Please spread the word, UW-Green Bay Graduate Studies Information Session, April 20

Students can take their place among the next class of future leaders and decision-makers by joining one of the fastest growing graduate schools in the state. UW-Green Bay provides 15 graduate programs covering every field. Join this live virtual information session with Morgan Theobald, Graduate Admissions Recruiter, to learn about the graduate programs available at UW-Green Bay. Tuesday, April 20, Noon. View details in Handshake.

UW-Green Bay Graduate Studies Information Session

Take your place among the next class of future leaders and decision-makers by joining one of the fastest-growing graduate schools in the state. UW-Green Bay provides 15 graduate programs covering every field. Show us your talents and passions, and see how we leverage the power of this legendary region to build a successful future together. Let’s learn together! Join this live virtual information session Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at Noon with Pieter DeHart, associate vice chancellor for Graduate Studies, and Morgan Theobald, graduate admissions recruiter, to learn about the graduate programs available at UW-Green Bay.

The Great Balanding Act: Fitting Work and Education into a Jam-packed Life (without losing it!)

Join Current Young Professionals in a virtual event about work-life balance featuring speaker Associate Vice Chancellor Pieter DeHart (Graduate Studies) on April 21 from 11:30 to 1 p.m. Managing your family, personal, and professional goals may seem challenging enough, but adding the possibility of higher education onto that can seem at times to be a bridge too far. It’s never too early (or late) to take the next step in your career and get the requisite training for advancement. In this Dine n’ Develop session, they will discuss some realistic expectations in approaching further education, including a review of the benefits and opportunities available to you which can fit into unique life situations. Additionally, they will share with peers some strategies for overall life and career balance, and chat about the best ways to support all your goals while still having time to breathe!

This event is FREE to CYP members (CYP membership FREE to all GB campus employees)

By the end of this event, participants will:

  • Understand the types of continuing education available
  • Weigh the challenges and benefits of possible higher education pathways for career advancement
  • Possess strategies for balancing their life and career. Register for the Zoom event here!

Video message from Associate Vice Chancellor for Graduate Studies, Pieter deHart

Associate Vice Chancellor for Graduate Studies Pieter deHart recorded a message reiterating Chancellor Mike Alexander’s recent announcement about what we expect education to look like in the coming months at UW-Green Bay, and what this means for our graduate students. Please watch this link reach out to if you have any questions. Have a wonderful conclusion to your semester and go Phoenix!

Spring Research Grant Call

The Office of Graduate Studies is pleased to announce that the Spring Research Grant call is now open. Please share this with graduate students you are aware of who may be interested in this opportunity. Research Grants are available to degree-seeking graduate students working on projects or thesis. The application deadline is April 16, 2021. Please note that only completed applications will be reviewed. A complete application includes your proposal, budget form, and letter of support from your graduate advisor. Individual Awards of up to $1000 are available. (One award per academic year). Awards can be used to travel to and from research sites, for research supplies and equipment and project funding is available for use over a 12-month period. If you are interested in applying, please review all the following for the application process for each grant. For questions, please email

Spring 2021 Research Grant Awardees

The Office of Graduate Studies is excited to recognize four Spring 2021 Research Grant awardees so far:

  • Valerie Hon, Nursing Leadership and Management – “Registered Nurse Continuing Education to Affect Knowledge about the Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) Services Synchronous Learning Session”
  • Taylor Hrabak, Environmental Science and Policy- “Commercial Catch Composition: Quantifying and Assessing Harvest and Bycatch in Green Bay”
  • Ashley Lyman, Nursing Leadership and Management – “Self-Assessment of Nurse Manager’s Competencies and Onboarding Implications”
  • Lee Werner, Social Work- “Developing Recommendations for Trans Persons’ End of Life Expressions of Self: Maintaining One’s Identity After Death” Graduate Studies still has funds available for other graduate student research project implementations or disseminations.


The Spring award due date is April 16, 2021. If you are interested in applying, please review all the following for the application process for each grant. Please note that only completed applications will be reviewed. For questions, please email

SEEING RED: The reality of MMIWG is Tuesday, Feb. 23, 5:30 p.m.

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Native American women have a murder rate that is 10 times above the national average. Many of these murders and cases of missing individuals remain unresolved. The reality of the epidemic continues to image First Nations communities and needs to be made visible.

Join a moderated panel on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 5:30 p.m. through TEAMS, to hear various perspectives on the Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls movement to learn the severity of this crisis and how to take action.

Register here or scan the QR code in the graphic.

UW-Green Bay alumni recognized for extraordinary efforts as 2021 Golden Apple Teachers of Distinction

UW-Green Bay graduates impact generations! Congratulations to the UW-Green Bay alumni selected as Teachers of Distinction in the first round of the Golden Apple Awards selection process. These outstanding teachers make a big impact on the students, parents and community. The teachers of Distinction and soon-to-be announced Golden Apple recipients will be honored at the 2021 Golden Apple Awards ceremony, televised on CW14 on Wednesday, April 21, at 6 p.m. and Fox 11 on Sunday, April 25, at 5 p.m.


  • Jessica Bernard, Nicolet Elementary School, Graduated in 2007 with B.S., Major: Elementary Education.
  • Chuck Bretl ’88 Algoma Elementary School, Human Development
  • Michael Charles ’10 Wilder Elementary School, M.S.L. in Applied Leadership for Teaching and Learning
  • Dan Dennis ’98 Leonardo da Vinci School for Gifted Learners, Elementary Education
  • Autumn Lensmire ’16, Luxemburg-Casco Primary School, Elementary Education
  • April Neuville ’04, Father Allouez Catholic School, Elementary Education
  • Rachel Stoddard ’06, Luxemburg-Casco High School, Biology
  • Jodi Sullivan ’98, Holy Cross Catholic School, Elementary Education
  • Danielle Wied ’13, Sunnyside Elementary School, Elementary Education


Lindsey Hilgemann ’10, Ashwaubenon High School Literacy Team, Graduated in 2010 with a B.A., Major: English, Minor: Secondary Education.

Jayme Shefchik ’06, Bay View Middle School Aquarius Team, Graduated in 2006 with a B.S., Major: Elementary Education, Minor: Psychology.

Mary Swinford, ’00, Bay View Middle School Aquarius Team, Certification in Elementary Education

Karen Kiefer ’97, The Academy Team of N.E.W. School of Innovation, History

Eric Seyler ’04, The Academy Team of N.E.W. School of Innovation, History

Tracy Wiedeman, ’00, Pulaski Community School District Full Online Learning Second Grade Team, Elementary Education.

Ryan Long, ’99, Webster Elementary Fifth-Grade Team, Elementary Education

*Additions or corrections should be sent to the Office of Alumni Relations.


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Video: M.S. Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology Program

When you apply to the Master of Science in Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology program at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, you will learn how to help athletes and other performers like musicians, actors, and business professionals enhance their performances by harnessing the power of psychological skills. Meet instructors who will share with you the scope of the program and walk you through the two vocational tracks available. Learn from students who talk about their career goals and how the M.S. Sports, Exercise, and Performance Psychology Program set them on the path to fulfilling their dreams. They also share their experiences of learning from CMPC-certified professors and of interning with Division I Athletics.

Video Transcript M.S. Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology Program

This master’s program in Sports Exercise and Performance Psychology is ideal for any students who want to get more scientific knowledge working with athletes on improving their performance through psychological skill training.

We do expand beyond just the sports setting. When our students become CMPC credentialed, they can work with say an exercise participant who is looking to set goals to improve their health. We can work with music professionals in terms of singers or actors that may be experiencing anxiety before a performance. We can help them manage that anxiety. We can work with military personnel. Help them better manage their focus and concentration, so that they can be at their optimal best while they’re on that mission.

“I was really attracted to the fact that they give you your own kind of personal track. So, there’s the Applied track and then Thesis track. My main career aspiration is to work baseball because that’s a sport that I’m extremely passionate about. There’s the thesis track which will be really imperative in working with a professional sports team because they typically look for people who have research experience a Ph. D. and as well as that applied experience.”

“With the Applied track, I have the opportunity to do internships throughout the second year that I’m here, which will allow me to work with different athletes in order to gain that experience I would need to be able to work with them professionally.”

“Having Division 1 Athletics is a very amazing opportunity for a student to work with high-performance athletes. Students on our Applied track have in their curriculum two semesters worth of internships with the UWGB Athletic Department, the Music Department, the Green Bay Blizzard as well as Bellin Health and students also have the opportunity to establish their own internship opportunity if it’s a good fit for them.”

“It was pretty imperative that I go to a university that had instructors that were CMPC certified. So, the advantages of having your CMPC certification is that it acts as evidence that you have achieved the highest standards within the sport exercise and performance career field. To be able to have that certification is the first step being able to work with athletes, which is what I really would like to do as a future career.”

“My instructors have been fantastic, have been amazing, and have really helped my experience here just be absolutely wonderful and I’m very appreciative towards that.”

Pieter deHart, associate vice chancellor of Graduate Studies, UW-Green Bay

Associate Vice Chancellor of Graduate Studies congratulates graduating graduate students

Pieter deHart, associate vice chancellor of Graduate Studies, congratulates UW-Green Bay’s graduating master’s students for their perseverance in this video.


Greetings and congratulations to all our graduating master’s students! I want to extend my sincere appreciation, gratitude, and commendation to our students this December for their fortitude and patience in this past year. We have seen tremendous growth and resiliency among our graduate programs from our faculty, staff, and especially our students. I would also like to thank the friends, family, and partners of our graduate students – your support during a difficult and often challenging year has proven to be crucial to their success. On behalf of the graduate studies office, and UW-Green Bay, I would like to thank all of you for your commitment and dedication to bettering yourselves and embracing new opportunities. Congratulations graduates!