University accepts gift of 9/11 flag for bayshore


Marcia Mueller, sister of the late Craig A. Mueller, came to campus Wednesday (July 29) to deliver a special gift to the University.

Mueller presented Chancellor Thomas Harden, and Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Scott Furlong a commemorative 9/11 flag to be flown on the new flagpoles standing outside the Lambeau Cottage on the campus bayshore.

The flagpoles on which it will fly will serve as a remembrance of Craig Mueller, an alumnus, donor and friend of UW-Green Bay who gave $1 million for Communication and Arts and Visual Design scholarships. The gift is the University’s single-largest donation by an alumnus for student scholarships.

The commemorative flag, given to the Muellers by friends in the New York City police and fire departments, will be flown once a year — from daybreak to sunset on Sept. 11.

Marcia Mueller says she will soon send the University other sailing flags that belonged to her brother, a class of ’71 grad, avid sailor and air-transport pilot. One of the flags was on his 51-foot sailboat, Brushfire.

The twin nautical flagpoles are a lasting tribute to Capt. Craig Mueller, who was a generous supporter of UW-Green Bay. In addition to his $1 million gift, he made matching contributions to the Alumni Phone-a-Thon and supported the restoration of the historic Lambeau Cottage. In 2006, for his enthusiastic advocacy and philanthropy, Craig Mueller was awarded the Chancellor’s Award, the University’s highest community honor.

marcia_mueller_eagle_web Upon seeing the flagpoles for the first time, Marcia Mueller said they looked beautiful and were a great addition to the bayshore scenery. While she was on site, she said Capt. Craig may have been there to see them in spirit as a bald eagle flew directly overhead.


Click here for photos of the flagpoles being installed.

• For a feature story about Capt. Craig Mueller, click here.

• For a photo of Capt. Craig Mueller on Brushfire with former Chancellor Bruce Shepard, click here.