Video: Mid-year commencement at UW-Green Bay

December Commencement videoUW-Green Bay bade farewell to a record mid-year class Saturday, Dec. 13, when more than 330 students (of more than 500 total graduates) took part in December commencement ceremonies at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. From lighthearted worries about traversing the stage in heels to genuine feelings of excitement and nostalgia, our grads and commencement speaker shared their thoughts about the big day.

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“It’s really exciting and scary,” said graduating senior Ashley Smar, “and just a whole bunch of emotions.”

Her Education classmate, Small Moua, agreed.

“I feel the same way,” Moua said in a pre-ceremony interview. “I think the main part right now is not tripping on stage. That’s kind of what I’m thinking about.”

Quipped Smar: “Especially in heels.”

In a nearby room, soon-to-be alumnus Ryan Wehse reflected on his time at UW-Green Bay.

“I’m really excited to graduate,” said Wehse, who was graduating with a degree in Biology. “This has been a great University. My time just went really fast and I’ve learned a lot, met a lot of cool people.”

Graduate student Stephanie Suchecki had even more upon which to reflect, having completed both her bachelor’s and now her master’s degree at UW-Green Bay.

“It feels bittersweet because I’m going to miss UWGB,” Suchecki said. “I’ve been here for like 7-and-a-half years, I want to say. I worked here while I was in graduate school, I’ve roomed here all seven years of school that I’ve been here, and made amazing friends along the way.”

For commencement speaker and UW-Green Bay alumnus Cristina Danforth ’88, addressing the class of 2014 was a tremendous opportunity.

“I‘m excited. It’s historic in the sense that I graduated from here and we have a lot of students from Oneida graduating today,” said Danforth, chairwoman of the Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin. “So it’s special to me to be able to represent my tribe and the student body of the University. And so I’m really honored to be here and I’m very excited.”

Also excited was Adult Degree Program grad Cheryl Juen, who celebrated six cancer-free years just days before Saturday’s commencement.

“I knew from the minute I started, I was going to walk today — that’s why you do it,” Juen said, her voice thick with emotion. “You do it because you’re proud of yourself. So yeah, it means a lot.”

Music grad Erin Sunisa was among those who said they’re ready for what’s next.

“I’m nervous, to be quite honest, but I’m really excited,” Sunisa said. “I’m really excited to get on, move on to different things, start my career and get out in the real world — and kick butt at it, I guess.”

Slideshow: Celebrating mid-year commencement

UW-Green Bay CommencementOur student photographers had plenty of smiling faces to pick from in capturing images before and after UW-Green Bay’s December commencement at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, Dec. 13. About two-thirds of the 500 or so graduating seniors elected to take part in the ceremony, which drew a near-capacity crowd of 2,000 to the Weidner’s Cofrin Family Hall.

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— Photos by Samantha Zingsheim and Lauren Hlavka, photo interns, and Eric Miller, photographer, Office of Marketing and University Communication

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Slideshow: December ’14 commencement ceremony

UW-Green Bay December CommencementUW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary Miller shook plenty of hands and handed out hundreds of diplomas Saturday (Dec. 13) at the Weidner Center. He also presented an honorary doctorate to UW-Green Bay community advocate Ginny Riopelle. The University 45th mid-year commencement was the first for Miller since he arrived on campus in August. About two-thirds of the 500 eligible students participated in the ceremony.

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— Photos by Eric Miller, photographer, Office of Marketing and University Communication

New HIMT program awards first degree

Christian Krah

Christian Krah of Green Bay crossed the Weidner Center stage during Saturday’s mid-year commencement to accept the first bachelor’s degree awarded through UW-Green Bay’s new Health Information Management and Technology program.

The program launched in fall 2012 in conjunction with partner campuses UW-Parkside, UW-La Crosse and UW-Stevens Point. It responds to growing demand for professionals able to use new technology and data management tools to improve health care delivery.

As part of his program of study, Krah under took an internship with Bellin Health, working with the provider’s decision-support team to help develop software applications aimed at improving service to patients.

Tailored for adult learners, the Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management and Technology (HIMT) focuses on the information sector of the healthcare industry and new advances in health-related technologies, patient records and more.

Prof. Susan Gallagher-Lepak, chair of the Professional Program in Nursing at UW-Green Bay, serves as chair of the HIMT Executive Committee, while faculty colleague Brenda Tyczkowski is the HIMT academic director.

UW-Green Bay to graduate record mid-year class

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay expects to send off a record mid-year class at the end of the current semester, with 512 students who have applied for graduation and are therefore eligible to participate in commencement exercises Saturday, Dec. 13, according to the University’s Office of Institutional Research and Assessment.

Ninety-eight percent (500) of the candidates for graduation are set to complete undergraduate degrees, while 2 percent (12 students) are completing master’s degrees. UW-Green Bay’s previous undergraduate record for December commencement was 459 in 2012.

The undergraduate degree applicants are divided evenly between students who started at UW-Green Bay as new freshmen and those who transferred to the University from elsewhere. Four percent of undergraduate degree candidates are U.S. military veterans and 17 percent are children or spouses of veterans.

Sixty-four percent of the undergraduate degree applicants are younger than 25 years old, while 14 percent are between ages 25 and 29 and 22 percent are 30 or older. They range in age from 20 to 62, with an average age of 27 years. The average age of master’s degree applicants is 33 years old. Sixty-six percent of undergraduate degree candidates and 42 percent of master’s candidates are women.

The undergraduate graduation candidates include 54 students of color (11 percent of the total) from a range of backgrounds: 17 Asian American, seven Native American, 12 Mexican or Hispanic America, six African American and 12 students from multiple racial or ethnic categories. First Nations graduates represent the Bad River, Creek, Menominee, Oneida, Red Cliff, Sioux and Stockbridge Munsee tribes and bands. Graduates have addresses in nine foreign countries (the Bahamas, China, Germany, Japan, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan and Uzbekistan), 17 states besides Wisconsin and 58 of Wisconsin’s 72 counties. Nearly two-thirds of graduates — 64 percent — will be among the first generation in their families to complete a bachelor’s degree.

As usual, area high schools are well represented among potential graduates. Nearly a quarter (24 percent) of the undergraduate degree candidates completed high school in Brown County. Five local high schools have more than 10 alumni applying to graduate this winter; they are Bay Port (20), Green Bay Preble (19), Green Bay Southwest (13), Pulaski (12) and De Pere (11).

Online learning has been a popular option for the December 2014 commencement applicants. Eighty-six percent of undergraduate candidates completed at least one online course at UW-Green Bay, while 21 percent completed more credits online than in traditional classes and 11 percent completed all of their UW-Green Bay courses online. Sixty-nine percent of undergraduate applicants attended summer sessions, while 17 percent completed classes during one or more January interim term. The undergraduate candidates’ average cumulative GPA is 3.20 and 19 percent have GPAs of 3.75 or higher.

Of the candidates for graduation, eight undergraduate students will be completing an associate degree, while the remaining 492 will complete bachelor’s degrees. Thirty-four percent are completing a single major, 54 percent are completing a major and at least one minor, and 12 percent are completing two or more majors. The five majors with the most undergraduate applicants are Business Administration (71), Psychology (61), Nursing (53), Elementary Education (49) and Interdisciplinary Studies or Integrative Leadership Studies (49). Master’s candidates include seven from Environmental Science and Policy, three from Management, one from Applied Leadership for Teaching and Learning and one from Sustainable Management.

Mid-year commencement ceremonies will take place at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 13 at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts on campus, 2420 Nicolet Drive. More information is available at www.uwgb.edu/commencement.

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UW-Green Bay announces names of mid-year graduates

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay commencement ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 13, will honor students who have applied to graduate in December. Nearly 500 UW-Green Bay students are eligible to participate in the December commencement ceremony beginning at 11:30 a.m. in the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. Chancellor Gary L. Miller will preside over the ceremony.

Those students receiving bachelor’s degrees with academic honors are indicated by *cum laude, **magna cum laude, and ***summa cum laude.

MASTER’S DEGREES
Master of Environmental Science and Policy
Brown — Jessica Kempke and Ryan LaCount, Green Bay; Jacob Eggert, New Franken.
Jefferson — Nicholas Walton, Fort Atkinson.
Milwaukee — Stephanie Suchecki, West Allis.
Outagamie — Garek Holley, Appleton.

Master of Management
Brown – Patrick Gray, Green Bay.
Manitowoc — Rachel Johnson, Reedsville.

Master of Sustainable Management
Brown –James Wagner, De Pere.
Marathon — Ericka Kohn, Wausau.

BACHELOR’S DEGREES
Accounting
Brown — Taylor Grant*, Florencia Gutierrez*, Courtney Krug, Travis Puyleart***, Jesus Rascon**, and Adam Willems, Green Bay; Dustin Wilson, Suamico.
Fond du Lac — Nicole Whitty, Eden.
Kewaunee — Jared Dalebroux, Luxemburg.
Outagamie — Adam Lembcke***, Shiocton.

Art
Brown — Christi Jorgensen, Green Bay.
Dane — Kristina Coopman***, Waunakee.
Manitowoc — Geoffrey Nehring, Mishicot.
Oconto — Celena Williams*, Oconto Falls.

Arts Management
Marathon — Samuel Stranz***, Weston.
Outagamie — Katherine Meulemans***, Appleton.
Other countries — Min Shim*, Seongnam, South Korea.

Biology
Brown — Heather Boeckman***, De Pere; Jacqueline Derepkowski, Crystal Jauquet***, Amanda Johnson, Jonathan Kuehn, Elliot Stencil, and Ryan Wehse, Green Bay.
Marathon — Maryel Schoenfuss, Stratford.
Racine — Kathleen Dubiak**, Franksville.
Shawano — Kari Matuszak***, Seymour.
Vilas — Alex Dillahunt, Eagle River.
Waukesha — Austin Carter, Brookfield; Aaron Gloss, Waukesha.

Business Administration
Barron — Lindsey Hassemer, Chetek.
Brown — Timothy Drewiske, Creighton Maricque, and Katelyn Nohre, De Pere; Christopher Rohr, Denmark; Kellie Barrett, Eric Carlson, Rebekah Ferry, Niah Finch, Taylor Grant*, Sean Hoover, David Hupke*, Nicole Jacobs, Jordan Kerscher, Alexander Kimble, Jacob Leist, Anthony Marold, Karen Pierson, Adam Pritzl, Travis Puyleart***, Kari Seay, William Soderdahl, Bianca Standa, Cassandra Stanzel, Tiffany Treml, David Vanderleest, Charlee Vang, Paul Vang, and Kevin Wolf, Green Bay; Alex Thompson, Pulaski; Tyler DeBroux and Emily Joppe, Suamico.
Clark — Mary Olson-Back***, Neillsville.
Fond du Lac — Nicole Whitty, Eden.
Green — Chad Mathys, Monticello.
Kewaunee — Craig Kirchman, Algoma.
Manitowoc — Zachary Matznick, Kiel; Lisa Simonis***, Maggie Turek*, and Gudrun Wetak*, Manitowoc; Kirk Jahnke, Maribel; Andrea Herrmann, Valders.
Marinette — Wesley Suzawith, Amberg.
Milwaukee — Jacob Latus, Hales Corners; Daniel Rajchel and Michael Stout, Oak Creek.
Oconto — Janelle Grabowski, Lena; Alec Popovich, Oconto Falls; Jesse Wesolowski, Pulaski.
Oneida — Otona Lavender*, Eagle River.
Outagamie — Justin Biese, Black Creek; Kyle Bocik, Greenville; Bailee Noel, Kaukauna; Stephanie Shulze, Seymour.
Ozaukee — Tayler Zajac, Belgium.
Pierce — Nathan Stein, Plum City.
Racine — Vincent Patzke, Franksville; Emily Haas, Rochester.
Shawano — Dustin White, Gresham; Emily Piantek, Shawano.
Sheboygan — Courtney Bonnett, Plymouth; Leah Cofta, Random Lake.
Washington — Kelly Digerness, Germantown.
Waukesha — Austin Patterson, Menomonee Falls; Rebecca Vitale, Pewaukee.
Waupaca — Jenna Simons, Iola; Kali MacDonald*, New London.
Waushara — Brian Ristau, Redgranite.
Winnebago — Lauren Basler, Larsen.
Other states — Jordan Peterson, Watersmeet, Michigan.

Chemistry
Brown — Nicole Beauchaine*, Green Bay.
Outagamie — Daniel Larson, Black Creek.

Communication
Brown — Tyler Veras, De Pere; Bao Lor, Green Bay.
Chippewa — Clint Berge, Bloomer.
Kenosha — Madeline Clark, Bristol; Hillary Sosinski, Kenosha.
Marinette — Benjamin Dufrane and Steve Schmitt, Marinette.
Polk — Avery Bundgaard, Osceola.
Rock — Angela Parker, Janesville.
Waukesha — Sam Owens*, Waukesha.
Winnebago — Mai Mueller, Berlin; Valerie Hilkert***, Menasha.
Other states — Ciara Wohlford, Woodbury, Minnesota.

Computer Science
Brown — Craig Kittelson and Kyle Ott, De Pere; Adam Helgren**, Daniel Patenaude, Jonathan Sieg, and Adam Zwicker, Green Bay; Douglas Witzeling, Suamico.
Calumet — Christopher Rock, Appleton.
Manitowoc — Nicolas Juza, Two Rivers.
Outagamie — Joshua Hipke, Appleton.
Pierce — Jacob Owens, River Falls.
Sheboygan — Cameron Damrow, Sheboygan.

Democracy and Justice Studies
Adams — Alexandria Newsom, Nekoosa.
Brown — Heather Heuer and Monica Sanchez, Green Bay; Chelsey Wiesman***, Suamico.
Kewaunee — Lance Davister, Luxemburg.
Milwaukee — Angela Wiegert, Franklin.
Racine — Nicole Schneider, Racine; Alicia Garcia, Union Grove.

Design Arts
Brown — Kira Covach, Christi Jorgensen, Hannah Larson, and John Musgrove, Green Bay; Connor Andrew and Cole Hackney, New Franken; Emily Ewald*, Pulaski.
Marinette — Olivia Sailer, Pound.
Oconto — Tyler Gerhartz*, Sobieski.
Outagamie — Brittany Nelson, Appleton.
Racine — Ashley Nannemann, Burlington.
Washburn — Emma Kunkel, Spooner.
Winnebago — Kristina Dishno, Neenah.
Other countries — Zhengyang Liu*, Beijing, China.

Economics
Brown — Daniel Kruse, Green Bay.
Sheboygan — Eric Dickmyer, Howards Grove.
Waushara — Brian Ristau, Redgranite.
Other countries — Chi-Lun Wu, Tainan City, Taiwan.

Education
Brown — Erin Kaye*** and Shurie VanDreel, De Pere; Ashley Benzshawel, Calyssa Byrd, Megan Casady, Patricia Cormier, Thomas Fitzgerald*, Ashley Grones*, Sarah Guzzonato* (distinction in the major), Kimberly Insley, Julio Morales***, Small Moua*, and Elizabeth Simon, Green Bay; Casey Haupt**, Oneida; Ashley Smar, Suamico.
Calumet — Maddie Wills, Menasha; Julia Pentek*, Sherwood.
Chippewa — Christian Schnobrich, Chippewa Falls.
Dane — Marc Joyce*, Madison.
Dodge — Jamie Zenda*, Juneau.
Florence — Nicole Secrist*, Florence.
Green — Taa Egli*, Monroe.
Green Lake — Jennifer Wagner**, Neshkoro.
Kewaunee — Morgan Agamaite, Casco; Stephanie Joniaux*, Adam Pearson*, and Sarah Wendricks***, Luxemburg.
Manitowoc — Doneen Rutherford*, Manitowoc; Megan Christensen*** (distinction in the major), Two Rivers.
Marathon — Matthew Schilling***, Athens; Ella Niehaus (distinction in the major), Rothschild.
Marinette — Sydney Rietveld*, Coleman; Katie VanGaal, Marinette.
Milwaukee — Lynsi Shadd*, Franklin.
Oconto — Sarah Clark*, Gillett; Lacey Steffens, Oconto Falls.
Outagamie — Jill Balck** and Samantha Casper, Freedom; Leah VanZeeland**, Kaukauna.
Saint Croix — Molly Fassbinder, Hudson.
Sauk — Anna Grogan**, Baraboo.
Shawano — Jesse DuQuaine*, Shawano.
Sheboygan — Kaylee Thielke* and Kelsey Votis***, Sheboygan.
Vilas — Nicole Musial**, Conover.
Walworth — Kyle Blechner**, Lake Geneva.
Waukesha — Kameron Cerroni*, Menomonee Falls.
Wood — Emily Halbur**, Wisconsin Rapids.

English
Brown — Amanda Delforge*, Jenny Draxler**, and Brittany Lamers***, Green Bay.
Dane — Leigh Baker, Belleville.
Douglas — Corbin Walsh, Superior.
Kewaunee — Russell Flemming***, Luxemburg.
Marathon — Maari Erdman*, Wausau.
Marinette — Cassandra Langlois, Marinette.
Outagamie — Austin Desrosiers, Samantha Stelzl, and Abigail Wege, Appleton; Justin Biese, Black Creek; Kayleigh Schultz, Little Chute; Cole Heyn*, Seymour.
Sheboygan — Stefanie Ogea***, Sheboygan Falls.
Winnebago — Luke Fischer, Menasha.

Environmental Policy and Planning
Brown — Sarah Gehrke, De Pere; Bryan Adams, Jenna Beier, and Chelsea Wiegand, Green Bay.
Waukesha — Paul Meer, Oconomowoc.

Environmental Science
Brown — Rick Sanderson, De Pere; Jacqueline Derepkowski, Crystal Jauquet***, and Jonathan Kuehn, Green Bay; Josie Robertson, Hobart; Justin Suriano, Luxemburg.
Door — Amber Konrad* (distinction in the major), Sturgeon Bay.
Fond du Lac — Justin Klumpyan, Campbellsport.
Kewaunee — Katie McDonald, Kewaunee.
Marinette — Scott Veriha**, Marinette.
Outagamie — Maxwell Wilkinson*, Oneida.
Waukesha — Austin Carter, Brookfield; Emily Duval, Hartland.
Other countries — Marina Hauser**, Grüt, Switzerland.

First Nations Studies
Outagamie — Theodore Kurowski-Belleau, Seymour.

Geoscience
Brown — Josie Robertson, Hobart.

Health Information Management and Technology
Brown — Christian Krah*, Green Bay.

History
Brown — Braden Peterson, De Pere; Joshua Bousley, Nathan Haynes, Aaron Weber, and Jami Williams, Green Bay; Heidi Beimborn, Greenleaf.
Door — Kelly Smethurst, Egg Harbor.
Green Lake — Tristan Huss, Berlin; Amy Corson, Markesan.
Manitowoc — Elizabeth Kanugh, Manitowoc.
Oconto — Jordan Wenzel, Coleman; Phillip Topping, Oconto Falls.
Shawano — Vaughn Miller, Gresham; Ariana Verhein, Shawano.
Sheboygan — Jeffrey Schmid, Random Lake.

Human Biology
Brown — Samantha Iwen*** and Samantha Karban, De Pere; Hatsuho Iwamoto***, Denmark; Jeffrey Beaudry, Cassandra Fitzgerald, Molly Flynn*, Brittney Hannot, Hilary Proper, Colin VanPay***, and PaKou Xiong, Green Bay.
Chippewa — Krystallynne Damrow, Cornell.
Dane — Sarah Starr, Oregon.
Door — Joslyn Destree, Luxemburg.
Kewaunee — Kristi Dorner, Casco.
Marathon — Rachel Kaliebe and Ethan Storm***, Wausau.
Milwaukee — Alyssa Fine, Greenfield.
Oconto — Anita Frankhauser, Pound.
Outagamie — Charles Radtke and Holly Rathsack, Appleton.
Racine — Kathleen Dubiak**, Franksville; Kelsey Hapner, Sturtevant.
Rock — Tia Collins***, Orfordville.
Washington — Elizabeth Suffern, West Bend.
Winnebago — Bailey Kargus*, Menasha; Danielle Kaufert, Neenah; Cassandra Haedt, Oshkosh.
Other states — Chloe Baribeau, Menominee, Michigan.

Human Development
Brown — Stephanie Smith and Andrea VanDeHei, De Pere; Julianne Buchinger, Kayla Fausti, Kayla Lardinois*, Mai Lor, Cheurki Ly-Tong-Pao, Brooke Mleziva, Nicholas Mulder, Erica Nagode, Lila Raasch, Kayla Rolon, Ashley Schueller, Stephanie Shepro*, Lawrence Talery, and Kayla VanDenBusch, Green Bay; Amber Skinkis*, Greenleaf; Kaeley Blaney, New Franken; Tressa Zuleger, Oneida; Rebecca Manci, Pulaski; Heather Schoen, Suamico.
Dane — Ashley Marshall, Stoughton.
Door — Stephanie Tess, Sturgeon Bay.
Dunn — Franklin Rabideau*, Menomonie.
Kewaunee — Cassandra VanLanen, Kewaunee.
Manitowoc — Kara Tougas*, Manitowoc.
Marinette — Ryan Dunnick, Niagara.
Milwaukee — Carli deFelice, Glendale.
Oconto — Chelsey Tingley, Oconto Falls.
Oneida — Patrick Dodson, Rhinelander.
Outagamie — Jordan Grapentine** and Amy Schumacher***, Appleton; Bridget Shepard, Black Creek.
Pierce — Emily Bjerstedt, Ellsworth.
Sheboygan — Jasmine Gray, Plymouth; Nyra Thon, Sheboygan; Alexandra Strysick, Sheboygan Falls.
Taylor — Hailey Kozey, Medford; Hilary Thums, Rib Lake.
Waupaca — Lindsey Krauss, Manawa.
Winnebago — Leng Lee, Menasha.

Humanistic Studies
Brown — Suzanne Johnke, Green Bay.
Shawano — Ariana Verhein, Shawano.

Individual
Oconto — Alexandra Peterson, Oconto Falls.

Information Sciences
Kewaunee — Joshua Dahlke, Kewaunee.

Integrative Leadership Studies / Interdisciplinary Studies (BA)
Brown — Margaret Beyer, De Pere; Heather Blank, Kara Bruley, and Tracy Hakenjos, Green Bay; Rebecca Manci, Pulaski.
Langlade — Leah Marshall and Kirsten Wolf, Antigo.
Oconto — Patricia Treptow***, Oconto; Keri Friebel***, Pulaski.
Oneida — David Davis, Woodruff.
Outagamie — Rhonda Elliott, Appleton.
Sheboygan — Eric Heisler*, Random Lake.
Taylor — Morgan Brandner, Westboro.
Other states — Brenda Tonkin-Rider, Menominee, Michigan; Joshua Bleeker, Las Vegas, Nevada; Robert Kelso*, Richland, Washington.

Integrative Leadership Studies / Interdisciplinary Studies (BAS)
Brown — Renae Peters***, De Pere; Scott Allen, Katherine Androsky***, Crystal Baird, Dawn DeGroot, LeAnne Fritsch***, Mary Gajeski*, Mark Johnson, Marylynn Lambert, and Kristyl Thomas, Green Bay.
Dane — Debra Chase*** and Paul Hughes, Madison.
Grant — Ryan Hill***, Montfort.
Lincoln — Melissa Cota, Merrill.
Manitowoc — Pamela Martin***, Manitowoc.
Marathon — Mary Krueger***, Mosinee; Carmen Schmitt, Stratford; Benjamin Bliese**, Wausau.
Oconto — Sarah Fiel***, Sobieski.
Outagamie — Cheryl Juen and Heather Keddell, Appleton; Crystal Janousek, Kaukauna.
Sheboygan — Kyle Froh***, Howards Grove.
Waukesha — Lauren Niedermann*, Oconomowoc.
Waupaca — Sarah Newlun*, Manawa; Georgette Messina, New London.
Winnebago — Sara Meyer***, Menasha; Patricia Poppell-Rorrer, Omro.
Other states — Jamie Pendelton, Pueblo, Colorado.

Mathematics
Brown — Kasey Klavekoske*, Scott McFarlane, and Jonathan Sieg, Green Bay.
Milwaukee — Jacob Choroszy, West Allis.

Music
Brown — David Gallagher, Green Bay.
Marathon — Erin Zimmermann, Kronenwetter; Ryan Braatz* and Samuel Stranz***, Weston.
Marinette — Leah LaMalfa**, Porterfield.
Price — Angela Danowski*, Prentice.
Waushara — Cole Watkins, Redgranite.

Nursing
Brown — Alyssa Adams, Anjali Bircher, and Nicole Morgan, De Pere; Heather Boucher, Tricia Drake, Holly Hajny, Tamara Marshall, Alicia Radliff, and Candace Zilisch, Green Bay; Carrie Lemke, Greenleaf; Jessica Bostwick* and Jenna Katers, Suamico.
Dane — Angela Vieau, Columbus; Cheryl Bauer and Lyndsay Brecka*, De Forest; Erin Thomas, Madison.
Door — Nancy Herrick and Kimberly Kasten, Sturgeon Bay.
Grant — Mary Lange, Platteville.
Iowa — Dawn Herrmann, Barneveld.
Marathon — Jolene Finger, Wausau.
Marinette — Kristin Abbs, Nicole Drees, and Amel Elshaier, Marinette; Tammy Lobner and Heidi Olson, Niagara.
Oneida — Emily Beard, Rhinelander.
Outagamie – R. Artez and Kurt Thomas, Appleton; Samantha Everard, Seymour.
Pierce — Staci Maves, Elmwood.
Vernon — Candice Herman, Coon Valley.
Winnebago — Jessica Bickler and Christopher Taber, Neenah.
Other states — Jennifer Changamveetil, Half Moon Bay, California; Jennifer Danforth, Denver, Colorado; Theresa Ashey***, Hudson, Florida; Sarah Moore, Atlanta, Georgia; Connie Belcher, Meridian, Idaho; Barbara Oliff, Arlington Heights, Illinois; Cornelia Pintescu, Lindenhurst, Illinois; Teresa Choi-Kim, Vernon Hills, Illinois; Megan Temple, Baltimore, Maryland; Holly Seaver, Marstons Mills, Massachusetts; Michael Wales, Iron Mountain, Michigan; Sara Johnson, Vulcan, Michigan; Sara Tharaldson, Crystal, Minnesota; Donna Majewski, Lino Lakes, Minnesota; Susan Lawrence, Lees Summit, Missouri; Barbara Clendinning, Bethel, North Carolina; Malinda Wohlrabe, High Point, North Carolina; Allison Bauer, Hanahan, South Carolina.

Philosophy
Marinette — Amandeep Bhatoya, Peshtigo.

Political Science
Brown — Paul Grover, Heather Heuer, Rachel Lamers, Paula Miller*** (distinction in the major), and Zianya Saldana***, Green Bay.
Kenosha — Mark Podskarbi, Kenosha.
Manitowoc — Kristine Alvarez*, Two Rivers.
Milwaukee — Angela Wiegert, Franklin.
Racine — Alicia Garcia, Union Grove.
Shawano — Elizabeth Clasen***, Shawano.
Sheboygan — Justin Sanville, Sheboygan.

Psychology
Barron — Kelley Brunclik, Almena.
Brown — Erin Kaye***, De Pere; Dylan Bailey, Breanna Eger, Kayla Fausti, Jordan Larscheid, Benjamin Mathys, Josi Mueller, Erica Nagode, Kayla Rolon, Daniel Satterfield, Stephanie Shepro*, Jennifer Sternitzky, Kayla VanDenBusch, and Melissa Wagnitz, Green Bay; Tressa Zuleger, Oneida; Cassandra Bartlett*** (distinction in the major), Emily Rickaby, Heather Schoen, and Chelsey Wiesman***, Suamico.
Dane — Robert Miner, Madison; Nicole Phillips***, Mount Horeb; Ashley Marshall, Stoughton.
Door — Megan DeKeyser*** (distinction in the major), Brussels; Jillian Buelow-LeMieux and Emily Hill, Sturgeon Bay.
Dunn — Franklin Rabideau*, Menomonie.
Green Lake — Brady Gaab, Berlin.
Kewaunee — Vanessa Ducaine, Casco.
Manitowoc — Nicholas Scholz*, Kiel; Andrea Herrmann, Valders.
Marathon — Rachel Kaliebe, Wausau.
Marinette — Ryan Dunnick, Niagara; Jessica Ahrens and Susan McBride*, Peshtigo.
Milwaukee — Carli deFelice, Glendale.
Oconto — Chelsey Tingley, Oconto Falls; Autumn Aderholdt, Townsend.
Outagamie — Jordan Grapentine**, Jacqueline Laramore, William Van Susteren, and Abigail Wright, Appleton; Bridget Shepard, Black Creek; Tatianna Wyman, Little Chute.
Sauk — Caralynn Cormican, Baraboo.
Sheboygan — Jasmine Gray, Plymouth; Leah Cofta, Random Lake; Nyra Thon, Sheboygan.
Taylor — Hailey Kozey, Medford; Hilary Thums, Rib Lake.
Washington — Elizabeth Suffern, West Bend.
Waukesha — Kaelee Heideman*** (distinction in the major), Big Bend; Rebecca Vitale, Pewaukee.
Waupaca — Kari Rosenberg, Clintonville; Lindsey Krauss, Manawa.
Winnebago — Joselyne Vivas, Neenah.

Public Administration
Brown — Renee Christensen*, Paul Grover, Seth Herrscher, Heather Heuer, Jared Hopfensperger, Rachel Lamers, Paula Miller*** (distinction in the major), Shiara Mizrahi, and Zianya Saldana***, Green Bay.
Douglas — Adam Olson, Brule.
Manitowoc — Kristine Alvarez*, Two Rivers.
Sheboygan — Justin Sanville, Sheboygan.

Social Work
Outagamie — Amy Schumacher***, Appleton.
Other states — Daniel Gospodarek**, Boise, Idaho.

Spanish / Spanish and Latin American Studies
Brown — Kasey Klavekoske*, Julio Morales***, and Miguel Sanchez Mora, Green Bay.
Calumet — Maddie Wills, Menasha.
Door — Samantha Blackledge, Sister Bay.
Waupaca — Kali MacDonald*, New London.

Theatre
Fond du Lac — Scott Klapperich, Fond du Lac.
Marathon — Rebecca Kellner, Stratford; Maari Erdman*, Wausau.
Oconto — Daniel Fletcher, Suring.
Shawano — Elizabeth Reineke***, Shawano.
Sheboygan — Elizabeth Galba, Cascade.

Urban and Regional Studies
Brown — Sadie DiNatale, Suamico.

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES DEGREES
Brown — Luke Sohns*, Green Bay; Lori Schiller, Oneida.
Kewaunee — Bradley Roethle, Kewaunee.
Marathon — Holly Schreiner, Athens.
Oconto — Riley Ryczek, Sobieski.
Winnebago — Kevin Francart, Menasha.

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Career Services releases survey results for 2013 graduates

The Office of Career Services has released the results of its follow-up survey of Class of 2013 graduates. The office attempted to document the employment and/or education status of 1,292 individuals who completed their degree requirements in January, May or August of last year. They succeeded with 936. The results? Only a couple of percentage points in the category of “still actively seeking employment,” and a very sizeable share of graduates (nearly one-fourth) pursuing further education, about evenly split between those working while in school, and those who said school was their primary activity. See the complete survey results.
 

Media roundup: Commencement 2014

There was some great media coverage for Saturday’s (May 17) spring commencement ceremony, including grad stats, terrific pics and a story about a diploma 22 years in the making. The Green Bay Press-Gazette ran a commencement story on Sunday’s (May 18) front page, linking to a grad-day photo gallery online. WLUK, Fox 11 featured grad facts and a mention of the University’s first Phuture Phoenix grads, while Local 5 News carried the story of a UW-Green Bay grad who took part in Saturday’s ceremony the day before her daughter walked at St. Norbert. Fox 11 also interviewed grads and Cofrin School of Business Director Lucy Arendt for a story on graduates’ job outlook — we’ll bring you that piece as soon as it runs. For full stories, check out the links below:
Green Bay Press-Gazette
Fox 11
Local 5 News