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@lumni Newsletter February 2005

[ Alumni News | Alumni Events | Class Notes ]

Alumni News

UW-Green Bay faculty in business progams.

Hey generous business majors, you're up!
Student callers for the Alumni Phone-a-Thon turn their attention in February to those alums with majors in business administration, accounting, managerial accounting, managerial systems and a master's degree in administrative science — typically the University's most generous donors! Student callers will be on the phones from 6 to 8:45 p.m. CST, February 20-28, in the hopes of reaching nearly 4,000 alumni. Callers will be updating alumni information and asking you to invest in your alma mater. Have questions on the Phone-a-Thon? Contact Shane Kohl at (920) 465-2018, via e-mail at, or visit the Web site at

'Good news, bad news' from the Capitol
The biggest news out of the state Capitol lately is in the details of the state budget proposal Gov. Jim Doyle unveiled Feb. 8. For the UW System and UW-Green Bay, the budget is a "good news, bad news" story. While the proposal reverses a decade-long trend of declining taxpayer support for the system, it also makes deep cuts in non-instructional portions of the budget. That means students can expect longer lines, shorter hours and other impacts on a variety of important services. Those interested in more detail can read Chancellor Shepard's message to the campus at

Campus connects with Associated Bank
Paul Beideman, CEO of Associated Bank-Corp, and nearly 30 UWGB alumni working for Associated Bank, welcomed Chancellor Shepard and a UW-Green Bay contingency for an Alumni Business Reception last week in downtown Green Bay. Graduates spanning 26 years included Dan Miller '78, president of Associated Bank, Shawano, and Christina Jerschele '04, an investment intern. UW-Green Bay and Associated Bank have a long history of working together. Associated Bank (Kellogg Bank in the mid-1960s) was an important regional lobbyist in helping to expand the University from a two- to four-year campus. Associated Bank recently made its most sizeable-ever donation to the UW-Green Bay Capital Campaign to aid in the expansion of the Phoenix Sports Center. The evening also began discussions for new opportunities in the making that will increase student internships and graduate employment opportunities. If your business is interested in hosting a reception, please contact Mark Brunette, director of Alumni Relations, at (920) 465-2586, or

Think happy thoughts, then dial the Weidner

The Weidner Center line-up is heavy on family entertainment the month of February including Cathy Rigby as Peter Pan. Tickets are on sale at the Weidner Center Ticket Office or by calling (920) 465-2217 or 1-800-328-TKTS. Order online at

Check out this partial line-up:
Aquila Theatre in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night - Friday, Feb. 18
Fiddlers Three Extravaganza - Sunday, Feb. 20
Cathy Rigby is Peter Pan - Tuesday, Feb. 22 - Sunday, Feb. 27

Cathy Rigby is Peter Pan.

  UWGB Summer Camps title.

Photo of planets. Here's a place for
'Spacey' kids

New to UWGB summer camps this year will be "The Space Experience," offering an array of hands-on learning modules, geared for students entering grades 7-12.
UW-Green Bay summer music camps.
Look for the popular repeats, too, such as orchestra, choral and vocal jazz music camps, as well as art studios, Spanish Immersion and culture and Summer Discovery for the little ones.
UW-Green Bay summer camps.
For more information about these programs and to register online, go to the camps Web site at or call Mona Christensen (Alum '80, '96) at 1-800-892-2118 or 920-465-CAMP (2267).

Also, summer camps for the sports-minded

Are your girls Phoenix women's basketball fanatics like much of the Green Bay sports community? Send them to the 2005 Girl's Basketball Camps to meet some of the Phoenix players and get that important summer coaching. For your summer camp needs turn to your home teams. Camp dates and contact info. follows:

2005 Girl's Basketball Camps
(these camps fill quickly)

June 10-12: Elite Camp for grades 11-12
June 13-15: 7th & 8th Grade Camp
June 16-18: 9th & 10th Grade Camp
Call (920) 465-2145 for more information
2005 Volleyball Camps
July 7-8: Jr. High Camp
July 10-12: Advanced/Elite Camp
  for grades 10-12+
July 13-15: All Skills for grades 9-11
July 17-19: All Skills for grades 9-11
Contact Debbie Kirch at 465-2573
2005 Boy's Soccer Camps
June 13-16: Boys ages 5-17
July 11-14: Boys ages 5-17
August 1-4: Boys ages 5-17
Contact Tom Poitras at 465-2092
2005 Girl's Soccer Camp
August 1-4: Girls ages 6-15
Contact Quinn Ross at 465-2836
basketball photo. 2005 Coach K's Camps (Boy's Basketball)
June 20-23: Grades 3-8 (@ UWGB)
June 27-30: Grades 3-8 (@ Sturgeon Bay)
June 27-30: Grades 9-12 (@ UWGB)
July 18-21: Grades 3-8 (@ Ashwaubenon H.S.)
August 1-4: Grades 3-8 (@ Appleton West H.S.)
August 1-4: Grades 7-12 (@ UWGB)
Contact Pat McKenzie at 465-5046

No Limits! says 'thanks'
Phoenix Athletics says 'thanks" to those alumni that supported the recent No Limits! fundraiser. The first-time event celebrating the progress of girls and women in sports raised more than $7,000 for women's athletic scholarships.

Delegation is Italy-bound for 'International Roundtable'

Ten students and alumni, along with Prof. Sarah Meredith and Interim Director of International Education Jay Harris, left Saturday, Feb. 12 for Florence, Italy to participate in International Roundtable activities sponsored by the Florence-based Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation. The delegation includes four music students, a recent music graduate, and five students in the Environmental Design studio program. The trip is being partially supported by private donations. The group also will have an opportunity to spend a day in Lucca, Italy arranged by alumnus and Lucca native Riccardo Paterni '96, and Rachael '98 (Vigue) Paterni.

UW-Green Bay women's basketball photo.
Top 25 for Phoenix women!
Do it once and skeptics might claim you're a one-year wonder. Do it twice in three years and you've solidified your reputation as a Top 25 program!

Congratulations to the 20-2 Phoenix women's basketball team and Coach Kevin Borseth. They recently cracked the Associated Press poll and moved up to No. 23 in the nation. (Two years ago, the team was ranked most of the season, rising as high as No. 16; this year's squad has an entirely new starting lineup. Look for the latest poll at

Get involved in the Phoenix Network

The Phoenix Network is a computerized program designed to assist students and alumni with career planning and job search related needs by connecting them with individuals who are successfully employed in areas of interest. Members of the Phoenix Network include UW-Green Bay alumni, faculty and staff and parents of UW-Green Bay students and community members. Being involved in the Phoenix Network can give students and alumni valuable insights into the types of job responsibilities, experience, skills, educational background and pros/cons associated with careers or industries of interest, and, in some cases, assist you in getting your "foot in the door" with a particular organization. To become involved, or read more go to

Gannett spotlights UWGB sturgeon researchers

Gannett Wisconsin Newspapers outdoor writer Jim Lee highlighted the research of two UW-Green Bay graduate students and their faculty adviser in a weekend column about the regional economic impact of sturgeon spearing. Graduate students Michelle Stokes and Brenner Perryman, working under Prof. John Stoll, studied economic and other impacts of sturgeon viewing and spearing. Lee's column ran in the Green Bay Press-Gazette and several other Gannett Wisconsin newspapers. Read more at

Wilderness Hotel and Golf Resort, Wisconsin Dells, Wis.It's not too late to — Escape to the Wilderness ...
Looking for an excuse to take a mini-vacation? Now you have it. UW-Green Bay's Alumni Association is hosting a wet and wild family/friends weekend at the Wilderness Hotel and Golf Resort in Wisconsin Dells on Friday and Saturday, May 6 and 7, 2005. Check-out is Sunday, May 8.

For just $109 per night, a family of four can reserve a double queen room at the hotel and receive unlimited access to the resort's three indoor waterparks and four-story dry foam playhouse. Stay one or two nights, but each family must make their own reservation by April 1, 2005. Secure a room by calling 1-800-867-9453. Tell the resort that you are part of the UW-Green Bay Alumni Association Room Block when making your reservation.

Plans for Saturday morning golf and an alumni and family/friends reception that afternoon are in the works.

Check out the Wilderness Resort Web site at

Inside UW-Green Bay magazine cover.
Watch your mail for 'Inside'

Your next Inside Magazine should hit your home next week. Featured this time are alumni who have helped Northeast Wisconsin communities maintain their strong economic fortunes. Plus, "Lov U" — a feature about a few couples who met at UW-Green Bay and the special circumstances behind their "coupleness."


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Alumni Events

Mark your calendars:
• Feb. 18 Athletics Hall of Fame Banquet
• Feb. 19 UW-Green Bay Basketball Alumni Weekend
• March 9 Madison-Area Alumni Luncheon with Chancellor Shepard
• March 22 Wisconsin Public Service Business Reception
• April 16 Alumni Awards Night
• April 26 Virchow, Krause & Company Business Reception/Luncheon
• May 6-8 Alumni and Friends Family Weekend, Wilderness Hotel and Golf Resort, Wisconsin Dells
• June 10 Scholarship Golf Outing
• June 9-12 Bayfest
• July 16 UW System Day, Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Game and Tailgate Party

For more information on alumni events or activities, go to


Class Notes

Bill Dunsmoor '72 is the director of business services for the Greater Green Bay YMCA. His degree is in managerial systems with a special interest in theatre.

Mary Jenkins '74 is a nationally certified psychologist with a private practice in Lancaster, Pa. She earned both her master's in social work and master's of psychology from Millersville University. Her bachelor's degree is in humanism and cultural change.

James A. Long '77 lives in the Fox Valley and works for Masters, Mates and Pilots Union, located in Maryland. He is a 1st Class pilot with the Merchant Marine. He recently graduated magna cum laude, with a Master of Science in Maritime Management from the Loeb/Sullivan School of International Business of Maine Maritime Academy. He majored in managerial systems.

Pauline Scott '83 is an associate professor in the Department of Languages & Literatures at Alabama State University in Montgomery. Her degree is in humanistic studies.

Daoud Abboud '87 works for Business Technology Solutions as the deputy general manager in Amman, Jordan. His degree is in information and computing science.

Michelle Zich '88 is a news producer for WBAY-TV 2, Green Bay. She lives in Appleton and is "happily raising three-year old son Casey with his dad Craig Baye." She says when she actually has free time she enjoys home decorating and home improvement and admits to being an HGTV junkie. She majored in communication processes.

Rick Warpinski '91 is the newly appointed director of the University Union at UW-Green Bay. He will continue to hold a dual appointment as manager of the Shorewood Golf Course on campus. Warpinski studied business administration and psychology.

John Malvitz '93 was recently promoted to district conservationist in charge of field operations for Oconto County, for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He majored in geography.

Anna (Lococo) Wilber '99 is a program analyst for the U.S. Federal Government - Administration for Native Americans in Washington D.C. She majored in social work.

Gregory Wochos '99 is in his third year of the Ph.D. program at the University of Northern Colorado School of Psychology. He is specializing in clinical neuropsychology with a doctoral minor in applied statistics and research methods. He plans to become a board-certified pediatric neuropsychologist. He will work on his dissertation next year followed by an internship with the American Psychological Association. He anticipates graduating in summer of 2007. He works for Disability Support Services for UNC. His degree is in environmental policy and planning.

Kristin Sponcia '00 will graduate from Roosevelt University's Chicago College of the Performing Arts with a Master's Degree in Jazz Studies. The music major hopes to find a teaching position at the university level.

Jamie Simon, '02 is in Boston where she is employed by the worldwide architectural firm, Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum (HOK), and is working on completion of a new "green" terminal at Logan International Airport. Simon earned her degree in urban and regional studies and completed the environmental design emphasis.

Kristy Polland '03, previously with Seanote Cruises, is now a marketing account executive with Starkey Laboratories, the world's largest manufacturer of hearing instruments in Minneapolis. Her degree is in communication process.

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