Admissions referral promotion for current students

Admissions is hosting a promotion for each UW-Green Bay campus encouraging current students to make referrals of others who they believe may want to join the Phoenix family. Students who provide a referral from Feb 22 to March 26, 2021, will be entered to win a UW-Green Bay prize pack, featuring a signed Packers mini-helmet. Help spread the word to current students to encourage referrals. Learn more and make a referral at www.uwgb.edu/admissions/referrals. Referrals from faculty and staff are welcome, too! While you won’t be entered in a drawing you can use this form to share the UW-Green Bay spirit.

 

Some local colleges adapt admissions standards due to pandemic | WLUK

BROWN COUNTY (WLUK) — UWGB admissions says COVID isn’t just impacting prospective students.”This has not been their fault. COVID has impacted them the same way it has impacted us as professionals. It’s been a challenge,” UWGB executive director of admissions Rachele Bakic said.The pandemic has pushed some college admissions departments to be flexible.Both St. Norbert College and all UW system schools waived their standardized testing requirements temporarily.

Source: Some local colleges adapt admissions standards due to pandemic | WLUK

Corey King and Cordero Barkley Black Power 51 Wis. Influential Leaders

Cordero Barkley and Corey King named Black Power 2020: Wisconsin’s 51 Most Influential Black Leaders

Cordero Barkley and Corey King were named “Black Power 2020: Wisconsin’s 51 Most Influential Black Leaders” by madison365.com, recently.

Cordero Barkley
Cordero Barkley

Barkley is the director of finance and investments at Titletown Tech, an investment firm based in Green Bay. Formerly, he was an assistant vice president – fiduciary officer with Associated Bank Wealth Management, working with high net-worth individuals. He earned both his bachelor’s degree and his master’s from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, where he played Division I basketball from 2005-2009. Barkley was recognized by the Green Bay Chamber of Commerce as 2018 Future 15 recipient, as well as a recipient of the UW-Green Bay Distinguished Recent Alumni Award for 2018. He also currently serves on a number of boards in the Greater Green Bay community

Corey King, UW-Green Bay Vice Chancellor
Corey King, UW-Green Bay Vice Chancellor

King is the vice chancellor for Inclusivity & Student Affairs UW-Green Bay. King has over 27 years of collegiate experience in student affairs. Prior to his current position, he was the vice president for Enrollment Management & Student Financial Services at Bethune-Cookman University and the vice president for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management at Florida Atlantic University. During his time at FAU, King established the Urban Male Institute and the First Generation Student Success Center both of which focused on supporting the university’s first-generation minority students. King received a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from Florida State University as well as a Doctorate in Educational Administration & Leadership from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

See the series at madison365.com.

Most UW System schools waive application fees to improve access

A majority of University of Wisconsin campuses hope a decision to waive application fees for the next two years will open doors for lower-income students and fill seats at a time when many universities are struggling to increase enrollment.The UW System Board of Regents approved a plan Thursday to waive the online application fee for new undergraduate students, including transfer students. Every UW school will participate, except for UW-Madison, which has a $65 application fee and UW-Eau Claire and UW-La Crosse, which have $25 fees.The decision came after most UW campuses waived their application fees this fall in an effort to remove barriers for students who might not be able to apply to college, or multiple colleges, because of financial barriers.According to initial UW System data, waiving the fee has, at least in part, increased the number of applications the universities received. Source: Most UW System schools waive application fees to improve access

UWGB among ten UW universities to waive electronic application fees | WFRV Local 5 – Green Bay, Appleton

MADISON, Wis. (WFRV) – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents approved waiving electronic application fees at 10 of its 13 universities for approximately the next two years.

Source: UWGB among ten UW universities to waive electronic application fees | WFRV Local 5 – Green Bay, Appleton

Admissions recruitment coordinator Alexandra Ritchie shares her story on WBAY tonight

UW-Green Bay’s Alexandra Ritchie’s first experience with racism was in first grade. At 12, she was diagnosed with clinical depression. Now, she’s shaping a powerful campus conversation. Alexandra expanded her story outside of campus, in an interview with Cami Rapson on Action 2 News at 10, tonight (July 30, 2020).

Reminder: Investing in the success of first-year students; GB Orientation activities

From Gail Sims Aubert, Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Campus Climate and Jen Jones, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management, to all UWGB Faculty and Staff:

We know that you are all invested in the success of our incoming first-year students, and we are excited to share the plans for GB Orientation 2020!

Keeping the safety of our students, staff, and faculty in mind, the GB Orientation experience has transformed from a one-day event to a rich and robust series of dynamic online engagements throughout the summer months. This means we have more time and opportunities to help students prepare for the fall by completing important tasks and making critical connections with our people, programs and services. Here is what incoming first-year students can expect from us over the next few months:

June: Advising, Class Registration and Financial Aid

From June 3-24, incoming first-year students will each have a one-hour, one-on-one appointment with an academic advisor to select their fall courses, either by phone or video chat. Advisors will also share information about academic support services and the Office of Financial Aid will host Financial Aid Fridays throughout the month of June. Note: Students admitted after June 24 can schedule an appointment with Academic Advising by calling: (920) 465-2111.

July: Connect with Ambassadors

Once students have registered for classes, we will begin to introduce them to their fellow Phoenix, including our Student Ambassadors! There will be online panels as well as small group meetups designed to foster interpersonal connection and a sense of what it’s like to be a UWGB student.

August: Prepare for the Fall Semester

Throughout the summer, the GBO website will continue to roll out new content to help students take timely action steps towards preparing for the Fall semester. Information will include:

  • Health and Safety
  • Living On-Campus / Living Off-Campus
  • Campus Resources
  • Dining
  • Parking
  • And much more!

GB Orientation at Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan

Students at UWGB’s additional locations will have the same opportunities, but Advising and Registration periods will differ by campus.

Campus Contacts

If you have any questions about GB Orientation, please contact:

Thank you for the role you play in making UW-Green Bay a special place to learn, and a wonderful community in which to thrive.

Go Phoenix!

UW System is sponsoring ‘Free Application Week’ for Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan Campuses, June 5-15

The UW System is sponsoring a Free Application Week for the Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan Campuses, June 5-15, 2020. When completing the application, students who select the Marinette, Manitowoc or Sheboygan Campuses will not be prompted to pay the fee.

“Students have incredible opportunities to continue their education in the Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan communities through their local campuses,” says Executive Director of Admissions, Rachele Bakic. “We are proud of the affordable and accessible options UW-Green Bay is able to provide. We are thrilled to offer this Free Application Week to make it even easier for students to take the next step, especially during this challenging time.”

Application Info:

  • Students with questions about the application can reach out to the UW-Green Bay Admissions Office at 920-465-2111 or uwgb@uwgb.edu.
  • UW-Green Bay will host three Free Application Week Virtual Events on June 5, June 9 and June 12 at 11 a.m. CST. These programs with include an overview of each campus, information from current students, and the opportunity to talk about individual applications with an Admissions counselor.
  • Admissions counselors will also be available virtually weekdays 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Saturdays, June 6 and June 13, 2020 from 11 a.m. to noon to answer questions about the application.

More about the Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan Campuses:

  • These dynamic campuses are set in lively communities, and offer affordable and personal education.
  • Students can pursue an associate’s degree or bachelor’s degree in several high-demand fields; many of them directly related to careers and professional opportunities right in their own hometowns.