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@lumni Newsletter May 2003

[ Alumni News | Alumni Events | Class Notes ]

Alumni News

Spring Commencement a Record Breaker
The 2003 Spring Commencement turned out to be a record breaker, with over 700 graduates participating. UW-Green Bay's largest graduating class ever. Highlights from the event include:

Photo: Stage at 2003 Spring Commencement.• The weather … With a high temperature in the 60s and a slight breeze, the weather was picture perfect for an outdoor ceremony. An estimated crowd of more than 3,000 joined the 700 graduates in the University Amphitheatre.



Photo: Wisconsin Lt. Governor Barbara Lawton is the featured speaker at 2003 Spring Commencement. • The featured speaker … Lt. Governor Barbara Lawton, serving as the Commencement Speaker, urged graduates to open the doors of democracy for themselves and future generations. Lawton is the first woman elected lieutenant governor in the State of Wisconsin.



Photo: Chancellor Bruce Shepard presents Chancellor's Award to 
        Thomas L. Olson at 2003 Spring Commencement.• Chancellor's Awards … Chancellor Bruce Shepard presented Chancellor's Awards to Thomas L. Olson (shown at left) and Gary R. Weidner. Olson is a charter member of the Chancellor's Council of Trustees. Weidner, who passed away in January, was a long-time supporter of UW-Green Bay, and the son of founding chancellor, Edward Weidner.



Photo: Student Speaker Christopher Barlow, Lt. Gov. Barbara Lawton, Chancellor Bruce Shepard, University of Wisconsin System Regent Gerard Randall, and Outstanding Student Award Recipient Chad Griepentrog.• Student Speaker and Outstanding Student Award … Additional commencement speakers included student speaker Christopher Barlow of Green Bay and Outstanding Student Award recipient Chad Griepentrog of Spencer. (Shown left to right: Christopher Barlow, Lt. Gov. Barbara Lawton, Chancellor Bruce Shepard, University of Wisconsin System Regent Gerard Randall, and Chad Griepentrog.)

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Alumni Association Seeks Board Candidates
The UW-Green Bay Alumni Association is expecting to have 5-7 openings on its Board of Directors as it begins the 2003-2004 term in September. If you are interested in serving on the Board, and have not already contacted the Association, please do so by calling (920) 465-2586 or via e-mail at

New Address? New Job? Let Us Know
Don't become a lost alum! Updating your alumni information is just a click away by completing the Alumni Update Form at It only takes a few minutes and it helps ensure that you continue to receive alumni and University mailings and information. Feel free to pass along the weblink to friends and co-workers who are UWGB graduates.

Campus Photo of the Month
Need a new photo for your screensaver or computer wallpaper? We'll try to offer a little slice of campus each month. Check out this month's picture at

Alumni corn tent volunteers at Bayfest. Butter-Up! at the Bayfest Corn Tent
Now an alumni tradition, the Alumni Corn Tent at Bayfest is on again in 2003! The committee overseeing this year's Corn Tent is currently looking for volunteers for shifts on June 12, 13, 14 or 15. If you or your friends are interested in volunteering for a shift or two, contact the Alumni Office at (920) 465-2586.



Photo: Past participants in the Alumni Golf Outing.Alumni Golf Outing Set for June
The 22nd Annual Alumni Scholarship Golf Outing is Saturday, June 14 at the Shorewood Golf Course on campus. The outing, which provides funding for alumni scholarships and programming, includes golf, raffles, food, prizes and more. If you are interested in registering, or would like to sponsor a hole, please contact the Alumni Office at (920) 465-2586 or via e-mail at



Alumni Events

June 12-15, 2003 — UW-Green Bay Campus

22nd Annual Alumni Scholarship Golf Outing
June 14, 2003 — Shorewood Golf Course, UW-Green Bay


Class Notes

James Gill '77 has worked for Wisconsin Public Television since 1980. He recently completed a photo exhibit featuring Wisconsin World War II veterans to compliment WPT's WW2 Stories documentary. The exhibit appeared at Heritage Hill on Memorial Day weekend, and it will be featured at the Brown County Library in June and at UWGB in November. Gill's degree is in regional analysis.

Scott Emerson '89 was recently hired by USAV Group, New Berlin, Wis., as a video producer. His work includes projects for several international corporate clients. He earned his degree in communication processes.

Theresa Ehrke '99 is a compliance and administration analyst for American Family Financial Services of Madison. Ehrke, who will be getting married in April 2004, spent the previous few years working for the State of Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions as a bank examiner. Her degree is in business administration.

Jeremy Cleven '01 received his master of liberal studies degree in Sport Management from Valparaiso University. He will work as an intern athletic trainer at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. His undergraduate degree is in human biology.

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