Passing of Cliff Wall, early Founders Association president

He was a longtime supporter of the University and the fifth president (1983-84) of the UW-Green Bay Founders Association. Clifford Wall Jr. died Monday at age 92. Born in Goodman, he moved with his family to Green Bay in 1929 when his father started Cliff Wall Motor Sales. He attended East High School, graduated from the UW with a degree in philosophy and served in the Army Air Force from 1942 until 1945. He later earned a law degree, and took over the family dealership in 1972 after the death of his father. An obituary is online.

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Services Friday; memorials include UW-Green Bay — Visitation for Cliff Wall Jr. will take place at Pilgrim Congregational Church, 991 Pilgrim Way, Ashwaubenon, this Friday (Oct. 18) from 2 p.m. until the Celebration of Life at 6 p.m.  “In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated in Clifford’s name to the Greater Green Bay YMCA, Pilgrim Congregational or the UWGB Founders Association.”
 

The Dahlins: Philanthropists, paper company owners, good neighbors

Bernie Dahlin jokes that he wasn’t an overly serious student in his own youth. That’s why the UW-Green Bay scholarship fund he created with his wife, Alyce, isn’t intended for those with perfect 4.0s in high school. Continue reading “The Dahlins: Philanthropists, paper company owners, good neighbors”

Giving back: Founders members meet student researchers

More than 100 supporters and friends of the University gathered for the Founders Association Spring Reception, where guests enjoyed a casual environment and a chance to meet with some of UW-Green Bay’s top student researchers. The student researchers were selected to showcase their work previously at the Posters in the Rotunda celebration at the state Capitol in Madison, in April. Greeting the guests were Assistant Chancellor for University Advancement Bev Carmichael, Chancellor Thomas Harden and Founders Association President Rob Cera. UWGB Music faculty John Salerno and Adam Gaines provided music.

Established in 1972, the Founders Association generates support for students by providing annual scholarships and academic program support. Faculty, staff, alumni and community members make up the organization that is nearly 1,500 members strong.

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Photo gallery: Founders Association gets update on ‘360°’ campaign

The University’s oldest philanthropic and advocacy group, The Founders Association (founded in 1973), had its first board meeting of the year this week on campus. The group heard remarks by Board President Rob Cera ’84, UW-Green Bay Chancellor Thomas Harden and Assistant Chancellor for University Advancement Bev Carmichael. The agenda included updates on the state budget, University initiatives, the revitalization of the Weidner Center and the success of Phoenix athletics, along with a report on the “360° of Learning” campaign. Click here.
 

Photos: Founders get update on 360° campaign

Founders Association Board MeetingThe University’s oldest philanthropic and advocacy group, The Founders Association (founded in 1973), had its first board meeting of the year this week on campus. The group heard remarks by Board President Rob Cera ’84, UW-Green Bay Chancellor Thomas Harden and Assistant Chancellor for University Advancement Bev Carmichael. The agenda included updates on the state budget, University initiatives, the revitalization of the Weidner Center and the success of Phoenix athletics, along with a report on the “360° of Learning” campaign.

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Reminder: Founders Association Awards

The nomination form for the 2013 Founders Association Awards is available electronically at www.uwgb.edu/sofas/forms/award.asp. The Awards and Recognition Committee encourages anyone from the UW-Green Bay community (faculty, staff, students, and community members) to submit a nomination(s) prior to the March 22, 2013, deadline.  The website includes descriptions of award criteria and a list of previous awards; click here.

In the news: On the passing of UW-Green Bay supporter Jim Temp

We told you yesterday about the passing of UW-Green Bay friend and supporter Jim Temp, who died Sunday (Nov. 25) at the age of 79. Temp was a founding member of the Founders Association who co-chaired the University’s first capital campaign, and is the namesake for our own James A. Temp Hall. He’s also a former Green Bay Packer who was active in the community beyond UW-Green Bay. The Green Bay Press-Gazette has a nice story and photos, linked below, in the Tuesday (Nov. 27) newspaper. You can also read our news bureau report. Arrangements for Temp are incomplete, and a full obituary will appear in Wednesday’s (Nov. 28) Press-Gazette.
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James A. Temp, an ardent community supporter whose leadership and vision helped shape the UW-Green Bay of today, died Sunday (Nov. 25). He was 79.

Temp, for whom the University’s James A. Temp Hall is named, was a UW-Madison football star who played four seasons with the Green Bay Packers. He co-founded the UW-Green Bay Founders Association, serving as its president in 1980 and ’81. Temp’s dedication to the University only grew thereafter, as in 1984 he joined Donald J. Long, Sr., to chair the University’s first capital campaign.

“Jim Temp exemplified the kind of community support that is one of our greatest strengths as a University, an impact that began decades ago and still endures today,” UW-Green Bay Chancellor Tom Harden said Monday (Nov. 26). “It was his vision that helped launch UW-Green Bay’s first capital campaign, paving the way for on-campus housing, named professorships and other critical initiatives that make our University what it is. That campaign, and his support throughout the years, helped fuel our growth and success as an institution, and we wouldn’t be where we are today without Jim Temp. He will be sorely missed, but we celebrate his legacy.”

The campaign Temp co-chaired raised more than $2.5 million and helped establish a robust on-campus housing presence via University Village Housing, Inc. (UVHI). Temp worked closely with UVHI from its founding in 1984, an event that forever altered the UW-Green Bay landscape both physically and metaphorically. The addition of on-campus housing was a critical step for the University, opening new doors for students seeking a complete residential experience.

In 1985, Temp received the UW-Green Bay Chancellor’s Award, the University’s highest community honor, during spring Commencement ceremonies. The citation that honored him read, in part, “Throughout the years — whenever we have asked — you have generously given of both time and talents to lead the teams of study, or promote or raise funds for our University.” James Temp Hall opened in 1989 and recently was remodeled, offering fully furnished rooms for 60 UW-Green Bay student residents.

In addition to his philanthropic and housing roles, Temp also served on a special UW-Green Bay commission on intercollegiate athletics in the mid-1990s. The group was tasked with identifying and evaluating options to ensure the financial success of the Phoenix athletic program. Temp was one of several high-profile community members of the group. For many years he was an executive with the Murphy Insurance Division of Alexander & Alexander, Inc..

Funeral services for Temp had not been set as of Monday. Cotter Funeral Home is handling the arrangements, and a full obituary is slated to appear in Wednesday’s (Nov. 28) Green Bay Press-Gazette.

Fantastic Founders: Fall meeting is a day to celebrate  

Wednesday (Sept. 12) was a great day to celebrate being a member of the UW-Green Bay Founders Association Board. For starters, there was the good news from UW-Green Bay — top library, top teacher and top student athletes — shared by Assistant Chancellor Bev Carmichael. Then there was the celebration for outgoing Founders President Scott Wochos, and a warm welcome for new president Rob Cera. New board members were welcomed and the passion for this campus was shared by all. For more details, including a great photo gallery, check out our news post.

UW-Green Bay to Founders: ‘We’re No. 1!’

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It was a great day to celebrate being a member of the UW-Green Bay Founders Association Board on Wednesday. Assistant Chancellor Bev Carmichael shared outstanding news about the University. Just recently, the David A. Cofrin Library was named best in the state and UW-Green Bay graduate JoAnn Miller was named Wisconsin’s top teacher. Carmichael also reminded the group that the Phoenix women’s basketball team had the best team GPA, 3.6, in the country.

It was also a celebration for outgoing Founders President Scott Wochos. The senior vice president of Green Bay Packaging served on the Founders board of directors since 2004, the last two years as its president. Rob Cera, president of Baylake Bank and a 1984 UW-Green Bay graduate, takes over as president of the board and presented Wochos with an appreciation gift for his dedication to, and advocacy on behalf, of the University. Cera noted Wochos’ passion for UW-Green Bay and public higher education and his leadership in the community to raise the level of awareness of the importance of UW-Green Bay to the community.

“This is a world-class University, Wochos often tells community members. “And before we had it, we were a very nice mid-size city with a world-class football team. Now we’re a world-class city because of the University. This University gives us a good source of young people that we need involved in this community. These students and graduates are critical to the successes of area business and we tap this resource frequently.”

The Founders Association was created in 1973 by a group of community leaders to help raise annual funds in support of scholarships and academic programs. The recently established University had few alumni to call upon for help, so it looked to the community for support. Since that time, the Founders Association has grown to include nearly 2,000 donors from the community, alumni, and faculty and staff who support the academic mission of the University philanthropically each year.

Carmichael shared more great news including a 70 percent increase in community giving over 2010-11 and updated the group on the University’s plans for increasing marketing and branding efforts to build continuity in messaging and increase awareness and enrollment.

As part of the day’s activities, Gail McNutt, Ron Pfeifer, Lauri Radke and Bob Warpinski, as well as students Kayla Jandrin and Kristen Wallace, were welcomed to the board (See complete biographies below).

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Gail McNutt is the CEO of Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes (GSNWGL) and formerly vice president of human resources and senior vice president of finance at Schneider National. Deeply rooted in the Green Bay community, she has held leadership positions on numerous boards including the Women’s Fund of Greater Green Bay, Greater Green Bay Branding Initiative, American Foundation of Counseling Services, Bellin Foundation, Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, and Greater Green Bay Area Community Foundation. Gail lives in Green Bay with her husband and dog and enjoys running, keeping up on the adventures of her grown children, and making community connections.

Ron Pfeifer grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska, and attended the University of Nebraska followed by Northwestern University Law School where he was a member of the editorial board of the “Northwestern Law Review.” During his career at Godfrey and Kahn, his practice has centered exclusively on human resources issues including discrimination matters, union issues, compensation issues and other “people issues.” He is a vocal and dedicated Phoenix women’s basketball supporter. He has served on numerous community boards, and recently, he and his wife Suzy, endowed a scholarship at UW-Green Bay.

Laurie Radke is the president and CEO for the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce. Prior to that role she served as the dean of Corporate Training and Economic Development at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. She has been in leadership roles in our community for more than 18 years. Laurie currently serves on the Bay Area Community Council Board and the Green Bay Packers Mentor Protégé Board. She holds a Master of Business Administration from Lakeland College and a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from UW-Green Bay. She and her husband David and son Tad own and operate a hobby farm.

Robert Warpinski Jr. is an executive with IBM and is a graduate of UW-Madison. He attended UWGB from 1977-1979. Active in the community, he is currently chairman of the board of directors for Junior Achievement of Brown County, an active volunteer for Encompass Childcare’s Big Event for Little Kids, and volunteer for the Greater Green Bay YMCA. Bob is married to Nancy Smits, a 1992 UWGB graduate and has one daughter Dana who is a senior at Notre Dame Academy. Warpinski was a “contestant” on Green Bay’s of Dancing with the Stars last winter, raising a generous amount of dollars for the American Red Cross.

Kayla Jandrin, from Sturgeon Bay, is a senior Business Administration major and a physics minor. Her favorite hobby is riding and working with quarter horses.

Kristen Wallace, from Mundelein, Ill., is a senior majoring in Democracy and Justice Studies with an emphasis in law and justice. She serves as president of both the UWGB Law Society, and Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society.