@lumni Newsletter March 2005
News | Alumni Events | Class
Three to receive
Distinguished Alumni Awards
Three alumni have been selected among many nominees for the Alumni Association's
Distinguished Alumni Awards. About the award-winners:
Cobane '90 is on leave from his job as an assistant professor
of political science at Culver-Stockton College, in Canton, Mo., to
serve the United States Department of Defense through a Defense Policy
Fellowship. He works for the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense
in areas of peacekeeping and humanitarian aid. International relations,
international security, American and government and political philosophy
are his areas of expertise. He is also credited with creating new
programs for students and mentoring students in their own areas of
scholarship. The former UW-Green Bay resident assistant and Chancellor's
Leadership Medallion award winner, has a lengthy list of fellowships,
publications and teaching awards since graduating from UW-Green Bay
with a degree in political science. He has a master's degree and Ph.D.
in political science from the University of Cincinnati.
Jim Wochinske '74 took over ownership of Pomp's Tire Service in
1986, a company his father purchased in 1939, and grew the business
from 12 stores and approximately 175 employees to 53 locations in
eight states and nearly 1,000 employees. Through the years, he and
his wife Kathy '74 have generously supported the community and the
University and its efforts including gifts to the Weidner Center,
student scholarships, athletics, advancement (particularly the Alumni
Golf Outing, and most recently, the Capital Campaign). Jim graduated
in 1974 with a degree in managerial systems (now business administration).
Kathy earned her degree in humanism and cultural change and also has
a certification to teach grades 1-8. They met in London as part of
a January Interim travel course.
William Hanrahan '82, the Wisconsin Department of Justice Assistant
Attorney General, was recently named "Leader in the Law" by the Wisconsin
Law Journal, for his outstanding contributions to the practice
of law, Wisconsin's legal community and the community. Hanrahan is
the director of the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit responsible for the
prosecution of white-collar crimes involving physical abuse, sexual
assault and neglect of residents of healthcare facilities. He maintains
an active caseload in both criminal and civil matters across the state.
As Milwaukee County's Assistant DA in the early 1990s, he supervised
the prosecution of more than 16,000 cases of domestic abuse annually,
and personally designed, directed and implemented a policy that was
a radical departure from past practice and hailed by media and others
as "a welcome crackdown on abusers." He earned a degree in urban studies
from UW-Green Bay and a J.D. from Hamline University School of Law.
He is requested extensively as a speaker for his many areas of expertise
and at present, is an adjunct professor of criminal law at both Marquette
University and Edgewood College, Madison.
Join us at Alumni Awards Night
Help us honor our 'distinguished' alumni and reconnect with your alma
mater at Alumni Awards Night, Saturday, April 16. Contact Mark Brunette
in the Alumni Relations Office at (920) 465-2586, or at firstname.lastname@example.org
for additional information and registration. Cost is $15 per person. Reservation
deadline is Friday, April 8, 2005.
The evening includes:
5 p.m. Cash Bar Reception, Phoenix Rooms, University Union
6 p.m. Dinner, Italian Pasta Buffet
7 p.m. Awards Program
the time for a trip to Ireland
Those who have never traveled to Ireland often ask those who have,
"What's so great about Ireland?" The answer is always, "The people!"
And of course there is much more to the Emerald Isle. It's a land
of constantly changing colors, magnificent and varied landscapes,
rugged mountains, imposing valleys, lush green fields, deep blue
lakes and long sandy beaches, unlike anywhere else in the world.
See for yourself September 17-25 with other UW-Green Bay Alumni. Call
920-465-2586 or e-mail email@example.com
to request a travel brochure.
A UW Degree
is reason to celebrate!
We have spirit, yes we do... and so does Governor Jim Doyle who
will declare April 11 through 15 as UW System Week. The weeklong
celebration recognizes the value of a UW degree to the State of
Wisconsin and local economies, and more specifically, its graduates.
Plan to wear UW Colors to work on Friday, April 15.
your spirit to other UW grads
Do you live in the Green Bay area? Plan to attend a cash bar, complimentary
hors d'oeuvre reception at St. Brendan's Inn, 234 S. Washington Street,
downtown Green Bay from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14. Wear
your alma mater's colors and receive a discount on your first beverage.
your suits, pack your towels, it's spring at the Dells!
There's still time to sign up for Alumni and Friends Family Weekend at
the Wilderness Resort, Wisconsin Dells. Many families have already taken
advantage of this great offer.
For $109 per night
you'll receive a double queen room for four and unlimited access
to the three indoor waterparks and four-story foam playground. 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.
Reservations for rooms must be made by April 1.
your game? A half dozen tee times at the discounted rate of $54
per 18 holes, beginning at 9 a.m., Saturday at Wilderness Resort's Golf
Club are being held. Call (608) 253-4653, tell them you're part of the
'UW-Green Bay' group, to schedule. Reservations must be made by April
Then, grab your kids and Giddy-Up. From 4 to 6 p.m., Saturday,
gather at the Giddy-Up Bar for a cash bar, complimentary hors d'oeuvres
reception with fellow graduates, their families and friends. The bar is
located on the mezzanine level of the indoor arcade and dry play area,
so the kids can still play (while you relax).
Alphabet soup for March Phone-A-Thon URS, ECON, SCD and more
Thanks to business (and related majors) for their generous contributions
to the Alumni Phone-a-thon in February. The Phone-a-thon turns its attention
to alumni with majors in economics, social change and development, regional
analysis, history, public administration and more, in March. Student callers
will be on the phones from 6 to 8:45 p.m. (CST) March 20 through March
24 in hopes of reaching nearly 3,000 alumni. Student callers will update
alumni information and ask alums to invest in their alma mater. Proceeds
benefit student scholarships and more. Contact Shane Kohl at (920) 465-2018
or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org with
questions or check out the Phone-a-thon Web site at http://www.uwgb.edu/phoneathon.
Cabin Fever? We've got the remedy...
Schedule a late spring vacation through the UW-Green Bay Alumni Association
Travel Benefits program and you'll receive a $50 discount on a week-long
condominium rental with a check-in date during the months of April and
May, 2005. That means you can rent a condo for an entire week for as little
as $299 or $42.75 per night. Go to http://www.alumnitravelbenefits.com/
to view a few of the thousands of available resorts and dates, or call
1-888-472-3842 and speak with a vacation guide to learn about the great
possibilities and to make reservations. Be sure to use the "super secret"
UW-Green Bay registration code: AWI-001 when making your reservation.
BAY CHAMPIONS IN . . .
UW-Green Bay women's swimming and diving team won the 2005
Horizon League title Feb. 26, its third title under Head Coach Jim
Merner after three straight runner-up finishes. Merner was named Horizon
League women's swimming coach of the year
fifth such honor in a decade. See more at http://www.uwgb.edu/athletics/swimdive/022605.asp.
to the UW-Green Bay Phoenix Pride dance team for capturing
first place in the funk/hip hop division of the United Performing
Association Cheer and Dance Championship, Feb. 24-27, in Minneapolis.
The team was competing at a national competition for the first time
in its history as a UW-Green Bay student organization. The team is
advised by Phoenix alumn April (VandenPlas) Prokash '92.
Bay women's Nordic skiers, junior Johanna Winters and sophomore
Tanya Cook, advanced to the 2005 NCAA Championships in Stowe, Vt.
March 9-13. For more on the ski team go to http://www.uwgb.edu/athletics/ski/022205.asp.
Phoenix women's basketball team earned a #10 seed, for an ESPN-televised
road game against #7 Maryland Sunday, March 20. The 21st-ranked Phoenix
(27-3) play on the Terrapins home court in College Park, Md. Game
time is 1:30 p.m. CST. For more on the Phoenix go to http://www.uwgb.edu/athletics.
Get your Badger? tickets...
We're all family here, right? The Wisconsin Alumni Association is making
available Badgers' football tickets to UW-Green Bay alumni and friends for
the Labor Day weekend game vs. Bowling Green University. The UW-Green Bay
Alumni Office needs to reserve a block of tickets by April 15. Tickets prices
are to be determined. If interested, e-mail your name, number of tickets
you are interested in purchasing, and phone number to email@example.com.
FYI focuses on international interests
Dushani Corea-Dharmaratne, a UW-Green Bay junior from Colombo, Sri Lanka,
is coordinating an effort to help families devastated by the tsunami that
struck her homeland in December. Her story is a reminder about the importance
of our call to be connected globally.
UW-Green Bay Chancellor
Bruce Shepard applauds the effort of Dharmaratne in the March issue of
the Chancellor's FYI and calls attention to other programs focusing
on international topics.
See more from the
Chancellor at http://www.uwgb.edu/chancellor/fyi/Mar05FYI.htm.
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 http://www.uwgb.edu/alumni/updates/.
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
Public Service Business Reception
Bay Phoenix Spirit Reception
Krause & Company Business Reception/Luncheon
and Friends Family Weekend, Wilderness Hotel and Golf Resort, Wisconsin
Alumni Association Sponsors the Corn Tent
System Day, Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Game and Tailgate Party
For more information
on alumni events or activities, go to http://www.uwgb.edu/alumni/news-events/calendar.asp.
Lodes '70, a member of UW-Green Bay's first graduating class, recently
announced his retirement from Modine Manufacturing, headquartered in Racine,
as its advertising and sales promotion manager. Modine is one of the world's
largest manufacturers and distributors of heat exchange equipment. Lodes
majored in managerial systems.
Dave Muench '72 and '79 was recently one of 100 faculty
and staff across the University of Wisconsin System named a 2004-05 "Wisconsin
Idea Fellow" by the Board of Regents, in recognition of public service
and efforts to further economic development in Wisconsin. UW-Extension
Chancellor (and now System President) Kevin Reilly, in nominating Muench,
cited his leadership in the Northeast Wisconsin Economic Opportunity Study,
which has generated much interest by both the public and private sectors
in moving the region into the new knowledge-based economy. Muench is a
community development educator with UW-Cooperative Extension for the past
24 years, the last 19 years in Outagamie County. His undergraduate degree
is in regional analysis and his master's is in environmental arts and
Richard Green '77 and '83 works in Houston for Waste Management
as a senior manager for environmental protection. His undergraduate degree
is in science and environmental change and he has a master's degree in
science and environmental policy.
Kathryn (DeBaker) Krynik '81 is the sole proprietor of Pegasus
Editorial Services in Homewood, Ill. After 20 years as an editor at the
University of Chicago Press, she has gone into business for herself and
is editing manuscripts from throughout the country. She has two children,
Jason, who is an architect, and Rachel, who is in her third year at Cornell
University. Her degree is in humanistic studies.
Russell Vogel '84 continues his 18-year career with Electronic
Data Systems (EDS) as a systems engineer. He works in Wisconsin, as well
as servicing accounts in San Francisco, Plano, Tex. and Boulder, Colo.
He serves as a volunteer guardian of an elderly disabled person for the
South Madison Coalition of Aging. He also volunteers with the Independent
Living organization, helping with household tasks that tenants are no
longer able to perform. His degree is in regional analysis.
Ann Brandt '85 is the assistant vice president-client services
for Reinsurance Solutions International (RSI) in Philadelphia. Her degree
is in humanistic studies with an emphasis in literature and language.
Jeffrey Hess '91 completed a master's in vocal performance at
the University of Minnesota, and is in the second year of a doctoral music
program there. He completed his first lead role as Hoffmann in the spring
opera performance of Offenbach's "Tales of Hoffmann", and has two major
roles next season-Rinuccio in Puccini's "Gianni Schicchi" and Don Ottavio
in Mozart's "Don Giovanni." The music major taught choir for 11 years
in the public schools.
Janel Alberts '93 is a research analyst for the Orange County
Health Care Agency in Santa Ana, Calif. In 2002, she received a Ph.D.
in health psychology from the University of California-Irvine. In September
2004 she climbed Mt. Whitney, which has the highest elevation in the 48
contiguous United States, 14,497 ft. Her degrees are in psychology and
Wesley Johnson '93 is a full-time therapist with the American
Foundation in Green Bay. He returned to the area after eight years in
West Palm Beach, Fla. He announces the birth of his fourth child (three
girls and a boy) and invites e-mails from other alumni. He is a licensed
professional counselor with the American Foundation of Counseling Services.
His degrees are in psychology and human development.
Susan (Doughty) Moumblow '00 is a training and evaluation outreach
coordinator with Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. She is pursuing
a Master's of Science Degree in Management and Organizational Behavior
from Silver Lake College. She majored in communication processes.
Michael J.D. Brown '02 and '04 is planner for the Village
of Montgomery, Ill. His undergraduate degree is in urban and regional
studies and his master's is in environmental science and policy.
Aksel Schnell '02 is a purchasing manager for Nsight Teleservices,
the parent company of Cellcom. He previously spent eight years as a product
support specialist for Miller-St. Nazianz, Inc. He writes that he met
Jimmy Buffett while on vacation in Key West. His degree is in business
To see more class notes, or to submit your own, go online at http://www.uwgb.edu/alumni/notes/classnotes/.