Tag: graduates

Harden’s commencement farewell has big finish

Alec Brown of Winona, Minn., a Business Administration graduate, had the distinction of being on the receiving end of what Tom Harden says was the final diploma presentation and congratulatory handshake of his career as a university chancellor. Brown was last in line when UW-Green Bay May 2014 commencement wrapped up at the Kress Events […]

100 reasons to celebrate as great-grandson graduates

Honoria Huila, 100 years old, had a great seat for Saturday’s UW-Green Bay commencement. She watched from the concourse level, straight up from the stage, as great-grandson Youcef Boubenider received his bachelor’s degree in economics. (He joined her a few minutes after the ceremony for an impromptu family reunion.) Saturday’s event wasn’t the first university […]

Her commute to ceremony? 2,000 miles

Well over 50 nursing graduates were eligible to participate in Saturday’s Commencement, but none had a longer distance to cover in order to make the short walk across  stage to receive his or her diploma. Lehi Lazo (left) took time off from work and traveled in from Oxnard, Calif., to claim the distinction, it is […]

The ‘Phuture’ has arrived for former fifth-graders

Graduating seniors Jenny Mottl and Seenia Thao were asked to pose for a photo before Saturday’s commencement ceremony to mark a UW-Green Bay milestone:  the first diplomas awarded to alumni of the University’s heralded Phuture Phoenix Program. Back in April 2003, the two young women were fifth-grade participants in what was then a still-new program […]

Poignant moment: awarding of posthumous degree

UW-Green Bay awarded a rare posthumous degree Saturday in recognition of a popular and accomplished student who passed away after a short battle with leukemia, only months shy of receiving her degree. KaNisha Flemming of Chilton died Jan. 12 at age 22. She was on track to graduate with a double major in Psychology and […]

Day in photos, Part I: Images from May 2014 Commencement

There are hundreds more where these came from, but here’s our first draft of history — history being May 2014 Commencement at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.  More than 4,000 people in all, including about 635 graduates who participated in the ceremony, filled the Kress Events Center on Saturday afternoon, May 17. (Click thumbnails to […]

Video: Grateful grads, beautiful images, pomp, circumstance and Class of 2014

The 634 graduates who participated in Saturday’s commencement ceremony had plenty to reflect on from their time at UW-Green Bay. For Phoenix soccer’s Chanel Aries, it was applied learning and a one-of-a-kind education. For Heba Mohammad, a 2012 UW System Outstanding Women of Color in Education Award recipient, it was involvement outside the classroom as […]

The day in photos, part I

We call it “part one” because we’ll have more posts in the coming days, but this is a good first look at some of the best images from May Commencement 2014 at UW-Green Bay. (Our personal favorite is No. 55 of 56, as the aforementioned chancellor greets UW-Green Bay’s most altitudinally-blessed graduates ever, on stage.)

Alec Brown puts human exclamation point on Chancellor’s last graduation

There’s an interesting story regarding how Alec Brown of Winona, Minn., a Business Administration graduate and a 7-1 pro basketball prospect, happened to have the distinction of being last in line and on the receiving end of what Tom Harden says was the final diploma presentation and congratulatory handshake of his career as a university […]

OK, that was the tallest grad… How about the oldest member of the audience?

If you guessed the age at under 100, guess again. Honoria Huila had a great seat for Saturday’s UW-Green Bay commencement as she watched great-grandson Youcef Boubenider receive his bachelor’s degree in economics. Actually, Mrs. Huila, a native of Colombia, is an old hand when it comes to UW-Green Bay graduation ceremonies. We have a […]