The Sharon and Thomas Metz Scholarship will benefit undergraduate students who are majoring in First Nations Studies and demonstrate financial need. It will be renewable for up to two years. Mitch Metz, son of Sharon and Tom, says this scholarship aims to carry on his parents’ fight for recognition and respect for indigenous people. Donations to the fund are being accepted.
A new scholarship at UW-Green Bay honors a former State Representative and UW-Green Bay alumna and her husband. Sharon Metz, a 1984 Communication and the Arts major, passed away in June of this year. The Sharon and Thomas Metz Scholarship will benefit undergraduate students who are majoring in First Nations Studies and demonstrate financial need. Source: First Nations Studies scholarship created in memory of Green Bay couple, FOX11
UW Credit Union awarded ten scholarships of $3,000 this month to student members that share the credit union’s commitment to improving its communities. UW-Green Bay’s Madelyn Faust was a recipient. As a parent educator for a community action program, Faust provides social and emotional support to underserved families through home visits and group connections.
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.
UW-Green Bay student and dedicated single mother Frances Nazario credits receiving the Rita E. Nelson Endowed Scholarship for Education from UW-Green Bay as an influential force in helping her continue her education. More via Green Bay Mom’s Scholarship Allows Her To Graduate | Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region.
Looking for that perfect stocking stuffer (albeit you will need a really sturdy stocking)? Are you hosting a holiday party and have not decided on the appetizers/snacks (hint: red is the perfect color this holiday season)? Thinking about what to serve your guests when you host your “Fill-in-the-blank” Bowl Game party? How about some of Associate Prof. of Natural and Applied Science Steve Meyer’s salsa?
Meyer always has a supply of mild, medium, hot and “hot +” salsa in his office. For a contribution to the Katie Hemauer Memorial Scholarship, you can take home a pint or two (or an entire case) of salsa. Mix and match various levels of salsa hotness and see who can tolerate the “hot +” salsa at your New Year’s Eve party! It is all for a great cause—UW-Green Bay students—while remembering and honoring one of our outstanding alums!
Future UW-Green Bay student Arabella Adams, a senior at Luxemburg-Casco High School, was presented with a $10,000 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation 2019 Initiative Scholarship. The Herb Kohl Initiative Scholarship recognizes “Students who have demonstrated a high level of motivation, have shown strong promise for achieving success in college and beyond, and have overcome significant personal obstacles or adversity.” Adams plans to study mechanical engineering.
The Press-Gazette has reported that Green Bay residents Pauline and Ron Heim donated $16.5 million to the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation, the largest single gift in the foundation’s history. As well, an anonymous donor made a $5 million donation to the foundation. These gifts will provide funding for many nonprofits in the Green Bay area. The UW-Green Bay Foundation expects to receive about $75,000 annually, which will be designated for scholarships in the name of Ron C. and Pauline P. Heim.
UW-Green Bay student Paul VanderKelen (Mechanical Engineering) has been named a 2019 scholarship recipient by the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA). VanderKelen is a six-year employee of HART Design and Manufacturing Inc. in Green Bay, and will be working there after graduation in May 2020. Read more.