Former Phoenix Allie LeClaire joins St. Norbert College women’s basketball coaching staff

St. Norbert women’s basketball announced that former Phoenix star Allie LeClaire (Notre Dame Academy) will be joining its program as an assistant coach  She fills a vacancy left by former Phoenix Sam Terry who will be relocating. LeClaire will be working for Head Coach Amanda Leonard-Perry, another former Phoenix standout.

 

Mother-daughter (UW-Green Bay alumna) ‘Masking with Love’ team creates cloth masks out of t-shirts

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) – UPDATE: The Masking with Love team has been overwhelmed by your generosity and donations. At this time, they are not taking any more donations. A local mother-daughter team is working to get cloth masks to as many people as possible by making them out of t-shirts.Masking with Love was started by the Sauerhammers. UW-Green Bay alumna, Dr. Tina Sauerhammer (Human Biology) is a plastic surgeon. Mom Oki Sauerhammer has been a seamstress for 40 years.

Here’s how it works: drop off a t-shirt at one of the Masking with Love sites (scroll down for information) and they’ll make you a mask. The rest of the material will go masks for people in need at local shelters.One t-shirt can produce about four masks. Sauerhammer is not doing elective procedures during the coronavirus outbreak. She’s only performing emergency procedures at her practice at the Wisconsin Institute of Plastic Surgery. Oki had to close her Green Bay business Sewing with Love due to the Safer at Home order.

Source: Mother-daughter “Masking with Love” team creates cloth masks out of t-shirts

Alumnus Jake Immel wins Sheboygan County races

UW-Green Bay alumnus Jake Immel ’17 (Political Science and Public Administration) won his second term for Sheboygan Falls City Council and earned a seat on the Sheboygan County Board in the recent elections. He also works in customer service and nonprofit leadership. Immel was an RA, tour guide, teaching assistant and chair of the student resources committee for the Student Government Association. He was first elected to the city council at age 23, less than a year after graduating from UW-Green Bay.

Former UW-Green Bay women’s basketball player Allie LeClaire is ready for her next chapter | Green Bay Press Gazette

Former UW-Green Bay women’s basketball player Allie LeClaire decided not to extend her contract with Young Angels Academy in Slovakia. For the past year, LeClaire has been playing basketball professionally with the Liffey Celtics in Ireland. While LeClaire had success on the court, averaging 19.4 points in her season with the Celtics, LeClaire decided it was time to come home to Green Bay. Looking to the future, LeClaire wishes to coach basketball, specifically for the Wisconsin Legends AAU program. Source: Former Notre Dame, UWGB star Allie LeClaire ready for next chapter | Green Bay Press Gazette

UW-Green Bay alumnus takes the head coaching job at West De Pere

“Chris Greisen (Master’s in Applied Leadership for Teaching and Learning) finally is getting a chance to run his own football program. West De Pere hired the former NFL quarterback as its coach Monday night, finding a new leader as the team moves into the Fox River Classic Conference. He replaces Jack Batten, who stepped down in January after six seasons.” See more from the Green Bay Press-Gazette.

Contribute to ‘Community Voices: Stories for the Archives’

A project for all ages, all walks of life, all experiences.

The world is collectively experiencing unprecedented times with the fast progression of the coronavirus. Time seems to be moving differently. Hours feel like days, while days can feel like weeks with the everchanging nature of the virus. Therefore, it can be important, not just for now, but for decades later, for individuals to consider documenting their experiences during this time. This sparked the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Archives and Area Research Center to create Community Voices: Stories for the Archives. This is a program in which people are invited to share their stories during this time with the Archives, and for perpetuity.

Personnel in the Archives have created a brief series of questions meant to serve as journal prompts. Some of the questions touch upon how daily life has changed, what precautions are being taken, what is helping people cope and what emotions are being felt. Individuals can answer as many or as few of the questions as they like. Individuals can also remain anonymous and respond more than once as their circumstances change. Share your story, here or email archives@uwgb.edu.

Deb Anderson, coordinator of the Archives and Area Research Center, said the community voices shared so far are telling poignant stories about health concerns, job security as well as humorous accounts of everyone working and schooling from home.

Everyone, including members of the public, are welcome to fill out this survey. Educators of all levels are encouraged to use this with their classes. Parents can also fill it out with their children. Young people often may not get a chance to have a voice in historical records, so this is a great opportunity to do so! Looking ahead to when these times are taught in schools across the world, your voice can be one that is remembered.

Anderson noted that often times, personal experiences, feelings and thoughts are left out of official historical records. “Rather than wait for the historical record to come to the Archives, we want to be part of creating the historical record by saving the stories,” said Anderson. “Our innovative approach to gathering the stories of individuals during this unheard of time in our world will enrich how we can understand this moment in history.”

Regardless if individuals participate in Community Voices, the Archives personnel encourage people to keep diaries and journals, take photos, draw illustrations of your experiences, write letters to yourself, make a family movie or save your blog posts. Create items that can last into the future. Maybe later, you can consider donating a copy to the Archives. One UW-Green Bay student teacher has already planned to donate her students’ journals to Archives at the end of the school year.

To learn more about donating items to the Archives, please contact Deb Anderson at archives@uwgb.edu.

Story by Marketing and University Communication Intern Joshua Konecke

Operation Community Cares

UW-Green Bay alumni helping with basic goods through Operation Community Cares

As the effects of the Coronavirus begin to be felt in households across Brown County, Operation Community Cares is working to ensure that everyone has the necessary essential items to make it through these difficult times.

Operation Community Cares, in partnership with United Way, Brown County Board, ADRC, the Green Bay Packers, Paul’s Pantry, BCVSO and Veteran volunteers, are working together to provide a safe way for area residents who don’t have the funds and can’t leave their homes to receive essential supplies and connect them to available resources.

Currently, whether directly through Operation Community Cares or with partner organizations, there are nine UW-Green Bay alumni working in key leadership positions on this project. Those alumni are Sarah Inman ’92 (Political Science), Will Nething ’19 (Business Administration), Brandon Danforth ’19 (Business Admin), Ken Corry ’16 (Integrative Leadership Studies), Holly Ladwig ’15 (Social Work), Jill Sobieck ’92 (Human Development), Jenna Hunt ’15 (Integrative Leadership Studies) and Elaina Koltz ’06 (Human Development); as well as current UWGB student Nic Olp.

The Operation Community Cares mission is “to distribute basic needs items to vulnerable populations in our community during the COVID-19 pandemic in a safe, systematic manner. Our process will identify and continue to work with existing personnel and families in need and identify new personnel and families that have become victim to the circumstances upon us.”

Operation Community Cares plans to establish either a centralized hub for individuals to receive essential items or use a distribution delivery system already in place or a new method of delivery. A volunteer staff will help make this plan a reality for the greater good of the general public while keeping personal health and safety a priority. Thanks to the UW-Green Bay alumni making a tremendous difference in the community.

 

 

Alumnae use creativity to create masks and support the cause

Wherever you go, UW-Green Bay alumni are showing tremendous compassion, as well as ingenuity to help in the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ebanie Schmidt fires up the 1945 Kenmore

Ebanie Schmidt with sewing machine and masks
Ebanie Schmidt

UW-Green Bay 2019 alumnus and entrepreneur Ebanie Schmidt (Art), owner of Ebanie & Ivorie, is making masks for family, friends and an animal hospital in Neenah on her Kenmore sewing machine from 1945 (above). Schmidt has had such a high demand for masks, she is asking $5 per mask from the general pubic to replenish materials. Contact her at
ebanie@ymail.com or call 920-422-4842.

Dr. Tina Sauerhammer and her mother create ‘Masking with Love’ 

UPDATE: The Masking with Love team has been overwhelmed by generosity and donations. At this time, they are not taking any more donations. But it is still a wonderful story…

A local mother-daughter team is working to get cloth masks to as many people as possible by making them out of t-shirts. Masking with Love was started by the Sauerhammers. UW-Green Bay alumna and member of the Chancellor’s Council of Trustees, Dr. Tina Sauerhammer ’99 (Human Biology) is a plastic surgeon. Her mom, Oki Sauerhammer, has been a seamstress for 40 years.

Here’s how it works: drop off a t-shirt at one of the Masking with Love sites (scroll down for information) and they’ll make you a mask. The rest of the material will go masks for people in need at local shelters. One t-shirt can produce about four masks. Sauerhammer is not doing elective procedures during the coronavirus outbreak. She’s only performing emergency procedures at her practice at the Wisconsin Institute of Plastic Surgery. Oki had to close her Green Bay business Sewing with Love due to the Safer at Home order.

See their story by  WBAY.