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Consumers’ patterns are rapidly changing over the course of the pandemic. Talk to our expert!

Consumers are becoming far more minimalistic according to UW-Green Bay faculty expert Assistant Prof. of Marketing, Aniruddha Pangarkar, who recently had his research published in Journal of Business Research, a top-ranked academic business journal. He found that consumer patterns are changing and consumers are not engaging nearly as often in indiscriminate or impulse purchases. Through practicing minimalism and decluttering their homes, consumers are able to discover happiness, reduce stress levels, improve the quality of their lives, and experience well-being.

Set up an interview with Prof. Pangarkar at

Actor Tony Shahloub gets a history lesson (and PBS Special) with help from University Archives

Next week award-winning actor and Green Bay native Tony Shalhoub will receive a family history lesson, from Henry Louis Gates Jr. on the nationally broadcast program, “Finding Your Roots.” The feature airs at 7 p.m. Feb. 9 on PBS. Celebrities on this popular genealogy show learn for the first time about powerful and personal stories of their ancestors. This time there is a UW-Green Bay tie.

Deb Anderson, UW-Green Bay archivist, was contacted in 2019 to help with a research question and provide copies of original documents on the Shalhoub and Seroogy families. At first this seemed like a run-of-the-mill request for the Archives team. Anderson, a fan of the program, quickly connected that the researcher was actually a member of the production team for the PBS show.

For an archives department, Anderson explained, “this is the holy grail for those who help families with their family history! Helping with research discoveries for ‘Finding Your Roots’ is akin to feelings you might have when meeting a favorite celebrity…or a Green Bay Packers player!”

See more and contact Anderson for an interview at

It’s Giving Tuesday and not-for-profits need your help

The COVID-19 Effect on the NEW North Nonprofit Sector
by Prof. Lora Warner

The NEW North region is home to hundreds of nonprofit organizations. On Giving Tuesday, besides giving to a favorite nonprofit organization, we should remember the vital roles these organizations play in our communities. Nonprofits provide services that enhance our quality of life and meet needs that neither private companies nor government address.

The Phase 2 survey was fielded in July and August, 2020 with 137 NEW North nonprofit organizations responding. There was much higher participation in the federal Payroll Protection Program (PPP) by NEW North respondents than those in other areas of the state. In the NEW North, 72% of nonprofits received or were approved for this funding compared to 61% statewide. This program made a significant financial impact that enabled the organizations to continue to operate. 

Other important findings:

  • About half of NEW North NPOs reduced service delivery due to the pandemic while the other half either adapted to offer services in a different way or increased service delivery. Statewide numbers were similar.
  • 82% of NEW North respondents reported that it was somewhat or very likely that they could continue to provide services for 12 weeks compared to 79% statewide. Arts and Humanities organizations were least likely to continue services.
  • 79% of NEW North respondents reported that it was somewhat or very likely that they could cover payroll costs for 12 weeks compared to 85% statewide. 21% of NEW North nonprofits would be somewhat or very unlikely to cover payroll for 12 weeks.
  • 56% of NEW North respondents were “greatly concerned” about declines in donation receipts compared to 52% statewide.
  • 75% of NEW North nonprofit respondents were “somewhat” or “greatly concerned” about inability to reach most marginalized clients, compared to 81% statewide.

How had NPOs responded to these concerns?  In many cases, NEW North nonprofits were similar to statewide peers:

  • About 10% had reduced staff and just over 50% had reduced volunteer support
  • About 3 in 5 had cancelled fundraising events
  • About half had projected several financial budget scenarios
  • Just over two in five had involved boards of directors to a greater extent
  • Two in five had collaborated with local government
  • 4-5% had ceased operations

However, the responses of NEW North nonprofits differed from counterparts statewide in some regards:

  • 52% had received emergency grants compared to only 43% statewide
  • 32% had reached out to major donors compared to only 28% statewide
  • 74% had implemented CDC strategies for opening up compared to only 67% statewide

This summary shares results of Phase 2 of a statewide survey of nonprofit organizations for the NEW North region of Wisconsin. The research is part of a statewide effort to study the responses of nonprofit organizations to the COVID-19 pandemic. Conducted by University of Wisconsin faculty from across the state, the research was organized by the Helen Bader Institute for Nonprofit Management at UW-Milwaukee and the Institute for Nonprofit Management at UW-Whitewater. Lora Warner, Director of the Center for Public Affairs at UW-Green Bay, has issued this information for the NEW North region of Wisconsin. A statewide report is forthcoming. The Phase 2 survey, conducted in August 2020, collected information about capacity to continue to provide services and fund payroll over the upcoming 12 weeks. It asked about strategies to mitigate the changes in revenue and the likelihood of other actions that could be taken.

For more information, contact Lora Warner at

Campus Coronavirus updates, March 10, 2020

UW-Green Bay Provost Michael Alexander sent e-mails today to faculty and staff, and to students, regarding flexibility for illnesses, especially in regards to COVID 19 Virus.

Faculty and staff members received the following notification:

  1. Effective immediately, all students should be held harmless in any UW-Green Bay class if they report being sick or have a compromised immune system.  This means you should be flexible from here moving forward with attendance policies.  I will also email the students to let them know that we must trust them in this situation to not abuse this decision.  In the event of absences, students should be given every possible opportunity to make-up any work they are missing remotely.  We do not want students to come to school while sick because they are concerned about a grade.  If you have questions about an individual case, please work with your Chair, Dean, and the Provost’s Office for guidance.
  2. The Emergency Operations Committee will provide as much notice as possible to faculty if it appears that we need to cancel any events.
  3. All travel sponsored by the University continues to be monitored by the International Travel Safety Committee and the Emergency Operations Committee.
  4. Each Dean has been tasked with updating Continuation of Operations Plans.  All instructors, working with their departmental colleagues, should think creatively of ways to deliver curriculum in alternative modalities should the need arise.  For example, can your course be moved online, are there alternative assignments you can use in place of things like labs, etc., or in the case where this is not possible, can we determine how to work with students to complete the semester in the event of an interruption?  We hope this will not be the case and have no indication currently that we will need to do this, but we should be prepared.
  5. CATL has prepared collections of resources in regards to moving courses online and ensuring that we are teaching with tolerance.  These resources are available at:


UW-Green Bay students received the following notification

While we continue to take guidance from the CDC, DHS, and the UW System, it has become apparent that we need to clarify a few issues regarding the COVID-19 virus. UW-Green Bay faculty have been informed, effective immediately, that all students should be held harmless moving forward in any UW-Green Bay class if they report being sick or have a compromised immune system. In the event of absences, students should be given every possible opportunity to make-up any work they are missing remotely.  We do not want students to come to school while sick because they are concerned about a grade. If you have questions about an individual case, please work with your instructor and the Dean of Students Office. Thank you for being responsible and acting like the great students that we know you are.

What’s Up at UW-Green Bay? Feb. 11, 2020

I am Psyched! Opening Reception| Feb. 11 | UW-Green Bay Campus
I am Psyched! National Tour is coming to the UW-Green Bay campus. On Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020 from 4 to 6 p.m. on the fourth floor of the Cofrin Library, there will be speakers, a photo booth and information on Women of Color in psychology – perfect timing for Black History Month! More information can be found at

UW-Green Bay students offering free income tax assistance | Feb. 4 – April 10 | The Salvation Army and Brown County Library
UW-Green Bay students will be offering help to low-income community members and families with their taxes this year. From now until April 10, help will be offered at The Salvation Army, 626 Union Court, Green Bay on Tuesdays, from 5 to 8 p.m., and at the Brown County Public Library, 515 Pine St., Green Bay on Wednesdays from 5 to 8 p.m. There will be no assistance on March 17 or 18, due to Spring Break. More information can be found at

UW-Green Bay Archives presents ‘Stories from the Archives: Green Bay’s Underground Railroad History’ | Feb. 19 | Green Bay Campus
UW-Green Bay Archives and Area Research Center is launching a new series: “Stories from the Archives.” In conjunction with Black History Month, the first program in the series is Green Bay’s Underground Railroad History. The free program will be Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in University Archives, located on the seventh floor of the Cofrin Library on the Green Bay Campus. It is open to the public. Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP through Facebook at

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UW-Green Bay releases list of December 2015 grads

Chancellor Gary L. Miller will preside at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s 2015 fall/winter commencement ceremony at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, in Cofrin Family Hall of the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts.

The ceremony will honor students who have applied to graduate in December or at the end of the interim session in January. More than 450 UW-Green Bay students are eligible to participate in the ceremony.

December commencement will be the 92nd in school history. UW-Green Bay has held two ceremonies annually, at the close of spring and fall semesters, since the first class graduated on June 1, 1970. This year the University is marking 50 years since its founding in 1965.

Those students receiving bachelor’s degrees with academic honors are indicated by *cum laude, **magna cum laude, and ***summa cum laude.


Master of Environmental Science and Policy

Brown County — Joseph Baeten, Andrew Docter, Chelsea Gunther, and Thomas Prestby, Green Bay;
Grant — Sarah Faga, Muscoda;
St. Croix — Rachel Van Dam, New Richmond;
Wood — Jesse Weinzinger, Wisconsin Rapids.

Master of Applied Leadership for Teaching and Learning

Brown County — Barbara Bubnes, De Pere; Barbara Aguilar, Lindsey Guzzonato, Heidi Pletcher, Lindsey Rentmeester, Nichole Wilch and Shanna (Kropp) Willems, Green Bay;
Kewaunee — Emily Krueger, Algoma;
Outagamie — Brianna Markowski and Lilian Wenzel, Appleton.

Master of Management

Outagamie County — Peter Marcks, Hortonville.

Master of Sustainable Management

Other States: Alexandria Skoch, Avon Lake, Ohio.


Brown County — Amanda Propson, Denmark; Natana Corn and Jesse Perez, Green Bay;
Door — Rachel Quakkelaar, Sturgeon Bay;
Kenosha — Dana Anderson, Kenosha.
Lincoln — Keri Bostwick, Tomahawk;
Outagamie — Danielle MakesGood, Oneida;
Waupaca — Laura Finger**, Waupaca.



Brown County — Gregory Kornetzke, Denmark; Amy Barkow, Calvin Collins, Brady DeBeukelar, and Cody Mueller, Green Bay;
Door — Nataliya Vasilyeva*, Fish Creek;
Manitowoc — Nicole Laabs, Denmark.


Adams County — Kyle Schwingel*, Adams;
Brown — Beau Thomas, Green Bay;
Door — Holly Free*, Ephraim; and Mariah Rankin*, Sturgeon Bay; Oconto — Samuel Slezewski, Pulaski;
Outagamie — Phillip Putzer, Appleton; and Tonya Wagner***, De Pere;
Sheboygan — Katie Green*, Sheboygan.

Arts Management

Brown County — Rachel Knuth***, De Pere; and Spencer Ortmann, Green Bay.


Brown County — Amy Cottrell and Aaron Mueller, Green Bay;
Marinette — Kareena Costello, Marinette;
Rock — Jillian Brown, Milton;
Vilas — Ailee Harman*, Saint Germain;
Washington — Amanda Klein, Hartford;
Waukesha — Alison Huebner and Justin Wauer, Muskego; and Aaron Gloss, Waukesha;
Other Countries — Rie Koizumi, Tokyo, Japan.

Business Administration

Brown County — Justin Baker***, Courtney Bries, Bryce Carlson, Adam Chmielewski, Randall Christensen, Clare Denz***, Kamry Kupsh, Steven Landwehr***, Jane Lowe, Jarod Reimer*, and Rebecca Zellmer, De Pere; Gregory Kornetzke and Sarah Wanek, Denmark; Brandon Amraen, Kevin Baeb, Garrett Boeck, Thomas Boockmeier, Calvin Collins, Kimberly Delvaux, Lacey Duerschmidt, Chandra Eigenberger, Jessica Gold*, Zachary Hubbartt, Jamie Lancelle, Tyler Ledvina, Bradley Mayer, Marius Merz**, Cody Mueller, Blaine Nemecek, Andrea Paul, Brooke Puta, Sara Reckelberg, Jesse Scheer, Brittney Tollar, Jose Villa, Aimee Villwock*, and Ashley Wienke, Green Bay; Emilie Beining***, Greenleaf; and Blake Lambert, Suamico;
Clark — Daniel Opelt, Neillsville;
Dane — Sara Tupper*, Stoughton;
Door — Emily Blaha*, Sturgeon Bay;
Fond Du Lac — Lisa Zeleske*, Fond du Lac;
Forest — Matthew Belland, Laona;
Lincoln — Hilary Cordova, Tomahawk;
Manitowoc — Nicole Laabs, Denmark; Jennifer Appel, Andra Erdmann, Matthew Honzik, Alex Luchsinger, and Eric Stueck, Manitowoc; Alexander Zellner, Maribel; Darin DeRoche, Mishicot; and Alex Hrubecky, Two Rivers;
Milwaukee — Dalton Andrew, Greenfield; and Christopher Cannestra, Oak Creek;
Monroe — Danielle Dale**, Sparta;
Oconto — Kyle Rice*** and Gregory Seidel, Oconto Falls;
Outagamie — Zachary Winter*** and Allie Wolff, Appleton; and Daniel Habeck, Seymour.
Portage — Kelton Dopp*, Almond; and Chelsea Krogwold, Amherst.
Racine — Amelia Wozniak, Waterford.
Shawano — Jennifer Welk, Gresham.
Sheboygan — Vanessa Diaz, Sheboygan; and James Schreurs, Waldo.
Waukesha — Thomas Hanna, Hartland.
Other States — Ashley Lesperance, Menominee, Mich.; Alex Ronchak, Arden Hills, Minn.; Brooke Strehlow, New York, N.Y.


Brown County — Kody Kapfhamer, De Pere;
Manitowoc — Sarah Ording and Seu Vang, Manitowoc.


Brown County — Robert Phillips, Allouez; Kendall Brenwall, Ryan Brumlic, Joshua Clearwater, Jessica Leighty, Laura McLuen, David Nordby, Dakota Orlich, and Lashawnda Warpinski, Green Bay;
Manitowoc — Kimberly Sommers, Manitowoc;
Oneida — Helen Jones, Rhinelander
Outagamie — Stephanie Diedrich**, Combined Locks; and Samantha Marta, Grand Chute;
Shawano — Cynthia Goetsch*, Shawano;
Washington — Ashley Vickney*, West Bend
Waukesha — Nicholas Rudd, Muskego
Other States — Daniel Norman, Kingsford, Mich.

Computer Science

Brown County — Edward Bowker, Green Bay;
Dane — Matthew Firgens, Cottage Grove;
Fond Du Lac — Joseph Ebert**, Kewaskum;
Milwaukee — Eric Cope, Greenfield;
Shawano — Nathan Milner***, Shawano;
Waukesha — Cody Rabinek, Eagle.

Democracy and Justice Studies

Brown County — Benjamin Freeman and Laura Leigh***, Green Bay;
Outagamie — Eric Mandel, Kaukauna;
Washington — Emily Kudek, West Bend.

Design Arts

Brown County — Logan Sprangers, De Pere; Wendy Knight* and Beau Thomas, Green Bay;
Manitowoc — Derek Beattie, Reedsville;
Sheboygan — Katie Green*, Sheboygan;
Waukesha — Vanessa Jordan, Muskego;
Waupaca — Kayla Teske, Clintonville;
Other States — Daniel Alvarado, Leander, Tex.


Brown County — Randall Christensen and Jarod Reimer*, De Pere; Tyler Ledvina and Marius Merz**, Green Bay;
Portage — Kelton Dopp*, Almond.


Ashland County — Breanna Hanson*, Glidden;
Brown — Brooke Barnard*, Jennifer Drewiske*, Jennifer Newman***, and Jacob Tess*, De Pere; Kayla Decker*, KimmiLei Demaskie**, Elizabeth Pellegrini*, Brianne Pfefferkorn*, Heather Walden, and Taylor Werchek, Green Bay;
Calumet — Aleesha Paff***, Appleton;
Door — Briana Schwartz*, Forestville;
Manitowoc — David Wagner***, Manitowoc;
Marinette — Brittany Henrichs***, Niagara; and Danielle Wyss*, Peshtigo;
Oconto — Erin Koszalinski, Lakewood; Tara Seefeldt*, Lena; Charles Olson*** and Taylor Schmidt***, Oconto;
Outagamie — Bo Karll and Holly Phillips, Appleton; and Allison Volkman***, Black Creek;
Taylor — Heather Lindahl, Medford;
Washington — Nathan Schultz*, Jackson;
Winnebago — Meghan Johnson**, Neenah.


Brown County — Kellina Mattson*, Green Bay; and Meredith Simpkins, Pulaski;
Calumet — Danielle Brocker*, Chilton;
Dane — Mary Kellom, Stoughton; and Tessa Pellmann, Sun Prairie;
Manitowoc — Hunter Morrow*, Two Rivers;
Marinette — Cassandra Langlois, Marinette;
Milwaukee — Lindsey LaBissoniere***, Wauwatosa;
Oconto — Emily Dehut*, Oconto;
Outagamie — Margaret Carstens, Combined Locks; and Justine Ederer***, Kaukauna.

Environmental Policy and Planning

Brown County — Robyn Nielsen*, Green Bay;
Manitowoc — Pheng Yang, Manitowoc;
Outagamie — Kelsey McCormick*, Appleton.

Environmental Sciences

Brown County — Kirsten Gullett***, De Pere; and Aaron Mueller, Green Bay;
Outagamie — Brian Rolf, Appleton; and Maria Calkins, Black Creek;
Other Countries — Sravani Karnam, Nairobi, Kenya.

French and Francophone Studies

Dane County — Melissa Reisdorf, Waunakee;
Shawano — Adam Meyer**, Shawano.


Brown County — Lydia Schneider, Green Bay.

Health Information Management Technology

Brown County — Irina Guba**, Mai Lor, and Sierra Valentine, Green Bay;
Fond Du Lac — Amanda Preissner***, Ripon;
Outagamie — Indy Gorges, Appleton;
Winnebago — Kendra Kuehl, Neenah;
Other States — Kerryann Fraser*, Lauderhill, Fla.; Michelle Roy, Crystal Falls, Mich.


Brown County — Collin LeSage, Laura Leigh***, and Kellina Mattson*, Green Bay;
Kewaunee — Jesse LaCrosse, Algoma;
Marinette — Aaron Albright, Peshtigo;
Milwaukee — Zakarie Lenski, Oak Creek;
Oconto — Dante Pizzuti, Little Suamico;
Waukesha — Kendall Sherman, Sussex.

Human Biology

Brown County — Cynthia Belanger*, De Pere; Owin Cantable, Alana Degeneffe*, Travis Ladwig, Sarah Mauel*, Ryan Smith, Nick Strauss, and Carese Walczyk, Green Bay; and Adam Gilson, Greenleaf;
Chippewa — Jessica Hurt, Bloomer;
Fond Du Lac — Gavin Peters***, Campbellsport;
Green — Sarah Tomasiewicz**, Monroe;
Marathon — Samantha Schmidt, Mosinee;
Marinette — Kelly Strasser, Niagara;
Milwaukee — Tabatha Ruska, Milwaukee;
Outagamie — Rachael Menos*, Christine Minzlaff, and Danielle Strebel, Appleton; Chelsea Peeters, Black Creek; and Taylor Gasman, Freedom;
Ozaukee — Timothy Zietz***, Grafton;
Sheboygan — Kelsey Obremski**, Sheboygan; and Avery Faul, Sheboygan Falls;
Washington — Mikayla Kremer***, Kewaskum;
Winnebago — Hailey Eckstein and Brielle Vanevenhoven, Larsen;
Other States — Caitlyn Adkins, Gurnee, Ill.; Tanner Kelly, Vulcan, Mich.

Human Development

Brown County — Amanda Clark, Brianne Krepline, Tyler Secor, Kathryn Sedlacek, and Jacob Tess*, De Pere; Amber Jagodzinski, Elizabeth Kane, Theresa Rock, Rosa Serrano, Phillip Tilleman, and Candice Tomasko, Green Bay; and Hattie Liebman*, Suamico;
Buffalo — Brianna Peterson**, Mondovi;
Calumet — Megan Juzenas, Appleton; and Stephanie Baeten, Hilbert;
Dodge — Haily Hummelmeier*, Beaver Dam;
Door — Stephanie DeJardin, Luxemburg;
Fond Du Lac — Hannah Wagner, Fond du Lac;
Kewaunee — Kelly Thyes, Casco;
La Crosse — Nhia Lor, La Crosse; and Logan Andres, West Salem;
Manitowoc — Melissa Tennant and See Thao, Manitowoc; and Gennessa Orth, Two Rivers;
Marathon — Holly Schreiner, Athens;
Marquette — Kayla Frosch, Endeavor’
Milwaukee — Ariel Olson, Greendale;
Outagamie — Jessica Igoe, Freedom; and William Mateer, Fremont;
Ozaukee — Kari Arguello, Cedarburg;
Racine — Brittany Bogan, Mount Pleasant;
Rock — Julia Bloom, Milton;
Shawano — Kelly Leatherberry, Leopolis;
Sheboygan — Ashley Kurtz**, Sheboygan Falls;
Waukesha — Nicolette Bemann, Waukesha;
Wood — Emily Carroll*, Marshfield;
Other States — Cook — Danielle Shellberg, Crestwood.

Humanistic Studies

Brown County — Mai Lor and Andrea Regalia, Green Bay.

Information Sciences

Brown County — AlQoyawayma Baddmoccosin-Barnes, Broderick Berglund, and Tyler Borchardt, Green Bay;
Fond Du Lac — Joseph Ebert**, Kewaskum; and Joel Miller, Pickett;
Manitowoc — Brett Jensen, Manitowoc; and Venton Speidel Jr, Two Rivers;
Marathon — Molly Vlietstra, Birnamwood;
Portage — Ezra Toelle, Stevens Point.

Integrative Leadership Studies

Brown County — Tonya Fronk, De Pere; Cayla Botz, Adeyemi Cole, Michael Dreckschmidt*, Angela Gardebrecht*, Patrick Heaney, Thomas McCarey***, Kathleen Mickle***, Zachery Nimke*, Amber Prien, Leslie Schisel, Green Bay; and Hattie Liebman*, Suamico;
Calumet — Dale Passehl***, Appleton; Carole Schubert, Kiel; and Alexander Lewandowski, Menasha;
Chippewa — Carrie Hoff**, Cadott; and Michele Pederson, Eau Claire;
Columbia — Katie Stiemke, Arlington;
Dane — Chanel Clark, Madison;
Door — William Isings, Sturgeon Bay;
Forest — Penny McLaughlin*, Wabeno;
Jefferson — Mark Kasten, Lake Mills;
Manitowoc — Rosanne Bonlander, and Patrick Hamoy, Manitowoc; and Shannon Leonhard, Jennifer Lisowe***, and Marjorie Olson, Two Rivers;
Marathon — Katinna Brice, and Sarah Verber**, Wausau;
Marinette — Adam Walker**, Marinette;
Milwaukee — Eric Lemmer, Milwaukee;
Monroe — Laissa Hassan, Tomah;
Oconto — Dean Meyer Sr, Oconto;
Oneida — Amanda Cook*, Harshaw;
Outagamie — Brenda Halfman, Seymour;
Portage — Melinda Ziesman, Mosinee; and Leah Rose***, Stevens Point;
Taylor — Loretta Walsh*, Medford;
Vilas — Jessica Riedy, Eagle River;
Washington — Andrew Darwitz, Oakdale;
Waukesha — Jeffrey Podjasek, Pewaukee;
Waushara — Jessica Hargrave, Berlin; and Tad Masaros, Fremont;
Winnebago — Emily Penning, Oshkosh;
Wood — Joseph Durham, Wisconsin Rapids;
Other State — Joelle Fockler, Martinez, Calif.

Interdisciplinary Studies

Barron County — Shanon Breed**, Rice Lake;
Brown —
Cheryl Weaver***, De Pere; Deanna Ashmann***, Cayla Botz, Jennifer Hoffman***, and Aerick Jackson, Green Bay;
— Jamie Guensburg*, Rothschild;
Oconto — Kayla Coopman, Abrams;
Price — Marlene Wurm, Park Falls; and Taylor Grech*, Phillips;
Shawano — Gary Olsen*** and Kristin Welch, Gresham;
Waukesha — Kari Konkol, Waukesha;
Winnebago — Michael Johnson Jr., Appleton;


Brown County — Michael Xie***, De Pere;
Outagamie — Nicholas Effa and Briana VanderHeiden*, Seymour.


Brown County — Alysha Brooks and Tori Schuurmans, Green Bay


Brown County — Terri Zahorik***, De Pere; Trisha Backus*, Danielle Davis, Stefanie Garrett, and Jessica Ronk, Green Bay; and Patricia Stukenberg, Suamico;
Dane — Allison Dopf, Madison;
Dodge — Rachel Heckenkamp*, Horicon;
Door — Ann Mancheski, Sturgeon Bay;
Eau Claire — Sara Sandager, Eau Claire;
Manitowoc — Thomas Rennicke, Kiel; and Kelly Gagnon*, Manitowoc;
Marathon — Katie Hall, Wausau; and Ruth Cunningham, Weston;
Marinette — Vallery Krah, Marinette;
Oconto — Lori Schaden***, Oconto Falls;
Rock — Nicole Simpson, Beloit;
Saint Croix — Jessica Knops***, Glenwood City;
Sauk — Stephanie Killoy, Spring Green;
Sheboygan — Andrea DuMez*, Sheboygan;
Vilas — Juliette Hoffman**, Eagle River;
Washington — Marcie Giese, Hartford; and James Hale III, West Bend;
Waukesha — Jennifer Nick, Pewaukee;
Waupaca — Leslie Westberg, Ogdensburg;
Winnebago — Teresa Coonen, Menasha;
Other States — California: Andrea Stewart, Chico; Colorado: Megan Rhode, Denver; Illinois: Aeysha Sayeeduddin, Gurnee, and Holly Nally, Round Lake Heights; Massachusetts: Monique Lariviere, Marstons Mills; Michigan: Sarah Rowell, Kingsford, and Nicole Tebo, Stephenson; Minnesota: Stephanie Davis, Saint Paul, and Ayan Sharif, St Paul Park; New Jersey: Dorothy Murray, Whiting; New York: Avi Klein, Far Rockaway, Queens; Texas: Teresa Talmadge, Kingwood; Washington: Michelle Barraza, Bremerton, and Britney Woods, Spanaway.

Political Science

Brown County — Stephanie Krupski, De Pere; Karen Basulto, Benjamin Freeman, and Robert Henderson, Green Bay; and Samantha Braaten*, Suamico;
Outagamie — Eric Mandel, Kaukauna;
Pierce — Kyle Shafer, Spring Valley.


Brown County — Tyler Secor, De Pere; Kayla Blochowiak, Alysha Brooks, Jenna Carprue, Jessica Chappell, Amy Cook, Elizabeth Feldhausen, Maria Gerrits, Nicholas Hoppock, Amber Jagodzinski, Jordan Jankowski, Matthew Kobriger, Taylor Kurowski**, Shane Kusserow, Briana Novak, Theresa Rock, Magic Vang, Heather Walden, and Adrian Zurita, Green Bay;
Buffalo — Brianna Peterson**, Mondovi;
Calumet — Stephanie Baeten, Hilbert;
Dane — Rebecca Weiss, Sun Prairie; and Mariah Niesen, Windsor;
Dodge — Haily Hummelmeier*, Beaver Dam;
Door — Stephanie DeJardin, Luxemburg; and Amanda Schartner, Sturgeon Bay;
Forest — Mary Mattson*, Crandon;
Kewaunee — Kelly Thyes, Casco;
La Crosse — Katelin Paar, Onalaska; and Logan Andres, West Salem;
Manitowoc — Gennessa Orth, Two Rivers;
Milwaukee — Ariel Olson, Greendale;
Oconto — Kayler Bailey and Chelsey VanHulle, Oconto; Michaela Kaiser and Gregory Seidel, Oconto Falls;
Outagamie — Rebecca Kiefer and Holly Phillips, Appleton; Amanda Verbsky, Black Creek; and Jessica Igoe, Freedom;
Ozaukee — Kari Arguello, Cedarburg; and Timothy Zietz***, Grafton;
Shawano — Brenda Marquardt, Shawano;
Sheboygan — Emily Walsdorf, Glenbeulah;
Washington — Isaac Buhle, Hartford; Alyssa Feldner, Jackson; and Emily Kudek, West Bend;
Waukesha — Sarah Wick*, Lannon; and Nicholas Rudd, Muskego;
Wood — Emily Carroll*, Marshfield.

Public Administration

Brown County — Stephanie Krupski, De Pere; Karen Basulto, Ross Farley, Robert Henderson, Theresa Rock, Abigail Verzal, and Adrian Zurita, Green Bay; and Alex Wilson, New Franken;
Door — Bailey Koepsel, Baileys Harbor;
Manitowoc — Pheng Yang, Manitowoc;
Outagamie — PaJa Yang, Appleton; and Paul Patschke***, Kaukauna;
Pierce — Kyle Shafer, Spring Valley.

Social Work

Sheboygan County — Brett Hayner, Sheboygan.

Spanish and Latin American Studies

Brown County — Erica Hilbert, De Pere; Rosa Serrano and Lizeth Veliz, Green Bay; and Meredith Simpkins, Pulaski;
La Crosse — Haley Hanson, Onalaska;
Outagamie — Stephanie Diedrich**, Combined Locks; and Brittney Moore, Seymour;
Rock — Devan Beyel, Janesville;
Washington — Ashley Vickney*, West Bend;
Winnebago — Grace Neese***, Neenah;
Other States — Haley Fehling, Salem, Mass.


Fond Du Lac — Cody Galligan, Campbellsport.


UW-Green Bay’s Kaye will deliver commencement address

A faculty member with a national reputation as an author, historian, essayist and political analyst will deliver the commencement address at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s winter graduation ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 19.

Harvey J. Kaye
Harvey J. Kaye

Prof. Harvey J. Kaye has chosen the theme “This Generation has a Rendezvous with Destiny” for his remarks to graduates and guests at the event, which starts at 11:30 a.m. in the 2,000-seat Cofrin Family Hall of the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts.

Kaye is an award-winning professor of Democracy and Justice Studies at UW-Green Bay. He teaches courses in history, politics, and society. Since joining the University in 1978, he has steadfastly championed the liberal arts and UW-Green Bay’s brand of interdisciplinary, problem-focused education.

Kaye’s most recent book, The Fight for the Four Freedoms: What Made FDR and the Greatest Generation Truly Great (Simon & Schuster), was named a must-read for 2014 by both Bill Moyers and The Nation magazine, positioning Kaye among the leading scholars of Roosevelt’s progressive legacy. On Jan. 6, Kaye will be featured speaker in Hyde Park, N.Y., at the FDR Presidential Library’s 75th anniversary commemoration of the stirring “Four Freedoms” inaugural address.

He is also the author of the well-received books Thomas Paine and the Promise of America and Thomas Paine: Firebrand of the Revolution. His earlier work includes The British Marxist Historians, The Powers of the Past, and The American Radical.

Kaye’s research into Paine — the radical theorist whose bold vision of American liberty helped inspire the nation’s founders (and presidential candidates to this day) — has made the UW-Green Bay professor a frequent guest on national talk shows including Moyers’ public television program, “Huffington Post Live” and the “Thom Hartmann Radio Show,” among others. His more recent work on FDR has expanded his role as a public intellectual bringing historical context to contemporary political analysis. Kaye’s guest essays have appeared regularly in the Daily Beast, Huffington Post, The Guardian, and The Times of London.

Kaye founded the Historical Perspectives Lecture Series in 1985 as a way to personally introduce his UW-Green Bay students and others to leading thinkers in their fields. Journalist Richard Brookhiser, senior editor of the National Review and a respected voice of the conservative movement, was a recent guest. Previous lecturers have included Victor Kiernan, Dorothy and E.P. Thompson, Frances Fox Piven, Cass Sunstein and national columnists both liberal and conservative including E.J. Dionne, Michael Novak, Joe Conason and Eric Alterman.

Kaye is a two-time winner of UW-Green Bay’s Founders Award for Excellence and a recipient of the Ben and Joyce Rosenberg Professorship. He earned his Ph.D. from Louisiana State University after receiving his master’s from the University of London and undergraduate degree at Rutgers University.

The selection of Kaye as commencement speaker provides an opportunity to highlight the quality of UW-Green Bay faculty members as the institution marks the 50th anniversary of its founding. In 91 previous May and December commencement ceremonies, the featured speakers have most often been alumni, nationally prominent educators or public servants, and state or community leaders. Chancellors and other administrators have delivered the commencement address on several occasions; Kaye becomes only the fifth active professor chosen for the honor, joining Joyce Salisbury, December 1995; Lou Erdmann, May 1996; William Laatsch, May 2005; and Martin H. Greenberg, May 2006.


Business grad will receive Outstanding Student Award at UW-Green Bay

Emily Blaha of Sturgeon Bay has been chosen the December 2015 recipient of the Outstanding Student Award presented by the UW-Green Bay Alumni Association.

Emily Blaha
Emily Blaha

The Business Administration senior with an emphasis in marketing and a minor in design arts will receive her diploma at UW-Green Bay’s mid-year commencement ceremony scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts.

The Alumni Association, which has been designating a single Outstanding Student Award recipient for each graduating class since 1976, recognized Blaha from among approximately 450 graduating seniors eligible to receive diplomas at December commencement.

A 2012 graduate of Southern Door High School, Blaha will complete her degree requirements on an accelerated, three-and-a-half-year timetable.

Additionally, Blaha will be part of the platform party at commencement as student speaker for the ceremony. She was chosen to deliver remarks on behalf of her class by a committee of UW-Green Bay faculty members and administrators. She was nominated by Management Prof. Lucy Arendt, who describes her as “an exceptional asset to the Austin E. Cofrin School of Business, UW-Green Bay and the greater Green Bay community.”

Through work and paid employment, Blaha has served as a marketing and communication assistant for the University Union, and as marketing coordinator and social media specialist for UWGB’s College of Professional Studies. Her independent study topic was “Managing Culture in a Small Business,” and her senior year placement was a product-strategies internship with Schreiber Foods, Inc., headquartered in Green Bay.

She was one of a dozen standout students appointed an inaugural member of the Cofrin School of Business Student Advisory Board, providing input on curriculum and programming.

Blaha is the recipient of academic merit scholarships and dean’s list honors, and is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi academic honor society. She has been active in a range of programs across campus, including service as advertising manager for The Fourth Estate, the weekly student newspaper. When she increased advertising sales by 20 percent, she was selected to serve as the organization’s business manager.


UW-Green Bay honors top faculty, staff with 2015 Founders Awards

founders-award-winners-postThe University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has recognized its top faculty and staff members with 2015 Founders Awards for Excellence. The award winners, honored at the annual UW-Green Bay Faculty and Staff Convocation Wednesday morning, Aug. 26, are:

Teaching — Associate Prof. Georjeanna Wilson-Doenges
Scholarship — Prof. Matt Dornbush
Community Outreach — Prof. John Luczaj
Institutional Development — Associate Prof. Denise Bartell
Academic Support — Mike Kline
Classified Staff — Amanda Wildenberg
Collaborative Achievement — The Digital and Public Humanities Project

Posing in the photo, above, standing from left are Wilson-Doenges, Luczaj, Dornbush and Bartell. Seated are Wildenberg and faculty members representing the Digital Humanities Project, Associate Profs. Chuck Rybak and Caroline Boswell. Not pictured: Mike Kline.

The awards were presented before an audience of more than 400 in the Phoenix Room of the University Union. Made possible by private philanthropic support, the awards program has been an annual fixture at UW-Green Bay since 1975. Honorees are selected by a campuswide committee from among nominations submitted by faculty, staff and others.

Wilson-Doenges, the recipient of the Founder’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, is an associate professor of Human Development and a specialist in environmental psychology and best practices in neighborhood planning and urban design. The award citation credited her with effectively connecting with students, regardless of major, in courses both online and in-person, and bringing energy not only to her classroom but to her work with students on internships, independent studies, and honors projects. One nominator said her enthusiasm for her subject has the ability to make even the statistical concept of standard deviation “riveting.” Wilson-Doenges joined the UW-Green Bay faculty in 1995 after earning her Ph.D. from the University of California-Irvine.

Dornbush, recipient of the award for scholarship, was recognized for his work as a professor of biology with the Natural and Applied Sciences academic unit. He has made a priority of involving both graduate and undergraduate students in his research projects where possible, and has been successful in winning outside grants to support that research. His primary interests involve the role of native plant restorations in improving ecosystems, including the potential use of native tallgrass for bio-energy purposes, and the restoration of wild rice, bulrush and wild celery stands in the lower bay. Dornbush joined the UW-Green Bay faculty in 2005 after earning his doctoral degree in ecology at Iowa State University. He recently joined the academic affairs administrative team at UW-Green Bay as the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Professional Development and Grants, and Director of Graduate Studies.

The award citation for Geoscience professor Luczaj, a member of the Natural and Applied Sciences faculty, called the Founders Award for Excellence in Community Outreach a perfect fit for a faculty member who is “an asset to UWGB as a researcher, instructor and community ambassador in the field of geology.” An authority on the geology and bedrock of Northeastern Wisconsin and related groundwater issues, Luczaj has provided guidance to technical groups on vital groundwater issues and advised varied stakeholders on aquifer protection strategies. In addition to working with UWGB students, he has connected with the community through geoscience presentations to family and K-12 groups as well as to UWGB Learning in Retirement audiences. He holds a Ph.D. in geology from Johns Hopkins and joined the Green Bay faculty in 2005.

Bartell, honored in the category of Institutional Development, was recognized for her efforts in ensuring the success of new and continuing students and the larger University. Bartell is an associate professor of psychology in the Human Development academic unit. In recent years she has assumed leadership in campuswide efforts to improve student retention and graduation rates, particularly for first-generation students and those who are from under-represented groups or who face special challenges. She is founder and program director for the Phoenix GPS Program, which has identified “high-impact” practices to help students thrive. (The practices include encouraging greater campus involvement, mentoring, effective study skills and active/engaged learning experiences for newcomers.) Bartell joined UW-Green Bay in 2002 after earning her Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Sciences at the University of Texas.

Kline received the Founders Award for Excellence in Academic Support in recognition of his success in fostering, according to the award citation, “a department culture where academic success, not just completion, is an uncompromising priority.” Kline works in Phoenix Athletics administration as assistant AD of Compliance and Student Welfare. A 1988 graduate of UW-Green Bay, he landed the position of Phoenix cross-country coach while still a student-athlete in 1987. In 1999 he accepted additional duties as academics coordinator for all Phoenix teams. In the years since, the program has posted at least 31 consecutive semesters of cumulative GPAs of 3.0 or better, had a series of all-league and even all-America academic honorees, and had individual teams rank among the best in America in terms of academic performance. Nominators described Kline as “dedicated” “tireless” and “passionate” about encouraging academic and career success.

Wildenberg, recipient of the Founder’s Award for University Staff , is a university services associate in the Dean of Students Office. Nominators praised her customer-service orientation, good humor and cool under pressure in interacting with a clientele as varied and diverse as the University itself — students, parents, faculty, staff, senior administrators and others. She takes a lead role in coordinating a major, Universitywide program that serves almost a thousand new students and their families annually. The award citation also mentioned her technological skills, involvement in staff governance and efforts to “make UW-Green Bay a better place to work.” Wildenberg, who earned her bachelor’s at UW-Milwaukee, joined the UW-Green Bay staff in 2008.

The Digital and Public Humanities Project, led by Associate Profs. Chuck Rybak and Caroline Boswell of the Humanistic Studies faculty, earned the Founders Award in the category of Collaborative Achievement. The project, which began with creation of a “digital commons” at UW-Green Bay, relies on modern technology to greatly expand opportunity for sharing the humanities — ancient and modern languages, literature, philosophy, religion, history and the visual and performing arts — rather than distract from, or diminish interest, as some might expect in what is often characterized as an age of shortened attention spans. One nominator wrote of Rybak and Boswell, “by bringing students into this field (they have) opened new doors that will lead not only to new employment opportunities, but new ways to engage in lifelong interdisciplinary learning.” The project is credited with helping students avail themselves of new digital technologies, advance their skill sets and also make the field more accessible to the public at large. Boswell, a historian, joined the UW-Green Bay faculty in 2008 after earning her Ph.D. at Brown University. Rybak, a professor of English and creative writing, is a widely published poet who received his Ph.D. at the University of Cincinnati.


UW-Green Bay adjusts schedule for ’50 Years’ celebration on Sept. 2

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has announced a revised schedule for Wednesday, Sept. 2, and a more detailed lineup of campus and community events marking the golden anniversary of the day in 1965 when Gov. Warren Knowles signed legislation creating a new four-year university for Northeastern Wisconsin.

Among the highlights:

  • The “50 Years of UW-Green Bay” kickoff celebration will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, outdoors at Phoenix Park, located adjacent to the University Union, the campus housing complex and the Mauthe Center. The informal event, open to all, invites alumni, employees and other friends of the University to join in an expanded version of the traditional “first day of school” cookout for returning students. The cookout also promises music, games and more. Admission is free.
  • On the same evening (Wednesday, Sept. 2), UW-Green Bay alumni, faculty and staff will “Turn the Market Green” with a special UWGB night at the downtown Farmers Market. Attendees are invited to wear their Phoenix Green and to visit the UW-Green Bay booth near the corner of Broadway and Hubbard streets between 5 and 8 p.m. Music by the faculty band Brass Differential, sampling of Titletown Brewing Company’s commemorative Phoenix Brew and root beer, and drawings, giveaways and special guests will be among the attractions. Admission is free.
  • An invitation-only reunion of members of the graduating class of 1970 — UW-Green Bay’s first year awarding bachelor’s degrees — will take place on campus, mid-day.

(Please note: The campus kickoff event has been rescheduled from the initial announcement in March. Previously listed as a formal program at 11 a.m., the “50 Years” celebration is shifted to a 4 p.m. event of a more casual nature. The change avoids a time conflict following announcement of the community’s traditional Packers Welcome-Back Luncheon for that same date. UW-Green Bay event organizers say they tweaked their Sept. 2 lineup to allow friends, local dignitaries and alumni the flexibility to attend both events.)

Activities throughout the 2015-16 academic year will be tied to the theme “50 Years of UW-Green Bay.” A second major event this fall will be the annual Alumni Reunion Days weekend on Oct. 16 and 17. The University is reaching out to current and former students, employees and community members who might have photos, mementos or memories to share.

For more information, visit the 50 Years website, or contact the University Advancement Office at (920) 465-2074 or e-mail.


Stangel accepts new appointment with Notre Dame Academy

jeanne-copy-webJeanne Stangel, a longtime UW-Green Bay administrator with experience in fundraising and intercollegiate athletics, will be leaving the University to accept a newly created position with Notre Dame de La Baie Academy in Green Bay.

Stangel starts Aug. 3 as Notre Dame’s vice president for institutional advancement. She will direct fundraising, strategic initiatives and communication, and serve additionally as the Roman Catholic high school’s director of athletics.

“I am thrilled and excited by this opportunity,” Stangel said. “NDA is very well respected in this community and exemplifies the highest standards in helping its students excel in faith, academics, athletics and extracurricular development.”

At UW-Green Bay, Stangel serves as Vice Chancellor for University Advancement and President of the UW-Green Bay Foundation, Inc. A member of the institution’s executive team, she oversees the University’s fundraising, alumni, marketing and communication functions.

“Jeanne Stangel has been a wonderful ambassador for UWGB,” commented Chancellor Gary L. Miller. “What she has accomplished — in terms of rallying community and alumni support for student scholarships, academic enhancements and campus facilities — has made a tangible difference in the lives of our students. We extend our great appreciation to her for all she has done, and wish her the best as she accepts this new challenge. It has been a great honor to work with her. She is a great professional.”

A native of the Algoma area and a 1987 graduate of UW-Green Bay’s Business Administration program, Stangel has held a variety of positions with the University over 25 years as a student, administrator and advocate.

Stangel joined the University Advancement staff in early 2012, moving over from Intercollegiate Athletics, where she was associate athletics director, senior women’s athletics administrator and director of the Phoenix Fund, the fundraising arm of UW-Green Bay Athletics. In previous stints with the University, she had served as director of government and community relations, special assistant to the chancellor, and assistant athletics director.

Her private-sector experience includes marketing and management positions with IBM in Wausau and The An-Ser Service, Medalcraft Mint and TufcoTechnologies, Inc., of Green Bay. She was a member of the executive leadership team and senior manager of customer services and corporate relations for Tufco, a publically traded company, from 2002-2006.

Stangel was inducted in 1993 as a charter member of the UW-Green Bay Athletics Hall of Fame. A native of the Algoma area, she played from 1984-87 and as Jeanne Barta still ranks first and third, respectively, on the all-time Phoenix women’s basketball rebounding and scoring lists.