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In Memoriam

Karen Dalke

The UW-Green Bay community is deeply saddened to announce the passing of a valued and highly respected member of our faculty and the Phoenix family, Karen Dalke (senior lecturer, Public and Environmental Affairs). Karen was a talented and dynamic instructor, teaching courses primarily in Sociology and Anthropology and often teaching online courses for the University’s Integrative Leadership Studies program. She passed away with loved ones at her side on Friday, July 13, 2018, following an accident.

A message from Provost Davis (July 16, 2018), expressed the feelings of those who worked with her…

“Karen was a deeply respected instructor and colleague at UW-Green Bay, as well as a talented researcher and emerging scholar in her field. Karen clearly loved the work she did at UW-Green Bay and will be remembered as a fierce advocate for her students, and for her staunch advocacy surrounding issues that impacted the most vulnerable in our society.”

Karen Dalke’s memory honored with internship funding and a scholarship

Karen Dalke’s husband, Dan Skorczewski, sought to honor his wife’s memory — and one of her passions — by establishing The Karen Dalke Award for the benefit of funding student internships through Public and Environmental Affairs. Students eligible for this award will be completing an internship with a not-for-profit or government agency focused on bettering the lives of animals. If you are interested in contributing to The Karen Dalke Award fund for student internships you may do so online (

or by mailing a check made payable to the UW-Green Bay Foundation at UW-Green Bay Foundation, UW-Green Bay, CL 805, 2420 Nicolet Drive, Green Bay, Wis., 54311-7001. Please note “The Karen Dalke Award fund” on your gift.

The Global Studies minor program also has a scholarship in her name called “The Karen Dalke Memorial Global Citizenship Scholarship” and the donation link is here: