Marinette Campus women’s basketball coach, Jeff Sunstrom, to coach final game

Successful Marinette Campus women’s basketball coach, Jeff Sunstrom, will retire after the completion of this season. His final game on campus will be the WCC playoff game scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019 vs. UW-Eau Claire, Barron County. Both the men’s and women’s teams will be hosting the final round of the playoffs this coming Saturday.

A few highlights on Jeff Sunstrom:

  • 10 years as women’s basketball coach
  • Four-time Wisconsin Collegiate Conference Coach of the Year
  • 3 WCC Conference Championships
  • 2  WCC Tournament Championships

Reminder: Retirement reception for Liz Hessler this Wednesday (Dec. 12)

After a 29-year career with the state and 19 years with UW-Green Bay, Liz Hessler will be retiring from her position in Behavioral Health Training Partnership (BHTP) at the start of the new year. BHTP invites you to join them as they celebrate Hessler’s career and wish her well in retirement. The reception will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018 in Rose Hall 315 from Noon to 2 p.m. Cake and refreshments will be served.

Reminder: Retirement reception for Liz Hessler, Dec. 12

After a 29-year career with the state and 19 years with UW-Green Bay, Liz Hessler will be retiring from her position in Behavioral Health Training Partnership (BHTP) at the start of the new year. BHTP invites you to join them as they celebrate Hessler’s career and wish her well in retirement. The reception will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018 in Rose Hall 315 from Noon to 2 p.m. Cake and refreshments will be served.

Poppy Grant retirement gathering

UW-Green Bay will celebrate Poppy Grant’s 41 years of employment from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21 in the Winter Garden of Mary Ann Cofrin Hall. Grant first joined the institution in 1975 — “ably and capably serving in a variety of roles for the ‘student unions’ at UWGB even before there was a building to call a ‘Union.’” The Shorewood Club served as UW-Green Bay’s first Union. Poppy worked for, and with, seven Union directors, providing exceptional customer service for all members of the campus community.

Farewell sendoff for Paul Vavra

Friends in the Phoenix Bookstore are having a farewell gathering for Paul Vavra, the Bookstore’s shipping and receiving manager as well as all-around systems guru, from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 17) in the 1965 Room of the University Union. Bookstore director Greg Kannenberg calls Vavra the “Handy Man, and the “plaid” fabric that has bound us together at the Bookstore for more than 10 years. He’s off to greener pastures in retirement.” Refreshments will be served.

GoFundMe page for Sherri Urcavich

We don’t often run links to online fundraising efforts but are making an exception this time. Campus friends of longtime UWGB composition and remedial English instructor Sheri Urcavich, with the permission of her family, have asked to publicize the opportunity to assist her family as she battles a terminal illness. Urcavich retired in May 2014 from UWGB. For more information.