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@lumni Newsletter December 2002

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Alumni News

The UW-Green Bay @lumni Newsletter is Up and Running
This marks the second issue of the UW-Green Bay @lumni Newsletter. This monthly publication will highlight alumni activities, events, class notes and campus happenings. If you would like to receive the newsletter at a different e-mail address or would prefer not to receive it, please e-mail the alumni office at or call (920) 465-2586.

UW-Green Bay is Coming to Madison
UW-Green Bay and the UW-Green Bay Alumni Association are joining forces to host a reception for alums and friends of the University living in the Madison area. The cocktail and hors d'oeuvres reception will be held April 24th, 2003 at the Monona Terrace in Madison. Look for more information to be released early in the new year.

 Large crane shown outside of Laboratory Sciences building. Laboratory Sciences Renovation is Underway
The large crane situated outside of Laboratory Sciences can mean only one thing...phase one of the Lab Sciences renovation is nearly complete. Currently the first two floors of the building are being rebuilt, with renovation of the top two floors slated for completion by the start of the 2004-05 academic year. When finished, the building will contain nearly 50 percent more lab space and will offer the latest in technology.

Snapshots of the outdoor worksite are archived at

December Commencement will feature 20,000th Graduate
Fall commencement, December 21st, will have a few special features this year. In addition to recognizing and honoring nearly 350 graduates, the University will also celebrate its 20,000th graduate. While it took nearly 32 years, the University will reach a significant moment in its history as it awards its 20,000th diploma. Look for more details in the January edition of the @lumni Newsletter.

Professor Joseph A. ManninoProfessor Mannino to be honored at December Commencement
Retiring Professor Joseph A. Mannino will be awarded the title Professor Emeritus of Human Biology at the December commencement. A physical anthropologist, Prof. Mannino served as an associate professor of Human Biology, a member of the Anthropology faculty, and assisted the Extended Degree program. Prof. Mannino was a long-time adviser to students in many areas. He joined the UW-Green Bay faculty in the spring of 1980.

UW-Green Bay visits Alumni at Wipfli
UW-Green Bay staff and faculty recently visited the Green Bay offices of Wipfli for an Alumni Business Reception. Chancellor Shepard, faculty from the Accounting program, and other University representatives updated Wipfli alumni on campus happenings and responded to their questions. If you or your business is interested in hosting an Alumni Business Reception, please contact Shane Kohl, director of Alumni Relations, at (920) 465-2586.

Looking for Ways to Stay Involved?
If you would like to learn more about how to stay involved with UW-Green Bay and the UW-Green Bay Alumni Association, click on our website at There you'll find more information on volunteer opportunities and advocacy efforts.


Alumni Events

December Commencement
Saturday, December 21, 2002 – Weidner Center – Noon

Women's Basketball Alumni Day
Saturday, February 1, 2003 – Phoenix Sports Center
Alumni vs. Alumni at 12:45 p.m., followed by the Phoenix at 3 p.m.

Alumni Awards Night
Saturday, March 15, 2003 – University Union
Join us we recognize the recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Award, Distinguished Service Awards, and Honorary Alumnus Award

UWGB Madison-area Reception
Thursday, April 24, 2003 – Monona Terrace


Class Notes

Jim Allen, '77, was recently named President and CEO of the Waterloo (IA) Chamber of Commerce. Allen received his degree in urban and regional analysis.

Jo (Bates) Norman, '89, is a senior project manager with Redmond Technology Partners, LLC. Norman was a vendor partner to Microsoft and served as the project manager on the website redesign and launch in November of 2001. She and her team of engineers has remained onsite at Xbox and assisted with the recent launch of "Xbox Live" earlier this month. She double-majored in business administration and psychology.

Steve Gromala, '99, was recently promoted to vice-principal of Wautoma High School. Gromala served as a seventh-grade social studies teacher at Parkside School in Wautoma from 1999-2002 prior to his promotion. In May of 2003, he will receive his master's of arts in educational leadership from Marian College of Fond du Lac. Gromala earned his bachelors degree in history.

Cullen Peltier, '00, was named Director of Brown County Emergency Management in February of 2002. Peltier received his degree in public administration.

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