@lumni Newsletter September 2006
News | Alumni Events | Class
The Big Cheese has returned
Prof. Bill Laatsch
will toss on the mouse suit once again for the revived Bill Laatsch
Wine and Cheese Classic, Friday, September 15, at Aldo Santaga Field.
Break out your "mouse" ears (or not), but swing back to campus for
a long-standing tradition of wine, cheese and great company.
The Classic will be from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Friday, September 15 under
the big tent at Aldo Santaga Soccer Stadium (formerly Phoenix Fields
behind the PSC). Join others in this short walk down memory lane.
Complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres will be available. And plan
to stay for the 7 p.m. Phoenix women's soccer game vs. Northern Iowa
(free). No RSVP required!
congrats to your former teachers, staff
Presentation of the Founders Awards for Excellence was a high point
of the annual back-to-school convocation for UW-Green Bay faculty
one of these faculty or staff members inspire you during your time
To send an e-mail of congratulations, click on the name here:
at the Aug. 23 ceremony, and posing afterward for a group photo, were
front row from left: Prof. Greg Aldrete, Humanistic Studies, for scholarship;
Deb Anderson of the Cofrin Library staff, academic support; graphic
designer and Prof. Jeff Benzow, representing the entire Voyageur
magazine team, honored in the category of excellence in collaborative
achievement; second row, the recently retired Pam Spangenberg of Human
Resources, classified support; Prof. Emeritus Ken Fleurant, institutional
development; and Prof. John Katers, Natural and Applied Sciences,
for community outreach. Absent was Prof. Aeron Haynie, Humanistic
Studies, who earned the award for outstanding teaching.
Agenda' needs your support
the annual Fall Convocation on Aug. 23, Chancellor Shepard encouraged
UW-Green Bay faculty and staff to help create the political will needed
to win state support for Northeastern Wisconsin's Growth Agenda. As
you may already know, the Growth Agenda is a plan to grow UW-Green
Bay to meet the demands and needs of one of the state's most dynamic
regions. Alumni can help, too. With elections approaching, ask the
candidates for state elected office where they stand on the Growth
Agenda. Let them know how important the proposal is to the future
of Northeastern Wisconsin, a region undergoing rapid economic and
demographic change. Read the Chancellor's full
It's Alumni Phone-A-Thon time!
You did it. Last year alumni donations increased by 20 percent
and alumni donors increased by 5 percent. Let's keep the momentum
rolling! Increased giving means more scholarships and learning opportunities
for more students.
10th Annual UW-Green Bay Alumni Phone-A-Thon will be starting in mid-September
with more than 25 student callers with a variety of majors, and hailing
from hometowns throughout Wisconsin, attempting to reach more than
23,000 alumni for updates and financial support.
callers will be contacting alumni from 6 to 8:45 p.m. beginning
with social work, nursing, extended degree, individual majors, and
more. Please answer the call. Use the opportunity to re-connect,
ask about a favorite faculty member, or nominate a former classmate
for an alumni award. For more information on the Alumni Phone-A-Thon,
check out our Web site at http://www.uwgb.edu/phoneathon
or contact Director of Annual Giving Shane Kohl at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UW-Green Bay is coming to a location near you. Take the chance
to re-connect and ask how your university is serving your community.
Plus, free food. These are strictly connecting opportunities...
pledge cards remain on campus:
County Alumni Reception – Tuesday, September 19
Alumni Association and Jim Van Dornick '92, CEO of Community Memorial
Hospital in Oconto Falls, are teaming up to host a UW-Green Bay and
friends reception at the hospital. Look for a 4:30 p.m. social with
refreshments and hors d'oeuvres, followed by a 5 p.m. program with
Jim and Chancellor Bruce Shepard. Count on a door prize or two.
Alumni Reception – Thursday, October 26
Bay graduates and friends living and working in the Madison area are
invited to attend an alumni reception, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday,
Oct. 26 on the Promenade Terrace, Overture Center for the Arts. The
reception will be held in conjunction with the music educators' conference
in Madison. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and cash bar will be available.
Network with fellow alums, guests are welcome.
GB Grad Gathering in the Twin Cities – Tuesday, November 14
you know that more that 600 UW-Green Bay Alumni live, work and play
in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area? Take the opportunity to compare
experiences (rant about or praise the "good old days"), network and
socialize. Join us from 6 to 9 p. m. (7:30 p.m. door prizes) at Champps
Americana, 100 N. 6th Street, Minneapolis (Look for the UWGB Banner)
We'll provide complimentary hors d'oeuvres with a cash bar.
you in the loop?
the Phoenix Circle...
the latest in networking, and catching up with those old buddies.
Phoenix Circle allows you to post jobs in your area of interest,
reconnect with old roomies, stay in touch with photo albums, join
a special interest group or start your own.
||Check it out.
It takes only seconds to become a member. And it's free!
Phoenix searching for future chaperones
Have you heard about the exciting new Phuture Phoenix program? Even
the Governor is talking about it. Fifth-graders from local schools
spend a day on campus to become inspired and begin thinking about
higher education. Imagine about 1,000 fifth-graders on campus, and
you'll know why we're calling chaperones! It's easy and fun. To
volunteer contact Becky Harrill before Sept. 10th at email@example.com
or see the Web site at www.uwgb.edu/phuturephoenix.
'Back to the Wilderness' October 13-15
Alumni Association will be returning to Wilderness Hotel and Golf
Resort — America's largest indoor waterpark resort in Wisconsin
Dells — Friday through Sunday October 13-15. For just $109*
per night your family of four can reserve a double queen room at the
hotel and receive unlimited access to the resort's three indoor and
two outdoor waterparks, and four-story dry foam playhouse.
reservations by September 13, 2006 by calling the Wilderness at 1-800-867-9453.
Please tell the resort that you are part of the UW-Green Bay Alumni
Association Room Block when making your reservation. *Additional family
members are $15 each... And it's a Green Bay Packer Bye Weekend. Not
familiar with the Wilderness? Check out its Web site at www.wildernessresort.com.
Why battle the masses in Cancun when you can do Costa Rica?
For the young alumni and young at heart (no age restrictions), check out
the package with EF College Break - COSTA RICA: Pacific Paradise - March
9-15, 2007 for $1,416 round-trip from Milwaukee. Your trip to this Pacific
Paradise affords you access to many spectacular natural landscapes as
well as plenty of time to relax in the sun. Click for an itinerary or
to book the trip: Day-to-day
itinerary / book this trip. Important
registration information: When registering for a trip and prompted
with "Name of Campus Representative," please enter UW-Green Bay Alumni
Your Alumni Association Board of Directors
New Board of Directors for 2006-2009:
Sarah Berken '01, senior
campaign associate, United Way Fox Cities
Bill Gaddis '00, assistant
general manager, Springhill Suites by Marriot
Joel Hansen '01, senior
accountant, Schenck Business Solutions
Angela Laux '00, accounts
manager, Direct Supply, Inc.
Kim Mettelmann '94, director
of marketing and sales, ICON Marketing
Danny Schulz '05, staff
accountant, Schenck Business Solutions
Ryan Chernick '00, vice president/customer
service, Camera Corner-Connecting Point
Tara DuBois '04, staff accountant, Stangel
Jaclyn Fradette '99, buyer coordinator,
Cornerstone Business Services
James Genrich '71, administrator, McCormick
Sarah Inman '92, community impact manager,
Brown County United Way
Carmen Leuthner '96, education director,
Outreach and Adult Access, UWGB
Paul Northway '90, senior vice president-commercial
banking, Associated Bank of Green Bay
Joe Pieper '99, vice president business banking, Waukesha
Richard Spangenberg '71, retired
Angela Stangel '03, corporate communication
specialist, Kohl's Corporation
Committee for 2005-06:
Kelly Ruh '01, senior accountant, PDQ Manufacturing
VP of Alumni Operations -
Angela Olson '00, attorney
VP of Alumni Service -
Bradley Christensen '93, business development,
Donna Sheedy '94, investor relations manager,
Vince Schamber '00, senior accountant,
Virchow, Krause & Company, LLP
Ad-Hoc Member -
Brian Gold '99, assistant vice president-commercial
banking, M&I Bank of West Bend
Kress Center is taking shape
The new sports and event center, the Kress Center (due
to open in October of 2007) is taking shape. Check it out on the
nifty Web cam.
Show your support in steel
Get in line to grab a new license plate with a Phoenix Logo. The
new designs are up now at the DOT Web site. Each school gets a small
kickback to its student scholarship fund. See http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/drivers/plateguide/uw-logos.htm.
UW-Green Bay students present...
The Theatre program has released a four-show season with "Voice
of the Prairie" Oct. 12-21, "Chicago - The Musical,"
Nov. 16-18, "Five by Tenn" (Tennessee Williams) Feb. 22-March
3, and Brighton Beach Memoirs, April 20-28. For more about student
theatre and musical productions including concerts and ensembles
go to www.uwgb.edu/performarts
Weidner hosts 'Lifelines' series, symphony and more
Programming for the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts is ongoing,
but for certain, community members will see the Bellin Health-sponsored
LifeLine Series (opening with Mary Tyler Moore), the Green Bay Symphony
Orchestra, and UW-Green Bay students in shows and performances (beginning
with a free Phoenix Chorale and Concert Choir Concert Oct. 14. For
the updated calendar and ticket information go to http://www.uwgb.edu/weidner.
And at the Lawton...
ReFresh Print Biennial II, an exhibition of printmaking,
photography and digital artworks, that address the theme of "global
networks and intimate exchanges," will be on display Sept.
14 through Oct. 5 at the Lawton
Hitch-hiking is still a 'no-no' but carpooling is 'thumbs up'
As a follow-up to an honors project by recent graduate Michelle
Eis, UW-Green Bay has created a list-serve for those interested
in car-pooling or ride sharing. Both strategies, for regular routes
or spontaneous, occasional trips, can facilitate reduced energy
use, reductions in emissions, and help the University reduce future
parking expansion. Returning to our roots of Eco-U? Many hope so.
Happy Anniversary Shorewood
Shorewood Golf Course celebrated its 75th anniversary recently with
a series of events and reduced fees. For a nifty historical perspective
taken from a 1934 newspaper clipping, and a look at an early course
layout, click here: http://www.uwgb.edu/univcomm/news/logarchive/logarchive37/2006aug10.htm#tuesday.
Summer touches 'at-risk' kids, grieving children and grandparents
The Summer Discovery program at UW-Green Bay had some new twists
this year including:
— successful first-year attempts at a camp for grieving kids,
Lloyd for Prof. Lloyd Noppe and directed by his wife Prof. Illene
successful first-ever Grandparent's
— and new satellite locations for at-risk
kids at Fort Howard, Tank and Howe elementary schools.
a lost alum!
New job, change of address? Updating your alumni information with the
University 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.
Check out the "Lost
Alumni" list at http://www.uwgb.edu/alumni/lostalumni.html.
Recognize anyone from your days as a student? Help us reconnect them with
their alma mater.
Exhibit – Refresh Print Biennial II
and the Bill Laatsch Wine and Cheese Classic
County Alumni Reception
Association Board of Directors Meeting
Alumni at the Wilderness Resort, Wisconsin Dells
Chorale and Concert Choir, Weidner Center (free)
Downtown – Scott Furlong
'The Political Winds are A-Changing .. or are They'
Business Solutions – UWGB Alumni Business Reception
Ensemble and Symphonic Band Concert
Alumni Reception at the Overture PAC
Grad Gathering in the Twin Cities
For more information
on alumni events or activities, go to http://www.uwgb.edu/alumni/news-events/calendar.asp.
Sharon (Pichette) Rehn '74 is one of seven recipients of a 2006 Partners in Education Golden Apple Award in Northeast Wisconsin. She teaches second grade at Sunnyside Elementary in Pulaski. Her degree is in growth and development.
'75 and '86, a quality care manager for St. Mary's Hospital, has completed
the WomenHeart's four-day Science and Leadership Symposium at Mayo Clinic
in Rochester, Minn. The heart disease survivor leads discussions throughout
the region about warning signs for heart disease and how they differ between
men and women. Her undergraduate degree is in growth and development and
she has a master's degree in environmental science and policy.
James Olesen '82 joined the prestigious international law firm WilmerHale in 2003. Dr. Olesen's experience includes preparing and prosecuting patent applications in the fields of biochemistry, molecular biology, pharmaceuticals and bioinformatics. He has technical experience in molecular cloning, protein engineering, recombinant antibody technology and organic chemistry. His fields of scientific experience include gene regulation, signal transduction, cell-cycle regulation, RNA splicing, proteolysis, immune system function and human genetics. He has a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School and a Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was a postdoctoral research fellow at Harvard University. His bachelor's degree is in science and environmental change.
Stephen Malmberg '95 is a senior budget analyst with the Mayor's Office of Management and Budget, City of New York. He earned a master's in arts administration and an MPA in public finance at New York University. His degree is in public administration.
Matthew Krol '97 married in April 2005 and lives in the Denver area, working for Altitude Sports and Entertainment as a pre- and post-game producer for the NHL's Colorado Avalanche. His degree is in communication processes.
Danielle (Bell) '00 and John Potokar '98 and '04 relocated to the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. Danielle begins her pre-doctoral psychology internship at the Veteran's Affairs Medical Center in Minneapolis working in neuropsychology, geropsychology, and rehab - a final step before receiving her Ph.D. in clinical psychology. John is working as an environmental consultant. She is a double major in psychology and human development and he majored in environmental science and has a master's in environmental policy and planning.
James and Lindsey (Fischer) Biese '05 were married last August and live in De Pere. James is a customer service representative for Humana Dental and Lindsay is a graphic design enrollment form analyst for the Humana Insurance Company. His degrees are in public administration and political science and her degree is in communication and the arts.
To see more class
notes, or to submit your own, go online at http://www.uwgb.edu/alumni/notes/classnotes/.