Public & Environmental Affairs programs recognize community partners and outstanding students

Academic programs within the interdisciplinary Public & Environmental Affairs (PEA) unit at UW-Green Bay recognized several local community partners and outstanding students at their end-of-semester “Celebrating Students & Philanthropy” awards ceremony, held in MAC Winter Garden on April 27th. At times, the ceremony was standing room only as Chancellor Michael Alexander delivered opening remarks on the value of university-community collaboration and Prof. Lora Warner’s Philanthropy course announced this year’s recipient organization for the $10,000 Learning By Giving grant – the Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Brown County.

Prof. Alise Coen, Chair of Public & Environmental Affairs, explained what unites the diverse program majors and minors within the unit, “We are all connected by a shared thread of attention to community and civic engagement, to fostering leadership, and to grappling with pressing social and public policy issues.”

Community partners recognized at the ceremony included Stephanie Hummel with the City of Green Bay Planning Department, Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin, and Brown County, Wisconsin. A number of outstanding students were also recognized with plaques and certificates across the unit’s programs of Political Science, Organizational Leadership, Environmental Policy & Planning, Public Administration, Sociology & Anthropology, Criminal Justice, and Geography.

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