UW-Green Bay mourns the passing of longtime community friend Eleanor “Mac” LaForce, 90, who died last weekend in Green Bay. Born in Chicago as Eleanor MacBride (hence, the nickname “Mac,” which she carried for life), she attended the UW and worked for a time as a stewardess for Pan American Airways on newly-opened routes from […]
Robert “Bob” Southard, 91, a local broadcasting executive who became an early and lifelong champion of UW-Green Bay, will be remembered Friday (Oct. 30) with services in Green Bay. Visitation begins at 10 a.m. Friday at Holy Cross Catholic Church on Bay Settlement Road, prior to the 11 a.m. Mass. For the full obituary.
Staff members in the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity and others across campus are mourning the passing of Penelope F. Cofrin, who died last week in Bellingham, Wash., at age 62. The youngest of six children of John and Barbara Cofrin, and a niece of Dr. David and Mary Ann Cofrin, the Green Bay native shared […]
If power industry executive Barbara Nick ’83 ever pens a memoir about her atypical career arc, the chapter on her college experience will be central to the story. Nick is president and CEO of Dairyland Power Cooperative, La Crosse, which provides wholesale electricity to more than 40 member cooperatives and municipalities in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa […]
Endowed scholarship programs bring students and donors together. Sometimes the “coming together” is figurative, as when a young person’s college dreams get a boost through funding from a large foundation, an out-of-state philanthropist or a scholarship endowment established many decades earlier by someone the recipient will never meet. Other times, the connection is face to […]
For UW-Green Bay Trustee Beth Gochnauer, giving back truly is a family affair. Her husband, Dick, spent every summer in Green Bay as a child, and both his father and grandfather hailed from the city. They instilled in their families the importance of giving back to the community with time and treasure, a legacy that […]
Marcia Mueller made her return trip from Seattle to UW-Green Bay last week to spend some time with the scholarship recipients who benefit from her brother’s incredible generosity and legacy. The Craig A. Mueller Scholarship reception was held Friday, Nov. 7 at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts.
Intercollegiate Athletics has launched a new monthly web feature highlighting contributors to the Phoenix Fund. The inaugural honoree as Phoenix Fund Member of the Month is Karissa Resch, the 11-year old daughter of Wayne and Anita Resch. Karissa donates a portion of her odd-job earnings to the cause. Why? “I want to support student athletes […]
Chancellor Thomas K. Harden honored four individuals by presenting them with UW-Green Bay’s highest community honor, the Chancellor’s Award, at May 2014 commencement before an audience of nearly 5,000 at the Kress Events Center. Those honored were Mike Kline, Janet and Charlie Lieb, and Larry L. Weyers. In reading the citation for Weyers, Harden read: […]
Also receiving a Chancellor’s Award at Saturday’s UW-Green Bay Commencement was longtime former Wisconsin Public Service and Integrys executive Larry L. Weyers. In presenting the award, Chancellor Tom Harden said of Weyers, “Whether as private citizen, generous community advocate or influential corporate executive, he has distinguished himself as a remarkable supporter of UW-Green Bay and […]