Nearly 200 high school juniors from 10 local high schools came together for College Draft Day Powered by UW-Green Bay on Friday, April 26, 2019 at Lambeau Field. This fun and fast-paced day included a variety of college prep activities. Students rotated through booths and drills on topics such as student life, studying abroad, academic options, financial aid and scholarships; chatted with volunteer UW-Green Bay student coaches; spoke one-one-one with an admissions counselor; heard from, and had a photo with, Green Bay Packers player Mason Crosby, who talked about the importance of higher education. Each participant left with a letter of intent signed by the student and Crosby, promising the student would commit to exploring higher education options.
Here are comments from an educator: “Thank you so much for inviting Denmark High School to attend College Draft Day. We were so impressed by the organization and the information you shared with students… So thank you again for everything! We would love to be included again next year!”
Evaluations were extremely positive. Here are a few answers to “What was the most helpful part of your day?”
- Learning about what each major and schools is
- Going into more depth with certain majors
- Learning more about college and having really nice and helpful coaches
- Learning about majors at GB
- Learning about the college professors
- Learning more about college life
- Learning more about GB
- Having good coaches J (this comment was made a few times)
- Learning about planning your day
- Knowing my options
- Pace, leaders/mentors
- When FAFSA was talked about
- Learning more about UWGB (there were lots of these)
- The talk with college students
- Talking one on one with counselors
- Talking to the girl that helped people figure out what they’re doing in life
- Meeting one on one with people from college
- Talking one on one with a lady at the admission station
- Speaking to individual college staff for advice
- Meeting up with the admissions people
- Talking to people at tables
- One on one chat
- One on one
- The one on one meetings with administration
- I think that the most helpful part was being able to ask questions and just talk with our advisors
- Asking the staff questions
- The personal speaker assigned to you at one booth
- The one on one conversation with the person (at the table)
- Speaking with the administration
The organizers wish to thank staff and faculty from across campus for their help. This day wouldn’t be possible without everyone who assisted!
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– Photos by Kimberly Vlies and Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication
Thanks to all faculty, staff, and current students who are sharing their time, energy, and expertise with some special recruitment events this week:
Today (Nov. 17) — UW-Green Bay Admissions is hosting Familias Unidas para un futuro mejor, a family event focused on Latino students. More than 100 guests will have bilingual presentations, tours, and panel discussion experiences to learn more about UW-Green Bay. Admissions advisor Marisa Leza coordinated and is presenting during this event.
Friday, Nov. 18 — More than 100 visitors are expected for the Science Open House. Prospective students interested in the sciences will attend breakout sessions, special science-focused tours, panel discussions and more during this specialized visit.
Friday, Nove. 18 — An additional 25 visitors will be here for International Preview Day. Prospective international students will have the chance to tour campus, learn about the application process, and meet current international students.
The Offices of Admissions, Alumni Relations and Advancement announce a premiere event that will showcase two of UW-Green Bay’s award-winning faculty. Fox Talks: An Evening with UW-Green Bay will feature exciting “TED Talks” style presentations from Ryan Martin (Assoc. Professor of Psychology and Human Development) and Chuck Rybak (Assoc. Professor of English and Humanistic Studies), on Tues., Nov. 15 at 5:30 p.m. in the Perry Theatre on the UW-Fox Valley campus in Menasha. The event will kick off with a welcome from UW-Green Bay Chancellor, Gary L. Miller, and UW-Fox Valley Regional Executive Officer and Dean, Martin Rudd, and will include an introduction of the Rising Phoenix program, a partnership between UW-Green Bay and UW-Fox Valley. The goal of the evening is to invite prospective students from UW-Fox and the surrounding area, as well as UW-Green Bay alumni and friends, to the UW-Fox campus for an evening of fun and learning, and to get a peek into what students at UW-Green Bay experience every day in the classroom. Refreshments will be served and door prizes will be given. Register Online and join us for this landmark event!
Personnel from the UW-Green Bay Nursing program were interviewed Wednesday for a video that will promote the recruitment of nursing educators for the UW System. All six UW nursing programs are a part of this project, which will contain a vignette of each nursing campus, and comments from nurse educators on the role and reasons for becoming educators. Funding was provided through a UW System Incentive grant. Significant shortages are projected in the nursing faculty ranks over the coming years. See more details at.
The Office of Admissions shares announcement of two new staff hires who will play essential roles in the University’s recruitment of prospective students. Bridget Derge has been named Assistant Director of Admissions for Recruitment. Marisa Leza is the new bilingual (Spanish/English) local high school recruiter. Derge worked previously for UWGB as an enrollment services manager with GBOSS, the student services center, and prior to that as admissions director for a for-profit trade school. Leza, an SNC grad, worked formerly as Hispanic outreach coordinator for Notre Dame Academy.
The Log newsletter recently took the initiative to quiz enrollment-initiative leader Jen Jones of Admissions as to the outlook for fall semester 2015. She responded by citing several highlights: As of this past Monday (Feb. 16), applications from new freshmen were up 13 percent, and admits to date have increased 7 percent. Additionally, transfer-student applications are beginning to pick up as we enter the prime period for transfer decisions. Jones thanked the campus community and more than 100 individuals across the University who have already provided hands-on help since the recruitment push began Nov. 1. “Your ongoing support for enrollment is greatly appreciated,” Jones said. “We have a long road ahead, and I’m so grateful to be on this journey with amazing faculty, staff and students across campus.”
Jen Jones of Admissions, leading the enrollment initiative, wants members of the University community to know there are numerous ways individuals can aid the recruitment drive in the coming months:
· Volunteer to make calls to students. Every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday night in Admissions from 5 to 7 p.m. <a href="Email email@example.com to participate. No prior knowledge necessary… “we will give you everything you need to make calls”;
· Academic departments will be asked this week how they can connect with admitted students who are interested in their programs. There are many ways to help. One area has already committed to gather and make calls together; another area is thinking of designating a smaller number of faculty to email and/or call interested students;
· To those already planning to go into high school or college classrooms to guest lecture, teach, or give a presentation, Jones says, “Please let me know and I can provide you with promotional materials and/or talking points.”
· Similarly, Jones adds, if you’re willing and interested in going into high school classrooms to guest lecture on a subject related to high-school curriculum, she can help you with coordinating that opportunity;
· Engage student organizations that are allied with academic departments to help with any of the above outreach to prospective students;
· When you see tour groups in the hallway, feel free to welcome those families and introduce yourself. (Where are you from? Know what you might like to study?) Your interaction is welcomed!;
· Reach out to the Admissions Office if you want to learn more about recruitment/enrollment. “We are happy to come to your team meetings or meet individually with anyone interested in learning more and helping with recruitment,” Jones says, adding, “And, if you’re bringing groups of potential college students to campus for an event, let Admissions know.”