Current Young Professionals, a program of the Greater Green Bay Chamber, has announced its 2021 Future 15 Award recipients. Young professionals being honored include:
Ashley Bethke, community engagement program officer, Greater Green Bay Community Foundation
Billy Korinko, director of the Cassandra Voss Center, St. Norbert College
Brad LaPierre, production manager, Infinity Machine and Engineering Corp.
Bryan J. Carr, associate professor, University of Wisconsin–Green Bay
Cameron Teske, visitor center director, Greater Green Bay Convention & Visitors Bureau
Cassandra Erickson, Green Bay Rights for All organizer, American Civil Liberties Union
Cathryn Siolka, human resources generalist, KerberRose
Chelsea Kocken, director of sales and marketing, Thornberry Creek at Oneida
Diana Delbecchi ’10, community schools resource coordinator, Green Bay Area Public School District
Joshua Kohnhorst wealth operations associate, Nicolet National Bank
Joshua Loritz ’18 (Spanish), senior community relations coordinator, Familia Dental
Kathryn A. Trulley, academic advisor, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
Kim Westover, external vendor/brand coordinator, Belmark, Inc.
Marissa Heim, grants and outreach manager, Golden House, Inc.
Meredith Hansen, campus education and prevention project coordinator, St. Norbert College
Current created the Young Professional Awards in 2007 as a way to honor and congratulate those who advance its mission and recognize best practices that can be adopted by other individuals and organizations. One individual from the Future 15 Award recipients will be selected and named as the Young Professional of the Year.The 2021 Future 15 & Young Professional Awards event, presented by the Donald J. Schneider MBA program at St. Norbert College, will be hosted virtually on March 25. Registration is available at greatergbc.org/future15.
Manitowoc county high school graduates planning to attend the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay (UWGB) may have an opportunity for financial support through a new scholarship fund created by Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry (WAF).With support of the Schwartz family who has owned and operated the company since its founding in 1909, WAF has donated $100,000 to create the Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry Engineering Scholarship fund through the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay Foundation.
GREEN BAY (WLUK) — A COVID-19 vaccination clinic on the UW-Green Bay campus is set to open next week.Prevea Health says its clinic inside the Kress Events Center will open for vaccinations on Monday.The clinic will initially welcome those who fall into the state’s phase 1A, including first responders, for vaccinations. The clinic will then provide vaccinations for future groups, with the capability of vaccinating about 10,500 people each week, according to Prevea.The clinic at UWGB is one is several Prevea plans to operate across the state, according to president and CEO Dr. Ashok Rai. Prevea previously announced a clinic would also open at the UWGB, Sheboygan campus.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – The rapid drive-through COVID-19 testing site at the UW-Green Bay campus is scheduled to close the week of Jan. 19.According to a release, the location opened early November in 2020.The final week for people to get tested is scheduled to be Tuesday, Jan. 19 through Friday, Jan. 22, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Campus mourns the passing of Dr. Jeremy Green, who passed away on January 10, 2021 just weeks shy of his 89th birthday. Dr. Green was a physician in the Green Bay Area, and served as a team physician for UW-Green Bay athletics. He and his wife Elizabeth, have been longtime supporters of UW-Green Bay.
According to his obituary, “Throughout his life, he was passionate about giving back to the profession and community that had been ‘so good to him and his family.’ He was an active volunteer with the Medical Societies of Brown County and the State of Wisconsin, the Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary and Botanical Gardens, the N.E.W. Community Clinic, and Scholarships Inc. He was a strong believer in the importance of higher education, and so he dedicated much time and energy to helping the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay become more vibrant and successful. He helped establish UWGB Health Services and served as an advisor for both health services and the College of Human Biology for many years. He even served as a team physician for the men’s basketball and soccer teams.
“He received numerous awards for service to his community and profession, from the UWGB Chancellor’s Award for Lifetime Service, to the State Medical Society’s Physician-Citizen of the Year Award, and countless honors in between.”
“At the time of his retirement from active practice in May 2017, he was Wisconsin’s longest serving physician, and had mentored countless doctors and nurses who hoped to emulate the extraordinary sense of compassion that was at the heart of his approach to health care.”
Funeral services for Jeremy Green will be private and limited to family due to COVID restrictions. Later this year, the Greens plan to celebrate his life with a ceremony that will be open to all friends and family, including his family and relatives around the world.
See the full obituary.
COVID-19 vaccination clinic opens at UW-Green BayPrevea Health President and CEO Ashok Rai speaks during a news conference and tour of the Prevea COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Monday at the Kress Events Center at UW-Green Bay.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) – Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers toured the newly opened COVID-19 vaccination clinic at UW-Green Bay Monday.The clinic opened Monday and started vaccinating police, fire and EMS workers. These clinics are not open to the general public at this time. CLICK HERE for more information.“I am looking forward to the day we can say everybody’s vaccinated. We’re going to do our damnedest to make that happen as quickly as we can,” said Gov. Evers.The clinic is set up at the Kress Events Center, 2358 Leon Bond Dr. Again, this clinic is only for people who are eligible to receive the vaccine as determined by the phase groups set by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. The state is still vaccinating people in Phase 1A. They have not set a final determination of who will be in Phase 1B.
St. Norbert College, UW-Green Bay: To host virtual great decisions lectures seriesDe Pere, Wis.: St. Norbert College’s Center for Global Engagement (CGE), in partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, will host its annual Great Decisions Lecture Series via Zoom beginning Wednesday, Feb. 3, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., with subsequent lectures recurring on Wednesdays through April 14. Go to snc.edu/greatdecisions/ to register for each event in the series, which is free and open to the public. Each year, the lecture series focuses on critical global issues selected by the Foreign Policy Association that serve as a point of departure for dialogue and debate. The 2021 Great Decisions Lecture Series lineup is as follows:Feb. 3: Amulya Gurtu, associate professor of supply chain management at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, will present “Global Supply Chains and National Security.”Feb. 17: David Fields, associate director of the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will present “Korean Peninsula.”March 3: Rebecca McKean, associate professor of geology at St. Norbert College, will present “Struggles Over the Melting Artic.”
Feeling anxious, overwhelmed, or just plain stressed out? Here are 23 expert tips from meditation teachers, psychologists, and life coaches on what you can do to feel better right nowWith the new year comes new year’s resolutions to do better: for our health, our headspace, and our well-being in general. While big behavioral changes and long-term goals may be challenging to implement, doing small things that take only a few minutes out of your day can help you feel better instantly, and can reinforce the development of good habits in the long run. Here are 23 pro tips on how to feel better right now.
Practice 5-minute mindfulness
“Regular mindfulness practices help people be able to be in touch with the present moments as well as their thoughts and emotions,” says Dr. Alan Chu, assistant professor and chair of the Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology Program at the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay. “It also helps people be more aware and accepting of their thoughts and feelings with compassion rather than judgment.”Research shows that these benefits are manifested both physiologically (less muscle tension, better relaxation) and cognitively (clearing one’s mind, enjoying the moment more, and feeling calmer). A 5-minute daily practice would provide sufficient benefits, and beginners can use apps such as Calm and Insight Timer.”
GREEN BAY (WLUK) — Prevea Health and UW-Green Bay have joined forces to help put an end to COVID-19.Gov. Tony Evers and interim UW President Tommy Thompson were on hand as a vaccine clinic opened on the college campus on Monday.Volume 90% University of Wisconsin System President Tommy Thompson and Gov. Tony Evers visit Prevea Health’s vaccination clinic site at UW-Green Bay Jan. 18, 2021. (WLUK video)Prevea says eventually the clinic will be able to vaccinate 10,500 people per week. However, for the first few weeks, it will operate at roughly 50 to 65% percent capacity. On the first day they started out with 100 doses for local law enforcement officers and fire fighters.