A former UW-Green Bay student and Army major, Jason Judkins (Exercise Science), talks about his love of learning and future plans to be a research occupational therapist in this feature.
UW-Green Bay alumnus Andy Beckman is an archivist for Studebaker Museum in South Bend, Indiana. Through his time there, he have overseen the museum’s collection of vehicles, documents and photographs, as well as planning the displays and special events. He has also given a tour of the museum to comedian Jay Leno. Read more via A Beckman link to South Bend, Indiana | Beloit Daily News
UW-Green Bay alumna Diana Juergen ’85 has been named the new director of the Rick Herrema Foundation. Read more about Juergen via Fayetteville organization that supports military families announces new director | Fayetteville Observer
DE PERE – After a successful career playing basketball at Notre Dame Academy, UW-Green Bay (UWGB) and overseas, Allie LeClaire is back home. The 2014 Notre Dame graduate recently accepted an assistant coaching position with the women’s program at St. Norbert College under head coach Amanda Leonhard-Perry, who is a former player and assistant at UWGB. After graduating from Notre Dame – where she is the Tritons’ all-time leading scorer with 1,536 points – LeClaire played at UWGB from 2014-18. Her 1,489 career points at the school rank seventh all-time.
UW-Green Bay alumnus Cordero Barkley, St. Catherine’s, 2005St. Catherine’s dynasty in the 2000s started with the 6-5 Barkley serving as the focal point on the ‘05 team. He earned second-team AP All-State honors that year and was the county’s player of the year, but there was a twist with Barkley: He only averaged 11.3 points per game as a senior.So respected was Barkley as a leader, defensive specialist and a presence on the floor that he earned those honors despite not having gaudy statistics. As Barkley said in 2005, “I could shoot any time I wanted to, but that’s not what it was going to take to win. I saw that.”
On Thursday, April 30, young professionals and others celebrated the Future 15 & Young Professional Award finalists on the date that was originally slated for their huge celebratory event.
Instead, people showed their support on a Zoom call with the finalists and performed a celebratory cheers. The City of Green Bay lit up the bridges and Schreiber Foods illuminated its corporate headquarters as well. You will recognize some of these awardees as staff members from UW-Green Bay:: Kassie Batchelor, senior associate athletic director for compliance and student welfare/senior woman administrator, Ben Joniaux, chief of staff, Claudia Guzman, director of student life, as well as alumna Briana Peters (Accounting and Business) ’13. See fun photos and video.
UW-Green Bay Spring 2020 seniors reflect on their favorite memories and challenges and share their personal gratitude. To help stop the spread of COVID-19, UW-Green Bay rescheduled the 2020 Spring Commencement ceremony to Saturday, August 22, 2020. Let’s celebrate these seniors—this week and in August!
I am so proud to be a UW-Green Bay graduate. I have grown so much here as a leader and as a person. And I have made so many friends. And my professors know me by name. I am so proud to be a leader and I’m so proud to be a Phoenix. There are so many people I work with and who have taught me in my four years and it’s been amazing. And I’m so grateful for the time, wisdom, energy, patience—literally everything that they have poured into me. And I’m a much better, much more confident person because of them.
I’m really proud of myself for being a graduate, because odds were stacked against me. I’m a first-generation college student. I’m Puerto Rican. My parental figures were incarcerated. Addiction runs rampant in my family. I wasn’t just a number when I came here. I was a person they saw potential and they helped me to reach my full potential they helped me to do so much more than I ever thought that I would be able to do. What makes me most proud to be a UW-Green Bay graduate is just knowing the amount of opportunities that students have to get involved in the community and to get involved on the campus.
I’m proud to be an alumna of the University that gives it students incredible opportunities to be successful in their college career and in the future the thing I’m going to miss most about campus life is I’m going to miss seeing my friends every single day even on weekends when we were still able to hang out. Campus has a wonderful community feeling to it and that’s going to be something really hard to say goodbye to. Most of all I’m grateful that UWGB became so much more than just a place to go to school it became my home and it gave me a second family.
I definitely think that dealing with the COVID-19 challenges did make me stronger and more resilient because it really forced me to be a self-starter and self-motivated and to reach out to my professors if I didn’t understand something… or to really be a leader and take ownership of my academics.
It was a hard time for the class of 2020, who else can say they graduated in a pandemic and made it through! Plus, I ended up with some pretty good grades so I’m pretty proud of myself!
The thing that I’m going to miss most about campus is my professors. They are definitely a very good reason on why I have succeeded in the way that I have these past couple of years. The generosity and support that they have constantly shown me… it’s just absolutely astounding so I just definitely wanted to thank them. They are a very big reason why I got to where I am today.
I couldn’t ask for a better college experience. I’m so so proud of myself for what I’ve done and I’m so thankful to GB for helping me get there. I’m really proud to be a Phoenix and I’m really happy that we’re graduating and that we made it through, so go Phoenix! Happy graduation class of 2020! We did it and I’m really happy that I got to graduate with all of you and that I got to graduate from UWGB because it’s an experience that I’ll never forget and there aren’t enough words to say how grateful I am and how amazing college was at Green Bay.
UW-Green Bay, I love you and I’m really going to miss you. Go Phoenix.
For 40 years, this golf outing was a blast for alumni, faculty and staff, but the year, it’s taking a mulligan. Director of Alumni Relations, Kari Moody explains…
“The UW-Green Bay Scholarship Golf Outing is a longstanding, well-loved tradition for UW-Green Bay alumni and friends of the University. It’s a very social event where there’s as much fun had in the club house as there is on the golf course. Over the past forty years, the outing has evolved in every way, raising significant funds for student scholarships at UW-Green Bay.
This year’s outing is scheduled for June 12, 2020. We’ve been closely monitoring the WI Stay at Home order as well as the decisions of local and state nonprofits also holding summer outings to determine how to proceed. Out of an abundance of caution and concern for everyone’s health and safety, it’s been decided to cancel this year’s outing. It’s a special year as the 40th annual so we are going to “take a mulligan” this year and celebrate in a big way next June.
Thank you to those who already registered to golf. All registrations are 100% refundable but I invite you to use your registration as a gift to alumni scholarships at UW-Green Bay. The intent of the outing has always been to raise money for these impactful scholarships and the need is greater than ever for our students. Many students have lost jobs during this crisis and extra scholarship funds will go a long way to helping students meet tuition obligations. Your generosity will touch lives in a meaningful way and every student is sure to be deeply appreciative. Please let me know if you would like the Alumni Relations Office to administer your registration to alumni scholarships at UW-Green Bay.
For those who have not yet registered but would like to support alumni scholarships as you would have by attending the Outing, please make your gift at https://secure.qgiv.com/for/uowgb/ and select any of the following funds from the drop down:
· Legacy Fund Scholarship Fund
· UWGB Alumni Scholarship
· UW-Green Bay Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship
Additionally, UW-Green Bay has created a fund to support students directly impacted by COVID-19. Please consider supporting these students by donating to the UW-Green Bay Foundation’s Tuition Assistance Fund. Your gift will support students who need tuition assistance to follow their dreams of a degree. We need your help to ensure no students’ hard work is stunted because of this crisis.
Thank you for supporting UW-Green Bay in the past and into the future.
Standard Process announced the addition of UW-Green Bay alumnus Tim Goeben to its senior executive team as its new vice president of Finance. He brings more than 25 years of progressive business finance and executive leadership experience to the company. In this position, Goeben is responsible for the company’s financial operations and will position Standard Process for continued profitable growth.
Prior to this role, Goeben provided CFO consulting services in the Milwaukee, Waukesha and Janesville areas through his company, Avanado Financial Consulting Services, and has held financial leadership positions with HOPPE North America, Inc., Johnson Controls, SPX Corporation, and Brunswick Corporation. He earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from UW-Green Bay and is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Goeben resides in Eagle, Wisconsin. He is a Veteran of the United States Air Force.
For more information about Standard Process and to find a health care professional who sells Standard Process products, visit standardprocess.com.