UW-Green Bay works with 13-time World Champion Green Bay Packers to offer a new ‘History of the Green Bay Packers’ noncredit certificate program

Registration is open now; classes start in September

Green Bay, WI — UW-Green Bay, working in collaboration with 13-time World Champion Green Bay Packers, is offering a new History of the Green Bay Packers noncredit certificate program. Fans can learn the greatest story in sports by exploring the iconic history of the Packers in eight sessions available live online on Zoom, starting in September.

The sessions will be taught by Brent Hensel, curator of the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame. A big part of Brent’s job is to preserve the history of the Packers organization, which already has over a century of history and continues to create special moments on and off the field each season. The Hall of Fame gets to record, safeguard, and illustrate all of this, and then share it with Packers fans around the world. The registration fee for the certificate program includes admission to the Packers Hall of Fame.

“I am extremely excited to collaborate with UW-Green Bay on this rich and storied course,” Hensel says, “and to share the legendary history of the Green Bay Packers.”

The Green Bay Packers are a story of survival dating back to their origins in 1919. The team is the only franchise in professional sports to be owned and sustained by their fans; the steadfast, unwavering support of the community has been fundamental to the Packers’ success over the last century. The sessions will cover important events and personalities from the Packers’ rich and proud history that dates back to the early days of the NFL, including:

  • Origins of American Football – Exploring the evolution of the game and how its popularity evolved including in the Green Bay area.
  • A Story of Survival – Delving into the early days of the franchise and struggle for survival.
  • Lambeau’s Reign – Looking at co-founder Earl “Curly” Lambeau and his role as coach and guiding force of the team.
  • Virtual Tour of the Packers Hall of Fame – Taking a virtual walk through the museum and get an inside look at how the different exhibits were created.
  • Packers-Bears Rivalry – Revisiting two of the three oldest NFL franchises and how the teams became interconnected.
  • Lombardi’s Dynasty – Exploring the rise of Vince Lombardi, a little-known coach, who became the most famous coach in sports.
  • Leadership & Diversity – Uncovering the lasting influence of Lombardi on leadership and diversity in Green Bay.

When participants complete the program, they will earn an exclusive UW-Green Bay digital badge distinguished by the Packers “G.”

Learn more about the History of the Green Bay Packers certificate program by visiting the program’s web site. Meanwhile, if you have questions or concerns, please contact Teri Zuege-Halvorsen, Executive Regional Manager, Continuing Professional Education, at 920-663-7316 or zueget@uwgb.edu.

The History of the Green Bay Packers certificate program is sponsored by the Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement, creating access to education at every stage of life.

About UW-Green Bay
Established in 1965, UW-Green Bay is a public institution serving more than 9,600 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 www.uwgb.edu.


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