UW-Green Bay dominates Two Rivers business idea competition

Sophomore Maria Arunkumar (Business Administration) and senior Sam Hunt (Mathematics) took first and second place, respectively, at the Light Up the Lakeshore Business Idea Competition, recently. Other UW-Green Bay students and alumni participating were Hannah Hastings ’18 (Accounting), Claire Bestul (Business Administration), Renee DeGrand (Business Administration) and Chelsea Georgia (Business Administration). The competition was supported by Two Rivers Biz Starts, Two Rivers Main Street, the City of Two Rivers and Rawley Point Economic Advisors and Austin E. Cofrin School of Business. UW-Green Bay’s Ryan Kauth served as an advisor to the competition and as an advisor to Two Rivers Biz Starts. First, second, and third place received cash prizes for their 90-second pitch. Judges scored the entrepreneurs based on problem, solution, target market, competitive advantage and presentation. Photos from the competition can be found at Rawley Point Economic Advising’s Facebook page.

UW-Green Bay students (middle, second row) at Light Up The Lakeshore Business Idea Competition.
UW-Green Bay students (middle, second row) at Light Up The Lakeshore Business Idea Competition

Accounting Student Luncheon

Photos: Accounting Students Luncheon

The Accounting Student Association held its annual year-end celebration on May 4, 2018 at the Weidner Center, Mark Brandt ’85 (Accounting), former founder and owner of Pinnacle Consulting and managing partner of American East, Green Bay, was the invited keynote speaker. During the celebration, students honored long-time faculty member and advisor Steve Muzatko (who is posed with this son, Maxwell, in the photos).

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2018 Accounting Students Luncheon
– Photos by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communications

Trevor Olsen hired (well) before graduation

Trevor Olson at spring 2018 commencement
Trevor Olson

Trevor Olsen, Accounting, is just one of many UW-Green Bay students hired before graduation — well before graduation — evidence of local employer efforts to reach earlier into the pipeline to find and hire the talent they need. The Gresham, Wis. native, was hired by international food company Schreiber Foods as a financial analyst already in October of 2017, where he is working part-time until graduation. Olsen credits the small town feel of UW-Green Bay, one-on-one time with faculty due to small class sizes and the reputation of the Cofrin School of Business for his college success, where he learned of the amazing internship opportunity with Schreiber that has now led to his first full-time job.

Accounting student Courtney Hamilton receives special recognition

Courtney Hamilton Photo
Courtney Hamilton

UW-Green Bay student Courtney Hamilton (Accounting) was recently selected to receive Financial Executives International (FEI) of Northeastern Wisconsin’s Academic Achievement Award.

Five of these awards will be distributed to area students who have demonstrated excellence in finance and accounting. In addition to a $1,000 award, she was given special recognition at FEI’s April Chapter Meeting on April 18, 2018 at Bridgewood Hotel & Conference Center in Neenah.

UW-Green Bay alumnus Young named president of Schenck SC

The Fond Du Lac Reporter reports that UW-Green Bay alumnus Daniel Young, CPA, CVA, assumed the role of president at Schenck SC, a full-service accounting and consulting firm, on January 1, 2018. Before named president, Young worked as the managing shareholder of Schenck’s Green Bay office, and held leadership roles in various executive committees inside the firm. Young has been active in various community and professional organizations, and in 2016, received UW-Green Bay’s Distinguished Alumni Award.

UW-Green Bay students provide free income tax assistance through April 4

Green Bay, Wis. — University of Wisconsin-Green Bay students are again providing free income tax assistance for low-income individuals and families, the elderly and students through the Internal Revenue Service’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

Return preparation begins the week of Jan. 29 and will run through Wednesday, April 4. However, no service will be provided the week of March 12 because of the University’s spring break. Scheduled times and Green Bay locations for tax assistance are:

  • Tuesdays, 5 to 8 p.m., Brown County Public Library, 515 Pine St, Green Bay
  • Wednesdays, 5 to 8 p.m., The Salvation Army, 626 Union Court, Green Bay

Appointments are necessary for both sites and can be made by calling (920)465-2575. The service, including filing Federal and Wisconsin income tax returns electronically, is provided at no cost to taxpayers.

To assist volunteers, taxpayers should bring:

  • photo ID (required)
  • original Social Security cards for each family member (required)
  • federal and Wisconsin income tax returns for previous tax filing if available
  • current year information including W-2 forms showing wages earned and 1099 forms reporting interest, dividends, pensions or Social Security benefits received
  • tuition payment statements (form 1098-T)
  • receipts for property taxes paid
  • rent certificates and/or a copy of their property tax bill if they might be able to claim the Wisconsin Homestead Credit
  • information regarding other receipts such as per capita income distribution and SSI payments
  • a record of any estimated tax payments made last year
  • a voided check from a checking account or deposit slip from a savings account to allow for direct deposit of a refund.

For more information, visit the VITA website at www.uwgb.edu/vita.


UW-Green Bay alumnus Dan Young named president of Schenck

Dan YoungDaniel Young, ’80 (Managerial Accounting) CPA, CVA, has been named president of Schenck SC, Appleton, a full-service regional accounting and consulting firm. BizTmes Media published the story this week. Young, an experienced leader in the public accounting industry, assumed the role Jan. 1, 2018. Before being named president, he had been the managing shareholder of Schenck’s Green Bay office since 2008 and held leadership roles on a number of the firm’s key executive committees. He was recognized as one of UW-Green Bay’s most distinguished graduates in 2016.

Accounting students help with Alzheimer’s Walk


Members of UW-Green Bay Accounting Students Associated (ASA) helped out recently with the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Green Bay to help raise awareness and funds for vital Alzheimer’s care, support and research. In the photo, left to right: Noelle Poppe, Erica Kuehn, Trevor Olsen, Prof. Steve Muzatko, Sean Weliver, Kimberly Boots, Justin Mulder and alumna Alexis Kaczrouske ’17.