ROTC Rappelling highlights Veterans Week events at UW-Green Bay


Green Bay, WI – The Veteran Services department at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay will hold a full week of events for active duty, reservists, veterans, and the spouses and children of veterans beginning Monday, November 7, 2023.  All events are open to the public and the community is encouraged to attend.

The full week of events is as follows:

Monday November 6 at 12:30 p.m.

Veteran POW/MIA Table – Leona Cloud Commons, University Union Cafeteria

Cadets Andrew Lopez and Elizabeth Guerin will lead the dignified and solemn ceremony to honor and recognize the sacrifices of those Americans who have been prisoners of war and to remind the Nation of those who are still missing in action. It involves a table, usually set off to the side, with a single chair. The table is set with a white tablecloth, a single candle, a book of faith (optional), an inverted glass, and a single red rose in a vase, around which is tied a red or yellow ribbon. Set at the table is a plate containing a slice of lemon and a small amount of salt.

There is nothing more poignant than witnessing the empty chair sitting at a POW/MIA table with incredible significance for every displayed feature of this ritual. There have been many different narratives written for the ceremony, but the symbolism is quite constant. Witnessing the ceremony that accompanies this memorable event brings more than just a single emotion. Please join us in remembrance.

Tuesday, November 7 from 11:00 a.m.– 1:00 p.m.

Veterans Brunch – Veterans Lounge, 227 Mary Ann Cofrin Hall, UW-Green Bay Campus

We invite you to join us for a free breakfast, in recognition of the Phoenix who have served our country.  All are welcome to stop by for a hot breakfast, pastries, coffee and more.  The gathering will include resources available to our service members, such as our County Veterans Officer, Accessibility and Health and Wellness providers, along with community employers from the area. 

Wednesday, November 8 from 8:00 a.m. – 12 p.m.

ROTC Rappelling Event – Kress Event Center, UW-Green Bay Campus

Come watch ROTC Cadets, along with UW-Green Bay and ROTC Leadership, rappel from the rafters of the Kress Event Center basketball court!!

Friday, November 10

18th Annual Chancellor’s Reception – STEM Innovation Center, UW-Green Bay Campus.

Reception:  4:00-4:45 Hors d’oeuvres, open bar and vendors

Program: 4:45 to 5:45 Honor/recognize new military students, graduating military students and donors/recipients of Veteran scholarships. Guests can come and go as they please and may feel free to attend any portion of the event at any time.  Business Casual.

Please join us at the STEM Innovation Center, as Chancellor Mike Alexander and Veteran Services Coordinator Nicole Stockman take the opportunity to recognize current students who are active duty, reserves, Veterans or the spouse or child of a Veteran.  The late-afternoon event includes a Presentation of Colors by the UW-Green Bay ROTC Color Guard, the “National Anthem” and “America the Beautiful” performed by UW-Green Bay music and guest singer, Joe Scala.  The event will include remarks by UW-Green Bay Chancellor Mike Alexander, Veterans Services Coordinator, Nicole Stockman, and UW-Green Bay Assistant Chief of Police and U.S. Army Non-commissioned Officer (NCO), Lieutenant Aaron Walker. Captain Andrew Scholl and Staff Sergeant Jesse Macklin, both UWGB ROTC Senior Military Science Instructors, will perform the POW/MIA ceremony to honor and recognize the sacrifices of those Americans who have been prisoners of war and to remind the Nation of those who are still missing in action.  New and graduating military students to the Fall 23 term will be recognized, along with current donors and recipients of Veteran scholarships.

For any additional information, please contact Nicole Stockman, Veterans Services Coordinator at 920-465-2056 or

UW-Green Bay Veteran’s Services is here to help veterans and their families thrive at college and get the benefits gained from service. About 1300 veterans and dependents of veterans receive education benefits at UW-Green Bay each year. Of this number, 377 are military veterans or current service members and 933 students are the spouse or child of a Veteran. Some of these students are on active duty one week, and in the classroom the next. This is just one reason the transition from military service to the community can be very unsettling. UW-Green Bay’s Veteran’s Services is here to help.

About UW-Green Bay
Established in 1965, UW-Green Bay is a public institution serving more than 9,800 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students and 80,000 continuing education learners each year. We educate students from pre- college through retirement and offer 200+ degrees, programs and certificates. UW-Green Bay graduates are resilient, inclusive, sustaining and engaged members of their communities, ready to rise to fearlessly face challenges, solve problems and embrace diverse ideas and people. With four campus locations, the University welcomes students from every corner of the world. In 2021, UW-Green Bay was the fastest-growing UW school in Wisconsin. For more information, visit



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