Chancellor’s Award, citation for Janet, Charlie Lieb

Chancellor Thomas K. Harden honored four individuals by presenting them with UW-Green Bay’s highest community honor, the Chancellor’s Award, at May 2014 commencement before an audience of nearly 5,000 at the Kress Events Center.  Those honored were Mike Kline, Janet and Charlie Lieb, and Larry L. Weyers. In reading the citation for the Liebs, Harden read:


“Charlie and Janet Lieb exemplify the best attributes of a caring community.  They are people of vision: They were among the very first community leaders to recognize the potential of Phuture Phoenix in helping children realize that “College is Possible.”  They are people of action: They consistently volunteer their time… on those days we host visits by a thousand fifth-graders, and at those times we seek to expand Phuture Phoenix into new schools and new grade levels. Finally, they are people of kindness and generosity: Very early, they made a significant financial contribution to establish a Phuture Phoenix scholarship fund so that when children from low- and moderate-income families succeed, graduate from high school, and enroll at UW-Green Bay, help is available.  Their support for UW-Green bay has been substantial, is ongoing and will prove to be enduring. For these reasons and for their support of programs and people across the University, we add their names to the very short list of local couples who have received a joint Chancellor’s Award…. Ladies and Gentlemen, please join me in congratulating, as recipient of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Chancellor’s Award, Charlie and Janet Lieb.”

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