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@lumni Newsletter May 2007

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Alumni News

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Thank you.

The annual phone-a-thon generated about $60,000 for student scholarships and academic enhancements. You should be so proud! Did our callers miss you? You can still give online at

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Friday, June 15
10 a.m. start

27th Annual
Scholarship Golf Outing

27th Annual Scholarship Golf Outing logo.

It's bigger (18 holes) and better than ever, and it's soon!
  The Annual Scholarship Golf Outing starts at 10 a.m. Friday, June 15 at Royal Scot Golf Course in New Franken. The day of fun includes 18-holes of golf, beverages, lunch, power cart, special course events, a putting contest, raffle and door prizes, hors d'oeuvres and awards reception, and more! Contact the Alumni Office at (920) 465-2586, or e-mail, for additional information. More details on sponsorships, costs and registration information on the Alumni Events Calendar.

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Saturday, June 23
4:30 p.m. tailgate,
6:35 p.m. first pitch

Timber Rattlers Game

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Join your Alumni Association for a "Bring Your Own Tailgate" reception at 4:30 p.m. (first pitch at 6:35 p.m.) at the Fox Cities Stadium, when the Timber Rattlers take on the Swing of Quad Cities, Saturday, June 23. Tickets are $8.

You bring your own food, beverages, and extras we'll supply the grill, charcoal, and condiments. Post-game fireworks are sure to be a blast! Watch for the UWGB flag in the tailgate party grid.

Tickets are limited only 50 are still available on a first-come, first-served basis. Purchase tickets before June 15 by phone at (920) 465-2586 or e-mail Mark at Read more details on the game, and check out the "T-Rats" Web site.

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Thursday, June 28
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Alumni and Friends
Reception, Great Lakes
WATER Institute

Alumni and guests are invited to attend an early evening reception at UW-Milwaukee's Great Lakes WATER Institute, 5:30 to 8 p.m., Thursday, June 28. The event includes an open house, hors d'oeuvres/cash bar reception and tour of the facility on Milwaukee's lakefront. Visitors will get a close-up look at the facility's myriad of fish tanks and lab set-ups, and tour the research vessel, the Neeskay. Cost is $10 per person.

Interested in attending? Contact the Alumni Office at (920) 465-2586, or e-mail Watch for additional details on the June 28 event at

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Saturday, August 25
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Alumni Reception and
Wine Tasting,
Trout Springs Winery

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Pencil in the date!

Trout Springs Winery and the Alumni Association invite graduates and friends to a relaxing evening of music, wine and hors d'oeuvres, 6 to 9 p.m., Saturday, August 25. Trout Springs Winery is located in Wayside, south of Green Bay, east of Appleton and west of Manitowoc. Cost is $10 per person. Registration deadline is Friday, August 17. Contact the Alumni Office at (920) 465-2586, or for additional information and event registration.

Check out Trout Springs Winery's Web site at For more information on the event visit the Alumni Events Calendar.

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Thursday, September 13
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Bill Laatsch Wine and
Cheese Classic

Photo from Bill Laatsch Wine and Cheese Classic.

Prof. Bill Laatsch will toss on the mouse suit once again for the revived Bill Laatsch Wine and Cheese Classic, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at the Shorewood Golf Course. Break out your "mouse" ears (or not), but swing back to campus for a long-standing tradition of complimentary wine, cheese and great company.

  For more information contact Mark Brunette by phone at (920) 465-2586 or e-mail him at

News from our U.

Class of 2006... Where Are They Now?
Career Services is proud to present the Graduate Follow-Up survey results for the Class of 2006. The survey reports that 76.5 percent of 2006 graduates are currently employed, while 17.1 percent are pursuing higher education. Of those who responded 51.6 percent noted that they had accepted their position prior to graduating, and that 87.3 percent of their positions were related to their majors. Also, 89.3 percent of respondents are employed in Wisconsin. Learn more about the Graduate Follow-Up Survey.

Miles of smiles at
Alumni Awards

See a photo recap of the
annual alumni awards event.

Photo at Alumni Awards Night.

Cover of May 2007 Inside magazine. Whatever happened to Eco-U? Inside has the answer

Your copy of Inside alumni magazine is on its way (if we have your correct mailing address.) You are sure to enjoy the nostalgic look back on "Eco U." Where are those self-proclaimed "Eco-freaks" of the '70s now, and did they stay true to their core passion?

Read it cover to cover, and then send your new news to

A report from 'Posters in the Rotunda': UW-Green Bay shines again
What was clear from April 18th's UW System "Posters in the Rotunda" day at the State Capitol was the degree to which UW-Green Bay students distinguish themselves through undergraduate research. We're told that Green Bay's delegation of exhibitors was again among the largest. Read more.

Kevin Borseth.

Farewell Coach Borseth
Former Phoenix women's basketball coach Kevin Borseth left UW-Green Bay April 10 to direct the University of Michigan program. Phoenix Athletics posted a news release that recounts the phenomenal success UW-Green Bay enjoyed under Borseth over the past nine seasons. Read release.
Matt Bollant. Welcome Coach Bollant
Matt Bollant was named the third head coach in the UW-Green Bay women's basketball storied 34-year history. Bollant begins his NCAA head coaching career following five seasons at Bryan (Tenn.) College where his teams posted a 134-38 record (.779 winning percentage) and four straight NAIA national tournament appearances in the last four seasons. He also served as assistant coach at Indiana University for two seasons and Evansville University for three years. Read more.

Meanwhile, Shepard Stays
Chancellor Bruce Shepard withdrew from consideration as a finalist for the position of president of Western Michigan University. He said he is excited about the bright future of UW-Green Bay and the New North region. For more information see the story in the Green Bay Press Gazette and the UW-Green Bay news release.

New at the University Union...
Have you heard about the expansion and remodel of the University Union?

Coming this fall:

• More of a "food court" look
with dining options to include Freshens, Pizza Hut, Sub Connection, Ultimate Baja,
Green Bay Market, and more.

• An Integrated Office of Student Life, American Intercultural
Center, and student activity core.

University Union sketch.

Bookmark and visit for
floor plans, updates and the Webcam.

Mark your calendars for Shay, Sweet, Gurung, Medland, Nielsen, J. Salerno
The Downtown Third Thursdays 2007-08 lecture series schedule is full and just as attractive as this past year's. Speakers, general topics, location (all at the Baylake Bank City Center), dates and times are confirmed, so early birds can mark their calendars. Here's the lineup.

Scott Furlong.

It's 'Dean Furlong' now

Scott Furlong, chair of Public and Environmental Affairs academic unit and a faculty member since 1993, has been named UW-Green Bay's dean of liberal arts and sciences.

Read a news release on Furlong's appointment.

Regents approve applied studies degree
Know someone who has a technical college degree but would gain ground with a bachelor's degree? The UW System Board of Regents recently approved UW-Green Bay's Bachelor of Applied Studies (BAS) Degree. It will make a bachelor's degree more accessible for technical college grads, who will be able to transfer a block of 60 credits and then complete 60 additional credits that satisfy UWGB's general education requirements and those for a bachelor's degree.


Look for the Kress Center to open in November
The construction of the Kress Events Center is on schedule to open in November.

Take a virtual tour of the Kress Events Center.

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2007 Hall of Fame photo.

Look at You!

Hundreds of you joined us for alumni receptions in Milwaukee, Madison and right here in our own backyard.

Take a look at where, and who, we visited the past few months at our online photo gallery.

Tickets on sale for Blue Collar comic Bill Engvall
Weidner Center Presents Inc. says tickets are on sale now for a comedy show Friday evening, June 1, by "Blue Collar Comedy" star Bill Engvall. Seats are $36.50. Call the University Ticket Office at (920) 465-2217 to order your tickets.

Pam Stoll '74 gets big exposure in Sunday's Press-Gazette
The photography of former UW-Green Bay Alumni Association President Pam Stoll received some recent media attention. She puts in a plug for her campus experience, too, saying her inspiration comes from the creative instructors at UW-Green Bay who taught her in the 1970s how to blend "ecology into all disciplines, including the arts." Read the news release.

'Grandparents' U' is filling fast • Thursday and Friday, July 26-27
Grandparents' University logo.

Grandparents and their grandchildren between the ages of seven and 14 can enroll now for Grandparents' University. Last year's enrollment has already been matched with two months to go. Majors" are Tap Dance, Fiber Arts, Where the Wild Animals Live: The Art of Prints, Forensic Science, Furs, Feathers and Scales and Nutritional Science.

Register now, or click for more information.

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Also up this summer...
• Spanish Immersion for Professionals in Door County August 13 - August 17
Designed to meet the changing needs of professionals who are in contact with Spanish-speaking customers. Held at the Stone Harbor Resort in Sturgeon Bay, this program is offered as a noncredit option, or as a graduate or undergraduate credit course. Click here for more information or online registration.

• Space camp to offer hands-on space science, experiences
More information.

• Spanish Immersion Camp for grades 7-12 starts July 29
More information. To register.

• New Music Camp Offered This Summer
Yamaha Corporation, Instrumental Music Company, and UWGB Summer Camps join forces to bring Adam Frey, guest clinician to the Senior High Band, Orchestra, and Choir Camp, in late July. More information about this camp.

William Gollnick and Chancellor Shepard.

Plenty of news at commencement

The 1,000th master's graduate, an inspiring speech by William Gollnick '81 (at left with Chancellor Shepard), a record 750 graduates... and much more at Spring Commencement.

Read more about commencement; photos.


Alumni return for
accountant luncheon

Dennis Tomorsky, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Institute of CPAs, was the guest speaker at a luncheon sponsored by the Accounting Students Association.

Nearly 50 students and about 22 CPAs (about half of them UW-Green Bay alumni) attended the on-campus event.

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Don't Become a Lost Alum!
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Alumni Events

Mark your calendars:
• June 15

Scholarship Golf Outing Royal Scot Golf Course

• June 23 Timber Rattlers Game Appleton
• June 28 Great Lakes WATER Institute Event Milwaukee
• July 26-27 Grandparents' University Semester Two
• August 25 Alumni Reception and Wine Tasting Trout Springs Winery, Wayside, Wis.
• Sept. 13 Bill Laatsch Wine and Cheese Classic Shorewood Golf Course

For more information on alumni events or activities, go to

Class Notes

Candy (Neville) Walton '72, director of planned giving and major gifts for the American Red Cross in Southeastern Wisconsin, was honored by the Milwaukee Foundation for her volunteer work as a mentor for women in business. A distinguished service award allowed her to designate a $5,000 scholarship for a student at the college of her choice. (It was UW-Green Bay, of course, and the recipient was Kimberly Apel, a communication major from Grafton.)

Greg Larsen '76 is the president of On Broadway, Inc. (OBI), a Main Street Program developed to revitalize the Broadway district on Green Bay's west side. His degree is in managerial systems.

Rolanda (Hunt) Klapatch '79 is the CEO of Partners for Performance PPI a nationally active consulting firm specializing in human relations and organizational and executive communications. Her company hosts corporate retreats at its Rangeley headquarters in Maine's western mountains.

Richard Emery '81 is an attorney in his own firm, Richard Emery Intellectual Property Law. His practice consists of patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, licensing and advertising law issues; most of it dealing with obtaining patent protection for medical devices. Emery writes that he holds the University's first master of science degree (as opposed to a Master's in Environmental Arts and Sciences — the first master's degree program at the University). He received his J.D. degree from William Mitchell College of Law in 1999. He is married to Bridget and the couple resides in White Bear Lake, Minn.

Julie (Londo) Davenport '86 works for Central Texas College as a senior instructional system developer. Her degree is in information and computing science.

Jo (Bates-Torgessen) Norman '89 will be relocating back to Wisconsin from southern Indiana. She has accepted a position as a project manager in the Appleton office of Greenbrier & Russel, a technology-consulting firm recently purchased by Fujitsu. Her degree is in business administration and psychology.

Dimitri Mack '92 a staff member with the Milwaukee County Private Industry Council, was quoted in a December Journal-Sentinel story on the great importance of higher education to members of the African-American community. He majored in communication.

Molly Schreiber '96 lives in Washington state where she is general manager of a Women on the Move/Curves fitness center. Her degree is in communication and the arts.

Romi Herron '97 is the publications editor with Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. Her degree is in English.

Monette Bebow-Reinhard '00, a freelance writer living in Northeast Wisconsin, received a master's degree in history last year at UW-Eau Claire. Her ongoing research on the Arndt Sawmill site in Pensaukee was influential in it receiving National Historic Site designation. She majored in history at UW-Green Bay.

Erin Russell '01 is an attorney in Atlanta with Dennis, Corry, Porter and Smith. She is licensed to practice law in Illinois and Atlanta and was named a "Superlawyers Rising Star" for the State of Georgia in 2006. Her degree is in political science and public administration.

Cassie (Hintz) Maduscha '06 is a Head Start teacher in the Milwaukee area with Council for the Spanish Speaking a non-profit organization serving the Hispanic community. Her degree is in elementary education.

To see more class notes, or to submit your own, go online at

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