UW-Green Bay students receive Phi Eta Sigma scholarships

The Phi Eta Sigma Scholarship Committee has thoughtfully reviewed another large number of applications for the Society’s scholarship program. A few short years ago (1970), nine $300 awards were granted annually. This year, the Society received more than 1,200 applications and will grant nearly $300,000 in endowed scholarships or awards to 96 outstanding members of Phi Eta Sigma for undergraduate or graduate study.

The Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce that students from UW-Green Bay will receive the specified scholarship or award to be used for full-time study during the 2020-21 school year. (Fun fact: UW-Green Bay tied for the second most students being awarded PES scholarships this year! Our students are receiving a total of $19,000 in scholarship money from the PES National Founders Fund!)

Recipients of graduate awards are Emily Drown and Rachel Gordon. Undergraduate awards were receive by Kody Klumb, Kyle Klumb and Meghan Paluch. Kody & Kyle Klumb are first-time recipients of The James E. Foy-John W. Sagabiel Undergraduate Leader Award. It was difficult to determine which one should receive the scholarship, so the scholarship selection committee elected to split it and award each of them.

In June 2019, the executive board members voted to establish a new $10,000 scholarship at the undergraduate level called “The James E. Foy-John W. Sagabiel Undergraduate Leader Award.” This new award was created to honor the legacy of two of Phi Eta Sigma’s most dedicated and revered leaders, Dean James Foy and Dr. Jack Sagabiel. Both men served the society in a variety of roles during their tenures that spanned four decades. Under their leadership, Phi Eta Sigma impacted the lives of countless students and experienced unprecedented growth. In addition, they were each instrumental in establishing the previous headquarters of the organization at Auburn University (Foy) and Western Kentucky University (Sagabiel). This scholarship award will be given to an undergraduate student member for the first time in 2020, and in addition to the Thomas Arkle Clark Graduate Leader Award will be the highest scholarships awarded by the Society annually.

Phi Eta Sigma selling Uncle Mike’s Kringle

Help support the Honor Society of Phi Eta Sigma by purchasing an Uncle Mike’s (Award Winning) Kringle. Flavors to be sold include Sea Salt Caramel Pecan, Caramel Apple and Turtle. Other flavors available are Raspberry, Door County Cherry, Blueberry Cheese, Almond, Cream Cheese and Strawberry Cheese. Each Kringle costs $17; cash or a check payable to UWGB/PES are accepted forms of payment. The fundraiser ends on Feb. 28, 2020, and delivery will take place on March 11, 2020. Please contact Teri Ternes at ternest@uwgb.edu to place your order, and arrange for payment and delivery.

Doing a Double Take: Twins receive Weyenberg and Phi Eta Sigma Scholarships

They share the same work ethic, values and leadership goals. They even have the same grade point average. And one day, they hope to be business partners.

Twins Kody and Kyle Klumb, both UW-Green Bay Business Administration majors, have begun a collection of  prestigious awards and recognition. In spring, each received a $2,500 scholarship that comes with the Weyenberg Prize for Excellence in Business. In summer of 2019, each received a $5,000 scholarship from Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society.

Honored by their achievements, they say they would have been disappointed if one of them had been overlooked.

Of the Weyenberg Awad, Kody Klumb said, “We are the same in so many ways. It would’ve been disappointing if I was the only one selected.”

“It makes it extra special to be able to share the honor together,” adds Kyle.

The Weyenberg Prize for Excellence and its corresponding scholarships are named in recognition of Tim Weyenberg, former CEO for Foth, an engineering company with a broad portfolio of clients, including Fortune 500 companies.

“Mr. Weyenberg is incredibly accomplished and being able to receive an award named after him is inspiring. I hope to follow a similar, successful career path,” says Kyle. “I believe it (the Weyenberg Prize} means going above and beyond to demonstrate a strong work ethic and leadership skills; wanting to make changes that will last and positively impact those around them. That’s exactly what Kyle and I want to do,” concludes Kody.

Identical beyond biology

Both Kody and Kyle say they are much more alike than they are different. Kyle says, “We both have very similar interests. We enjoy things such as boating, snowmobiling, and golfing.” Kody adds, “We are similar is so many ways: Our work ethic, competitiveness, willingness to help people, leadership goals, and respect for people.”

It’s no surprise then that the twins tout very similar, and impressive, resumes, and a perfect GPA.

Kody is emphasis in Finance. He will graduate with a major in Finance and a minor in Accounting with a professional goal of becoming a Certified Financial Planner. He is the vice president of the UW-Green Bay Student Finance Association. He is also a member of both the Phi Eta Sigma and Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Societies and was selected as the Student Organization Leader for the month of November. He is also a student representative of the UW-Green Bay Strategic Budget Committee.

Kyle is majoring in Accounting and minoring in Business Administration. He wants to be a CPA. He serves as President of the UW-Green Bay Student Finance Association and is a Midwest Regional Conference Coordinator for the Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society. He is also a member of both the Phi Eta Sigma and Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Societies. He, along with Kody, got the opportunity to speak at the national Phi Eta Sigma conference, and are Midwest Regional Conference coordinators for Phi Eta Sigma.

Their only major difference? Well, Kyle is more than an inch taller than Kody, although each fill out their 6-foot-plus frame.

Green Bay all the way

The Klumb family (from Marinette, Wis.) has deep roots at UW-Green Bay.

Kody explains, “My parents and relatives are graduates of the University and their degrees have led them to successful careers. I wanted to follow in their footsteps.” Kyle adds, “My mother [Laurie (Bergold) Klumb ’94 (Managerial Accounting)] is actually an accounting graduate, so I knew first hand that UW-Green Bay had a solid program. It’s like a family here, and family has always been important to me.” He concludes, “UW-Green Bay has been a solid name in our household. Given we knew the strength of the business program, we had no reason to look elsewhere.”

Business Administration provided a natural tug

“The thing that drew me most to my major was that it would allow me to combine my interest in numbers along with my passion to help others,” Kody said. Kyle agreed: “I have always had a strong passion for numbers and felt that becoming an accountant would be a great profession for me. Accounting is the backbone of every business so I felt I would have many career options.”

Both feel that UW-Green Bay and the Cofrin School of Business were the right choices.

Says Kody, “My experience here has been amazing! I have met so many great people. My instructors are top notch and go out of their way to help me succeed. I appreciate the smaller class size and the ability to easily reach my professors when I have questions.”

Ditto for Kyle. “My experience here at Green Bay has been great! I have met so many interesting people and have had so many opportunities. My professors are very knowledgeable in their discipline and I have learned so much. I am thankful I chose this school!”

Brotherly Bond from the beginning

Sans the six minutes between Kody and Kyle’s arrival into the world (Kody was the first born), they have remained together since inception. And they say they have no plans to change in the future.

Kyle explains, “Kody and I work well together. My career might take me temporarily down a different path but ultimately our goal is to one day be in business together.”

“We have a unique bond and work well together,” Kody says. “It would be rewarding to combine our work ethic and knowledge of the finance industry and use it to provide the best financial services to people.”

Story by freelance writer, Kim Viduski ’92

Photos by photographer/videographer Dan Moore, Office of Marketing and University Communication





Battle of The Bands 2017 – Rockin’ for a Reason

Battle of the Bands 2017, Rockin’ for a Reason, will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017 in the Phoenix Rooms of the University Union. Sponsored by Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, this is a fundraiser to benefit myTeamTRIUMPH Wisconsin Chapter. Enjoy a night of music provided by Four 5 Dive, The Clay Johnson Experience, Something Ironic and Good News. Doors open at 6:45 p.m., and music begins at 7 p.m. Admission is $3 for students with ID, $3 for UW-Green Bay faculty and staff with ID, $5 for general and $15 for family. There will be bucket raffles, a 50/50 raffle and voting for your favorite band.

UW-Green Bay holds Phi Eta Sigma induction ceremony

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay chapter of the Phi Eta Sigma national honor society held its spring initiation ceremony, celebrating 78 new inductees.

Phi Eta Sigma is a national honor society whose mission is to encourage and reward academic excellence among first-year students in institutions of higher education. The honor society places high emphasis on participation in community activities.

The 2015 Phi Eta Sigma inductees, honored during an April 19 ceremony, are listed as follows:

Jennifer N. Lund, Belgium; Gina Michelle Paulson, Brodhead; Kiersten Marie Zangl, Brownsville; Kerry McVey, Bryant; Amber DeValk, Combined Locks; Renee E. DeValk, Combined Locks; Lindsey Meis, Custer; Heather Lynn Duquaine, De Pere; Carly Gillis, De Pere; Garet R. Osterberg, De Pere; Kaitlin Marie Glenz, Eau Claire; Kristi R. Holzmann, Elkhart Lake; Allison Margaret LeMahieu, Franklin; Cody Eder, Glidden; Nicole M. Beauchaine, Green Bay; Breanna V. Bierl, Green Bay; Brianna Kaitlyn Bodoh, Green Bay; Brianna M. Hammersley, Green Bay; Dante J. Hess, Green Bay; Rachel Ann Lavelle, Green Bay; Sarah M. Miller, Green Bay; Noel L. Peck, Green Bay; Joseph D. Walker, Green Bay; Matthias T. Clarey, Greenfield; Kimberly Hurst, Greenfield; Torey L. Gostas, Greenville; Emily A. Burger, Hayward; Nicole Hoelzel, Kaukauna; Mallory H. Krueger, Kaukauna; Lindsey Lewis, Kewaunee; Ashley Rombaugh, Kewaunee; Katie Barrett, Luxemburg; Brooke Everard, Luxemburg; Ashley J. Hodorff, Malone; Brittany Kloida, Marinette; Hailee M. Frey, Marshall; Brigitta Kaiser, Marshfield; Shannon K. Texeira, Menomonee Falls; Mikayla E. Becherer, Norwalk; Ciara R. Hedstrom, Oconto Falls; Rachel Tigert, Oshkosh; Breanna S. Scharp, Park Falls; Nathan Nichols, Prairie du Chien; Sierra Faye Lardinois, Pulaski; Danielle Nicole Tackett, Reedsburg; Miranda Sendek, Reedsville; Rachel I. Cammack, Richfield; Kayla Hokenstad, Shawano; Samantha Anne Kane, Shawano; Ashley M. Belitz, Sheboygan; Jess Pittner, Sheboygan; Valerie R. Fischer, South Milwaukee; Katrina Weber, Spencer; Cierra Renee Lee Pruitt, Spring Green; Joshua James Braun, Sturgeon Bay; Rachel Liane Quakkelaar, Sturgeon Bay; Mariah M. Rankin, Sturgeon Bay; Meghan E. Beauchamp, Suamico; Bryanna Rae Blochowiak, Suamico; Reilly B. O’Connor, Sun Prairie; Denette A. Plansky, Thorp; Matthew Kyle Albert, Tigerton; Katelyn Elizabeth Werre, Viola; Ashley N. Couillard, Wabeno; Kayla Marie Duesterbeck, Watertown; Jessica Sinead Murphy, Waunakee; Kelsey Thompson, Waupun; Taylor Ann Ponczoch, Wauwatosa; Katelyn M. Krantz, West Bend; Bailey M. Wagner, West Bend; Emily N. Tuschl, Wheeler.

Other States:
Fiona Anne Andrews, Orland Park, Illinois; Kaylie E. Noll, Peoria, Illinois; Stephanie Garvin, West Chicago, Illinois; Madeline N. McKeefry, Andover, Minnesota; Kayla Billett, Cedar, Minnesota; Nicolette Wallman, Billings, Montana; Lydia R. DeWeese, Columbus, Ohio.


Top UW-Green Bay students to display work at Tuesday’s symposium

The 14th annual Academic Excellence Symposium, showcasing the talent and research ability of some of UW-Green Bay’s best students, is scheduled to take place from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday (April 7) in Phoenix Rooms A and B of the University Union. The event is hosted by the campus chapters of the Phi Eta Sigma and Phi Kappa Phi honor societies, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the College of Professional Studies, and the Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. As always, faculty, staff, fellow students and others are invited to browse the displays and chat up the proud student exhibitors. A musical performance is scheduled for 1 p.m. About 60 students are responsible for the 35 exhibits.