Honored UW-Green Bay Graduate Serving in Kuwait | Seehafer News

Many area colleges held their winter commencement ceremonies over the weekend, including UW-Green Bay. As a part of their ceremony, they aired a video, celebrating one of their recent graduates. …He wrote a letter to the students at UWGB, which said in part, “The fact that they took time to make a video for me during the commencement ceremony shows just how much they value their students – it meant a lot to me!” See more via UWGB Honor Graduate Serving in Kuwait | Seehafer News.

Video: Platinum Shoe Toss

It’s a tradition of UW-Green Bay graduates to leave a bit of themselves behind as they depart campus. Many toss a pair of old sneakers into the “Shoe Tree.” Symbolic to UW-Green Bay’s 100th Commencement, student speaker Hannah Malmberg tossed her platinum-coated sneakers .

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Hannah Malmberg Throwing Platinum Shoes

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De Pere soldier earns master’s degree while serving past year in Afghanistan | WLUK

One week after returning from a nearly year-long deployment to Afghanistan, Andrea Ackerman is set to walk across UW-Green Bay’s graduation stage. “You know the mission always comes first, so you’re trying to balance that with homework,” said Ackerman, a first lieutenant with the 2nd battalion, 127th Infantry. Ackerman, who is from De Pere, was halfway through her master’s program when she found out she was being deployed for her second time with the Wisconsin National Guard. “If Andrea and others are willing to go halfway across the world into harm’s way and serve our country, the least we can do is find ways to serve them,” said Tim Kaufman, Ackerman’s professor and the chair of UW-Green Bay’s graduate studies program. See more via De Pere soldier earns master’s degree while serving past year in Afghanistan | WLUK.

Symbolic shoe tree celebrates UW-Green Bay’s graduating students | WLUK

The student-speaker for UW-Green Bay’s graduating class took part in a special tradition Friday. Hannah Malmberg tossed her platinum-coated shoes into what’s known as the “shoe tree” on campus. It’s symbolic of the graduates leaving a piece of themselves behind as they depart campus. See more via Symbolic shoe tree celebrates UW-Green Bay’s graduating students | WLUK.

Press-Gazette: UW-Green Bay commencement honors 100th graduating class

It started humbly in the UW Center’s Deckner Gymnasium in June 1970. Seventy-eight members of the first graduating class received their diplomas from the fledgling University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Twice a year since, the university community has gathered to honor and congratulate graduates in a formal ceremony. The Green Bay Press-Gazette had coverage. See UW-Green Bay commencement honors 100th graduating class.

UW-Green Bay gives shoutout to graduate serving overseas

UW-Green Bay shared a video after Saturday’s commencement ceremony, celebrating Specialist Dakota Vanidestine who is overseas in Kuwait. Vanidestine earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology. He is from Marinette, but was living in Green Bay when he found out about his deployment in August this year. He is currently serving at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait through the Army Reserve. He’s attached to the 103rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command while on this deployment. See more via UWGB gives shoutout to graduate serving overseas.