Recruitment Partner of the Year

2017

Dental City

Photo of Dental City Representatives

Representing Dental City from left to right: 
Jordan Lorenz (2012), Eric Pigo (2003) and Angie Hertel (2007).

Award Presentation Remarks from Linda Peacock-Landrum, Director of Career Services - Monday, February 19, 2018:

 

"Since 2007, Career Services at UW-Green Bay has recognized an employer partner, which shows exceptional commitment evidenced by support and opportunities for our students and graduates.  This employer partner also demonstrates comprehensive support for the mission of Career Services.  Today, we recognize our valued partner, Dental City as our Recruitment Partner of the Year for 2017.

 

I find it interesting that this award was established in 2007 and this was also the year that Dental City started a recruitment presence at UW-Green Bay.  Coincident or destiny? I recall meeting David Retzke for the first time at our fall job fair in 2007. We had a conversation about connecting with campus and building a relationship.  David noted that it would take time since recruitment was a small part of his role as Director of Sales and Marketing.  As Dental City grew, we learned more about the organization and its needs.  In 2011, David’s role shifted more into human resources, and as a result, the relationship between Dental City and UW-Green Bay strengthened.  In 2013, Jordan Lorenz joined Dental City as a Trainer.  David noted that Jordan would assume more recruitment duties and would be our primary contact since he was also an alumnus.  I can say that both Dental City and UW-Green Bay have benefited from hiring Jordan.

 

Over the past 5 years, UW-Green Bay have been thankful for the engagement and dedication of our alumni who work at Dental City.  These alumni return to campus to speak to classes, make presentations to student organizations and attend events such as today’s Dine Like a Professional Etiquette Lunch to support and engage our students.  Jordan personally has served on three panels, served twice as a judge for our elevator pitch competition, and as a judge for the Communication Week student competition.  He has also served as a speaker in more than 10 classes. In the past three years, our alumna, Angie Hertel has become engaged in her role has HR Coordinator attending numerous events on campus, as has Eric Pigo who is also an alumnus. 

 

Dental City has been a 4-time job fair sponsor, a 3-time PRO sponsor and a 2-year Sponsor of Business Week with the Cofrin School of Business. Dental City was also instrumental in the first Communication Week established in 2017 with the co-owners, who are both alumni, serving as keynoter speakers for the banquet.  Dental City has had a consistent presence at our jobs fairs each semester since 2011 and has frequently participated in our on-campus recruitment program.

 

Over the years, Jordan and I also talked about the beginning of an internship program in sales, which would offer valuable experience and start an earlier, stronger connection with students.  At least 4 students have served as interns at Dental City in the past, and currently 3 UW-Green Bay students are interns.

 

I have no doubt there are countless other ways that UW-Green Bay and Dental City are engaged, but these are only the examples that I can provide today.  The co-owners of Dental City with 100 employees, Dave Withbroe and John Mathys, are UW-Green Bay alumni and an additional 17 alumni currently work at Dental City.

Our office and our campus both are truly fortunate to have a partnership with Dental City. We look forward to many more engaging years in the future. Thank you to all of the representatives who are here today and to those who could not join us that have been instrumental in helping us to recognize Dental City as our Recruitment Partner of the Year for 2017."

 

2016

Baker Tilly       

 

Representing Baker Tilly from Left to Right: Andy Dilling (1998), Tori Farmer (2011), Tanya Brake, Matthew Wettstein (2016), Adam Willems (2015), and Tara Tomter.
 

Award Presentation Remarks from Linda Peacock-Landrum, Director of Career Services - Monday, February 20, 2017:

Since 2007, Career Services at UW-Green Bay has recognized an employer partner, which shows exceptional commitment evidenced by support and opportunities for our students and graduates.  This employer partner also demonstrates comprehensive support for the mission of Career Services.  Today, we recognize our valued partner, Baker Tilly as our Recruitment Partner of the Year for 2016. 

Baker Tilly joins past recipients that include Associated Bank, ACUITY, Schneider, Humana, Schreiber Foods, Glen Tilot with Brown County Human Services, the Arthritis Foundation-Northeast District, Schenck and Integrys/ WEC Energy Group.  

As Director of Career Services at UW-Green Bay for the past 19 years, I have been fortunate to work with many outstanding organizations and their professionals in the Green Bay community and the Northeast Wisconsin region. Early in my tenure in 1997, I met with professionals from a regional accounting firm, then Shumacher Romensko during their on-campus visit to interview students.  Shumacher Romensko would later merge with Virchow Krause in 1999, and in 2003 became Baker Tilly.  One very fond memory I have from my early years is meeting with an accounting student for a mock interview.  This accounting student was preparing for his on-campus interviews.  He graduated in December 1998 and was hired by Shumacher Romensko where he began his accounting career.  Today, that accounting graduate, Andy Dilling is now a Partner with Baker Tilly. Our records indicate that at least 36 recent graduates have begun their accounting careers with Baker Tilly and 28 students have served as interns with the organization.  Currently 15 alumni work at Baker Tilly and 2 students are interns this spring. Baker Tilly has engaged with our campus and our students in countless ways.  In 2005, the organization hosted our staff and Accounting faculty members for a site visit to meet with their staff to learn more about their operations, but also gave us an opportunity to meet with our alumni in the workplace.  Our partnership continued to grow with their consistent presence at our jobs fairs and their annual interviews on-campus for the past 17 years.  Baker Tilly has also been a 4-time job fair sponsor, a former PRO sponsor and a 2-year Sponsor of Business Week with the Cofrin School of Business.   The organization has hosted several student events and receptions on campus, as well as frequent meetings with our staff and accounting faculty over the years to maintain our strong partnership.

In addition to these recruitment and sponsorship efforts, UW-Green Bay has benefited from the engagement and dedication of our alumni who work at Baker Tilly.  These alumni return to campus to speak to classes, make presentations to student organizations and attend events such as today’s Dine Like a Professional Etiquette Lunch to support and engage our students.  Numerous alumni began their career in accounting with Baker Tilly and are still dedicated professionals in the field today.  The tradition continues in 2016 with three new graduates, Matt Wettstein, Brittany Behrens and Ross Kuepers, becoming associates at Baker Tilly.  I have no doubt there are countless other ways that UW-Green Bay and Baker Tilly are engaged, but these are only the examples that I can provide today.   

Our office and our campus both are truly fortunate to have a partnership with Baker Tilly.  We look forward to many more engaging years in the future.  Thank you to all the representatives who are here today and to those who could not join us that have been instrumental in helping us to recognize Baker Tilly as our Recruitment Partner of the Year for 2016. Would those in attendance please come forward?  They include:  Andy Dilling, 1998 alumnus; Tori Farmer, 2011 alumna; Matthew Wettstein, 2016 alumnus; Adam Willems, 2015 alumnus; Tara Tomter and Tanya Brake – both valued recruitment contacts.


2015

Associated Bank


Representing Associated Bank from Left to Right in the Front Row: Nathan Vandenbranden, Cordero Barkley, Sarah Schwarten, Jeff Schofield and Denis Hogan.
Back Row from Left to Right: Jennifer Bauer, Stephanie Crowe, Amy Jo Derenne, Tracy Hildner and Tommie Preslaski
 

Award Presentation Remarks from Linda Peacock-Landrum, Director of Career Services - Monday, February 29, 2016:

Since my arrival as Director of Career Services in the summer of 1997, I have had the privilege to work with many outstanding organizations and their professionals in the Green Bay community.  An organization that has consistently been part of these connections for me has been Associated Bank. I recall some of my first interactions with Associated Bank in 2003 was with a valued colleague that I still work with today but with another organization.  One of the first UW-Green Bay interns at Associated Bank, an HR intern, was in 2006 and she still works in HR with a local bank today.  Our records indicate that at least 30 students have interned with Associated since 2002.

Over the past ten years, Associated Bank has engaged with our campus and our students in countless ways.  I was honored to work with Judy Docter for several years which resulted in a faculty outreach dinner at Hinterland Brewery as well as an alumni and student night hosted at the Adams street location.  Our partnership continued to grow with their consistent presence at our jobs fairs, their early support of our etiquette program in 2008 & 2009 and their interviews on-campus as well as another hosted faculty and staff event at the Green Bay Country Club. 

In addition to these corporate efforts, UW-Green Bay has benefited from the engagement and dedication of our alumni who work at Associated.  When Cordero Barkley first began working at Associated in 2011, he brought his boss to campus to meet with me and Don McCartney now retired faculty member. Over the years, Jill Mulroy, Jennifer Reitz, Laurie Reidy Timmerman, and Todd Bartels have been other engaged alumni with whom I had had the pleasure to meet and work with.  There are numerous other alumni who were equally engaged when they were part of the Associated family and I am fortunate to still work with them in other ways today.   In 2012, Chad Bianchi reached out and offered support to students about the corporate training program he completed and to this date he has served as a resource for students.   A few years later in 2014, Cordero returned to be instrumental in a key meeting with Jennifer Bauer, Jeff Schofield and several others.  That same year, Chad and Zach Loritz began a series of semester presentations in my Professional Skills course. My apologies if I overlooked an alumnus as it was not my intent, but I wanted to bring faces to our partnership.  Just a few days ago, a LinkedIn search I completed revealed 105 UW-Green Bay alumni who are affiliated with Associated Bank.

Numerous alumni began their career in banking at Associated and are still in the banking profession today.  The tradition continues in 2016 with three new graduates, Jose Villa, Phillip Anschutz and Emily Blaha joining Associated.  Last year Ryan Streicher and Joe Miller are two alumni who joined Associated. 

Lastly our staff in Career Services has worked closely most recently with several of your colleagues like Stephanie Crowe, Amy Jo Derenne, Rachel Juley, Tracy Hildner and Nathan Vandenbranden.  The efforts continue with class presentations, mock interviews, and specialty programs like Internship Mania and internship panels.  The organization has also been a 5 year Sponsor of Business week and a 3 year sponsor of Phoenix Recruitment Online/PRO.  I have no doubt there are countless other ways that UW-Green Bay and Associated Bank are engaged, but these are only the examples that I can provide today.   

Our office and our campus both are truly blessed with the partnership we have with Associated Bank.  We look forward to many more engaging years in the future.  Thank you to all the representatives who are here today and to those who could not join us that have been instrumental in helping us to recognize Associated Bank as our Recruitment Partner of the Year for 2015.

2014

ACUITY


Representing ACUITY from left to right: Amanda Gebert, Haley Lindstrom, Tracy Wusterbarth, Jordan Lindstrom and Rebecca Flipse.
 

The Recruitment Partner of the Year award is presented annually by Career Services at UW-Green Bay.  Each year an organization or a community member is chosen for the recognition based on exceptional commitment to Career Services’ mission which includes creating learning opportunities for UW-Green Bay students in their field of study, supporting professional growth and career development of students/alumni and actively involved in recruiting students and alumni for such opportunities.  The award was established in 2006 and was first awarded in 2007.

Past Recipients include Schneider, Humana, Schreiber Foods, Glen Tilot - Brown County Human Services, Arthritis Foundation - Northeast District, Schenck, and Integrys Energy Group (formerly Wisconsin Public Service).

The recipient for 2014 is ACUITY.

When the current director of Career Services, Linda Peacock-Landrum, arrived at UW-Green Bay in the summer of 1997, the first employer she met was John Signer, the director of human resources at Heritage Insurance which would become today’s ACUITY.  Each year John returned to campus eager to recruit students and would conduct campus interviews as the need arose.  Early on John wanted to formalize a partnership with UW-Green Bay and looked for many possible ways to make it happen.  The relationship grew steadily over the years.  Since fall 1997, ACUITY has attended every job fair we have held which totals 35 job fairs (one event per year was held until the spring of 2001 when 1 event a semester occurred).

ACUITY has had regular attendance and representation at events on campus including our etiquette events, mock interview days and panel presentations.  ACUITY professionals have served as guest speakers in computer science and business administration courses and as a guest blog writer in 2013.  ACUITY has also been a PRO Sponsor since 2012.

Approximately 40 alumni work at ACUITY and the number is growing with at least 4 UW-Green Bay graduates joining ACUITY after graduation this year.  In recent years ACUITY has started to grow an internship program and we are looking for this partnership to grow as well.

2013

Schneider

Representing Schneider National from Left to Right:Ron Pfeifer, Kristy Sipiorski, Nicole Gregoire and Stacy Butter. Award Presented by Linda Peacock-Landrum, Director of Career Services.

The Recruitment Partner of the Year award is presented annually by Career Services at UW-Green Bay.  Each year an organization or a community member is chosen for the recognition based on exceptional commitment to Career Services’ mission which includes creating learning opportunities for UW-Green Bay students in their field of study, supporting professional growth and career development of students/alumni and actively involved in recruiting students and alumni for such opportunities.  The award was established in 2006 and was first awarded in 2007. 

The recipient for 2013 is Schneider National.  Schneider National has been a partner of UW-Green Bay for over 20 years.  During this time, Schneider National has posted over 300 jobs and internships, has participated in 15+ job fairs, conducted on-campus interviews and has worked with staff on special recruitment outreach. Each year numerous students intern with Schneider National and alumni become Schneider associates.

However, beginning in 2011, Schneider National wanted to focus and concentrate efforts with UW-Green Bay to strengthen and enhance an already solid partnership.  Over the past three years, Schneider associates have provided program support in terms of participation in both our mock interview day and our etiquette lunch and have served as panelists and workshop presenters.  Specifically in terms of classroom support, Schneider associates have spoken or will be speaking in 8 different classrooms this academic year in both Business Administration and Communication.  Schneider has also served as an event sponsor with Career Services and a Business Week sponsor with the Cofrin School of Business for the past three years.  It is also important to note with multiple lines of business and divisions, Schneider National worked with our staff this summer to identify 3 members of their team to work closely with regarding outreach and recruitment.  This effort has streamlined and strengthened the partnership even more. 

Today over 320 UW-Green Bay alumni are Schneider National associates. We are thankful for the support and partnership that UW-Green Bay has with Schneider National.

2012

Humana

The Recruitment Partner of the Year award is presented annually by Career Services at UW-Green Bay.  Each year an organization or a community member is chosen for the recognition based on exceptional commitment to Career Services’ mission which includes creating learning opportunities for UW-Green Bay students in their field of study, supporting professional growth and career development of students/alumni and actively involved in recruiting students and alumni for such opportunities.  The award was established in 2006 and was first awarded in 2007. 

Past recipients have included Integrys (formerly Wisconsin Public Service), Schenck, Arthritis Foundation of NE Wisconsin, Glen Tilot with Brown County Human Services and Schreiber Foods.  The recipient for 2012 is Humana.

Recruiting at UW-Green Bay since 2004, Humana has listed over 100 jobs, participated in job fairs and conducted campus interviews over the past 9 years.  However in August 2011, the Humana leadership in Green Bay wanted to strengthen the relationship and build on the existing foundation.  Several leaders from both organizations met.  What grew out of this meeting was consistent and regular communication leading to frequent, increased meetings and expanded involvement.  Humana associates became involved in class presentations, provided program support in terms of mock interview day, etiquette lunch and panel participation, and served as a sponsor of services & programs with Career Services and Business Week with the Cofrin School of Business for 2012 and 2013.  Most recently Humana is working to create two scholarships for students at UW-Green Bay.  In the past 18 months, over 15 alumni have been hired and to date over 80 alumni are currently Humana associates corporate wide.

2011

Schreiber Foods

The Recruitment Partner of the Year award is presented annually by UW-Green Bay’s Office of Career Services. Each year an organization or a community member is chosen for the recognition based on exceptional commitment to Career Services’ mission of creating learning opportunities for UW-Green Bay students in their field of study, through internships and other hands-on experiences.    Schreiber Foods is the recipient for 2011.

There is a long and detailed relationship between UW-Green Bay and Schreiber Foods.  Schreiber has participated annually in numerous events and programs with UW-Green Bay.  This includes semester job fairs, on-campus interviews, class and student organization presentations, department meetings with faculty and special event participation as speakers and panelists.    There has also been representation of Schreiber employees on various boards for the University throughout the years.  In addition, Schreiber leaders have been long time friends of the University as well.  On an annual basis it is estimated that 25 interns are UW-Green Bay students.  115 Schreiber partners have graduated and/or attended UW-Green Bay over the years.

The Recruitment Partner of the Year award was established in 2006 with the first recipient recognized in 2007.  

2010

Glen Tilot, Brown County Human Services


Recognized as a “kind and patient man” by a former intern, and a “mentor to many” by many others, Glen Tilot, a social worker with Brown County Human Services, was honored as the 2010 Recruitment Partner of the Year by his alma mater.

Tilot, a 1981 University of Wisconsin-Green Bay graduate, was presented with the award Wednesday, Nov. 3, at a reception in the University Union. The presentation of the award was accompanied by gratitude and appreciation from students, alumni and community members for his endless dedication to UW-Green Bay. In receiving this award, Tilot was recognized as a valued partner of the University.

Tilot has personally supervised more than 75 students from various fields of study as interns or volunteers. Most students who seek to work with Tilot come from his area of study: Human Development, Psychology and Social Work.

“I thoroughly enjoyed interning for him,” said former intern and 2009 graduate Laurel Yelton. “He is such a kind, patient man who I truly admire. Because he loves the work that he does, he makes you want to join him in making a difference in people’s lives.”

The Recruitment Partner of the Year award is presented annually by UW-Green Bay’s Office of Career Services. Each year an organization or a community member is chosen for the recognition based on exceptional commitment to Career Services’ mission of creating learning opportunities for UW-Green Bay students in their field of study, through internships and other hands-on experiences. Tilot is the first individual to receive this award. Previous winners include: Integrys (2007), Schenck Business Solutions (2008) and the Arthritis Foundation, NE Chapter (2009).

— Story by Daniele Frechette, editorial intern, Marketing and University Communication

2009

Arthritis Foundation, Northeast District 


Laura Libert, Arthritis Foundation - Northeast District

The Arthritis Foundation — Wisconsin Chapter, Northeast District, was named the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Recruitment Partner of the Year for 2008-2009. 
The award recognizes an organization that:

  • Participates in programs and services that involve the recruitment, selection and hiring of students for internships and post-graduate employment
  • Demonstrates support for the mission of UW-Green Bay Career Services by providing opportunities that connect learning to life
  • Shows a willingness to go beyond standard insight, support, involvement and advice in areas related to recruiting, hiring and retention in support of the University, its staff, students and graduates
  • Shows commitment that is evidenced by concrete opportunities in the forms of internships and employment for students.

Since 2003, the Northeast District has hired 23 UW-Green Bay interns, including three for the spring of 2009.  All positions are unpaid and many students do receive academic credit.

With the help of the interns, Northeast District Director Laura Libert is able to hold six Jingle Bell Run/Walks annually each December and numerous spring walks in May across the state. Employees and interns also help promote education and outreach programs about arthritis through various other special events.

UW-Green Bay has partnered with the Northeast District for 12 years to host the Jingle Bell Run/Walk on campus. The event brings 1,200 community members to campus and offers opportunities for volunteer service for student groups and the Phoenix Division I Cross Country teams.

“Laura has served as an exceptional resource about non-profits, special events, and fundraising and has been an excellent resource for networking for our students,” said UW-Green Bay Director of Career Services Linda Peacock-Landrum.

UW-Green Bay presented Libert and the Arthritis Foundation — Wisconsin Chapter, Northeast District with a Recruitment Partner of the Year award on Wednesday, Jan. 14. 

2008

Schenck Business Solutions

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Career Services presented its 2008 Recruitment Partner of the Year Award to Schenck Business Solutions in ceremonies on Tuesday, Feb. 12 during the University's annual Recruitment Update event at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts.

The Recruitment Partner of the Year recipient is selected from among nominations, and recognizes organizations for participating in programs that lead to internships and post-graduate employment for UW-Green Bay students and demonstrate support for the mission of Career Services and the University by providing opportunities that "connect learning to life" for students and graduates.

Schenck is a full-service CPA and business consulting firm with 59 shareholders, more than 500 employees, and nine locations throughout Wisconsin. The award was presented by Steve Swan, UW-Green Bay assistant chancellor for University Advancement, and acknowledged by Schenck President Bill Goodman and Dennis Langenberg, managing partner of Schenck's Green Bay office. Linda Peacock-Landrum is UW-Green Bay director of Career Services.

The Recruitment Partner of the Year Award was first given in 2007, when the award went to WPS Resources Corp.

About 70 attended the annual Recruitment Update for representatives of organizations that work closely with the UW-Green Bay Career Services Office.

Click here to see profiles of UW-Green Bay alumni who are employed with Schenck!

2007

Wisconsin Public Service Corporation

(Integrys Energy Group) 


Wisconsin Public Service Corporation was designated the first-ever "Recruitment Partner of the Year" by Career Services. A presentation was made by Assistant Chancellor Steve Swan at Career Services' annual Recruitment Update. The WPS recruitment "team" was presented a plaque and a desk clock in appreciation of participation in fairs and campus interviews, as well as serving on panels, responding to requests for speakers, speaking to student groups and classes, job shadow opportunities, internships and more.