Upward Bound student receives honor

Tina Vang
Tina Vang
Director of UW-Green Bay’s Upward Bound program Michael Casbourne, forwarded a note about future UWGB student Tina Vang.

Vang’s pin design was selected as the Wisconsin representative for the Future Business Leaders of America’s national convention this summer in San Antonio, Texas. In addition to her pin design being manufactured for Wisconsin FBLA, Vang was awarded a $50 cash prize and an additional $100 for the Green Bay East High School chapter of FBLA at the opening session at the state FBLA conference.

Vang will attend UW-Green Bay in fall of 2012. She has taken part in UWGB’s Upward Bound program for four years.

Upward Bound will ‘adopt’ a family

The folks in the Upward Bound Office are once again adopting a family this holiday season. They have been given a father and three daughters.  Salvation Army guidelines are that the family should receive a grocery card of $50 and a gift (or gifts) for each member of the family.  Total cost expected is around $300. Please stop by SS 1721 to see the wish list and/or drop off donated items or money by Dec. 14.  If you are interested… Upward Bound reminds us that “a large group each doing a little could make this holiday season brighter for a local family.”

Upward Bound’s ‘adopt-a-family’ drive

For the 8th consecutive holiday season, the staff at UW-Green Bay’s Upward Bound program is “adopting” a local family to brighten their holidays.  Visit the bulletin board outside of Student Services Building Room 1721 to “check out what’s needed, and feel free to help if you can!  Thank you!” If you have questions, call program associate Kristi Sanders at ext. 2989

Upward Bound collecting items for consignment sale

Upward Bound is collecting gently used formal wear (prom, bridesmaid, cocktail, casual dresses, shoes, jewelry, purses, etc.) for a consignment sale to be held March 27 at East Town Mall. Bring items you no longer need or want, and set your bottom-line price. If your item(s) sells, you receive 90% of the proceeds, and the other 10% goes into scholarship funds for Upward Bound students. If your item does not sell, you can either pick it up or we will donate it to a local organization that collects dresses for students who might otherwise not be able to attend their school dances. For information about both sales, contact Kristi in the Upward Bound office at ext. 2989 or stop by SS 1721.

Upward Bound adopts a family

For the seventh year, Upward Bound has adopted a family for the holidays. Posted on the bulletin board outside SS 1721 is a list indicating the items the family needs and/or wants. Donations of clothing, gift cards, non-perishable food, soap, shampoo, etc. as well as monetary donations to purchase items for the family will be accepted. Watch for the Upward Bound Parent Involvement Group Drop-N-Shop Tot Spot at East Town Mall, on Dec. 4, 5, 6, 18, 19 and 20. While you shop the stores and craft sales, drop the kids off while you shop; they will be kept busy making crafts and cards that they can give as gifts to family and friends.