Diboll, Eco U retirees, gather for Earth Caretaker Award Ceremony

UW-Green Bay’s Environmental Management and Business Institute (EMBI) held a reception honoring UW-Green Bay’s seventh Earth Caretaker Award recipient, Neil Diboll ’78 on April 21, 2016. It was just one part of a special evening in which a number of founding faculty members for UW-Green Bay’s environmental science programs returned to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of “Eco U.”

In the photo above, Diboll (center) is posed with Provost Greg Davis and Prof. John Katers. Diboll was recognized for his work for the U.S. Park Service in Virginia, the U.S. Forest Service in Colorado, and the University of Wisconsin. In 1982, he began his involvement with Prairie Nursery, producing native plants and seeds and designing native landscapes. As a researcher, he has devoted his efforts to championing the use of prairie plants, as well as native trees, shrubs and wetland plants, in contemporary American landscapes.

The Earth Caretaker Award honors 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.

founding-faculty

Returning faculty pictured: Top row left to right: Paul Sager, James Wiersma, Robert Wenger, Ronald Starkey, Leander Schwartz. Bottom row, left to right: Charles Rhyner, Hallett ‘Bud’ Harris, Keith White, Harold ‘Jack’ Day

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April 21, 2016 - EMBI Earth Caretaker Award Ceremony

– Photos by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication

Reminder: Caretaker Award Ceremony and 50th Anniversary Celebration

UW-Green Bay’s Environmental Management and Business Institute (EMBI) will award the 7th Annual Earth Caretaker Award to 1978 UW-Green Bay graduate Neil Diboll at an on-campus ceremony tomorrow (Thursday, April 21).  Diboll has worked for the U.S. Park Service, the U.S. Forest Service, and the University of Wisconsin. In 1982, he began his involvement with Prairie Nursery, producing native plants and seeds and designing native landscapes. The Earth Caretaker Award honors 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. Following the ceremony there will be a 50th Anniversary celebration honoring founding faculty members from the sciences, as part of the University’s continuing yearlong anniversary celebration.  More here.

Amenson-Hill, Make a Difference Day Committee, nominated for Volunteer Award

Congratulations to the UWGB Make a Difference Day committee, representing the UWGB community in its nomination for the Green Bay Packers Give Back-Large Group Award to be presented at the WPS Volunteer Awards breakfast and ceremony this week. The event takes place from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday, April 14 at the KI Convention Center. In addition, Dean of Students Brenda Amenson-Hill was nominated for the Schneider Foundation-Volunteer Leadership Award. Serving on this year’s Make a Difference Day committee was Amenson-Hill, the University Union’s Rachel Wussow, faculty members Denise Bartell and Lora Warner, student Sierra Spaulding, Student Life’s Stephanie Kaponya and UWGB’s office of Marketing and University Communication’s Kimberly Vlies, Sue Bodilly and Jena Richter.

UWGB students win Addy Awards

Two UWGB students, Beau Thomas and Sam Konshak, won Student Addy awards at the annual Addy event that took place on Friday, February 26. All students from educational institutions in Northeast Wisconsin and the Fox Cities are eligible to submit. Thomas received a Student Gold Addy award and Konshak received two Student Silver Addy Awards. All three UWGB award designs were created in the UWGB Graphic Design 431 Studio, Fall 2015.

UWGB education grads are golden

Congratulations to the Golden Apple Winners of Northeast Wisconsin. The annual awards recognize the region’s most outstanding teachers are well represented by UW-Green Bay graduates. Ashley Post, a 2013 graduate who teaches kindergarten at Wrightstown Elementary school, will receive the Golden Apple. Among the educators named teachers of distinction are Kevin Flogel ’92, Kim Hess ‘82, Mary Hurst ’09, Jill King ’90, Marie Kubichek ’02 Kimberly Schofield ’09 and Danielle Schreiner ’11. And members of teams: Vickie Quinn ‘06, Amy Heusterberg-Richards ’15 and Riley Woldt ’97. That’s quite the representation from UWGB. The Golden Apple 2016 Awards Program will be held from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 20. More here.

Reminder: Founders Award nomination deadline is March 7

In your inbox today… “The Awards & Recognition Committee encourages anyone from the UW-Green Bay community (faculty, staff, students, and community members) to submit a nomination(s) prior to the March 7, 2016 deadline. The website includes descriptions of award criteria and a list of previous awards http://www.uwgb.edu/sofas/structures/governance/awards/descriptions.asp.

UW-Green Bay recognizes the 2016 Emeritus and Service Awards recipients

A number of current and past UW-Green Bay employees were honored at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s 2016 Emeritus and Service Awards Presentation, Thursday, Feb. 11 in the University Union. The program was emceed by Secretary of Faculty and Staff Steve Meyer with Provost Greg Davis and Chancellor Gary Miller presenting the plaques recognizing distinguished service to the institution to the emeritus honorees.

Faculty and Staff Emeritus Honorees

Clifford Abbott
Forrest Baulieu
Carol Emmons
Cheryl Grosso
Pamela Harvey-Jacobs
Catherine Henze
Tian-You Hu
Warren Johnson
Ken Knauf
William Lepley
Don McCartney
Larry McGregor
E. Nicole Meyer
Stephen Perkins
Christopher Sampson
Jeanellyn Schwarzenbach
Ann Selk
Daniel Spielmann
Michael Stearney

Service Anniversary Celebrants

10 Years of Service
Kristin Aoki, Lynn Brandt, Mathew Dornbush, Janet Gomez, Steven Kimball, James Loebl, Pao Lor, John Luczaj, Ryan Martin, Michael McIntire, Nathan Rusch, Erin VanDaalwyk, Paul Wikgren, Amanda Wildenberg, Jeffrey Willems, Amy Wolf, Julie Wondergem

20 Years of Service
Gregory Aldrete, Joanie Dovekas, Deborah Furlong, Nora Kanzenbach, John Katers, Paul Pinkston, Patricia Terry, Barbara Tomashek-Ditter, Mark Wenzel, Georjeanna Wilson-Doenges

25 Years of Service
Lucy Arendt, Joseph Biese, Susan Bodilly, Therese Greve, Jennifer Ham, Tian-You Hu, Dennis Lorenz, Christopher Luedtke, Michael Schmitt

30 Years of Service
Lisa Fink, Cheryl Grosso, Donald McDowell, Christopher Sampson

35 Years of  Service
Carol Emmons

40 Years of Service
Patrea (Poppy) Grant

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Emeritus and Service Awards 2016

– Photos by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication

Publicizing the ‘Community Partnership Award in Business’

Recognizing and encouraging campus-community collaboration is the aim of a newly created awards program open to students, faculty and staff at UW-Green Bay.

Beginning this year, the Chancellor’s Community Partnership Award in Business will annually present a $5,000 scholarship to a selected undergraduate or graduate student and a $5,000 cash award to a faculty or staff member whose efforts are viewed as best exemplifying the University’s commitment to regional growth and development. Tim Weyenberg, longtime CEO and current executive board chairman of the Foth Companies, is funding the program’s launch. Weyenberg serves as the Cofrin School’s first-ever Executive in Residence. The presentation of the first award to a faculty or staff member will most likely take place at the annual Business Week reception, scheduled this year for the last week in March.

A committee with both campus and community representation will review nominations and applications to choose the recipient. The student scholarship award will be earmarked for an outstanding student with a demonstrated record of achievement or potential in business leadership. Specific criteria and details of the application process will be finalized later in 2016, with the first award to be made during the 2016-17 academic year.

Weyenberg notes that although he and Chancellor Gary L. Miller see the awards program having a natural home in the Cofrin School of Business, the selection committees will also invite nominations and applications from individuals outside the Business and Accounting programs and Master’s in Management track. For more, see the news release at https://news.uwgb.edu/log-news/news/01/04/uw-green-bay-creates-community-partnership-award-in-business/