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Garbe continues to inspire: scholarships will be awarded in his name

A local man was so inspired by Riley Garbe’s story from Phuture Phoenix to UW-Green Bay Commencement speaker, that he and his organization have created a scholarship in Garbe’s honor. WBAY followed Garbe, as he heard the news that $20,000 in scholarships would be awarded in his name from the Brian LaViolette Scholarship Foundation.

Life’s journey included a change in horizons for UW-Green Bay alumnus David Duwell

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David Duwell ’90 (English) had his future laid out for him. He was going to get his diploma from New Holstein High School and run the family farm in his small hometown of Johnsburg, Wis. At least until a caring teacher and an older sister proposed a different path — college. UW-Green Bay became his […]

Watch for column by lecturer Tara DaPra this Sunday (Dec. 24)

“A week ago I saw a boy nearly hit by a car across from my son’s school, said UW-Green Bay lecturer Tara DaPra (Englsih, Humanities). “It was terrifying. So I took that fear and anxiety turned it into action. I wrote to the mayor, the alderman representing the district, the principal, and the paper. An […]

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.

‘We are survivors,’ Garbe tells Class of 2017

Riley Garbe's commencement address

Riley Garbe first 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 and moving from home-to-home, Garbe entered the University on a Phuture Phoenix […]

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 […]

Former and Phuture Phoenix Riley Garbe is Student Commencement Student Speaker, ‘Most Outstanding’

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. In the fall of 2013, Garbe entered the University on a Phuture Phoenix scholarship, and now his dream will come true as he will […]

‘Outstanding Student’ Riley Garbe — Once a Phuture Phoenix, always a Phuture Phoenix

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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. In the fall of 2013, Garbe entered the University on a Phuture Phoenix scholarship, and now his dream will come true as he will […]