UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus is now offering bachelor’s degrees from start to finish in Environmental Science; Business; Health Information Management and Technology; Psychology; and Writing and Applied Arts.
UW-Green Bay will offer Bachelor of Science in Nursing starting in 2020. NBC26 had coverage.
The campus learned of the passing of alumna Sandra “Sandie” M. Scott, June 17, 2018. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts from the UW-Green Bay Extended Degree Program. Scott served on the Extended Degree Alumni Board for several years. She also served as the past president and was a board member of the Wisconsin Life and Health Underwriters Association while working for several health insurance companies. Later she worked in the role of customer service representative for several companies including recently with MultiPlan in De Pere. She is survived by daughter and granddaughters. The full obituary can be found in the Door County Daily News.
UW-Green Bay’s new online bachelor’s degree program in Health Information Management and Technology received good news Thursday afternoon: initial accreditation by the national accrediting agency. The decision by the Commission on Health Informatics and Information Management was relayed to campus by UW Extension, which coordinates the HIMT program offered in collaboration by Extension and UW universities at Green Bay, Parkside, Stevens Point and La Crosse. In sharing the news here, Sue Mattison, dean of the College of Professional Studies, praised “outstanding work by HIMT program director, Dr. Brenda Tyczkowski, supported by her chair, Dr. Susan Gallagher-Lepak, and former Dean of OAA Steve VandenAvond.”
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is currently enrolling students for fall of 2015 in three new Engineering Technology programs. The new programs in Electrical, Mechanical and Environmental Engineering Technology will lead to a bachelor of science degree and are designed to make a high-demand field more easily accessible to students in the New North region while also addressing manufacturers’ demands for well-prepared engineering graduates.
The program offers students “multiple points of entry.” Students pursuing any of the three majors will be able to begin their academic studies at any one of 12 Northeastern Wisconsin Educational Resource Alliance (NEW ERA) institutions and colleges. Whether they start at a two-year UW College, the College of the Menominee Nation, an area technical college or a four-year university, all students complete the bachelor’s degree program at either UW-Green Bay or UW Oshkosh.
NEW ERA institutions will deliver the Engineering Technology programs collaboratively. This collaboration provides a breadth of faculty expertise, conceptual and hands-on learning opportunities, and access to state-of-the art laboratory equipment, technology and facilities.
“This program will provide students with a degree that has some very explicit and specific employment opportunities in areas which manufacturers are saying they need,” said Scott Furlong, dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences at UW-Green Bay, one of the two four-year institutions that will graduate the program’s students. “For students who have always thought about doing engineering or engineering-type work, it provides a Northeastern Wisconsin option for them to do that.”
More information about these new programs can be found at http://engineeringGB.com/.
UW-Green Bay has seen an increasing number of alumni who loved their campus so much, they returned for a second degree. A recent review of the Advancement Office’s alumni database shows 454 people with dual degrees from UWGB. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, now is the perfect time to share a few tales of UWGB alumni love for alma mater, in the form of bachelor’s degree recipients who came back for master’s degrees.
We can’t vouch for the validity of the study or the accuracy of the sources, but it’s still nice to see some positive talk related to higher education these days. The online publication Inside Higher Ed reports on a recent federal jobs report showing “a rock-bottom” unemployment rate of 2.8 percent for workers who hold at least a four-year degree. The article also quotes a Georgetown University expert who fiercely disagrees with the whole the-economic-value-of-college-is-overrated meme that had recently gained some traction.