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Robert and Joanne Bauer Endowed Scholarship for Instrumental Music

Discipline: General; Double-reed instrumentalist

Student: New or Continuing

Robert (Bob) and Joanne Bauer established this endowed scholarship in 2013 as a further testament to Bob's legacy at UW-Green Bay. Bob's career at UW-Green Bay started in the 1970's when he was recruited by UWGB's first Chancellor, Ed Weidner, to become the first Director of Bands at the young University. Bob was one of the initial founding music faculty members and is credited with helping to build the music department. He is also remembered for his strong talent for recruiting exceptional students to attend UWGB and enroll in Music courses. As a musician, he is a talented flutist and music educator. He carried a private flute studio for many years even while pursuing administrative leadership on campus. Bob retired from UW-Green Bay in 1994 as Dean of Professional Studies and Outreach, where his effective administration helped establish the Nursing and Social Work programs. Joanne Bauer also left a legacy as a fantastic teacher - she taught Home Economics and English/Language Arts at middle and high school levels for 33 years, and she is remembered by her students as a remarkable mentor. In 1976, she was awarded a sabbatical from the Green Bay Public Schools to pursue a Master's Degree at UW-Green Bay, which she received in 1977. This scholarship will recognize students who enhance the UWGB music program with their talents as a double-reed instrumentalist in the University wind ensemble.

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