First graduates of ‘Rising Phoenix’ program take flight; receive diplomas for Associate of Arts and Science degrees at UW-Green Bay Commencement
After two years in the program, 20 of UW-Green Bay’s first Rising Phoenix students from Manitowoc Lincoln High School earn the Associate of Arts and Sciences degree and at least seven are planning to continue with their bachelor’s degree at UW-Green Bay. The students were honored at UW-Green Bay’s 2022 Spring/Summer Commencement ceremony, May 14, 2022.
UW-Green Bay’s Rising Phoenix Early College High School Program offers students the opportunity to get a head start on earning college credits through dual enrollment while still in high school, with the potential to earn their high school diploma and a UW-Green Bay Associate of Arts and Sciences degree at the same time. The program was created with the goals of reducing college debt, closing the achievement gap and providing advanced learning opportunities for students in Northeast Wisconsin communities.
Manitowoc Lincoln High School launched the inaugural cohort in 2020. Since then, Rising Phoenix has expanded to Two Rivers High School, Mishicot High School, Marinette High School and a state-wide cohort through Wisconsin’s GEAR UP program. One student, Nadia Neziri, shared her story.
In the photo: Row 1 – Lizzy Stuebs, Jacky Yang, Blai Yang, Samantha Maldonado Aly Logan, Hayley Truett, Elena Damian, Nadia Neziri, Kayla Vetter, Alexis Schuh. Row 2 – Carson Goetz, Braden Ploederl, Ashlyn Dymerski, Anthony Holschbach, Emma Leiterman, Abigail Barnett, Emily Laabs, Sophie Floyd