Tag: Phuture Phoenix

UW-Green Bay to host more than 1,600 fifth graders on Oct. 10-11, 2018

GREEN BAY – The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will host its 14th annual Phuture Phoenix Campus Visit, Oct. 10-11, 2018, welcoming more than 1,600 students from 15 Green Bay Area Public Elementary Schools, Bowler Elementary, Bonduel Elementary, Gillett Elementary, West De Pere Elementary Schools, Oneida Nation Turtle School, Keshena Primary, Oconto Middle School, Oconto Falls […]

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, […]