Tag: Phuture Phoenix

Photo Gallery: Featuring the Phuture Phoenix ‘phun’

Phuture Phoenix 2016

About 1,500 fifth-graders from 27 elementary schools in 11 Northeastern Wisconsin school districts visited UW-Green Bay Oct. 13-14 as part of Phuture Phoenix Days. They visited classrooms, residence halls, the Cofrin Library and other parts of campus and connected with hundreds of UW‑Green Bay student mentors who volunteered as tour guides and will follow-up with visits […]

Record number of fifth-graders headed to UW-Green Bay for Fall Tour Days


Green Bay – The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s award-winning Phuture Phoenix program will host its annual Fall Tour Days, Thursday and Friday, Oct. 13 and 14, welcoming a record 1,500 fifth-graders to campus for the start of a lasting relationship forged around the importance of education. Fifth-graders from 27 elementary schools in 11 Northeastern Wisconsin school districts […]

Record-breaking Phuture Phoenix visits


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 […]

Campus mourns passing of ‘community treasure’ Irene ‘Billie’ Daniell Kress

Irene “Billie” Kress, 86, Allouez passed away Sunday, June 19 at her home. Billie was a tremendous friend to members of the UW-Green Bay campus community and played an integral role in helping establish the Phuture Phoenix program at UW-Green Bay. The program lifts the aspirations of at-risk children by pairing them will college-age mentors, […]

Because of a field trip: Phuture Phoenix marks progress with 200 current students on track to graduate in next four years

Joshua Vollmar

Phuture Phoenix, looking forward: For the 2016-2017 school year, Phuture Phoenix is slated to award scholarships to 40 students, totaling nearly $70,000. This figure includes the inaugural awarding of the John M. and Meredith B. Rose Phuture Phoenix Scholarship, worth more than $8,600 and renewable annually, to Joshua Vollmar from Suring, Wis. Vollmar is a […]

New (and largest) Phuture Phoenix scholarship awarded

Congratulations to Joshua Vollmar, the first-ever recipient of the John M. Rose and Meredith B. Rose Phuture Phoenix Scholarship. The Rose Scholarship is designed to cover the cost of tuition, fees, and books for two full semesters at UW-Green Bay, totaling more than $8,600 per academic year. Vollmar is a Human Biology major from Suring, […]

Burback honored with Whitney Radder Award


UWGB education major and future teacher Elizabeth Burback was honored by Director of Phuture Phoenix Mary Sue Lavin and Phuture Phoenix Phellow Gabby Ehlke with the Spring 2016 Whitney Radder Phenomenal Role Model Award. The award — honoring former Phuture Phoenix role model Whitney Radder who lost her life in a motor vehicle accident in the spring […]

Phuture Phoenix Day


On Friday, April 22, more than 350 Edison Middle school eighth graders took part part in UW-Green Bay’s popular Phuture Phoenix program, a coordinated effort to inspire academic success and alert children to educational opportunities that are available to them. On Tuesday, April 26 first-and third-grade students from Tigerton were on campus for a Weidner […]

Phuture Phoenix gets more publicity

Phuture Phoenix Director Mary Sue Lavin joined Kevin Rompa on the WBAY-TV noon show last week to discuss Friday’s visit by hundreds of middle school students. It is always a special day when campus can host a Phuture Phoenix event. See the interview. Log Extra will feature a full photo gallery of the visit later […]