Tag: donor

UW-Green Bay memories power exec’s generosity


If power industry executive Barbara Nick ’83 ever pens a memoir about her atypical career arc, the chapter on her college experience will be central to the story. Nick is president and CEO of Dairyland Power Cooperative, La Crosse, which provides wholesale electricity to more than 40 member cooperatives and municipalities in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa […]

Friends Rissel, Sharon: New program spotlights fine art of scholarships

Endowed scholarship programs bring students and donors together. Sometimes the “coming together” is figurative, as when a young person’s college dreams get a boost through funding from a large foundation, an out-of-state philanthropist or a scholarship endowment established many decades earlier by someone the recipient will never meet. Other times, the connection is face to […]

Philanthropy has Green Bay roots

For UW-Green Bay Trustee Beth Gochnauer, giving back truly is a family affair. Her husband, Dick, spent every summer in Green Bay as a child, and both his father and grandfather hailed from the city. They instilled in their families the importance of giving back to the community with time and treasure, a legacy that […]

Athletics spotlights 11-year-old Phoenix Fund member

Intercollegiate Athletics has launched a new monthly web feature highlighting contributors to the Phoenix Fund. The inaugural honoree as Phoenix Fund Member of the Month is Karissa Resch, the 11-year old daughter of Wayne and Anita Resch. Karissa donates a portion of her odd-job earnings to the cause. Why? “I want to support student athletes […]

Chancellor’s Award, citation honor Weyers

Chancellor Thomas K. Harden honored four individuals by presenting them with UW-Green Bay’s highest community honor, the Chancellor’s Award, at May 2014 commencement before an audience of nearly 5,000 at the Kress Events Center.  Those honored were Mike Kline, Janet and Charlie Lieb, and Larry L. Weyers. In reading the citation for Weyers, Harden read: […]

Citation for Larry Weyers

Also receiving a Chancellor’s Award at Saturday’s UW-Green Bay Commencement was longtime former Wisconsin Public Service and Integrys executive Larry L. Weyers. In presenting the award, Chancellor Tom Harden said of Weyers, “Whether as private citizen, generous community advocate or influential corporate executive, he has distinguished himself as a remarkable supporter of UW-Green Bay and […]