Tag: commencement

Emily Ahrens named UW-Green Bay’s ‘Most Outstanding’

Emily Ahrens at Spring Commencement 2018

The recipient of this year’s Outstanding Student Award, Emily Ahrens, thinks of the students and faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay as an extended family; one that has helped her learn and grow throughout her college career, but also one that has been there as her support through some rough personal times. Ahrens, a […]

‘When we walk this stage, our family graduates with us’


First-generation American, Bao Nhia Xiong, to honor her Hmong heritage and family during UW-Green Bay commencement, Saturday, May 12, 2018 Green Bay, Wis. – When Bao Nhia Xiong accepts her diploma on Saturday, her family is graduating, too. “(My family), they are the backbone to my story,” says Xiong. “I didn’t grow up with money, […]

Bao Nhia Xiong is UW-Green Bay’s graduating class speaker

Graduating Class Speaker Bao Nhia Xiong will receive a bachelor’s degree in Human Biology and a double minor in Psychology and Chemistry. Nominated by Prof. Denise Bartell, director of Student Success and Engagement and associate professor of Human Development and Psychology, and by Mai Lo Lee, diversity director in Multi-ethnic Student Affairs (MESA), Xiong stands […]

Prof. Phil Clampitt is mace-bearer for UW-Green Bay 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 […]

Theatre Prof. Entwistle to reveal his higher education inspiration as he provides Commencement address to new UW-Green Bay graduates

Jeff Entwistle is not only a professor, but also a mentor and advisor for many students in the UW-Green Bay Theatre and Dance program. He hopes his speech at UW-Green Bay’s Spring 2018 Commencement, will let graduates know how they have inspired him, and that while years apart in their professional journeys, they have much […]

Call for Commencement participants and volunteers

The 2018 University of Wisconsin–Green Bay Spring/Summer Commencement ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. in the Kress Events Center. UW-Green Bay faculty and staff are cordially invited to attend this important University event. Care to volunteer? Commencement staff would be glad for your help. Please email Jan Snyder if interested […]

Video: Graduates look forward, and appreciate the recent past

Here’s a quick video review of UW-Green Bay’s 2017 December Commencement and interviews with recent graduates Riley Garbe, Kathryn Donovan and Cody Becker.

December 2017 commencement in photos


It was an epic Commencement Day for the 437 UW-Green Bay graduates, friends and family gathered on campus at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, December 16, 2017. The ceremony included an inspiring and emotional commencement address from a Phuture Phoenix graduate who defied the odds to earn his degree and words […]

Hats off to our UW-Green Bay graduates

Decorated grad cap "She believed she could so she did!"

Hats off to the creative UW-Green Bay December 2017 graduates who took advantage of the opportunity to express themselves through mortarboard art. UW-Green Bay celebrated its graduating seniors on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. Click thumbnails to enter slideshow view or view the album on Flickr. – Photos […]