Alumnus Dean Halverson addresses graduates
Green Bay, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus will hold its annual Commencement ceremony on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in the campus Theatre. Sixty-four students earned two-year degrees from the Manitowoc Campus during the 2018-19 academic year, many of whom will be participating in the ceremony.
An alumnus of the UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus (formerly UW-Manitowoc), Dean Halverson, will deliver the address. Halverson is founder and CEO of a full-service marketing research firm, Leede Research Group, with offices in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Leede’s clients are national in scope and their work is international. Halverson has more than 35 years of business and consumer market research experience. Leede Research specializes in custom designed information packages for healthcare, business, industrial, insurance, education and energy clients.
Lue Vang, a 2017 graduate of Manitowoc Lincoln High School, has been selected to address his graduating class as Student Speaker. Vang has taken a leadership role on campus and serves as president of the Student Senate. He is active in Phi Theta Kappa and Member Future Nurses. In a response to fee shortfalls, he took it upon himself to spearhead a number of fundraising initiatives that supported student success. Lue is also a volunteer with Hmong Senior Meals: A Gesture of Love, a local program geared toward helping Hmong senior citizens navigate the world. The program was formed because many Hmong seniors do not attend traditional senior centers due to a language barrier that prevents them from receiving the services they need.
About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus has served the Lakeshore of eastern Wisconsin for more than 50 years, helping generations of students to start their path toward a bachelor’s degree. Nestled on 40 acres along the breathtaking Lake Michigan shoreline, the Manitowoc Campus offers hands-on instruction from internationally respected professors and a start on more than 200 academic programs within the UW System. Community members enjoy concerts and lectures, attend art and theater performances and cheer for their favorite athletic teams. The campus and community celebrated the opening of a $7-million renovation project in February 2018 featuring state-of-the-art updates to the library, a new science commons and renovations to art studios, science labs and classrooms.