The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Environmental Management and Business Institute (EMBI) and Alumni Relations, in conjunction with the Cofrin Center for Biodiversity, cordially invite you to a reception honoring the 11th Earth Caretaker Award recipient, Linda Parker ’85. This reception will take place on Thursday, April 22, 2021 from noon to 1:00 p.m. via a Microsoft Teams Live event.
The Earth Caretaker Award recognizes UW-Green Bay graduates who have distinguished themselves in their professional field and are widely recognized for their career accomplishments in the areas of sustainability, environmental management, environmental policy or other closely related areas. Linda Parker received her bachelor’s degree with a double major in Biological Resource Management and Biology from UW-Green Bay in 1985. Linda is the Forest Ecologist on the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, where she is responsible for several large programs including ecology, botany and climate change.
Serving in this position since 1991, Parker provides leadership and expertise on rare plants, non-native invasive plants, fire ecology, landscape ecology, natural areas, ecological restoration, pollinator management and climate change adaptation.
GREEN BAY, Wis.— On Friday, April 9, 2021 from 4 to 5 p.m. the UWGB Creatives will present “How to Navigate Graduate School Applications,” featuring alumna Gloria Galicia (BA, ‘20).
This event is the second of a three-part “How To” series during March and April, 2021. Organized by the English department Creatives intern team, the series offers students a forum to discuss publishing internships, networking, graduate school, and job search strategies.
Galicia graduated from UWGB in Spring 2020 with a BA in Creative Writing and English Literature and a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies. She is now in her second semester of the Library Science and Information Graduate School program at UW-Madison. She will share her experiences in applying and getting accepted into a top-tier graduate program.
UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus ’01 alum Amber (Baker) Olsen recently highlighted in the second alumni spotlight of the Menominee County Journal.
In her job as a Public Health Nurse for Delta and Menominee Counties, Amber (Baker) Olsen uses her knowledge of nursing, her passion for education, and her knowledge of her home community to help young people learn about their own health.
The 1999 Menominee High School graduate found her path to public health nursing through both NWTC Marinette and UW-Marinette (now UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus). Olsen graduated from UW-Marinette with an Associate of Arts and Sciences Degree in 2001. She earned both a Medical Assistant (MA) Technical Diploma (2003) and an associate degree in nursing (2010) from NWTC.
Olsen says her path to her current role was not always certain, but she used resources inside and outside of the two campuses to guide her. She started at UW-Marinette because she wasn’t sure what she wanted to study and so she opted to stay at home, save money, play basketball, and figure out her future plans.
The recipient of the 2021 Young Professional of the Year, presented by KBX Logistics, is Diana Delbecchi ’10 (Psychology, Human Development), community schools resource coordinator for the Green Bay Area Public School District. Delbecchi is passionate about helping young leaders achieve their dreams. She also advocates for culturally-responsive curriculum to improve literacy and writing scores, increase family engagement in schools, raise high school graduations rates and open doors for children in the community to become the next generation of leaders.
Current Young Professionals is a program of the Greater Green Bay Chamber. Hosted on Zoom, 23 finalists were honored for their positive impact on the Greater Green Bay area through professional accomplishments, community engagement, entrepreneurial success and prioritizing the development of young professionals. The Future 15 & Young Professional Awards includes “Future 15” recipients, Young Professional of the Year, Young Entrepreneur of the Year and Next Generation Best Place to Work finalists and awardees.
Mark King spent his first days as CEO of Taco Bell at a hotel in the California desert. The former Adidas executive landed at the iconic fast-food brand in the summer of 2019 during one of Taco Bell’s last big creative events. The chain had turned a Palm Springs hotel into a Taco Bell-themed resort – an immersive hospitality experience geared for super fans and celebrity influencers.The resort, nicknamed The Bell, featured branded hotel swag, exclusive meals made from Taco Bell ingredients, and nightly Feed the Beat concerts by the pool.
UW-Green Bay alumna Cindi LeRoy ’85 (Communication) wrote and published a novel titled “Bullet Proof Marriage: Love on the Run. It’s a Route 66 road trip comedy/adventure. Her debut novel has been released on amazon.com.
Professor Gaurav Bansal (Business and MIS/Statistics) is invited by the Kansas University Center for Business Analytics Research to present his current research on Privacy Concerns Revisited: Surveillance and Right-to-Be-Forgotten as New Dimensions. He will be delivering his presentation virtually via zoom on April 30, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. Prof. Bansal considers this as his teaching dividend, as the invitation has been extended to him by his past undergraduate UW-Green Bay student, Lijun Chen. Chen is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in analytics, information, and operations management at the Kansas University. Lijun, while at UW-Green Bay, worked with him on two different research projects and presented them at Midwest Association for Information Systems conferences in the years 2011 and 2012. Her research with Prof. Bansal won the best paper award at Midwest AIS Conference, hosted by the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2011. She was also invited to present her research at the Posters in the Wisconsin Capitol Rotunda event the same year.
STEVENS POINT – Rising taxes, affordable housing, and bike lanes and roads are among the key issues for the District 5 City Council candidates in the spring general election. District 5 incumbent Meleesa Johnson ’00 (Environmental Policy & Planning) will face challenger Marla Schultz and registered write-in challenger Tyler Paterick in the April 6 general election. Johnson, the City Council president, is seeking her fourth term in office. The race will appear on ballots alongside the race for state superintendent of public instruction.
Occupation and education: Marathon County Solid Waste Department Director and bachelor of science in environmental policy and planning from University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Relevant experience: Led the effort to convert a vacant lot to Emerson Park, a place for neighbors to gather and children to play.
Spearheading the work to tackle housing affordability, housing availability and housing equity with a new housing taskforce.