Paying it forward: Fun photos, poignant testimonials at scholarship reception
Recipients of UW-Green Bay named scholarships, along their families, fund donors and University personnel — more than 300 in all — packed the Weidner Center stage for a special reception recently. It was the annual scholarship reception allowing donors to meet students, and students to put faces to names and express their gratitude for their scholarships. UW-Green Bay Chancellor Tom Harden and Assistant Chancellor for University Advancement Bev Carmichael reminded the recipients to “pay it forward” when they are able to return the favor. There were also poignant remarks by Marcia Mueller, speaking for donors and her brother, the late Craig Mueller; and by student Michael Fowler, a recipient of the Craig Mueller Scholarship in Arts and Visual Design. Fowler said he has read up on Mueller. “The stories I have heard from faculty and read in the archives have inspired me deeply,” said Fowler. “In one of those stories Mr. Mueller said that he would like the beneficiaries of his endowment to be allowed the opportunity to find themselves here, as he had. ‘I want them to not be afraid to take chances.’” Fowler, who had a degree in journalism but returned to school to follow his passion as a music educator, said the scholarship enabled him to “take such a chance.” Great story and nice photo gallery from the event.