New teachers and nurses celebrated at UW-Green Bay leading up to commencement, meeting critical workforce needs



Special events scheduled for Thursday and Friday will highlight the more than 30 new nurses and 80 teachers entering the workforce, bringing innovative solutions and a passion for their careers to our region. These problem-solvers will be celebrated at two separate events on Thursday, May 11 and Friday, May 12.

Spring Teacher Licensure Celebration

Thursday, May 11 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Phoenix Rooms, University Union

Close to 50 teachers will be onsite to celebrate at the licensure event (of the 81 teachers graduating.) The current supply of teachers cannot meet the demands of the public school districts in the state. UW-Green Bay’s passionate educators are poised to help change this trend and positively impact students in our regional school districts.

Nursing Pinning Ceremony

Friday, May 12 6:30 – 8 p.m. Phoenix Rooms, University Union

More than 30 prelicensure nurses will take part in a traditional pinning ceremony on Friday, celebrating the completion of the new Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN.) UW-Green Bay’s partnership with local healthcare systems, its nursing skills center and important high-impact teaching practices give these new nurses the innovative tools to solve problems in our region’s health care landscape. This new four-year BSN program began in fall 2019.

Please RSVP your attendance to either or both of these events to Kristin Bouchard, At each ceremony and prior to both events, Susan Gallagher-Lepak, dean of the College of Health, Education & Social Welfare, and students and faculty in the respective programs will be available to speak with media on how UW-Green Bay is meeting the needs of the region’s workforce.

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 95,000 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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