Alumni dinner: Distinguished grads return for April 25 awards program

Alumni Awards NightThe University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Alumni Association is expecting a big turnout for the association’s annual awards night, Saturday, April 25, in the grand foyer of the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts.

Receiving Distinguished Alumni Awards will be:

Chris StixChris Stix
1976 graduate with a Personal Major (Environmental Values emphasis), a nationally known data-networking expert, retired Morgan Stanley analyst and board member of the Joslin Diabetes Center Board of Trustees in Boston
Barbara PolichBarbara Polich
1972 graduate in Humanism and Cultural Change, and a commercial litigation and intellectual property lawyer in Salt Lake City considered one of the nation’s leading specialists in patents, trade secrets and intellectual property
Paula FleurantPaula Fleurant
Class of 1975 Growth and Development undergraduate and 1986 Environmental Science and Policy master’s graduate, and a retired quality care manager at St. Mary’s Hospital in Green Bay and former executive officer of the Alumni Association

As recipients of Distinguished Alumni Awards, Stix, Polich and Fleurant were judged by the selection committee to have distinguished themselves in their professional work, career accomplishments and community involvement.

Also presented will be Outstanding Recent Alumni Awards recognizing alumni within 10 years of graduation who are making important contributions to their communities and professions.

So recognized will be:

Joel HansenJoel Hansen
2001 graduate in accounting and Business Administration and a supervisor with Schenck Business Solutions of Green Bay
Justin RebmanJustin Rebman
2006 Business Administration graduate and a financial representative and college unit director for Northwestern Mutual Financial Network in Green Bay

The Alumni Association Awards Night (Saturday, April 25) will begin with a social at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. and the awards program to follow. Tickets for the general public are $25 per person. (The Alumni Association provides a special $15 rate for former faculty and staff members.) To reserve tickets, contact the Alumni Office at (920) 465-2586 or by e-mail at

For additional detail on each recipient, view the news release.