• Carving out fun — When the U.S. National Cheese Championship was hosted by Lambeau Field in October of 2011, six UW-Green Bay students were selected for the Sargento Cheese Carving Contest. Bonus? Every carver got free cheese for a year. The participants (now UW-Green Bay alumni) included Amy Williams, Christine Brandtne, Casey Early-Krueger, Dan Klewer, Theresa Lotto and Johanna Winters.
• Student interns back the Pack — Top UW-Green Bay students are sometimes recruited to gain experience in the Packers corporate offices through internships in marketing, human resources, finance and accounting, photography and public relations. In recent years, students were commissioned for a major marketing study of training-camp visitors, while others conducted an assessment of game-day recycling and team sustainability practices. The connection to one of the world’s most celebrated sports franchises is a resume enhancer and educational highlight for students who participate.
Being part of a world championship season is something special. When the Packers beat the Steelers in Super Bowl LXV the campus joined in the excitement.
- The unofficial campus tradition of wearing Packers gear on Fridays before game took off in a big way.
- Cheerleaders from UW-Green Bay — who pull double duty for the Packers — fired up crowds at downtown pep rallies before big playoff games.
- Campus police officers began wearing official badges carrying a “Home of the World Champions” tagline.
The joyous celebrations that broke out in and around the UW-Green Bay housing complex following the Packers’ Super Bowl win are recalled by many alumni and staff as a one-of-a-kind campus memory.
• What do you mean we don’t have a football team? — A passion for sports and for supporting their hometown teams. Whether it’s a leaf pile made into a “G” or “Go Pack Go” in the snow, Phoenix fans support their “hometown” teams with unbridled enthusiasm.