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UWGB Alumni Association Golf Outing raises $15,000 for scholarships

top-story-golfAn early morning rain transitioned into sunny skies just in time for the shotgun start to the 35th annual UW-Green Bay Scholarship Golf Outing, Friday, June 12. One of the Alumni Association’s longest-standing events, the outing set a new record for dollars raised with more than $15,000 generated for student scholarships through fees, sponsorships, raffles and auctions.

The net winner of the outing was a UWGB faculty team of John Katers, John Luczaj, Patrick Forsythe and Chris Houghton. Gross winners were Andrew Branam, Greg Metzler, Seth Kabat and Heather Ryczek.

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Humanistic Studies honors top students


Last Friday (May 8), Humanistic Studies hosted an awards ceremony for outstanding students and scholarship winners.

Student honorees were:

Humanistic Studies Scholarships

Harold and Edna Bickford Endowed Scholarship – Taylor Navis

Coryll Crandall Memorial Scholarship – Danielle Eder

Thomas E. Daniels Memorial Scholarship – Samantha Molina

Lise Lotte Gammeltoft Memorial Scholarship – Faith Lent


Modern Languages Awards Academic Year 2014—2015

Academic Excellence Award in German – Ashley Thibeau

Applied Language Award in German – Sara Lueth

Academic Excellence Award in Spanish – Julia Rose Shariff 

Academic Excellence Award in Spanish – Colin Nohr 

Applied Use of Spanish Award – Courtney Mueller-Krouse 

Academic Excellence Award in French – Elijah Amelse 

Applied Use of French Award – Adam Meyer

Vocal Jazz sings for scholarships Tuesday night in De Pere

There’s a vocal jazz scholarship concert taking place at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday (May 5) at the George Street Connection, 614 George St., De Pere. Performing will be the UW-Green Bay Vocal Jazz Ensemble with special guests the McNally Smith Contemporary Vocal Ensemble under the direction of UWGB Music alumna Jennifer (Scovell) Parker. Proceeds will benefit UWGB jazz scholarships. The suggested minimum donation is $5.

Alumni grab center stage with generosity

first-year-donors-topIn the last few years UW-Green Bay has virtually doubled the number of endowed scholarships it has available to students. The school’s graduates helped make that happen.

UW-Green Bay alumni or alumni couples created a long list of new endowed scholarships in the past two years.

Steve ’78 and Janelle Maricque ’82, at left center in red tie and fuchsia jacket, respectively, were among those on stage. They’ve always had a soft spot for their alma mater, and with good reason.

“The first time we met was in Wood Hall one day on lunch break,” Steve recalls. “We started talking, and we’ve been together ever since.”

The Maricques have long supported the annual fund drive, and Steve has served on the Alumni Association board, currently serving as president of the association. Well aware that UW-Green Bay’s largely first-generation, working-class students rely greatly on outside help to pay for college, the couple decided to fund a scholarship. The Steven and Janelle Maricque Endowed Scholarship serves new freshmen from Northeast Wisconsin.

“We recognize the value of the education that these students are receiving, and truly need, in today’s world,” says Steve. “We felt we were in a position to help, and to do something immediately so current students can benefit.”

Other members of the UW-Green Bay alumni family posing for the group photo (above) were Dean Basten, Kathy and Jim Wochinske, Kate and Mike Meeuwsen, Suzan Schober Murray, Jeanne Stangel, Tom Schober, Diane and Pat Ford, Mike Jackson, Donna Sheedy, Steve Lapacz, Pam and Rich Spangenberg, and Barth Wolf.

Stangel, the University’s vice chancellor for advancement, says alumni support demonstrates “that the people who know us best believe strongly in what we’re doing.

“They benefitted from a UW-Green Bay education, they have been successful, and they want others to enjoy those same opportunities.”

Scholarship recipients will share nearly $500,000 in 2015-16


Jeanne Stangel, vice chancellor for University Advancement, shares word that the University’s recent emphasis on student scholarships is yielding dividends. The most notable growth has come in endowed scholarships, with donor creation of 26 new funds contributing to a 12 percent increase in dollars available ($303,860) to students over last year. Add to that another $190,500 in annual scholarships – funds made possible by annual gifts from donors – and the total amount of named scholarships at UW-Green Bay approaches one-half million dollars for 2015-16. Among the primary categories for named scholarships:
• Unspecified (open to any major) — $269,409

• College of Liberal Arts and Sciences — $121,069

• Phuture Phoenix — $42,232

• College of Professional Studies — $34,120

• Athletics — $19,445

• Outreach and Adult Access — $6,930

Meet top NAS students benefitting from expanded scholarship program


The best-of-the-best students in Natural and Applied Sciences programs were honored at an annual scholarship reception held Jan. 30. Twenty-five students were awarded a total of $31,150 in scholarships that nearly doubled last year’s total of $15,200. The scholarships recognized student achievement in academics, research, and overall excellence. The new scholarships introduced this year include the Todd and Julie Bartels Scholarship, the Chad Moritz and Beth Meyer Scholarship, and the Faith Technologies, Inc. Scholarship for Engineering Technology. (Next year, NAS will introduce five additional scholarships.) Students selected to receive awards are:
 Kristine Berry, Environmental Science major; Krystal Clark, Environmental Science; Matthew Malcore, Environmental Science and Environmental Policy and Planning; Ashley Morin, Biology; Molly Dederich, Mathematics; Christa Kananen, Geoscience; Angela Smet, Environmental Science major; Jessica Finger, Biology; Brianna Messner, Mathematics and Spanish; Michael Pietraszek, Biology; Roberta Reif, Biology; Jeremiah Shrovnal, Environmental Science; Gabriel Michaels, Mathematics; Tiffany Marshall, Pre-Professional Engineering Program; Hanne Guthrie, Environmental Science, Pre-Professional Engineering Program, and Spanish; Reed Heintzkill, Pre-Professional Engineering and Chemistry; Matthew Nichols, Individual Major (related to environmental engineering) and Chemistry; Caroline Nakanwagi, Chemistry; Jordan Marty, Biology; Christi Branham, Chemistry; Samuel Frisbie, Engineering Technology (Environmental) and Geoscience; Shannon Mackey, Environmental Science; Amanda Nothem, Chemistry; Michael Xie, Mathematics major. For more on each student and the scholarship received.

More than $30K awarded in Natural and Applied Science scholarships

NAS Scholarship ReceptionThe University of Wisconsin-Green Bay honored the best-of-the-best Natural and Applied Sciences students at an annual scholarship reception on Jan. 30. in the University Union’s 1965 Room. Twenty-five students were awarded $31,150 in scholarships, nearly double last year’s total of $15,200.

The scholarships recognized student achievement in academics, research, scholarship, and overall excellence. Several new scholarships were introduced this year, including the Todd and Julie Bartels Scholarship, the Chad Moritz and Beth Meyerand Scholarship, and the Faith Technologies, Inc. Scholarship for Engineering Technology.

Next year, Natural and Applied Sciences will introduce five new scholarships, and anticipate awarding at least 30 scholarships totaling over $35,000 thanks to generous scholarship donors.

Student recipients are as follows:

Kristine Berry, senior, Environmental Science major from Mishicot, Wis. – Brown County Waste Transformation Team Scholarship

Krystal Clark, junior, Environmental Science major from Menominee, Mich. – Alfred O. and Phyllis E. Holz Scholarship

Matthew Malcore, junior, Environmental Science and Environmental Policy and Planning major from Green Bay, Wis. – Alfred O. and Phyllis E. Holz Scholarship

Ashley Morin, junior, Biology (Animal Biology emphasis) major from Green Bay, Wis. – Morgan/Macaluso Family Scholarship in Natural Sciences and Herbert Fisk Johnson Scholarship for Excellence

Molly Dederich, junior, Mathematics major from Menomonee Falls, Wis. – Herbert Fisk Johnson Scholarship for Excellence

Christa Kananen, senior, Geoscience major from Sobieski, Wis. – Herbert Fisk Johnson Scholarship for Excellence

Angela Smet, sophomore, Environmental Science major from Green Bay, Wis. – Herbert Fisk Johnson Scholarship for Excellence

Jessica Finger, senior, Biology (Animal Biology emphasis) major from Green Bay, Wis. – Moose Lodge Rod and Gun Club Scholarship

Brianna Messner, junior, Mathematics and Spanish majors from Seymour, Wis. – Todd and Julie Bartels Scholarship

Michael Pietraszek, senior, Biology major from Green Bay, Wis. – James E. Casperson/Environmental Science Alumni Association Scholarship

Roberta Reif, junior, Biology major from Peshtigo, Wis. – Bradford Cook Memorial Scholarship

Jeremiah Shrovnal, junior, Environmental Science major from Green Bay, Wis. – Chad Moritz and Beth Meyerand Scholarship

Gabriel Michaels, senior, Mathematics major from Green Bay, Wis. – Lee and Kathy Anderson Scholarship

Tiffany Marshall, junior, Pre-Professional Engineering Program major from Conrath, Wis. – American Transmission Company Scholarship

Hanne Guthrie, senior, Environmental Science, Spanish, and Pre-Professional Engineering Program majors from Chanhassen, Minn. – American Transmission Company Scholarship

Reed Heintzkill, senior, Pre-Professional Engineering and Chemistry majors from Green Bay, Wis. – NEW First Year Engineering Scholarship

Matthew Nichols, senior, Individual Major (toward Environmental Engineering) and Chemistry majors from Wausau, Wis. – NEW Second Year Engineering Scholarship

Caroline Nakanwagi, senior, Chemistry major from Green Bay, Wis. (native of Uganda)– Nancy J. Sell Memorial Scholarship

Jordan Marty, senior, Biology major from Green Bay, Wis. – Ganga and Elizabeth Nair Scholarship

Christi Branham, junior, Chemistry major from De Pere, Wis. – Susan Finco and Ed Kralovec Scholarship

Samuel Frisbie, junior, Engineering Technology (Environmental) and Geoscience majors from Green Bay, Wis. – Faith Technologies, Inc. Scholarship for Engineering Technology

Shannon Mackey, sophomore, Environmental Science major from Black Creek, Wis. – Carol R. DeGroot Scholarship in Environmental Science

Amanda Nothem, senior, Chemistry major from Campbellsport, Wis. – Nancy J. Sell Memorial Scholarship

Michael Xie, senior, Mathematics (Statistics emphasis) major from De Pere, Wis. – Science and Mathematics Scholarship

Read more on the NAS Scholarship recipients and their achievements.

– Story by Katelyn Staaben, editorial intern, Marketing and University Communication

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Over $30K awarded in Natural and Applied Sciences Scholarships

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay honored the best-of-the-best Natural and Applied Sciences students at the annual scholarship reception held on Jan. 30. Twenty-five students were awarded a total of $31,150 in scholarships that nearly doubled last year’s total of $15,200.

The scholarships recognized student achievement in academics, research, and overall excellence. The new scholarships introduced this year include the Todd and Julie Bartels Scholarship, the Chad Moritz and Beth Meyerand Scholarship, and the Faith Technologies, Inc. Scholarship for Engineering Technology.

Next year, Natural and Applied Sciences will introduce five new scholarships, and anticipate awarding 30 scholarships totaling over $35,000.

Student recipients are as follows:

Kristine Berry, a senior, Environmental Science major and Political Science minor from Mishicot, received the $1,350 Brown County Waste Transformation Team Scholarship. Berry has been active with three internships, including myActions, the Residence Life Green Committee, and the Manitowoc Recycling Facility. She will be traveling to Sweden to tour recycling facilities and research Swedish recycling efforts to compare them to recycling efforts in the U.S. Berry is also pursuing the Certificate in Environmental Sustainability and Management through the UW-Green Bay Environmental Management and Business Institute.

Krystal Clark, a junior, Environmental Science major and Chemistry minor from Menominee, Mich., received $1,400 from the Alfred O. and Phyllis E. Holz Scholarship. Clark spent four years volunteering at the DeYoung Family Zoo in Wallace, Mich. and is a member of the Public and Environmental Affairs Council at UW-Green Bay. She has also been involved in two community service projects in Menominee, Mich. Clark intends on pursuing opportunities in environmental consulting, pollution control and prevention, and remediation and reclamation.

Matthew Malcore, a junior, Environmental Science and Environmental Policy and Planning major from Green Bay, received $1,400 from the Alfred O. and Phyllis E. Holz Scholarship. He is also pursuing the Environmental Sustainability and Business Certificate through the UW-Green Bay Environmental Management and Business Institute (EMBI). Malcore has been an active member of the Public and Environmental Affairs Council since fall of 2012 and completed an internship with the UW-Green Bay EMBI and Zeus Recycling in the spring of 2014. Malcore set up and managed a plastic-film recycling program on campus. His main areas of interest are environmental problems and solutions, specifically related to renewable energy.

Ashley Morin, a junior, Biology major with an Animal Biology emphasis and Environmental Science minor from Green Bay, received $1,000 from the Morgan/Macaluso Family Scholarship in Natural Sciences and $1,500 from the Herbert Fisk Johnson Scholarship for Excellence. This year, Morin worked for the United States Department of Agriculture in Wildlife Services as a biological science technician. Through this internship she assisted with the capture and relocation of nuisance black bears and then studied the correlation between black bear captures and recent changes in the forests near capture areas. In addition, she was inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi honor society during the fall 2014 semester.

Molly Dederich, a junior, Mathematics major with Education and Spanish minors from Menomonee Falls, received $1,500 from the Herbert Fisk Johnson Scholarship for Excellence. Dederich is involved with the UW-Green Bay Optimist Club, serving as co-president for two years. Through the Optimist Club, Dederich has worked at various community volunteer events, including Terror on the Fox and Kid’s Autumn Adventure. In the future, she is interested in becoming a middle school math teacher.

Christa Kananen, a senior, Geoscience major and Environmental Science minor from Sobieski, received $1,500 from the Herbert Fisk Johnson Scholarship for Excellence. Kananen gained experience working as a Northeast Wisconsin Water Pretreatment Intern and has completed an independent study mapping groundwater levels in Marinette County, Wis. She will present her research at the Wisconsin chapter of the American Water Resources Association’s annual conference this spring.

Angela Smet, a sophomore, Environmental Science major and Human Biology minor from Green Bay, received $1,500 from the Herbert Fisk Johnson Scholarship for Excellence. During 2014, Smet regularly volunteered at Paul’s Pantry with her daughter and converted her front yard into a large garden to be shared with low-income neighbors. Smet’s main concerns are the effects of air and water pollution and the irreversible impacts on the environment. She would like a career in protecting the quality of life and the future health of our ecosystems.

Jessica Finger, a senior, Biology major with an Animal Biology emphasis and Environmental Science minor from Green Bay, received the $500 Moose Lodge Rod and Gun Club Scholarship. Finger served nine years as a combat medic in the United Stated Army, achieving the rank of sergeant. After deciding against reenlistment, Finger moved back home and returned to school. She has since worked with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the DNR, and the Brown County Land Conservation rescuing northern pike from a wetland in Suamico. Finger also assisted a UW-Green Bay graduate student in collecting field data for her research project. She has been involved with a personal project for several years helping to increase the bluebird population by constructing nesting boxes and bird feeders at the Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve with her five year-old daughter. Finger plans to begin a career that involves animal conservation or the preservation of our natural resources and the environment.

Brianna Messner, a junior, Mathematics and Spanish major and Education minor from Seymour, received $1,000 from the Todd and Julie Bartels Scholarship. Messner plays on the Phoenix Women’s Soccer Team, and hopes to someday coach high school soccer. She is a member of several student organizations, including the Spanish Club, the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, and honor societies Phi Eta Sigma and Phi Kappa Phi. As a freshman, Messner participated in the Academic Enrichment Experience and worked with Prof. Greg Davis to study how math is involved in sports. She presented research at the Academic Excellence Symposium last April. In the future, Messner hopes to become a high school math teacher.

Michael Pietraszek, a senior, Biology major and Environmental Science minor from Green Bay, received $1,550 from the James E. Casperson/Environmental Science Alumni Association Scholarship. Pietraszek’s main areas of interest are conservation biology, land use issues, and how biology relates to the organization of human society. To gain experience he volunteers at the Wildlife Sanctuary and the Humane Society, and is a member of the Round River Alliance and has assisted graduate students in their research. Pietraszek hopes to attend graduate school and eventually work in wildlife conservation.

Roberta Reif, a junior, Biology major and Environmental Science minor from Peshtigo, received the $400 Bradford L. Cook Memorial Scholarship. Reif has been actively pursuing hands-on experiences including assisting a graduate student with her fish biodiversity thesis project, aiding studies conducted by the Department of Natural Resources, and taking courses such as Stream Ecology. She is treasurer and secretary of the UW-Green Bay chapter of Ducks Unlimited, and helped the organization raise over $5,000 last year for wetland conservation. Her future goal is to become a wildlife biologist and work for the Department of Natural Resources in Wildlife Management.

Jeremiah Shrovnal, a junior, Environmental Science major and Environmental Science minor from Green Bay, received $1,000 from the Chad Moritz and Beth Meyerand Scholarship. Shrovnal is a member of several student organizations on campus, including the UW-Green Bay chapter of the American Fisheries Society the Round River Alliance and the Honeybee Initiative for Viable Ecosystems. He has also assisted with the ongoing Cofrin Biodiversity Center snake research project. As a member of the UW-Green Bay chapter of the American Fisheries Society, Shrovnal assisted with a Manitowoc-based pre-restoration sampling project that involved surveying aquatic populations in the wetlands. He also helped with the Chinook salmon spawning at the Strawberry Weir fishery in Sturgeon Bay, by catching and documenting fish that returned to the hatchery this fall. He plans to attend graduate school for Fisheries and Wetland Ecosystem Conservation and Restoration.

Gabriel Michaels, a senior, Mathematics major with History and Education minors from Green Bay, received the $1,000 Lee and Kathy Anderson Scholarship for Engineering Technology. Michaels has been involved in two research projects, including developing a website to remember soldiers from Brown County who served in World War I, and creating a historical time map of the pollution of the Fox River in order to determine if it will ever approximate its pre-settlement state. He is active in the community, assisting both Habitat for Humanity and Faith Factor. After graduating from UW-Green Bay, he intends to pursue a career in Education or Operations Research, to improve a company through mathematical reasoning and decision-making.

Tiffany Marshall, a junior in the Pre-Professional Engineering Program from Conrath, received $2,500 from the American Transmission Company Scholarship. Marshall is involved on campus with the Campus Crusade for Christ, with which she traveled to Medora, N.D. on a mission trip last summer. She has previously received the NEW First-Year Engineering Scholarship. Upon finishing the Pre-Professional Engineering program at UW-Green Bay, Marshall plans to transfer to UW-Madison to study Biological Systems Engineering, specializing in Natural Resources and Environmental Engineering.

Hanne Guthrie, a senior, Environmental Science, Pre-Professional Engineering Program, and Spanish majors from Chanhassen, Minn., received $2,500 from the American Transmission Company Scholarship. Guthrie is involved in several student organizations and honor societies, including Phi Eta Sigma, Tribeta, Spanish Club, and the Ballroom Dance Club. She has volunteered with the Girl Scouts to help in translating lunch programs from English to Spanish, and with the Round River Alliance in order to remove invasive species from the woods around campus. While pursuing a certification through the UW-Green Bay Environmental Sustainability and Business Certificate program, she completed an internship with the Port Washington local government. As a member of the UW-Green Bay Nordic Ski team, she has received the Team Choice Award and the Gold Phlash Team Choice Award. Previously, she was awarded the NEW Second-Year Engineering Scholarship and the NEW First-Year Engineering Scholarship.

Reed Heintzkill, a senior, Pre-Professional Engineering and Chemistry major and Environmental Science minor from Green Bay, received the $1,900 NEW First Year Engineering Scholarship. For the past two years, Heintzkill has worked with the Public and Environmental Affairs Council to help make UW-Green Bay a more sustainable campus through environmental awareness programs. He chairs the Segregated University Fee Allocation Committee, which ensures the allocations of student fees are distributed fairly to all parties. In addition to being a lab assistant under Joe Schoenebeck, he plans to assist Dr. Franklin Chen’s research on soil conditioning polymers this year, and has previously assisted Dr. Kevin Fermanich’s research lab, processing and analyzing soil and water samples. Heintzkill plans to pursue a graduate degree in engineering.

Matthew Nichols, a senior, Individual Major (toward Environmental Engineering) and Chemistry major with minors in Environmental Science and Spanish from Wausau, received the $2,200 NEW Second Year Engineering Scholarship. Last summer, Nichols interned at the Marathon County Health Lab analyzing water samples, while also volunteering for the Department of Natural Resources as a lake quality monitor for Lake Clara in Lincoln County. An Eagle Scout award recipient, he completed his service project by organizing and leading a group to remove rocks and brush from Nine Mile County Forest skill trails in Wausau. Nichols has served as captain of the UW-Green Bay Nordic Ski team for the past two years, and was awarded the Most Valuable Skier by the team both years. He was a previous recipient of the NEW First-Year Engineering Scholarship. Nichols serves as a lab assistant under Joe Schoenebeck. He intends to become an environmental engineer with an emphasis in water quality.

Caroline Nakanwagi, a senior, Chemistry major and Human Biology minor from Green Bay and native of Uganda, received the $950 Nancy J. Sell Memorial Scholarship. A member of the UW-Green Bay International Club and the Black Student Union, Nakanwagi works to welcome students of all ethnic backgrounds. She also serves as an assistant to the Phoenix Bookstore textbook director. After volunteering for Doctors Without Borders in high school, Nakanwagi’s goal has been to reach out to people who cannot afford health care and become a doctor. Following graduation from UW-Green Bay, she intends to get further education in medicine or pharmacy.

Jordan Marty, a senior, Biology major and Design Arts minor from Green Bay, received the $550 Ganga and Elizabeth Nair Scholarship for Natural Sciences. Marty has had several leadership roles on campus, including previously serving as the public relations officer, and now the co-president of the Public and Environmental Affairs Council. He started the Honeybee Initiative for Viable Ecosystems in spring 2014 and served as an Eco-Rep intern from 2013-2014, encouraging freshmen in environmental issues through dialogue, programs, and awareness campaigns. He has also worked with Rhea Esposito, Ecology and Evolutional Biology Ph.D. candidate from the University of Louisiana in her corvid ethology research.

Christi Branham, a junior, Chemistry major and Environmental Science minor from De Pere, received the $500 Susan Finco and Ed Kralovec Scholarship. Branham currently works at a local manufacturing facility in the quality assurance department as a lab technician and has previously completed an internship with the Department of Education. After completing her bachelor’s degree in Chemistry with an American Chemical Society certification in general and environmental Chemistry, she plans to attend graduate school and pursue further research.

Samuel Frisbie, a junior, Engineering Technology (Environmental) and Geoscience major and Environmental Science minor from Green Bay, received $1,000 from the Faith Technologies, Inc. Scholarship for Engineering Technology. He has served as a member of the Geology club and volunteered for several years assisting the Green Bay Marathon. During the summer, Frisbie worked for the Village of Allouez in the water department, flushing fire hydrants, exercising valves, collecting water samples, and assisting in main break repairs. He intends to pursue a career that incorporates both geology and engineering.

Shannon Mackey, a sophomore, Environmental Science major and Chemistry minor from Black Creek, received the $1,000 Carol R. DeGroot Scholarship in Environmental Science. Mackey has gained experience serving as a teaching assistant and peer mentor for Prof. Matt Dornbush’s first year seminar titled “Let’s go Native: Conservation Biology in Practice,” volunteering for Habitat for Humanity, and as a member of the Round River Alliance. She will be assisting graduate student Brianna Kupsky during the summer of 2015 and volunteering in the lab with Prof. Dornbush in the future. She intends to pursue a career in the environmental sciences field.

Amanda Nothem, a senior, Chemistry major and Education minor from Campbellsport, received $950 from the Nancy J. Sell Memorial Scholarship for the third consecutive year. Nothem has gained leadership skills by involvement in several campus organizations and honor societies, including Phi Kappa Phi, Campus Crusade for Christ, Unchained, and as a Resident Assistant and Community Advisor for Residence Life. In spring 2013, Nothem assisted Prof. Heidi Fencl in analyzing the effectiveness of an interactive tutoring website that Fencl created. Nothem received a grant from the Cofrin Center of Biodiversity to create a field-guide curriculum for testing water and atmospheric pollutants for students in local school districts. She presented her research at the Cofrin Grant Symposium in March. Nothem plans to teach chemistry, physics, or physical science at the high school level.

Michael Xie, a senior, Mathematics major with a Statistics emphasis and Business Administration minor from De Pere received the $500 Science and Mathematics Scholarship. A math and business tutor at UW-Green Bay, Xie also volunteers for the local program “Home Sweet Home,” an organization that collects donations of furniture and other household items to help those in need get a new start in life. He plans to pursue a career in the actuarial sciences.

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Jazz ensembles plan Tuesday night show in De Pere as scholarship benefit

The UW-Green Bay Vocal Jazz group and both Jazz Ensembles will be performing Tuesday night (Dec. 16) at The George Street Connection, 614 George St., in De Pere. The evening of music begins at 7 p.m.  It’s a concert to benefit jazz scholarships — any donation is appreciated. Prof. John Salerno says the ensembles will be performing music from their last concert along with holiday music. Also, the vocal jazz group will be performing classic doowop/Motown tunes as well as contemporary jazz vocal music.

Healthy appreciation: Sandmires donate $1m to pre-med scholarships

Reception honors Dr. Herbert and Crystal SandmireUW-Green Bay recognized its most faithful donors Dec. 9 with an on-campus reception honoring Dr. Herbert and Crystal Sandmire and their $1 million capstone gift endowing additional scholarships for students pursuing careers in medicine or related fields. The gathering in the Laboratory Sciences Building was hosted by Chancellor Gary L. Miller and his wife, Georgia.

The Sandmires’ latest and largest gift to the Herbert F. and Crystal J. Sandmire Scholarship will create dozens of additional scholarships annually, helping more pre-med and other students prepare to meet a critical regional need. UW-Green Bay records identify the Sandmires as having the longest uninterrupted string of annual giving — 46 years — among the thousands of private individuals who have supported the University and its students throughout the years. For more on the million-dollar gift and what it will mean for students and the region, see the news release.

Among those speaking during the brief program were Herb Sandmire, Chancellor Miller, student Julia Shariff, faculty member Craig Hanke and Assistant Chancellor Jeanne Stangel.

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