Former UW-Green Bay student featured for passion for printing | Print+Promo

Jill Kerske has the foresight to predict potential issues before they leak out of the pipeline. But, the 21-year industry veteran isn’t just an anticipator; she’s a reactor, when appropriate, always ready with solutions. It’s not a question of “Can she do it?” Rather, it all comes down to the how.

I aim to anticipate customer needs, as well as the needs of my internal constituents and teammates,” Kerske said. “The best way I can describe my philosophy of customer care is to be water. Put anything in a jar and add water to fill in all around, plugging all the gaps.”

Kerske’s print roots date back to high school. She always had an interest in art, so when it was time to choose an elective, graphics felt like a good fit. She recalls learning the whole process, including art setup, shooting negatives and making plates—even running small AB Dicks. During her studies at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Kerske focused more on the art/computer graphics side; however, her first job out of college was in the local newspaper prepress.

Source: 2020 CSR All-Stars: Jill Kerske, Independent Printing Inc. – Print+Promo

UW-Green Bay alumna Amani Latimer Burris campaigns for Wisconsin State Senate | Madison365

Amani Latimer Burris says that she is running for State Senate to celebrate the diversity of Madison and Wisconsin and because she is passionate about uniting us in our differences. Economics, she says, is the subject that she hears her constituents talk about the most and has been a huge focal point of her campaign.

Latimer Burris was born in Madison and raised in both Madison and Green Bay. She graduated from Green Bay East High School and went on to earn her bachelor of arts degree in Communications from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

Source: “I will unite us in our differences.” Amani Latimer Burris campaigns for Wisconsin State Senate | Madison365

UW-Green Bay alumnus writes new book about authentic confidence

UW-Green Bay alumnus Ben Fauske (Business) recently wrote a new book on his journey to authentic confidence. The book is titled, Authentic Confidence: The Secret to Loving your Work and Leading and Unstoppable Career.” Fauske is currently a confidence researcher and faculty member of St. Norbert College’s Center for Exceptional Leadership. He is also the President of RISE Leadership, based in Sherwood, Wis. Learn more about Ben Fauske.

He recently participated in a Q&A with St. Norbert about his new book. Read the interview here.

Hansen (nephew of UW-Green Bay alumnus and retiring Senator Dave Hanson) will support workers, families and small businesses in Wisconsin’s 30th Senate District | The Cap Times

Retiring state Sen. Dave Hansen is a legend in Wisconsin politics who has earned his status by being a staunch, and sometimes fiery, advocate for the interests of workers, families and small businesses in the 30th Senate District. Sen. Hansen’s replacement is going to have big shoes to fill. The good news for those of us in the 30th District is that City of De Pere Ald. Jonathon Hansen, the senator’s nephew, is ready to step into the role and carry on Sen. Hansen’s legacy of fighting for his constituents in Madison.

Sen. Hansen understands the problems facing workers and their families in northeastern Wisconsin because he has deep working-class roots in Green Bay. He and his wife, Jane, raised their family here. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Sen. Hansen taught and coached at Annunciation Catholic School in Green Bay, drove a truck for the City of Green Bay, and was a Teamsters union steward. He served on the Brown County Board from 1996 until 2002 and has served the citizens of the 30th District since 2000. During various terms, Sen. Hansen served as the assistant majority leader or the majority leader of the state Senate. He once made the national news by leaving the state with a group of his colleagues which frustrated the efforts of former Gov. Scott Walker to pass anti-worker legislation.

Source: Jarrett Brown: Hansen will support workers, families and small businesses in Wisconsin’s 30th Senate District | Column |

UW-Green Bay WBB alumna Marcy Dixon featured with Journal-Pilot

As the Journal-Pilot continues to look back on former area athletes who contributed to the great history of Hancock County sports, Marcy Dixon, the former three-sport athlete with the Southeastern Lady Suns, comes into focus this week.

After high school, Dixon continued her college career at the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay. Her biggest adjustment was going from “… being the big fish in small pond to a small fish in a big pond.”

“Everyone on my team was an all-star on their team and in their state or regional; talent-wise everyone is bigger, faster, and stronger,” said Dixon of her college teammates. “Everybody is still out for the same goals. Everyone was on a full ride scholarship and everyone was there to respect and honor the privilege of earning that.”

“I would 100 percent make the same choices again,” she said definitively. “I fell in love with Green Bay and that is why I still live here today. Coach Kevin Borseth is an unbelievable human being and the friendships I made with teammates and the academic success achieved is completely a refelction of the program.”

Source: Dream achieved by playing college basketball | Journal-Pilot |

Gov. Evers appoints (UW-Green Bay alumna) Katie Sloma as Circuit Court Judge for Shawano-Menominee Counties » Urban Milwaukee

MADISON—Gov. Tony Evers announced today his appointment of Katie Sloma as circuit judge for Shawano-Menominee Counties. The appointment fills a vacancy created by the retirement of Judge James Habeck. “Katie Sloma will be an excellent judge for the people of Shawano and Menominee Counties. As an experienced civil litigator and city attorney, she will apply the law fairly and protect our constitutional rights,” said Gov. Evers. Sloma earned her undergraduate degree from UW-Green Bay and her law degree from Ohio University.

Source: Gov. Evers Appoints Katie Sloma as Circuit Court Judge for Shawano-Menominee Counties » Urban Milwaukee

UW-Green Bay alumnus Eric Vanden Heuvel takes new Greater Green Bay Chamber position

The Greater Green Bay Chamber is pleased to welcome Eric Vanden Heuvel as vice president of talent and education for the organization.

Eric Vanden Heuvel

Vanden Heuvel most recently served as the chief academic officer and chief operating officer for the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Green Bay. In his new role, he will provide leadership for the day-to-day operations of the talent and education department of the Chamber including Partners in Education, Current Young Professionals and Leadership Green Bay. He also will oversee and provide staff support to the Partners in Education board of directors, provide leadership and support for the work-based learning, career exploration and community support segments and maintain a high activity level with Partners in Education programming in the promotion and school-based learning segments, among other duties.

“We are excited to welcome Eric and his strong educational background as well as  ability to not only build off existing relationships and new relationships,” said Laurie Radke, president and CEO of the Greater Green Bay Chamber. “We have an amazing opportunity because he can hit the ground running. We’re fortunate to welcome someone with such a high degree of professionalism and integrity and who leads from the heart.”

There’s still time to register for some of UW-Green Bay’s Summer Camps!

UW-Green Bay has re-imagined Summer Camp experiences. Campers won’t just be sitting at their computers but will be active outside of scheduled virtual sessions.

Video transcript:

Hey all…….I’m Jason Mathwig…… and I am the Director of Education Outreach and Summer Camps here at UW-Green Bay.

As I am sure you all know, due to the COVID-19 health crisis, we have unfortunately cancelled our physical in-person camps this summer.

But that doesn’t mean we still can’t have some fun!

While there is no way we can replace the experience of a camp on campus, we are RE-IMAGINING SUMMER and are excited to offer families alternative virtual camps here at UW-Green Bay. 

We are offering camps in the areas of Art, LGBTQ, Health, Music and STEM.

Most of our camps range from grades 3 – 12 with a few for families and all ages.

What’s different about these virtual camps?

Our instructors have focused on making these camps interactive and hands on with activities for campers to do on their own time outside of a few scheduled virtual sessions.

We don’t want the kids to continue sitting in front of a screen all day, rather we want them to explore their passions away from the screen. While still having camp instructors and plenty of camp peers to make it a fun summer experience…..

For high school kids going into grades 10 to 12, perhaps gaining some college credit at a discounted price is more your thing. Our Summer Scholars program offers a 4-week online course through UW-Green Bay. Here you can save hundreds on tuition dollars, get a head start on college and your credits will transfer to all UW-Schools and most private or out-of-state schools.

We are still accepting registrations for all of these camps and programs.

You can learn more about all of these programs at

Go find what inspires you and join us this summer!