Current honors top young professionals | Insight Publications

Current Young Professionals, a program of the Greater Green Bay Chamber, honored two individuals and one business at its annual Future 15 & Young Professional Awards presented by the Donald J. Schneider MBA program at St. Norbert College.

During the virtual event, Heather Milbach of Schreiber Foods was named Young Professional of the Year, Taylor Pierce of The Cupcake Couture was named Young Entrepreneur of the Year, and Nicolet National Bank was named Next Generation Best Place to Work. The Next Generation Best Place to Work Award recognizes a business that demonstrates a commitment to the development of young professionals, adopts policies that promote work-life balance, values generational differences, and institutes attraction and retention initiatives for young talent.

The event also recognizes 15 young professionals in the area who are growing and excelling in their respective fields. These individuals are influencing the growth, prosperity and quality of life in greater Green Bay through their professional accomplishments and community involvement. In addition to Milbach, other Future 15 honorees include: Kassie Batchelor, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay; Joe Faulds, City of Green Bay; Mario Gonzalez, Wello; Claudia E. Guzman, UW-Green Bay; Beth Hudak, House of Hope Green Bay Inc.; Ben Joniaux, UW-Green Bay; Sarah Krier, Breakthrough; Kathryn Kroll, Downtown Green Bay Inc.; Samantha Maass, On Broadway Inc.; Ken Mika, Geosyntec Consultants Inc.; Briana Peters, Hawkins Ash CPAs, LLP; Kristina Shelton, YWCA Greater Green Bay; Madeline C. Szymanski, CP and Lucky 7 Dog Rescue; and Tynisha D. Willingham, St. Norbert College.

Source: Current honors top young professionals | Insight Publications

Former UW-Green Bay Chief Legal Affairs Officer Melissa Holloway honored by the National Association of College and University Attorneys | The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education

Melissa J. Holloway, general counsel for legal affairs at North Carolina A&T State University in East Greensboro, has received the 2019-20 Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA). The award recognizes individuals who have given extraordinary service both to NACUA and institutions of higher learning over an extended period of time.

Holloway joined the staff at North Carolina A&T State Univerity in May 2019 after serving as deputy general counsel at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, from October 2015 through April 2019. Previously, she was general counsel at North Carolina Central University from February 2009 to October 2015 and was chief legal affairs officer at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay from January 2001 to February 2009. She spent four years as an associate at the law firm of Foley & Lardner in Milwaukee before entering higher education.

Source: Melissa Holloway Honored by the National Association of College and University Attorneys | The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education

Reminder: Say farewell and wish Eric Arneson good luck on his new journey, Jan. 30

Wish Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Campus Climate Eric Arneson good luck as he embarks on a new journey! On Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020 from 1 to 2:30 p.m., visit the 1965 Room in the University Union to say farewell. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. It was announced in December that Arneson would be leaving UW-Green Bay for a new role as vice president for Student Affairs at Kennesaw University in Georgia.

Say farewell and wish Eric Arneson good luck on his new journey, Jan. 30

Wish Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Campus Climate Eric Arneson farewell and good luck as he embarks on a new journey! On Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020 from 1 to 2:30 p.m., visit the 1965 Room in the University Union to say farewell. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. It was announced in December that Arneson would be leaving UW-Green Bay for a new role as vice president for Student Affairs at Kennesaw University in Georgia.

UW-Green Bay staff and alumna are Future 15 finalists | Insight on Business

UW-Green Bay staff and an alumna are identified as being Current Future 15 finalists. They are Kassie Batchelor, the senior associate athletic director for compliance and student welfare/senior woman administrator, Ben Joniaux, chief of staff, Claudia Guzman, director of student life, and alumna Briana Peters (Accounting and Business) ’13. More via Current Young Professionals announces Future 15 finalists | Insight on Business.

Ben Joniaux

Congratulations to UW-Green Bay Future 15 finalists

UW-Green Bay staff and an alumna were recently announced as Current Young Professionals Future 15 Award Finalists. Staff being recognized are Kassie Batchelor, the senior associate athletic director for compliance and student welfare/senior woman administrator, Ben Joniaux (pictured above), chief of staff, and Claudia Guzman, director of Student Life. UW-Green Bay alumna Briana Peters (Accounting and Business) ’13, a manager at Hawkins Ash CPAs, is also identified as a finalist. In addition, Kristina Shelton, YMCA program director, Green Bay Area Public Schools board trustee and wife of UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Jon Shelton (History), is recognized as a finalist.

Kassie Batchelor Future 15 Surprise
Kassie Batchelor (Athletics) receives Future 15 nomination
Claudia Guzman Future 15 Surprise
Claudia Guzman (Student Life) receives Future 15 nomination
Ben Joniaux
Ben Joniaux (Chancellor’s Office) receives Future 15 nomination
Briana Peters Future 15 Surprise
Briana Peters ’13 receives Future 15 nomination

About Current

Current recognizes individuals who are making contributions to their community, and overall make the quality of life greater in the Green Bay Area. Future 15 recipients will be honored at the Future 15 & Young Professional Awards on April 30, 2020 at 5 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center. One of the 15 finalists will be named as the Young Professional of the Year at this event. More information can be found on the Future 15 & Young Professional Awards page.

Passing of David Watanabe

Friends of David Watanabe share word of his death recently in Bellevue, Washington following heart surgery. He was 74. Watanabe was the first campus photographer and cinematographer, joining the UW-Green Bay academic staff in 1969 after years as filmmaker at the Delaware Educational Television Network. He traveled the state with production crews from the campus Center for Television Production, shooting miles of 16-millimeter black-and-white film before electronic video production supplanted film for on-location recordings. With colleague Mike Brisson he chronicled the first half dozen years of UW-Green Bay’s history on the Shorewood campus. (Some of the images and scenes that will be viewed in our 50th anniversary slideshows and films will be Watanabe’s work.) A third-generation Japanese-American, Watanabe was born in Hawaii the year of the Pearl Harbor bombing.

UW-Green Bay student wins level in Army Reserve soldier competition


UW-Green Bay computer science student and part-time Web Services and Help Desk employee Jordan Stubblefield, a staff sergeant in the Army Reserve, is the winner of the ‘Best Warrior’ title in the 80th Training Command of the Army Reserve. Stubblefield spent Feb. 5-7 at Camp Bullis in Texas competing in a rigorous challenge for the annual title, designed to identify the best competitors from among the 6,800 soldiers within the command. The competition includes physical fitness, weapons handling, marksmanship, drill and ceremony, land navigation and a written test. Stubblefield beat out nine other non-commissioned officers to earn the title during the soldier competition. He moves on to compete in the overall U.S. Army Reserve Command’s 2015 Best Warrior Competition. See more.