Passing of early Alumni Association president
Word has been received of the passing of Gary R. Schmidt, 62, on Aug. 15 in Two Rivers. Schmidt was a returning adult student who received his UW-Green Bay bachelor’s in Communication and the Arts in 1975. During his time as a student, he was known as a dedicated environmentalist. With two fellow students, he received a $12,000 Ford Foundation Grant to start the Mobile Center for the Study of the Environment, visiting local schools to teach K-12 students about ecology. Following graduation, he worked for several years in the Admissions and Orientation Office and, during this time, won election as president of the UW-Green Bay Alumni Association. He served during the 1978-79 academic year. He later worked for Hamilton Industries, Manitowoc Ice, and most recently for GreenSky Energetics. He is survived by his wife, Cynthia, and four children. A full obituary is archived.