CSET Scholarship Recipients

Nearly $80,000 awarded in scholarships through UW-Green Bay’s College of Science, Engineering and Technology

Green Bay, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s College of Science and Technology announced the awarding of nearly $80,000 in scholarships this year. There were 58 scholarships awarded, totaling $78,325. Natural and Applied Sciences awarded 18 scholarships, totaling $20,600; Resch School of Engineering awarded 24 scholarships, totaling $40,725; Human Biology awarded 16 scholarships, totaling $17,000. A scholarship reception was held Friday, Jan. 31, 2020 on the Green Bay Campus.

2019-2020 NAS Scholarship Awardees
James E. Casperson/Environmental Science Alumni Endowed Scholarship: Patrick Brodhagen, Bonduel, WI

Alfred O. and Phyllis E. Holz Endowed Scholarship: Emma Gilbertson, Nashotah, WI and Norah Swenson, Janesville, WI

Carol R. DeGroot Endowed Scholarship in Environmental Science: Alicia Krause, La Crosse, WI

Morgan/Macaluso Family Endowed Scholarship: Claire Stuart, Sullivan, WI

Ganga and Elizabeth Nair Endowed Scholarship: Jessica Kessler, Bryant, WI

Katie Hemauer Memorial Endowed Scholarship: Ashlyn Schnell, Bonduel, WI

Bradford Cook Memorial Endowed Scholarship: Sierra Schug, Athen, Wi

Barbara and Benjamin Cruz-Uribe Family Endowed Scholarship for the Study of Environmental Issues: Miranda Esser, Green Bay, WI

Chad Moritz and Beth Meyerand Annual Scholarship: BethaLynn Bontrager, Eagle River, WI

Moose Lodge Rod and Gun Club Annual Scholarship: Grace Pechman, Fond du Lac, WI

Ruth and James Wiersma Endowed Scholarship: Jessie Hanson, Minnetrista, MN

Herbert Fisk Johnson Endowed Scholarship for Excellence: Tyler Dvorachek, Howards Grove, WI, Carly Flunker, Sobieski, WI and Kyle Hansen, La Crosse, WI

Brown County Waste Transformation Team Annual Scholarship: Rachel Malcore, Brussels, WI

Science and Mathematics Endowed Scholarship: Caleb Torres, Sheboygan, WI

Nancy J. Sell Memorial Endowed Scholarship: Anna Liu, Des Moines, IA

2019-2020 Richard Resch School of Engineering Scholarship Awardees

NEW Engineering Endowed Scholarship-First Year: Allyssa Rueth, Slinger, WI

NEW Engineering Endowed Scholarship-Second Year): Michael McGuire, Freedom, WI

Susan Finco and Ed Kralovec Endowed Scholarship: Griffin Magee, Eland, WI

Superior Diesel Endowed Scholarship for Engineering Technology: Bailey Crary, Reedsburg, WI

Dykema Family Endowed Scholarship: Benjamin Desk, Markesan, WI

Lee and Kathy Anderson Endowed Scholarship for Engineering Technology: Michael Jensen, Suamico, WI

Beth and Richard Gochnauer Endowed Scholarship for Engineering Technology: Billie Komorowski and Pa Yeng Yang, Green Bay, WI

Northeast Wisconsin Manufacturing Alliance Future All-Stars Annual Scholarship: Adam Jensen, Little Chute, WI, Charles Sheraden, Green Bay, WI, Aaron Splan, Pulaski, WI and Isaiah Stonebraker, Mishicot, WI

BPM, Inc., A Specialty Paper Mill, Annual Scholarship for Engineering Technology: Kyle Still, Abrams, WI

FEECO International Engineering Technology Annual Scholarship: Wade Druar, Green Bay, WI

HATCO Corporation’s David G. Hatch Annual Scholarship in Engineering: Wade Druar, Green Bay, WI and Elliott Seiler, Sturgeon Bay, WI

Optima Machinery Corporation Annual Scholarship in Engineering: Joshua Mendez, Green Bay, WI

Georgia-Pacific Annual Scholarship in Engineering: Denny Christoff, Luxemburg, WI, Elizabeth Heinen, Oostburg, WI, Cade Koschnik, Appleton, WI, Joshua Mendez, Green Bay, WI and Gabriel Weiler, Green Bay, WI

Foth Companies Endowed Scholarship in Engineering: Colton Koss, Luxemburg, WI and Paul VanderKelen, Green Bay, WI

The Ken Metzler Engineering Scholarship: Denny Christoff, Luxemburg, WI and Elizabeth Heinen (awarded in August of 2019), Oostburg, WI

Spring 2020 Human Biology Scholarship Awardees:

Jeremy Green Family Scholarship: Nathaniel Disher, Stevens Point, WI

Dr. Donel Sullivan Scholarship: Ruchita Patel

Herbert and Crystal Sandmire Scholarship: Kaitlyn Baier, Elk Mound, WI, Brooke Breitrick, Bowler, WI, Katie Cudnohufsky, Ben Gilles, Madison, WI, Akanksha Gurtu, De Pere, WI, Logan Johnsen, Louisburg, KS, Anna Liu, Des Moines, IA, Ashlyn Schnell, Bonduel, WI, Kristen Shaver, Hortonville, WI, Emily Song, Grace Stabenau, Howard, WI, Sydney Walker, De Pere, WI, Ashley Willes, Kaukauna, WI and Taylor Wolf, Waconia, MN

Fall 2019 Human Biology Scholarship Awardees:

Jeremy Green Family Scholarship: Mareah Desotelle

Dr. Donel Sullivan Scholarship: Ben Gilles, Madison, WI

Herbert and Crystal Sandmire Scholarship: Justin Ferkin, Elena Garcia, Two Rivers, WI, Natalie Gawron, Black River Falls, WI, Abigail Heil, Wisconsin Rapids, WI, Mackenzie Hemauer, Sara Kroneck, Amber Perez, Menomonee Falls, WI, Emma Sloot, St. Paul, MN, Grace Stabenau, Howard, WI, Kayla Vrieze and Ashley Willes, Kaukauna, WI

Herbert and Crystal Sandmire Summer Research Internship: Brooke Breitrick, Bowler, WI and Janay Walters

Herbert and Crystal Sandmire Scholars Program: Anna Cudney, Appleton, WI, Jenna Grandinetti, Grafton, WI, Lauren Russell, Burlington, WI and Marissa Spatz, Auburndale, WI

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CSET Scholarship Reception 2020

– Photos by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication

Remembering James Kress

Chancellor Gary L. Miller took part in an interview about James Kress, the longtime leader of Green Bay Packaging and a friend to many, many people and organizations, including UW-Green Bay. The Green Bay Press-Gazette’s Jeff Bollier wrote a thorough tribute.

“In 2004, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay began fundraising to upgrade the Phoenix Sports Center and sought contributions from the community to match $7.5 million in state funding. The George F. Kress Foundation made a leading gift, helping to raise $11 million in local support. The revamped facility was renamed the Kress Events Center when it re-opened in November 2007.

UWGB Chancellor Gary Miller said the Kress family caught the university by surprise when they made a leading gift to the Brown County STEM Innovation Center, the 63,000-square-foot building under construction on the UWGB campus. The building will house the Richard J. Resch School of Engineering, the Einstein Project and land and water departments for the UW-Extension and Brown County.

“Those are lasting gifts, a very important, transformational kind of giving,” Miller said. “The whole family really has a sense of where they can make a real difference in the community. Jim had a real desire to give to make a difference.”

Miller described Kress as a thoughtful person whose family sought ways to use their giving to make a long-term impact.

“He always seemed to me to be a very joyous giver,” Miller said. “His legacy is so impressive in terms of community support. It’s the way he gave that’s one of the things we’ll miss the most.”

See the full story.

Family and friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at Oneida Country Club, 207 Country Club Road, Green Bay. A short prayer service will conclude the evening at 7:30 p.m.

A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 24, 2019 at First United Church of Christ, 509 S. Webster Avenue, Green Bay. Full Military Honors will follow the Funeral Service. Inurnment will take place at Allouez Catholic Mausoleum.

Read the obituary.

 

UW-Green Bay grateful for generous gift by Ronald and Pauline Heim to provide students with scholarships

Green Bay, Wis. — As announced on April 23, 2019, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Foundation received notice of a sizeable gift from The Ronald C. and Pauline P. Heim Charitable Fund: A fund of the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation.

As stated in the press release, “The …gift was established by the estate of Ron and Pauline Heim. The Heims were humble people who cared about our community. Throughout their lives, they quietly supported a variety of local nonprofits. Through this planned gift of more than $16.5 million, the Ron C. and Pauline P. Heim Charitable Fund will provide support to more than 30 nonprofit organizations forever.”

Ron Pauline Heim
Ron and Pauline Heim

The UW-Green Bay Foundation expects to receive about $75,000 annually, which will be designated for scholarships in the name of Ron C. and Pauline P. Heim.

“We admire the generous philanthropic spirit of Ronald and Pauline Heim,” said UW-Green Bay Chancellor, Gary L. Miller. “This gift is remarkable and through their commitment to student scholarships, they will help countless students pursue their dreams of earning a college degree at UW-Green Bay. Scholarships provide both a financial and motivational boost to hard-working, dedicated students.”

According to the Community Foundation press release, Mrs. Heim established the endowed fund to assure selected nonprofits receive critical annual support in perpetuity. The support is projected to reach in excess of $800,000 each year across our community.

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to nearly 8,000 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. The Green Bay campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, D-I athletics, an award-winning nine-hole golf course and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay’s main campus is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region and the I-43 corridor. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

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Give BIG Green Bay, online or through text until noon today!

Thank you to those who have donated to some of Green Bay’s coolest causes including the Cofrin Arboretum. Giving is open until noon, today. Serving as an outdoor classroom and a recreational trail, the arboretum also greatly enhances the beauty of UW-Green Bay. Donations through the Give BIG Green Bay campaign, Feb. 20-21 (noon to noon), will be matched, in part, by the Green Bay Packers and the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation. Check out the profile. Until noon today, you can text-to-give: Simply text GIVE to 31011.

Need we remind you? Give BIG Green Bay

What a great opportunity for UW-Green Bay’s Cofrin Memorial Arboretum to receive some upgrades. Serving as an outdoor classroom and a recreational trail, the arboretum also greatly enhances the beauty of UW-Green Bay. Donations through the Give BIG Green Bay campaign, Feb. 20-21 (noon to noon), will be matched, in part, by the Green Bay Packers and the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation. Check out the profile. During that 24-hour period, you will also be able to text-to-give: Simply text GIVE to 31011.

 

 

Be part of something BIG

There are two reasons to Give BIG next week. UW-Green Bay’s Cofrin Arboretum and UntitledTown — the literary festival close to the hearts of many UW-Green Bay faculty, staff, students and alumni — are each one of the named beneficiaries of next week’s Give BIG Green Bay campaign. Mark your calendars for February 20-21, 2019 and please consider giving generously. Give BIG Green Bay is a one-day, online, community giving event from noon to noon, February 20 to February 21. During this 24-hour period, you can donate online from anywhere in the world through and donations made will be matched. Watch this week’s Log Extra for more or see the give BIG Green Bay website.

UW-Green Bay Foundation names new board members

Cheney, Karcz, Mueller and Reinke join board

Green Bay, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Foundation has announced the addition of four members to its Foundation Board, two of whom are UW-Green Bay alumni. The Foundation Board manages more than $50,000,000 in assets and distributes more than $3 million each year to help make higher education accessible. The newest members:

Jeff Cheney
Jeff Cheney

Jeff Cheney ’79 (Business Administration and Accounting), is the retired chief financial officer of Kohler Corporation. As chief financial officer, his reporting lines encompassed financial vice presidents, controllers and business/accounting staffers, more than 500 in all, companywide. In his role, he tracked profitability for divisions as diverse as Kohler’s signature kitchen-and-bath-product lines, engine and generator manufacturing, and the rising resort and recreation business. He retired in 2013 after 34 years at Kohler.

Heather Karcz
Heather Karcz

Heather Karcz, ‘94 (Economics and Regional Analysis), is president of the Zuehlke Karcz (ZK) Financial Group and an investment executive with Raymond James Financial. Since 1998, she has successfully guided small business owners and families toward sustainable financial well-being. She and her partner, Richard Zuehlke, established ZK Financial Group and together they began a relationship with Raymond James in 2015. In 2016, she was recognized by You Magazine as one of its 10 “Women to Know.”

Ross Mueller
Ross Mueller

Ross Mueller is a graduate of UW-Manitowoc and parent of a UW-Manitowoc graduate. Mueller is a wealth advisor and founder of Mueller Wealth — a wealth management company. He has more than 20 years of experience in the field, beginning his practice in 1994 with Edward Jones. He went on to spearhead the creation of CitizensFirst Wealth Management Division in 1996, until opening his own office in April of 2018.

John Reinke
John Reinke

John K. Reinke has been at the Stephenson National Bank & Trust since 1974, and is currently its Chair of its Board of Directors. He served as its president from 2000 to 2013. He is a graduate of UW-Marinette and UW-Madison’s Graduate School of Banking. He is active with the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago and the Wisconsin Bankers Association.

Foundation Board of Directors

Matthew (Matt) Mueller, Chair VP, Finance, CFO, Schreiber Foods
Robert (Rob) Cera, Vice Chair Vice Chairman, Greenwoods Financial Group
Gerald (Cort) Condon, Secretary Attorney, Condon & Herald
Diane Ford, Treasurer Retired VP & Controller, Integrys Energy Group
Cordero Barkley VP Senior Client Advisory, Associated Bank
Jeffrey Cheney Retired CFO, Kohler Corporation
Heather Karcz President, Zuehlke Karcz Financial Group
Ross Mueller Founder & Advisor, Mueller Wealth
Paul Northway Executive VP, American National Bank Fox Cities
John Reinke Chairman, Stephenson National Bank

Ex Officio

Louis (Lou) LeCalsey, Past Chair, Retired President & CEO, Tufco Technologies, Inc.
Gary L. Miller, Chancellor
Tony Werner, Vice Chancellor for Advancement/Foundation President

About the UW-Green Bay Foundation

The UW-Green Bay Foundation furthers the mission of UW-Green Bay, a public university, by developing and increasing opportunities for students primarily in the areas other than those in which the State of Wisconsin ordinarily makes appropriations. The Foundation attracts, manages, and distributes private resources, donated by friends of the University, that: fund student scholarships; renovate or construct academic or recreational facilities; fund endowed faculty positions; support research; and fund educational activities to enhance learning environments. The Foundation Board manages more than $50,000,000 in assets and distributes more than $3 million each year to help make higher education accessible.

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All Campus Business Meeting is Feb. 4, 2019

An All Campus Business Meeting is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 4. Faculty and staff from all campuses are strongly encouraged to attend one of two sessions, from 2 to 3 p.m. or from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the University Union, Christie Theatre, Green Bay Campus. Livestream will be available. The agenda:

  • Welcome and State of the University
    Chancellor Gary L. Miller
  • New Programs and Enrollment Update
    Provost Greg Davis
  • University Budget and Financial Update
    Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance Sheryl Van Gruensven
  • Foundation Update
    Vice Chancellor for University Advancement Tony Werner
  • Question and Answer Session
    Chancellor Gary L. Miller

New scholarship to UW-Green Bay is for students from Oconto, Marinette counties

High school students in Marinette or Oconto County who plan to attend UW-Green Bay have a new scholarship opportunity. The Virgil and Lorraine (Panske) Thomson Memorial Endowed Scholarship was established by family members of Virgil and Lorraine (Panske) Thomson. Donors of the endowment said the Thomsons “provided loving support to members of the Coleman community throughout their 58 years of marriage,” according to UW-Green Bay. The Press-Gazette has the story.