How to handle student loan repayment during the pandemic

GREEN BAY, Wis. (NBC 26) — The pandemic has changed the way we handle our finances. This includes repaying our student loans.Due to the CARES Act, all interest and payments have been suspended through the end of the year on federal student loans.A financial expert from UW-Green Bay said there are two ways you can handle this scenario.

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Alumni Door County Profile: Johnny Gomez – Door County Pulse

A grand pursuit of the American Dream brought Johnny Gomez 5,500 miles from Nicaragua to Sevastopol School, where he graduated in 2015. (And UW-Green Bay a few years later). His journey to graduation was far from ordinary, and his story – which is still being written – is already enormously inspiring.Gomez was born to Nicaraguan parents, Octavio and Vera, and grew up in Managua, Nicaragua. Gomez credits his parents for their dedication to their family and their hard work to provide a quality life for him and his brother and sister.“My surroundings were very, very poor,” Gomez said. “It was pretty much struggling with what you would be eating in the next week. There were some unhealthy neighborhoods and troublemaking, but I saw the examples of my parents, and they were always working very, very hard.”

Source: Alumni Door County Profile: Johnny Gomez – Door County Pulse

UW-Green Bay senior business major Michael Erb talks about professors and resources for online learning

Although UW-Green Bay is intending to be open in fall and welcoming faculty, staff and students back on campus, some classes originally scheduled for in-person instruction will be moving online or having online aspects to them for the safety of the UW-Green Bay community. Current UW-Green Bay students who transitioned to online learning in Spring 2020 demonstrated that they are resilient problem-solvers and describe their experiences while providing some advice to future students…

Michael Erb is a Senior Business Administration major at UW-Green Bay.

Michael Erb

“I felt that almost all of my professors during the transition were quite helpful and had my best interest in mind. Most notably, there was one out of my five professors who went the extra mile and set up online classes with lectures through zoom.

Compared to in-person classes, I felt online was a bit more difficult to learn and process the information. At UWGB there are always the resources you need to be successful, and I can assure you that the resources on GB’s are just as accessible online as they are in person.”

UW-Green Bay alumna makes semifinals at Draper Competition for Collegiate Women Entrepreneurs

While COVID-19 halted the Draper Competition for a few months until a virtual competition could be held, it didn’t stop UWGB’s Marissa Dyess ’20 (Business Administration) from being a semifinalist in the Draper Competition’s product track. The annual Draper Competition for Collegiate Women Entrepreneurs is a prestigious invitation-only pitch and mentoring event for women entrepreneurs. Dyess was the second UWGB student to have been invited after trailblazer Jennifer Nowicki ’19 pitched her Cultivate Taste business at Draper in 2019. Nowicki is also a gBETA Northeast Wisconsin alumna and winner of both the Two Rivers and Sheboygan Pop Up Shop contests. Dyess pitched Hempire, her startup that provides Hempire Style-branded herbal remedies which aid those who suffer from eczema and psoriasis. Hempire Style clientele customize their own hemp-based body butters, lotions, and bathbombs from various aromatherapy scents and add ins. Find more on her Facebook page or email her at HempireStyle21@gmail.com. Dyess was to compete in the Draper Competition on site at Smith College in Massachusetts in spring, her last semester of undergraduate work at UWGB. While she graduated in May, all those who qualified for the student competition were still able to compete after graduating.

UW-Green Bay senior Karly Skaletski talks about her favorite feature of online learning

Although UW-Green Bay is intending to be open in fall and welcoming faculty, staff and students back on campus, some classes originally scheduled for in-person instruction will be moving online or having online aspects to them for the safety of the UW-Green Bay community. Current UW-Green Bay students who transitioned to online learning in Spring 2020 demonstrated that they are resilient problem-solvers and describe their experiences while providing some advice to future students…

Karly Skaletski

Karly Skaletski is a double major in Business Administration and Accounting. She is a senior this year.

“One of my favorite features of online classes includes video lectures. It is very helpful to re-watch lectures to understand the concepts better and to have the ability to pause lectures to catch-up on taking notes. For example, my professors wrote down accounting examples that we could follow along step-by-step and refer back to the videos when necessary.”

Niagara Women’s Club scholarship recipients plan to attend UW-Green Bay  | The Daily News

The Niagara Women’s Civic Club awarded $500 scholarships to two senior girls and one adult woman returning to school. Elsa Champeau, daughter of Joe and Shanna Champeau, will study Human Biology at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay, then attend graduate school for occupational therapy. Anne Nanninga, daughter of Robert and Janet Nanninga, will study Business Administration at UW-Green Bay.

Source: Niagara women’s club awards scholarships | The Daily News

Averie Menger

UW-Green Bay student Averie Menger looks forward to being back on campus, whatever it may look like

Although UW-Green Bay is intending to be open in fall and welcoming faculty, staff and students back on campus, some classes originally scheduled for in-person instruction will be moving online or having online aspects to them for the safety of the UW-Green Bay community. Current UW-Green Bay students who transitioned to online learning in Spring 2020 demonstrated that they are resilient problem-solvers and describe their experiences while providing some advice to future students…

Averie Menger

Averie Menger is a sophomore majoring in Business Administration.

“When it comes to courses being moved from in-person to online, it can definitely can be a challenging change to adapt to. However, from my experience all of my professors were EXTREMELY understanding and willing to help at all times. For me personally, I am definitely a visual and hands-on learner, so I would be lying if I said I did not struggle having my classes moved online. However I managed to make a daily routine, laying out times to do homework and hold myself accountable, and they worked super well for me! Eventually it became much easier to do, and I know going into the fall semester there will be even more resources to help – being that online/hybrid courses will be very common. I am looking VERY forward to getting back to campus, whatever it may look like – change is good!”

Video: Cofrin School of Business sends message to students: ‘We’re ready!’

Faculty and staff in the Cofrin School of Business spent some time putting a video together reassuring students that no matter what this fall brings as a result of the pandemic, they are prepared to help students to continue on the path in pursuit of their higher education and career goals. Watch it, here.

UW-Green Bay student among WHA Distinguished Jr. Member semifinalists | Wisconsin Farmer

UW-Green Bay student Mason Jauquet (Business Administration) is a semifinalist for the 2020 Distinguished Junior Member (DJM) award.

Established in 1922, the Distinguished Junior Member recognition is the longest running Holstein youth program, according to Holstein Association USA. This award is the highest honor given to members of the National Junior Holstein Association, ages 17 to 21, in recognition of a commitment to the Holstein breed and involvement in a variety of agriculture related activities.

Source: Four Wisconsin youth among WHA Distinguished Jr. Member semifinalists | Wisconsin Farmer

Faculty note: Prof. Bansal re-elected on executive board of Midwest Association for Information Systems

Professor Gaurav Bansal (Business) was re-elected on the executive board of Midwest Association for Information Systems for another two-year term. This year’s association’s meeting was organized to be held at Drake University, but was made virtual due to COVID-19. The election was conducted online with members from all over the U.S. midwestern region. Prof. Bansal has also served as the association’s President in the past.

The Midwest United States Association for Information Systems (MWAIS) is a Chapter of the Association for Information Systems (AIS) serving Midwest U.S. members of AIS. The Chapter’s goal is to promote the exchange of ideas, experiences and knowledge among scholars and professionals in the Midwest US engaged in the development, management and use of information and communications systems and technology. MWAIS is the proud recipient of the AIS Outstanding Chapter Award in 20142015201620172018, and 2019.