Chancellor Gary L. Miller presented Craig Dickman, UW-Green Bay Class of 1982 and founder and CEO of Breakthrough Fuel, with the 2015 Chancellor’s Award, the University’s highest community honor.
The presentation was made on stage Saturday, May 16, at the Kress Events Center, before an audience of nearly 5,000, as part of UW-Green Bay spring commencement.
Dickman (center, in photo) has been active in support of campus and community initiatives including service on the UW-Green Bay Foundation board and Council of Trustees. He received the award from Interim Provost Greg Davis (left) and Chancellor Miller.
Miller read the citation for the award, as follows:
It is my great honor to award the 2015 Chancellor’s Award to Mr. Craig Dickman.
Craig is a graduate of the UW-Green Bay, Class of ‘82, Business Administration. He is the Founder and CEO of Breakthrough Fuel, in Green Bay. Craig’s genius for innovation in supply-chain logistics and fuel-cost management has made Breakthrough Fuel a partner to some of American industry’s largest and most successful brands.
He generously gives back to this community through leadership positions and board service including, The Harbor Commission, Downtown Green Bay, The United Way, The Chamber of Commerce, and his hometown NFL team, the Green Bay Packers. Since 2012, he has served on the UW-Green Bay Council of Trustees and Foundation Board.
This year, he has won the respect and admiration of many here for his tireless work in leading our Trustee advocacy on the proposed state budget. In countless meetings with legislators, he has proudly carried the message that this community considers UWGB and the UW System to be engines of intellectual and economic growth — worthy of our shared investment.
Additionally, Craig and his wife, Karen, have been dedicated supporters of programs that serve this University’s sizeable population of students who are military veterans and reservists.
Ladies and gentlemen, please me join me in congratulating Mr. Craig Dickman as recipient of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Chancellor’s Award.