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About the Graduating Class Speaker Yuntlekalau Mamie McLester

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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 […]

Student speaker Kuchta recalls father’s words

Psychology grad Olyvia Kuchta spoke on behalf of her graduating class at UW-Green Bay commencement on May 16 at the Kress Events Center. She shared her personal story of not being certain she would attend college until she reflected back on one of her final conversations with her father, who died when she was 16. […]

Student urges classmates to welcome diversity

Graduating class speaker Florencia Gutierrez, who emigrated from Argentina at the age of 9 thanks to her parents’ search for a more promising future, told her classmates at UW-Green Bay mid-year commencement to be open to taking risks, being generous and greeting change with open arms. Gutierrez says she takes inspiration from her parents and […]

Corrected link: Accounting major Gutierrez will speak for graduating class

Our previous edition of the Log newsletter included an incorrect link for the longer story about Florencia Gutierrez, chosen to speak on behalf of her graduating class at Saturday’s mid-year commencement. For more on Gutierrez, a native of Argentina and graduate of De Pere High School.

Accounting major Gutierrez will speak for graduating class

Florencia Gutierrez, who will receive her bachelor’s degree in Accounting at mid-year commencement, has been chosen to speak on behalf of her graduating class. Gutierrez was nominated for the honor by Associate Dean and Business Administration Prof. Lucy Arendt, who describes her as “an outstanding student leader in the Cofrin School of Business… a role […]

De Pere H.S. grad selected class speaker at UW-Green Bay

Graduating class speaker Florencia Gutierrez of Green Bay, who will receive her bachelor’s degree in Accounting at UW-Green Bay’s mid-year commencement this Saturday, Dec. 13, has been chosen to speak on behalf of her graduating class by a committee of faculty members and administrators. Gutierrez was nominated for the honor by Associate Dean and Business […]

‘I didn’t think I’d survive biology, algebra, statistics’

Graduating class speaker Susan Exworthy of De Pere began her remarks at Saturday’s UW-Green Bay commencement by recalling her initial trepidation at enrolling in college as a returning adult student. It was 2011, she was 48 years old and, she said, “I didn’t think I’d survive biology, algebra and statistics… but I did.” She went […]

Address by Master’s in Social Work grad urges serious work on serious issues

Graduating class speaker Susan Exworthy of De Pere credits the help of caring faculty members and UW-Green Bay’s interdisciplinary, problem-solving approach for her academic success. She urged her fellow grads and the nearly 5,000 in attendance to be more active members of their communities. We have a photo and more.

Returning adult MSW grad will offer Saturday’s student address

Soon-to-be MSW grad Susan Exworthy has done the commencement thing before — exactly one year ago, in fact. In May 2013, Exworthy, a 50-year-old returning adult student, earned her Bachelor of Social Work degree (and a University Leadership Award, to boot). Saturday (May 17), she’ll participate in the ceremony as a Master of Social Work […]

Returning adult Social Work student is UW-Green Bay graduating class speaker

A returning adult student who is earning her Master of Social Work degree while working full-time, carrying an expanded course load and completing an internship requirement of 15 hours per week will be the graduating class speaker during UW-Green Bay commencement Saturday, May 17. Susan Exworthy of De Pere completed her undergraduate degree in Social […]