Tag: vets-4-vets

It’s never too late to say thank you, Honor Flight folks visiting

After serving their country and thinking that their sacrifices went unnoticed, Old Glory Honor Flight are welcoming veterans home. On Tuesday, Nov. 21, from 3 to 5 p.m. join the UW-Green Bay Vets 4 Vets organization in the Christie Theatre for a “Hail to Heroes” event aiming to recognize and bring awareness of Old Glory Honor Flight, […]

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 […]

TRIO and Vets 4 Vets will make holiday cards for vets… with your help

Again this year, TRIO and the student Vets 4 Vets club intend to make a difference in the lives of American veterans residing at the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King, Wis., and the Western Nebraska Veterans Home in Scottsbluff. For some vets, organizers note, the only holiday card they received last year was from the […]

New strategy for Vets 4 Vets Club involves helping local family

In previous years the UW-Green Bay Vets for Vets Club has collected donations to fill care packages for military personnel on active duty. With fewer students “down range” (deployed), the club is doing something different this holiday season. The UW-Green Bay club is teaming with its counterparts at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College to assist a […]

TRiO teams up with campus vets for holiday card-a-thon to King residents

Green Bay area high school students in the Upward Bound program, hosted in the TRiO and Precollege office under the leadership of Michael Casbourne, are teaming up with veterans on campus to help bring holiday cheer to Wisconsin veterans. The little town of King (near Waupaca) is the site of a residential veteran’s facility with […]

Chancellor’s Veteran Reception 2014

The UW-Green Bay community celebrated and remembered campus and community military veterans Nov. 11, honoring them with the annual Chancellor’s Veteran Reception in the Phoenix Rooms of the University Union. The UW-Green Bay Veterans Day tradition honors past and present service members from all branches of the U.S. military, and specifically recognizes UW-Green Bay students who have returned to school to obtain their degrees.

Live from campus: Koltz, student vets promote Chancellor’s Veteran Reception

UW-Green Bay veteran services adviser Elaina Koltz and two members of the Vets 4 Vets student organization got some airtime Tuesday (Nov. 11) morning, appearing on two local news shows to promote today’s Chancellor’s Veteran Reception and related activities. Koltz got up extra early to appear on the NBC 26 Today morning program, and she […]

In the news: Second annual Stair Climb honors fallen, heroes of 9/11

UW-Green Bay’s second annual 9/11 Walk the Stairs event drew considerable media attention Thursday (Sept. 11), as 118 students, faculty and staff traversed floors two through eight of the Cofrin Library in solemn remembrance. Leading the way were Green Bay Firefighter Logan Simkowski and Freedom volunteer firefighter Jesse Brody, an admissions advisor in UW-Green Bay’s […]