Tag: Phuture Phoenix Day

Fifth-graders take over UW-Green Bay

Fox 11 reports on why Phuture Phoenix Days is as fun for the campus community as it is for the fifth-graders that visit each year. They come from 15 different elementary schools in the Green Bay area. “The fifth graders when they leave, they know somebody at UWGB, and that’s super important; they have that […]

Middle-schoolers experience college life

WTAQ covered Phuture Phoenix Days at UW-Green Bay. Program Director Mary Sue Lavin says the annual offering lets kids tour the campus, attend classes, and get advice from current UWGB students. “The fifth graders when they leave, they know somebody at UWGB, and that’s super important; they have that mentor, they have that role model, […]

UW-Green Bay calls for volunteers for Phuture Phoenix Days

UW-Green Bay is in need of volunteers for the Phuture Phoenix Campus Visit Days on Wednesday, Oct. 18 and Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. The visits run from approximately 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days. If you are interested in volunteering, please complete this quick Qualtrics survey and a job list and a volunteer sign-up […]

Record-breaking Phuture Phoenix visits

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Get ready. It’s going to be a record-breaking year for Phuture Phoenix visits Oct. 13-14 with about 1,500 fifth-graders headed to campus. The goal of Phuture Phoenix is to inspire academic success and promote post-secondary education in students from disadvantaged and underrepresented backgrounds, and the number of students has increased by about 350 students this […]

Phuture Phoenix says ‘thanks’


This from our inbox: “Mary Sue Lavin, Zach Taylor, Ann Vandenack, and the Phuture Phoenix program would like to extend another thank you to all of the UWGB faculty and staff members who contributed to this year’s campus visits. All told, over 1,350 fifth graders visited campus, led by over 200 UWGB student role models. […]

Slideshow: Phuture Phoenix Day I, 2015

Phuture Phoenix Day 2015

The first of two Phuture Phoenix Days this fall brought 950 fifth-graders from across Northeastern Wisconsin to the UW-Green Bay campus on Oct. 13 for a full day of tours, activities and fun. The program builds connections with young students to promote educational attainment and get them thinking about secondary education at a younger age. […]

Over 17,000 fifth-graders served: Phuture Phoenix returns, Oct. 13 and 15

UW-Green Bay will host its 12th annual Phuture Phoenix Days Tuesday, Oct. 13 and Thursday, Oct. 15, welcoming nearly 1,400 area fifth-graders who will tour campus and explore life as potential college students. The program partners with schools that have high percentages of students from low-income families and encourages students to graduate from high school […]

In the news: Press-Gazette column offers up-close look at Phuture Phoenix Day

Green Bay Press-Gazette reporter Patti Zarling on Thursday (Oct. 23) gave readers an inside look at UW-Green Bay’s signature Phuture Phoenix program, writing about last week’s tour days for the newspaper’s “Today’s Take” column. Zarling attended the second of two fall tour days last week, checking out the morning’s opening pep rally and talking to […]