Ben Joniaux

Congratulations to UW-Green Bay Future 15 finalists

UW-Green Bay staff and an alumna were recently announced as Current Young Professionals Future 15 Award Finalists. Staff being recognized are Kassie Batchelor, the senior associate athletic director for compliance and student welfare/senior woman administrator, Ben Joniaux (pictured above), chief of staff, and Claudia Guzman, director of Student Life. UW-Green Bay alumna Briana Peters (Accounting and Business) ’13, a manager at Hawkins Ash CPAs, is also identified as a finalist. In addition, Kristina Shelton, YMCA program director, Green Bay Area Public Schools board trustee and wife of UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Jon Shelton (History), is recognized as a finalist.

Kassie Batchelor Future 15 Surprise
Kassie Batchelor (Athletics) receives Future 15 nomination
Claudia Guzman Future 15 Surprise
Claudia Guzman (Student Life) receives Future 15 nomination
Ben Joniaux
Ben Joniaux (Chancellor’s Office) receives Future 15 nomination
Briana Peters Future 15 Surprise
Briana Peters ’13 receives Future 15 nomination

About Current

Current recognizes individuals who are making contributions to their community, and overall make the quality of life greater in the Green Bay Area. Future 15 recipients will be honored at the Future 15 & Young Professional Awards on April 30, 2020 at 5 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center. One of the 15 finalists will be named as the Young Professional of the Year at this event. More information can be found on the Future 15 & Young Professional Awards page.

UW-Green Bay alumnus Senator Hansen retiring

UW-Green Bay alumni Senator Dave Hansen (History & Secondary Education) ’71 has announced he is retiring at the end of his current term after almost 20 years in office. Read more via Senator Hansen retiring: ‘It truly has been a privilege’ | wearegreenbay and Hansen retiring at end of Senate term | WHBY.

 

UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus hosts 2020 Career Expo for local high school students

The UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus hosted its 2020 Career Expo on Jan. 8 for local high school students. Four hundred students were in attendance; 350 were freshmen from Manitowoc Lincoln High School and 50 were sophomores from Reedsville High School.

Faculty and staff led career-focused learning sessions. The Expo gave students the opportunity to learn about STEM opportunities and how to use high school classes and extracurricular experiences to prepare for college.

Associate Profs. Amy Kabrhel and James Kabrhel (chemistry) participated in a Cool Chemistry show. Prof. Rick Hein (biology) held a session on blood testing, and Associate Prof. Becky Abler (Biology) discussed bacteria. Lecturer Brian McLean and Assistant Prof. Bill Dirienzo (Physics) talked to the students about the fascinating study of physics, and Admissions Counselor Jennie Strohm held a session titled “High School Matters: Choosing Courses Wisely.” See below for photos of the event.

Nineteen-year-old high school and college graduate to attend UW-Green Bay | Lakeshore News

Nineteen-year-old Macey Pingel recently graduated from both Chilton High School and Fox Valley Technical College in the same year. Her plans are to attend UW-Green Bay as a junior. See more via 19 Year Old Appleton Student Graduates High School and College in the Same Year | Lakeshore News.

Also in the news:

This Wisconsin student earned her high school diploma and an associate degree in the same year. How’d she do it? | Green Bay Press Gazette

See the packed Homecoming Week line-up of events

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s 2020 Homecoming Week is set to be the biggest one yet! Events are scheduled from Monday, Feb. 24 to Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. All members of the four UW-Green Bay campuses are welcome to participate, as well as the community. Learn more about Homecoming here.

Monday, February 24
Noon: Pep Rally, Cloud Commons
7 p.m.: Spirit Bingo (students only), Phoenix Rooms

Tuesday, February 25
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Phoenix Gathering, Hagemeister Park

Wednesday, February 26
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.: Phoenix Backstage, Backstage (formerly Meyer Backstage)
7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.: GB History Trivia (students only), Phoenix Club

Thursday, February 27
10 a.m.: Women’s Basketball vs. Cleveland State, Kress Events Center
5 p.m.: Communication Week Dinner and Alumni Reunion featuring Alumna Laura Hollingsworth, Weidner Center
6 p.m. – 7 p.m.: Preshow Theatre Gathering before This Random World, Studio One
7 p.m.: Men’s Basketball vs. Youngstown State, Resch Center
7:30 p.m.: This Random World (The Myth of Serendipity), Jean Weidner Theatre, Use Promo Code GBHOCO
8 p.m.: Dueling Pianos, Phoenix Rooms A&B

Friday, February 28
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.: Phoenix Tie Dye (students only), University Union Room 125
5 p.m.: Alumni Awards Dinner, Phoenix Rooms
7:30 p.m.: This Random World (The Myth of Serendipity), Jean Weidner Theatre, Use Promo Code GBHOCO
7: 30 p.m.: Orchestra, Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band, Cofrin Family Hall
8 p.m.: Homecoming Dance (students only), Phoenix Club

Saturday, February 29
2 p.m.: Women’s Basketball vs. Youngstown State, Kress Events Center
4 p.m.: Krash the Kress Tailgate Party, Kress Events Center
7 p.m.: Men’s Basketball vs. Cleveland State, Kress Events Center
7:30 p.m.: This Random World (The Myth of Serendipity), Jean Weidner Theatre, Use Promo Code GBHOCO

 

 

 

UW-Green Bay alumnus trucks forward in career at Schneider

UW-Green Bay alumnus Jeff Hujet ’13 (Accounting and Business Administration) has had many roles in life, including UW-Green Bay student and husband, but one role that has continued to evolve over the past 16 years is the one he has with Schneider. His story with the company began in 2003 as a truck driver and since then, he has become a full-time associate.

Hujet started training to be a truck driver for Schneider in 2003, along with his then-girlfriend, now wife, Maggie. After a few years of experiencing the wonders of the road, the Hujets decided to continue their education. Jeff enrolled at UW-Green Bay to study accounting and finance, and Maggie earned her physician assistant degree from UW-Madison. Coming to UW-Green Bay provided Jeff the opportunity to once again work for Schneider, but this time as an intern for Schneider’s SFI Trucks and Financing rather than a driver. After one year of his internship, he accepted a full-time position with SFI Trucks and Financing as an account administrator. In 2015, he became a lease administrator manager for SFI Trucks and Financing. Schneider has the story here.

Participate in the Greater Green Bay Community Book Read and get a free book

The Chancellor’s Council on Diversity and Inclusive Excellence and the Diversity Task Force are excited to announce its participation in the Greater Green Bay Community Book Read from Jan. 1, 2020 through April 30, 2020. Author Debby Irving’s “Waking Up White and Finding Myself in the Story of Race” book has been chosen for the Greater Green Bay Community Book Read for 2020. All are welcome to join this campus book discussion!

For a free book, please sign up online: 2020 Greater Green Bay Book Read, or through this link. Sign up now to reserve a book! Also, save the date for Thursday, April 30, 2020 for a discussion with the author, Debby Irving, at St. Norbert College.

This Community Book Read program is organized through The Privilege Institute and is in partnership with: St. Norbert College, Young Womens Christian Association (Y.W.C.A.), Humana, Schreiber, Green Bay Public Schools, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) and UW-Green Bay.

Reminder: Robert ‘Bob’ G. Bush’s visitation will be at ‘Carol’s Court’ on Nov. 29

Announced, earlier, UW-Green Bay trustee, contributor, Phoenix Hall-of-Fame member, Green Bay women’s basketball fan and general supporter, Robert “Bob” G. Bush, passed away on Oct. 10, 2019. His visitation will be held at UW-Green Bay’s Kress Events Center on Friday, Nov. 29, 2019 from 1 to 5 p.m. on Carol’s Court, the court he dedicated to his wife. See more.

All aboard the Phoenix Express: UW-Green Bay holiday parade float is a winner for the fifth time

The UW-Green Bay Holiday Parade float won an award for the fifth time at the 36th Annual Prevea Green Bay Holiday Parade. This year’s award recognition was the Grand Marshal’s Award for most original float.

While the theme for this year’s parade was Holiday Magic, UW-Green Bay’s parade float committee took inspiration from the popular book and movie, “Polar Express,” and named the float, “The Phoenix Express: Powered by Higher Education.” The concept of the forward moving train represents the forward momentum UW-Green Bay has been experiencing. Staff members spent many hours over their lunch breaks working on the float to represent UW-Green Bay in the parade.

This was the eighth time UW-Green Bay has participated in the Prevea Green Bay Holiday Parade. Staff and members of their families, students, student athletes, alumni, dance team members and the Hip Hop team participated. The UW-Green Bay team handed out 500 pounds of candy to parade watchers. UW Credit Union and the Weidner Center are the sponsors.

See NBC26 television footage of the parade and watch for the UW-Green Bay float at the 1:05:00 timestamp.

Holiday Light Collection

Holiday Lights RecyclingIn addition to the float, UW-Green Bay incorporates a service project in their parade activities. This year’s project is collecting old holiday lights for Habitat for Humanity Restore. Don’t forget to donate old holiday lights at the designated boxes around campus. These are the locations you can drop your lights off in the designated bins:

  • Cofrin Library second floor plaza level
  • Cofrin Library first floor alcove level
  • Laboratory Sciences lounge area
  • Outside the GAC Lab
  • Rosewood Cafe
  • Office of Student Life
  • Near the Ticketing and Information Desk, University Union
  • Hendrickson Community Center, Residence Life

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Downtown Green Bay Holiday Parade 2019

– Photos by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication