Sheboygan County COVID-19: Public health workers say pandemic takes toll

SHEBOYGAN – On a particularly bad day this summer, (UW-Green Bay alumna) Starrlene Grossman and Libby Jacobs commiserated before heading home from working at the Health and Human Services building, the heaviness of the day weighing on them.Help support quality local journalism like this.Click to subscribeIt was the day after the state’s safer-at-home order was repealed. That meant the state-level framework they’d been leaning on was suddenly gone.As health officer and lead health strategist, respectively, it was their job to come up with a plan to guide Sheboygan County through the pandemic. It was dark outside — they’d started around 5:45 that morning and spent the day pulling from the limited research available to put Sheboygan’s next steps together. Jacobs suggested taking some deep breaths.

Source: Sheboygan County COVID-19: Public health workers say pandemic takes toll

Announcing: Phoenix Forum Virtual Speaker Series

Learning never stops—even when it’s not in person. One silver lining of the pandemic is our ability to stay connected through technology to continually support alumni success. The Alumni Office is announcing the Phoenix Forum Virtual Speaker Series. Learn from UW-Green Bay’s expert faculty and staff. Each speaker event will be from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. with an opportunity to ask questions of the presenters.

1/21/2021 – ECO-U: The Next 50 Years: Speakers are Dean of the College of Science, Engineering and Technology, John Katers and CSET faculty Mike Draney, Bob Howe, Emily Tyner, Kevin Fermanich and John Arendt

3/18/2021 – The Silver Lining:  Unexpected Pandemic Outcomes on our Perceptions of Coaching, Teaching and Learning: Speaker is Associate Professor of Education Tim Kaufman

5/20/2021 – Mind on Money & Money on Mind: The Behavior & Psychology of Money: Speaker is Assistant Professor of Finance, Preston Cherry

7/15/2021 – How to Foster a True Love of Lifelong Learning: Speakers are Associate Dean for the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, Ryan Martin, Executive and Artistic Director of the Weidner Center, Kelli Strickland, and an English faculty member

9/16/2021 – Exercise is Medicine for Physical and Mental Health: Speakers are Psychology faculty Joanna Morrissey and Alan Chu

11/18/2021 – Get After It…Reaching Those Lofty Career Goals: Speaker is Director of Career Services, Linda Peacock-Landrum

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

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

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

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 fegree 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.

UW-Green Bay education alumna was named Beloit Rotary Teacher of the Month

Carolyn Lynch ’12 (Education) has been named the Beloit Rotary Teacher of the Month. She is a fourth grade teacher at Aldrich Intermediate School in Beloit. She has been with the School District of Beloit for seven years and she is about to complete her eighth year with the district. She is a School Leadership member, a River of Life tutoring liaison, a BookQuest coach and a former math liaison. Teaching runs in her family. See the rest of the story in the Beloit Daily News. 

Letters that lay out the story of Paul Hornung’s career up for auction

“This grouping of letters really lays out the story of the late part of his career at Notre Dame to his early days in Green Bay under Lombardi and kind of the process he went through to become a Packer,” Heritage consignment director and UWGB alumnus Chris Nerat said. Source: Letters that ‘lay out the story’ of Paul Hornung’s career up for auction, Sheboygan Press

Business Administration Alum Kurt Kober featured in Profile article

UW-Green Bay alumnus Kurt Kober (Business Administration) was recently featured in Profile article. “Going from politics to vice president of e-commerce and retail for a wellness brand might seem like an unlikely career move, but as you get to know Kurt Kober and the vision and mission of The Honest Company, the switch begins to make plenty of sense. The Honest Company, founded in 2012 by actor and entrepreneur Jessica Alba, is a mission-driven company, supplying thoughtfully formulated, safe, and effective baby, beauty, personal care, and home products dedicated to empowering people to live happy and healthy lives.”

Read the full article here.

UW-Green Bay alumna creates fundraiser to benefit Dorothy Underwood Nursing Scholarship

UW-Green Bay alumna, Sherri Underwood Johnson and her mother created a Facebook craft sale with proceeds going to the Dorothy Underwood Nursing Scholarship to benefit UW-Green Bay’s nursing students. Sherri’s mother, Dorothy, who is 88, has created some of the items. This fundraiser will run until 2 p.m. Nov. 28, 2020. Find the fundraiser on facebook.

“If nothing else, the year 2020 has shown us the importance of medical personnel. There is an ongoing need to support the education of nurses and to ensure caregivers for generations to come,” Johnson wrote in the fundraiser description.

Dorothy Underwood

In 2006, Sherri Underwood Johnson, RN, established a nursing scholarship at UW-Green Bay in honor of her mother, Dorothy Underwood, RN. Dorothy worked as a nurse for 43 years and kept her nursing license until the age of 78. The scholarship also honors Ruby Sirk Wolverton, Dorothy’s aunt, who is part of the family legacy of nursing.

If you would like to support this scholarship, donations can be made directly to UW-Green Bay with an online gift, or by mailing a check to UW-Green Bay Foundation, 2420 Nicolet Drive, Green Bay, Wis. 54311.

Those who wish to support the Facebook fundraiser may choose a handcrafted item made by Sherri Underwood Johnson or Dorothy Underwood with a minimum donation of $40. Look under the “Discussion” tab for photos of what is available.

For more information, visit the Facebook event here.

UW-Green Bay: Alumni Satisfaction Survey – Green Bay News Network

“UW-Green Bay is excited to participate in the NACM survey,” says UW-Green Bay’s Director Career Services Linda Peacock-Landrum. “We will gain insights about our graduates’ experiences that far exceed the data gathered from our First Destination Survey. We plan to use the data to inform decisions about recruitment, program development and success support strategies for our students.”

Source: UW-Green Bay: Alumni Satisfaction Survey – Green Bay News Network

Graduates at UW-Green Bay's 2019 winter commencement ceremony

UW-Green Bay to gauge alumni satisfaction through survey

GREEN BAY, Wis.— The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is joining the UW System—embarking on an ambitious survey of alumni aimed at gauging career and education satisfaction, knowledge and skills gained, community and civic involvement, economic mobility, degree relevance, and other measures of a UW education.

UW-Green Bay alumni can access the survey beginning on Nov. 14, 2020 at this website. Alumni will also be contacted through email.

The National Alumni Career Mobility Survey will engage alumni from all UW System universities who graduated in 2010 and 2015 with bachelor’s degrees to assess a range of factors five and 10 years after graduation.

This is the first time this national survey is being conducted. Survey results are expected to be more comprehensive than “first destination” information gleaned from graduates a year out of college. Results will complement the earnings data collected by UW System from employers that showed University of Wisconsin System graduates earn a median salary of nearly $50,000 annually just a year after securing their bachelor’s degrees and more than $66,000 after five years.

“UW-Green Bay is excited to participate in the NACM survey,” says UW-Green Bay’s Director Career Services Linda Peacock-Landrum. “We will gain insights about our graduates’ experiences that far exceed the data gathered from our First Destination Survey. We plan to use the data to inform decisions about recruitment, program development and success support strategies for our students.”

The survey will take place Nov. 14 through Dec. 31, 2020 and include more than 46,000 undergraduate alumni from all 13 UW System institutions. It will be conducted under contract by the Career Leadership Collective.

“Our universities provide a tremendous value to our students, and we already know the significant earning power of a UW degree,” said UW System President Tommy Thompson in a press release, Nov. 9. “This new survey will help us better understand how UW graduates transition into the workforce and civic life.”

Survey results are expected to be available in mid-2021.

Including all measures, the survey is expected to provide UW System and individual universities with a better understanding of the career and degree satisfaction of UW System alumni and an assessment of the longer-term impact of students’ education on their careers and lives. It will also equip universities with data to enhance programs and services for current and future students.

“Our alumni are terrific ambassadors for our universities and our state,” said Regent President Andrew S. Petersen. “We look forward to learning from them.”

UW System encourages alumni from 2010 and 2015 to respond to the survey when contacted by their universities by email.

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UW-Green Bay alumni featured in Mary Ann Cofrin Hall

The Alumni Wall in Mary Ann Cofrin Hall was initially installed more than 10 years ago and it was time to make a change, according to Director of Alumni Relations, Kari Moody.

MAC Hall is part of prospective student tours and is a major thoroughfare for current students as well. “It’s a great location to showcase the success of our alumni and help current and future students see alumni who are similar to them, doing great things,” says Moody. “We want student to know that UW-Green Bay is a pathway to success.”

An internal group of campus personnel made the decision about each of the alumni featured, and how their successes resonate with students and prospective students. They plan to change the 24 graphics out annually to highlight more alumni moving forward. Because of the pandemic and less traffic on campus this year, this group of alumni will be on display for two years.