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Barbara and Benjamin Cruz-Uribe Family Endowed Scholarship for the Study of Environmental Issues



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When Ben Cruz-Uribe was a student at the University of Wisconsin, he was aided financially by donors that enabled him to complete his first degree in 1973. At that time he earned a B.A. with a Concentration in Ecosystem Analysis, an Option in Mathematics, a minor in Spanish and a Collateral in Secondary Education. His second graduation was in 1979 with an M.E.A.S. in Environmental Mathematical and Statistical Modelling. From 1981 through 1984, he was an Ad-Hoc Professor of Statistics. He served on the Alumni Board of Directors from 1988 through 1995. After retiring from his corporate position in 2006, he returned to the University as a Statistics tutor for the Athletic Department from 2006 to 2010. In 2010, he became an Adjunct Professor of Statistics until his retirement in 2017. He also taught in the Life Long Learning Institute since 2005. His association with the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay spanned 47 years as a student, professor, and volunteer.

Two weeks after graduation in 1973, Barbara and Benjamin were married. In 1999, their daughter, Lara, graduated from UWGB. During the late 1990’s, their son, Justin, worked on several research projects at UWGB.

In recognition for all that the university has given to their family, Barb and Ben Cruz-Uribe have created an endowed scholarship to aid students in the study and research of environmental issues, especially those that are directly and indirectly affected by global warming/climate change. The purpose of this scholarship is to continue to aid students to help achieve that goal.