Perhaps you saw this in your inbox, here is a reminder of an invite to say farewell to three members of the Provost Office. Cliff Abbott, Dan McCollum and Judi Pietsch will be honored from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 30 in the Lenfesty Courtyard (Winter Garden in inclement weather).
Mark your calendars: An informal sendoff for Dan Spielmann is set for 4 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, July 6, at the Shorewood Golf Course Clubhouse. Spielmann is retiring later that week after a 36-year UW-Green Bay career, in two separate tours of duty, in which he has contributed in numerous ways to the University’s development. The man of many hats has been a chief of staff or adviser to all six UW-Green Bay chancellors and served as Phoenix Athletics director, a popular and respected member of the Business faculty, chief legal counsel, fundraiser, and interim vice chancellor, interim assistant chancellor and permanent all-around good guy. The gathering is free and open to all. More details forthcoming.
After building a pair of strong and successful programs for the Green Bay Phoenix, Jim Merner is retiring following a 25-year mainstay as head coach of both the men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs effective June 30. Merner began his tenure, the second longest of any active head coach at Green Bay, back in 1990, when he was hired as the women’s swimming and diving head coach. Merner reinstated the men’s program in 1992. UW-Green Bay won seven consecutive women’s titles from 2005 to 2011, while also winning titles in 1998 and 2000 and adding a men’s title in 2002. Merner had kind words for past and present ADs including Dan Spielman and Mary Ellen Gillespie. Read more.
Mike Stearney, dean of enrollment services, is retiring after 31 years at UW-Green Bay. Cake and farewells are on the agenda for Tuesday (May 12) from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the 1965 Room.
The Textbook Queen, Sherry Lacenski, is hanging up her crown after 25+ years of outstanding service to UW-Green Bay. There’ll be a gathering from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, May 1, in the Union’s 1965 Room, with cake and lemonade. Still time to contribute to a gift, if interested, by contacting either Sue Machuca or Amy Ibuaka.
Our friends in the Phoenix Bookstore tell us that “the Textbook Queen, Sherry Lacenski, will be hanging up her crown after 25+ years of outstanding service to UW-Green Bay! Please help us celebrate May 1, 1–3 pm in the 1965 Room located on the second floor of the University Union. Cake and lemonade will be served. If you would like to contribute to a gift, please contact Sue Machuca or Amy Ibuaka at The Phoenix Bookstore.”
After six seasons as the head coach of the Green Bay women’s soccer program, Trevor Warren announced his retirement on Tuesday, effective July 11. “I’ve enjoyed my six seasons at the helm of the women’s soccer team and had the pleasure of working with some talented and very hard-working players, both in and out of the classroom,” Warren said. Read news release.
Our friends in Business and Finance have asked us to share the news that campus risk manager and longtime UW-Green Bay staff member Sharon Dimmer has (as of about noon today) quietly embarked on a new adventure … retirement. Immediate plans call for sleeping in, followed by additional rest and relaxation. Sharon has earned it — she held a variety of administrative positions during her career, and at mid-year convocation in January was presented with her 35 years of service award. Congratulations, Sharon, and all the best.
In the wake of Sharon’s departure, please direct any risk management-related questions to Kelly Franz (ext. 2210) or Dan Spielmann (ext. 2067).
After more than 21 years of service to the University of Wisconsin, Jim Sams will mark his last day with Academic Technology Services this Friday, Jan. 4. A reception will be held from 2-4 p.m. that day in IS 1034. Jim’s expertise with A/V equipment, broadcast technology, electronics, all things mechanical, his customer service skills — not to mention his general good nature — will be sorely missed.
After more than 21 years of service to the University of Wisconsin, Jim Sams has made the decision to retire. His last day with Academic Technology Services and UW-Green Bay will be Friday, Jan. 4. A celebration of Jim’s University career will be held from 2-4 p.m. that day in IS 1034. Jim’s expertise with A/V equipment, broadcast technology, electronics, all things mechanical, his customer service skills — not to mention his general good nature — will be sorely missed by all who had the privilege of working with him. Please stop by to wish Jim well as he begins his new endeavor — retirement!