Tag: veterans

TRIO tops 1,000 holiday cards for military vets!

Their goal was a daunting 900 cards.  With the help of many people across campus and throughout the community, staff in the TRIO Office at UW-Green Bay not only met the goal, but exceeded it by over 100 cards!  “Thank you to all who donated their time and/or resources from their holiday, paper-writing and exam […]

Voices of Veterans: Capturing the oral history and spirit of Northeast Wisconsin veterans

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UW-Green Bay students and veterans Ashley Wiles and Sean Gleason have important stories to share. In this case, they are not their own, but the personal, front-line accounts from veterans who served in the United States armed forces in times of conflict. These oral histories provide a personal narrative to future generations so that all […]

Update on Holiday Cards For Veterans: 721 cards, but help needed

Last Saturday, Nov. 14, the TRIO Office and student Vets 4 Vets club hosted an official card-making party in the Phoenix Rooms in the University Union.  It was an awesome turnout!  In addition to 57 Upward Bound high school students and staff, another 33 people attended including UW-Green Bay students, veterans, local Boy and Girl […]

UW-Green Bay named ‘Military Friendly’ again … and vet reminds campus to ‘celebrate daily’

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UW-Green Bay alumnus Jared Spude is a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army and Wisconsin National Guard. At the Chancellor’s Veteran Reception on November 11, he presented an impassioned speech on behalf of Veterans, calling those in attendance to think about veterans and those who serve each day, and not just once a year.

Slideshow: Flag duty at Lambeau

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For the second consecutive year, students and alumni of UW-Green Bay who are veterans or active-duty personnel helped serve as flag holders during opening ceremonies for the Packers’ “Salute to Service” military appreciation game.  The volunteers unfurled a football-field-size Star Spangled Banner at the Nov. 15 game at Lambeau Field. Visit the album on Flickr  […]

UW System announces initiative promoting excellence in veteran services


The UW System announced this week that it will begin accepting applications from campuses for UW VETS Certification, officially recognizing their exceptional commitment to helping student veterans
succeed. The University of Wisconsin VETS (Veterans Education and Transition to Success) Certification highlights campuses that go above and beyond in a wide range of critical supportive services, including […]

UW-Green Bay again earns ‘Military Friendly’ designation

For a seventh consecutive year — making it a perfect seven-for-seven, in fact, since the honor’s origin — UW-Green Bay has been named a “Military Friendly School.” Victory Media, Inc., puts UW-Green Bay among the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools doing the most to embrace America’s service members and veterans as […]

HOOAH! Student rallies campus, community for vets

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Nicholas Gries, a nontraditional student at UW-Green Bay, has had many experiences in his life that have made him the man he is today. But it is his military experience that drives his current passion to dive further, dig deeper — both at the University, and in service to his community.

Chancellor’s Veterans Reception is next Wednesday


All faculty, staff, students and community are invited to the Chancellor’s Veterans Reception at 4 p.m. next Wednesday, Nov. 11, in the Phoenix Room of the University Union. This year’s guest speaker will be UW-Green Bay alumnus, Staff Sgt. Jared Spude. Spude was honored at last May’s commencement as Outstanding Student of his graduating class. […]