Student to be honored with Community Impact Award
Congratulations to UW-Green Bay student Kimberly Martiny, who will be honored Sunday (April 29) with a Community Impact Award from the Brown County Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Martiny is being recognized for her 2011 work in coordinating a massive volunteer effort to provide artwork for Innovative Services, Inc., a Green Bay organization that serves developmentally disabled and special needs populations in Wisconsin. Originally asked to paint a mural for a temporary home for recovering individuals with mental health issues, Martiny went several steps further in identifying more than a dozen area artists to produce works for the facility. All told, the group produced nearly 90 paintings to be hung there. Martiny is the sole recipient of this award, which will be given with other honors at NAMI Brown County’s Spring Gala.