‘U-W-G-B’ flies high on the bayshore
A flag display that reflects the passion of one of UW-Green Bay’s most generous alumni can now be viewed near the Lambeau Cottage, located on the bayshore at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.
The nautical flags were installed recently, and reflect Craig Mueller’s lifelong love of sailing and his sponsorship of the remodeling of the property once owned by Green Bay Packers’ founder Curly Lambeau. The flagpoles were installed in recognition of Mueller’s $1 million gift to benefit UW-Green Bay students.
The display includes the UW-Green Bay and State of Wisconsin flags, and smaller nautical flags with international code of signals spelling out U. W. G. B.
In 2002, Mueller pledged to make a $1 million gift to start a scholarship endowment in his name at his alma mater. That gift, the largest ever for the University’s scholarship funds, is designated, by Mueller’s wishes, to students enrolled in both the Arts and Visual Design and Communication academic units.
Mueller also bequeathed $10,000 for scholarships for students participating in the Phuture Phoenix program and attend UW-Green Bay after graduating high school.
Mueller, who succumbed to a courageous battle with cancer in 2007, graduated from UW-Green Bay in 1971. A creative communications major, and member of student government and the Fourth Estate student newspaper staff, Mueller was at the 1967 groundbreaking for the current campus.
Mueller spent the majority of his career as a commercial airline pilot and avid sailor. He suffered life-threatening injuries on a runway accident in 1998 that ended his piloting career but not his zest for life.
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Photos by Eric Miller, Marketing and University Communication