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@lumni Newsletter February 2008

[ Alumni News | Alumni Events | Class Notes ]

Alumni News

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Prof. Anne Kok.

Door County accident claims life of Prof. Anne Kok

Anne C. Kok, an associate professor and chair of UW-Green Bay's undergraduate program in Social Work, was killed in a car accident this week. Kok, 60, was a compassionate teacher and award-winning scholar who joined the UW-Green Bay faculty in 1988. In the last year alone, her program had won the 2007 Founders Association Award for excellence in collaborative achievement, and she herself had recently won a fall semester 2008 sabbatical leave from the UW System Board of Regents to promote new international educational opportunities for UW-Green Bay students in Jordan.

Friends, students and co-workers are invited to visit the University Web site for remembrances and reminiscence. A page for public postings is online at

UWGB vs. UW-Milwaukee: The rivalry continues

Support the Phoenix men's basketball team in Milwaukee
at the U.S. Cellular Arena on
Saturday, February 16.

Tip-off time is 7 p.m.

Reception at Buck Bradley's
(1019 Old World 3rd St., Milwaukee) from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

UW-Green Bay Phoenix logo.
Complimentary hor d'oeuvres, cash bar, and door prizes. Call (920) 465-2625 for ticket information. 

Pick-up the phone... It's Alumni Phone-A-Thon time!
The 11th Annual UW-Green Bay Alumni Phone-A-Thon gets underway in February. Some 20 student callers will attempt to reach more than 20,000 alumni. Callers will update your alumni profile (address, job, spouse, etc.) and seek contributions in support of scholarships and academic programs.

Are you difficult to reach by phone? Visit us online 24 hours a day to make your gift online. Help us build a stronger UW-Green student at a time.

Inside magazine cover.

'Inside' headed your way

Your copy of the alumni magazine Inside will arrive mid-February. It's a warm issue filled with good news about the great works of our alumni.
Check it out!

Don't receive Inside? Wait for "your call" or update us at

Friends and Foe Women's Basketball Reception
A pre-game reception sets the stage for what could be the regular season conference title game at the Kress Events Center on Saturday, March 1. Tip off is at 1 p.m. for the Phoenix vs. UWM. The pre-game reception will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Winter Garden located in Mary Ann Cofrin Hall; complimentary hor d'oeuvres, cash bar, and door prizes.

An RSVP is requested by February 22 by contacting the alumni office at or (920) 465-2586.

And the award goes to...
Join us for Alumni Awards night Saturday, April 19th. A social will be held in the Phoenix Rooms at 5 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 p.m. and an awards presentation at 7 p.m. If you would like an invitation please contact Mark Brunette at or (920) 465-2586.

Back to the Wilderness

Join us at the Wilderness Hotel and Golf Resort — America's largest water park resort — Friday through Sunday April 25, 26 and 27 for just $109* per night for a group of four per room ($15 for additional people).

Make your reservations by March 25 by calling 1-800-867-9453 and mention the UWGB Alumni Association Room Block.

Photo from Wilderness Water Park Hotel and Golf Resort, Wisconsin Dells.

The Human Development program needs your help!
The Human Development program is seeking volunteers, ages 40 to 100 years old, to participate in a Health Perceptions Survey. Participants will receive a survey in the mail that contains a brief story and questions inquiring into the participant's perception of illness symptoms as well as questions asking about your current health and lifestyle. Contact Dr. Dean Von Dras: or (920) 465-5012. Survey requests can be made until May 30.

Photo: Alumni Scholarship Golf Outing.

Golf with Gold...again

Mark your calendar for the Alumni Scholarship Golf Outing — Friday, June 13. Cost is $320 per foursome or $90 for individual golfers with an awards ceremony, silent auction and door prizes. Brian Gold '99 is the chair.

Contact the alumni office, or (920) 465-2586 for a registration brochure.

News from Your U.

Semester opens with 'new' Student Services Building
Spring semester opened Tuesday (Jan. 22) at UW-Green Bay with a newly remodeled Student Services Building. For more information, read the online LOG newsletter.

Grandparent's University logo.

Our Grandparents are Juniors

Grandparent's University (GPU) begins its junior (third) year this summer, July 24 and 25.

Grandparents and grandchildren can register online.

Downtown Third Thursdays — Spring line-up
Live in the area? Join the UW-Green Bay faculty from noon to 12:45 p.m. at Baylake Bank City Center:

    Feb. 21, Vicki Medland presents "A Backyard Winter Oasis for Feeding Birds."
    March 20, Kim Nielsen presents "Your Mamma, Your Grandma and Women's History."
    April 17th,John Salerno presents "Bebop and Cool: A Study of Contrasts."

Prof. Harvey Kaye.

Prof. Kaye's lively interview with Moyers

Harvey Kaye's appearance recently on the nationally televised "Bill Moyers' Journal" program, began with Moyers' comment, "Harvey, I have never met a historian more enthusiastic about his subject than you are about Thomas Paine."

Read more.

UWGB art faculty exhibit opened January 31
Fifteen faculty are exhibiting their work in the 34th annual Faculty Art Exhibition in the Lawton Gallery. The exhibit continues through Feb. 21. Read more about the exhibit.

Phoenix women in conference lead, men crack Top 100 RPI
For everything Phoenix athletics go to

Please, stay connected for our sake and yours!
New job? Change of address?
Update the latest happenings in your life by completing the alumni update form. Please, don't be a lost alum!

Alumni Events

Mark your calendars:
• February 16 Alumni Reception: Buck Bradley's, Milwaukee, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

UWGB Men vs. UW Milwaukee Men's Basketball Game,
U.S. Cellular Arena, 7:00 p.m.
• February 21 Downtown Green Bay – Vicki Medland, NAS
"A Backyard Winter Oasis for Feeding Birds"
• March 1

Alumni Reception, Winter Garden, Mary Ann Cofrin Hall,
UWGB Campus, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Held in conjunction with UWGB Women's Basketball Game
UW Milwaukee

• March 20 Downtown Green Bay – Kim Nielsen, SCD
"Your Mamma, Your Grandma and Women's History"
• March 25 Alumni Association Board of Directors Meeting
• April 17 Downtown Green Bay – John Salerno, COA
"Bebop and Cool: A Study of Contrasts"
• April 19 Alumni Awards Presentation, UW-Green Bay Campus
• April 25, 26, 27 Wilderness Weekend, Wisconsin Dells
• May 17 Commencement Reception, Titletown Brewery
• May 18 Cellcom Marathon – Alumni Water Station
• June 13 Alumni Association Scholarship Golf Outing,
Royal Scot Golf Course, New Franken
• July 24-25 Grandparent's University, UWGB Campus

See more information on alumni events or activities.

Class Notes

Kay Nelson '78 is a full professor at Southern Illinois University. She previously held engineering and senior management positions with Procter & Gamble, Green Bay, Apple Computer and NATO. She has been honored as an NSF Career Scholar and outstanding woman in technology. She is married to Jim Nelson, a professor at SIU. Her degree is in communication and the arts.

Marty Stanley '77 managerial systems, is president of Dynamic Dialog, Inc., and a professional speaker, facilitator and executive coach. Her book: Get Out of B.E.D. (Blame, Excuses and Denial): Change Your Outlook, Alter Your Outcomes was published in December 2006. She received the 2007 Team Builder Award from the National Association of Women Business Owners and was honored in 2005 as a "Woman who Means Business" by the Kansas City Business Journal.

Mark Fralick '82 business administration, is the president of ROI Solutions, LLC in Oconomowoc. He also co-founded Software Architects Inc., working with companies like Compaq Service Organization, Panasonic, Delta Faucet, Timex, and Lifetime Hoan to develop supply chain solutions. He has twice been nominated for State Entrepreneur of the Year.

Laura (Busby) Hollingsworth '89 has been named president and publisher of the Des Moines Register. She has been the Register's general manager since 2005 and the newspaper's vice president of advertising from 2002 to 2005. Hollingsworth also worked as an advertising executive at Gannett Co. newspapers in Washington, Illinois and Michigan. She lives in Johnston, Iowa, with her husband and three children. She majored in communication processes.

Marc Jimos '91 and '02, a band instructor at Ashwaubenon High School, played with members of his school's drum corps in back-to-back shows last summer at the Resch Center, Green Bay, with country music star Keith Urban. Jimos majored in communication and the arts and music, and received a master's degree in Applied Leadership for Teaching and Learning.

Tamara Jochem '95 environmental sciences, is senior mammal keeper at the Dallas Zoo. Jochem works with training gorillas, chimpanzees, mandrills, zebras, and African antelope.

Chad Goeden '00 completed two years with the Peace Corps in the Ukraine and is now the international center coordinator at Washington State University. His degree is in German.

Stacey Wegener '05 is the medical scholar program coordinator with UW Medical Student Admissions in Madison. She earned a master's degree in educational leadership and policy analysis in 2007. She majored in psychology and human development.

To see more class notes, or to submit your own, go online to the Alumni Relations Web site.

To learn more about what's happening at your alma mater, visit the Alumni Relations Web site.

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Last Revised: February 6, 2008   © UW-Green Bay Alumni Relations
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