Tag: Phuture Phoenix

First Ever ‘Riley Garbe Scholarships’ awarded

Riley Garbe, UW-Green Bay’s December 2017 Outstanding Student Award Winner, awarded two Freedom High School students with the first ever “Riley Garbe Scholarship.” Bill Welter, a board member for The Brian LaViolette Scholarship Foundation was inspired by Garbe’s story of determination. Welter named a scholarship after Garbe to help other Freedom High School students going through […]

Photos and Video – Phuture Phoenix Scholarship Reception

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The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Phuture Phoenix program celebrated 15 years. Can you believe it?! Check out the photos of the April 26, 2018 celebration reception and the video, which includes reflections by co-founders of the program — Cyndie Shepard and Ginny Riopelle — and features many who have been involved with the program through […]

‘We are survivors,’ Garbe tells Class of 2017

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Phuture Phoenix: Nearly 6,000 hours, 533 students tutored and mentored, 141 classrooms, and more…

UW-Green Bay’s Phuture Phoenix program finished compiling and analyzing data reports for the 2016-2017 Academic Year. The Phuture Phoenix program provides an opportunity for students from underrepresented and economically challenged backgrounds to believe post-secondary education is important, attainable and available. In the 2016-17 academic year: 5,831 hours of tutoring and mentoring provided by UW-Green Bay […]