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@lumni Newsletter November 2004

[ Alumni News | Alumni Events | Class Notes ]

Alumni News

New Haevers Hall
brings on-campus
population to 2,000

Drawing of Tom Haevers Hall.
With the fall opening of the University's third new residence hall in three years, the on-campus student population now stands at about 2,000.

Other fall semester facts and stats:
    * Enrollment: 5,434
    * Average GPA/ACT of new freshmen: 3.36/22.7
    * Minority population: 321, up from 305 a year ago
    * Cost of tuition/room and board (03-04): $12,000
    * Number of student organizations: More than 90

UW-Green Bay — the place to be
Count those already here — Jerry Seinfeld, John Kerry (twice), Sharon Stone, Michael Moore, Edward Kennedy, Ralph Nader — and those yet to come — Maya Angelou, Madeleine Albright, David Copperfield, Joan Rivers, and many others, and the conclusion could be made that UW-Green Bay is the place to be! Of course, we've known that for years!

Cover of Inside magazine.Read more in the November 2004 issue of 'Inside'
What UW-Green Bay instructor was named Wisconsin's top teacher? What is a Chihuly and how do you dust it? What happened to the shag carpet in the elevator of Theatre Hall during the recent remodel? Page through your November issue of Inside to find the answers to these questions. Read about your classmates and reacquaint yourself with your University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

Didn't receive a copy?

Call the Alumni Office at (920) 465-2586 to make sure we have your correct contact information.

A challenge awaits
UW-Green Bay came in dead last compared to its UW peers with only 6 percent of its alums "giving back." Help us move up the ranks with a small donation during the annual Alumni Phone-a-thon. The format is different — alumni will be called one week each month during the academic year based on area of study. The need hasn't changed — proceeds go to scholarships and academic programs. Private support makes a good University great!

The Phone-a-thon
Web site has more
information. Click:

Alumni Phone-a-thon banner.

Narrow it down, nominate the best
Do you know a UW-Green Bay alumnus who is personally accomplished in his or her career, takes civic responsibility and community contributions seriously, and has a continuing interest in Green Bay? What, you know lots of them? Well, narrow it down and send us your top recommendation for UW-Green Bay's Distinguished Alumni Award.

To nominate, visit the Alumni Association Web site at or contact Mark Brunette in the Alumni Office at (920) 465-2586 or via e-mail at

Angelou, others, come for LifeLines series
Joan Rivers and Maya Angelou. Joan Rivers will be the first of four headliners to appear as part of the Weidner Center's women's speaker series called "LifeLines," This "powerful, motivational, and meaningful series" brings distinguished women to the region. Rivers opens the series Monday, January 31.
Mariane Pearl and Madeleine Albright. Other speakers and their appearance dates are Mariane Pearl, inspirational widow of Daniel Pearl, the journalist murdered by terrorists in Pakistan, Monday, March 7; Madeleine Albright, the country's first female Secretary of State, Tuesday, March 29; and poet Maya Angelou, Wednesday, May 4. The series is sold exclusively by subscription ($196 and $156) through the Weidner Center Ticket Office, 920-465-2217.

Friday, Dec. 10 / Percussion & Hand Drumming Ensembles and Reception for Cheryl Grosso
7:30 p.m., University Theatre, UW-Green Bay

First a crowd-pleasing winter concert followed by a reception with music faculty member Cheryl Grosso, '78, the recent recipient of the Frankenthal Endowed Professorship. The 7:30 p.m. percussion performance will be followed by a cash bar and hors d'oeuvres reception in the second floor atrium area outside the hall. All event proceeds will benefit music scholarships. For ticket information, call 1-800-328-tkts (8587).

Friday and Saturday, December 10 and 11 / NCAA Volleyball Regional at the Resch Center, Green Bay
UWGB, in partnership with PMI — the game day service provider to the Resch Center — will host an NCAA Championship event for the first time in program history — one of four NCAA Volleyball regionals held across the nation that weekend. Game times are 5 and 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10 and 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11. Tickets are available by calling the Resch Center box office at 920-494-3401.

Friday, Jan. 28 / No Limits! A Celebration of Women and Girls in Sports
3-8 p.m., Radisson Inn and Conference Center, Green Bay

Pam Roecker '83, one of the most distinguished women's basketball players in Phoenix history is taking a short intermission from her job as an athletic director in Boston to emcee a brand-new event for Phoenix women's athletics — No Limits! A Celebration of Women and Girls in Sports. Join Roecker, keynote speaker and three-time Olympian Suzy Favor Hamilton, along with successful female athletes, business executives and community members, for this friend- and fund-raising event. Call UWGB assistant athletics director Amanda Braun at 920-465-2837 for more information.

Get behind your teams and Orgs!

Phoenix.Saturday, November 20 / Men's Basketball season opener
7 p.m., Resch Center, Green Bay

Phoenix men vs. IUPUI (Bring a non-perishable food items and receive a $3 discount on tickets in Zone s A, B, & C. Offer excludes the Pepsi Family section).

Phoenix.Friday, Nov. 26 / Women's Basketball season opener
7 p.m., Phoenix vs. Alcorn State, Phoenix Sports Center

(More than 800 season tickets already sold! Only hundreds of season tickets remain). Call for season or single game tickets at 920-465-2625.

Phoenix.Saturday, Jan. 15 / Milwaukee Area Alumni Reception
1 p.m., Phoenix vs. Panthers in a Fox Sports televised event at U.S. Cellular Arena

Join us for a 3 p.m. post-game reception to be held in the northwest concourse area at U.S. Cellular Arena. Alumni and friends are welcome. Cash bar and complimentary hors d'oeuvres. Chancellor Bruce and Cyndie Shepard will be on hand to greet Phoenix fans. Purchase game tickets by calling 920-465-2586. Ask Mark Brunette about the "buy one/get one free incentive," on selected seats. Ticket options include: $20 - priority seating, $15 - premium seating, and $10 - value seating.

Phoenix.Saturday, Jan. 29 / UW-Green Bay Spirit Day
5 to 7 p.m., The Bar on Holmgren Way, Green Bay

Warm-up for the 7:05 p.m. men's basketball game as the Fighting Phoenix hosts conference nemesis UW-Milwaukee at the Resch Center. Cash bar, door prizes and complimentary hors d'oeuvres will greet alumni and their guests. Call the UWGB ticket office at (920) 465-5125 for game tickets. Discounted UWGB reserved section (end zone seating) for only $6 per person are available. Call the ticket office for other seating options.

Alumnifest thanks
Thanks from the alumni association to all who attended Alumnifest, Saturday, October 16. Organizers said the event was small but spirited.

Rome image.Rome awaits!
How does a reunion in Rome sound?
Call some of your former classmates and plan on it!

The UW-Green Bay Alumni Association is sponsoring a trip to the "Eternal City," February 26 through March 6, 2005. The cost is $1,499 per person. It's an ideal time to visit with temperatures warmed by Mediterranean breezes. Discover this city of romance, good food and wine ... rich in history, art and architecture.

Visit the Alumni Association Web site at for more information

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 Web-link to friends and co-workers who are UWGB graduates.


Alumni Events

Mark your calendars:
• Nov. 20 Men's Basketball season opener
• Nov. 26 Women's Basketball season opener
• Dec. 10-11 NCAA Volleyball Regional
• Dec. 10 Percussion & Hand Drumming Ensembles and Reception with Cheryl Grosso
• Jan. 15 UW-Green Bay — Milwaukee Area Alumni Reception
• Jan. 20 Associated Bank Business Reception
• Jan. 29 UW-Green Bay Spirit Day
• Feb. 18 Athletics Hall of Fame Banquet
• Feb. 19 UW-Green Bay Basketball Alumni Weekend
• April 16 Alumni Awards Night
• May 6-8 Alumni Family Weekend, Wilderness Hotel and Golf Resort, Wisconsin Dells
• June 9-12 Bayfest
• June 10 25th Annual Scholarship Golf Outing
• July 16 UW Day at a Milwaukee Brewers game

For more information on alumni events or activities, go to


Class Notes

Anne Lubbers '76, an associate professor of biology at Centre College in Danville, Ky., has received a two-year honor that recognizes excellence in teaching, scholarly work and contributions to the college community. The Sheboygan, Wis. native is among the fifth class of Centre Scholars to be named. She joined the Centre faculty in 1993. She majored in science and environmental change at UWGB and holds a doctorate from Duke.

Mark Bosin '80, who holds Six Sigma Black Belt designation, works for Little Rapids Corporation in Green Bay as a process improvement manager. Six Sigma is a process improvement methodology developed by Motorola in the late 1980s and made famous by GE in the early 1990s that reduces process defects. Black Belt certification is a project manager level. Bosin's degree is in science and environmental change.

Keith Vanden Avond '85, a business broker in Northeast Wisconsin, completed more than 60 credit hours of coursework and passed rigorous examinations to receive CBI designation, recognizing education and superior working knowledge of business brokerage skills. He was one of fewer than 100 nationwide to earn the designation last year and one of only two Wisconsin advisers earning this designation at a recent IBBA conference for professional development. Vanden Avond has been a licensed real estate broker in Wisconsin since 1985. He lives in De Pere with his wife and their three children. He majored in communication and the arts.

Karen (Bauer) Iken '86 serves as department chair and teaches band and orchestra for fifth- through eighth-graders at four Green Bay Public Schools, a job she's held since 1988. She has been the administrative assistant for UWGB's Jazz Ensemble Camp for 20 years. Iken completed a Master's Degree in Applied Leadership for Teaching and Learning from UWGB in August of 2004. Her undergraduate degree is in communication and the arts with an emphasis in applied music.

Phillip Frazier '94 is participating in American University's "Strengthening the Teaching of American History" program. He is an alumni of National Cathedral School's Beauvoir Center for Teaching and Learning's Summer Institute. He received the Man of Valor award from his church and teaches a bilingual Bible (Spanish/English) study. Frazier's degree is in humanistic studies.

Charlene (Koch) Peterson '94 is the county clerk for Manitowoc County. She is an Extended Degree graduate with a bachelor in general studies and an emphasis in financial management.

Misty Davids '99 and '03 is the director of educational talent search for Northcentral Technical College. Her undergraduate degree is in communication processes and she holds a Master's of Management from UW-Green Bay.

Chad Goeden '00, former program manager in the Office of International Education, has left UW-Green Bay to join the Peace Corps. He will be teaching English in Ukraine.

Dianne Parisi '01 is founding partner and vice president of KCD Financial, Inc., De Pere. She is a securities broker/dealer serving independent financial planners nationwide and is responsible for recruiting and marketing initiatives, contracting with financial/investment companies and supervision of registered securities representatives. Her degree is in English.

Yuliya Dolgaya '03 who came to UW-Green Bay as an international student from Kazakhstan, works for Woodmen Financial Resources as a financial planning assistant. She plans to pursue an MBA at Marquette University. Her degree is in business administration.

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