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Business grads can relate to hard work, local roots

Business grads can relate to hard work, local roots

More than most, Todd Bartels ’82 and Julie (Rose) Bartels ’82 can appreciate the return on investment from UW-Green Bay. They know that many of UW-Green Bay’s 6,900 students are from cities, small towns and rural areas within 100 miles of campus. They know that many earn their own way through college. They know that […]

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Superior vision: Why a Northwoods diesel specialist invests here

Superior vision: Why a Northwoods diesel specialist invests here

Up in the northwoods of Wisconsin, an upturn in manufacturing is picking up speed, often to the satisfying hum of a finely crafted diesel engine. One company in particular — with new ties to UW-Green Bay — is both driving and benefitting from that resurgence. Superior Diesel, headquartered in Rhinelander, customizes industrial-grade diesel engines for […]

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Skogens share lessons, success with UW-Green Bay

Skogens share lessons, success with UW-Green Bay

Note: An edited version of these interviews was published in the May 2015 print edition of the Inside UW-Green Bay magazine. Father and son Dave and Mark Skogen have piloted the growth of Festival foods from humble beginnings to 20 stores with more than 5,000 employees today. Dave took over the business from his father, […]

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Warner’s philanthropy class presents $10,000 to Family Services

Warner’s philanthropy class presents $10,000 to Family Services

Students in the UW-Green Bay Strategic Philanthropy course announced a $10,000 grant to Family Services’ Transitional Living Program in a ceremony Thursday, May 7. Students in the course taught by Associate Prof. Lora Warner of Public and Environmental Affairs are provided $10,000 by the Learning by Giving Foundation to give to a deserving organization in […]

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Friends Rissel, Sharon: New program spotlights fine art of scholarships

Friends Rissel, Sharon: New program spotlights fine art of scholarships

Endowed scholarship programs bring students and donors together. Sometimes the “coming together” is figurative, as when a young person’s college dreams get a boost through funding from a large foundation, an out-of-state philanthropist or a scholarship endowment established many decades earlier by someone the recipient will never meet. Other times, the connection is face to […]

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The Schobers: Couple gives for community — and for mom

The Schobers: Couple gives for community — and for mom

Tom Schober and Suzan Schober Murray have plenty of reasons to give back to UW-Green Bay. For one, the bayshore campus is practically in their front yard. For another, Suzan is a master’s grad and Tom spent a dozen years on the University’s Founders Association Board of Directors. They love on-campus activities and are keenly […]

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UWGB Philanthropy Club makes strides with ‘Steps to Make a Difference Walk’

UWGB Philanthropy Club makes strides with ‘Steps to Make a Difference Walk’

More than 100 walkers raised $4,658 to be shared among four local charities in the Steps to Make a Difference Walk last Saturday, April 11. House of Hope, myTeam Triumph, Kenya Help, and Live54218 will benefit. The total includes a $2000 matching grant from the Giving 2.0 Foundation. The Phoenix Philanthropy Club members organized the […]

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The Andersons: Fans, donors and patriots

The Andersons: Fans, donors and patriots

There is no question from November to mid-March where Kathy and Lee Anderson’s loyalties lie — with the UW-Green Bay women’s basketball program. From the home of the Phoenix to the home of the Huskies, from Green Bay to Dallas, Texas, or Ames, Iowa, the Andersons can be found in the stands rooting for their […]

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Annual Steps to Make a Difference Walk has a $2,000 match this year

Annual Steps to Make a Difference Walk has a $2,000 match this year

There aren’t many student-run charity walks that can boast raising more than $45,000 in five years. But the UW-Green Bay Steps to Make a Difference Walk can claim just that. This year’s annual walk will be held on Saturday, April 11 beginning at 10 a.m. and starting at the Mauthe Center. The walk, organized by […]

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Where philanthropy is a team game

Where philanthropy is a team game

At Bay Tek Games and MCL Industries in Pulaski, a culture of giving back pervades life in the workplace — and beyond. It’s in the way the businesses give 10 percent of their profits to charitable causes — and in how each month, two employees from each company are randomly selected and awarded $500 for […]

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