Faúndez, bestowed an honorary degree

A dedicated and brilliant scientist with a strong focus on finding new solutions to understanding complex environmental and resource management problems. A rare leader and a collaborator. An internationally recognized expert who is bringing science and engineering research into the policy-making decision process. A professional who embodies the mission and spirit of UW-Green Bay. A […]

Graduating Class Speaker Yuntlekalau McLester encourages graduates to be purposeful

Graduating Class Speaker Yuntlekalau McLester encourages graduates to be purposeful

UW-Green Bay Student Speaker Yuntlekalau McLester began her commencement remarks at the beginning, introducing herself to family, friends and fellow graduates in her native Oneida language and ending in song with a message for graduates: Shekoli Swakweku “I=kelhe taetwatunlunha Evangeline yutatyatskwe akhsothak< Tsyosha>aht yutatyats aknulha Yuntle>kala=& niyukyats, wakkwaho niwakitalot<, Onyote>a=ka niwakatuh<tsyot< ohkale Talu>kowahne thenakle> Hello […]

Josh Vollmar recognized as UW-Green Bay’s ‘Most Outstanding Student’

Joshua Vollmar

Being good at something is one thing. Being passionate about learning is another. Outstanding Student Award Recipient, Joshua Vollmar, came to appreciate the difference after taking an Introduction to Human Biology class, realizing that learning about health science while sharing compassion through active volunteerism were key to how he wanted to build his future career. […]

About the Graduating Class Speaker Yuntlekalau Mamie McLester


Success comes at your own pace. Yuntlekalau Mamie McLester, Satuday’s graduating class speaker, knows this well. As a non-traditional student, mother and mentor, McLester forged a path toward earning her degree that was neither fast nor easy, but is indeed her own. UW-Green Bay is the fifth and final college she’s attended on her path […]

Faculty note: Prof. Clampitt will be mace bearer for Commencement


The University Mace — a ceremonial staff signifying authority — is carried to the stage by one of the most accomplished faculty members just ahead of the Chancellor during the commencement procession. The centuries-old academic tradition is believed to be based on medieval practice when a member of the king’s court would carry an ornate […]

Marinette Campus Commencement on Monday, May 20

UW-Green Bay’s Marinette Campus will hold its commencement on Monday, May 20 at 7 p.m. in the Herbert L. Williams Theatre on campus. Fifty-six students will graduate with an associate’s degree, and two international students will receive certificates in completion of their exchange through Youth for Understanding, a non-profit organization with programs in over 50 […]