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A.L.L. Newsletter







Spring 2007

Summer School is HOT! Thinking about taking a class or two this summer? If yes, you are not alone! Registrations for Summer 07 are the highest in the history of the Adult Degree Program. Some classes are already beginning to close, so register now to avoid having someone else take your seat. Did you know that you can take classes this summer in three different formats? Of course, you can take classes that meet 3-4 Saturdays over the course of the entire summer. You can also choose from internet courses that will allow you to earn those credits from home. Finally, do not miss out on Summer Week 2007! Bill Laatsch will be offer-

ing his much acclaimed GEOG 371, Geography of the U.S. and Canada, and Vicki Medland’s ENV SCI 102, Intro to Environmental Sciences, is an excellent course to satisfy your NPS1 requirement. Not sure what is available this summer that will help you? Refer to your Spring/Summer 07 Timetable or pick up the revised Summer 07 Timetable in the ADP Office. Contact your advisor immediately with questions and review Summer course offerings at http://www.uwgb. edu/adultdegrees/html/info/summer07.htm. Summer is a tremendous opportunity to earn credits in a short period of time and to stay on track toward that degree!

Bev Hendricks to retire from UW-Green Bay After 37 years of service to UW-Green Bay and the Adult Degree Program, our own Bev Hendricks will retire to pursue other interests and to spend time with her family and friends. Bev has been an employee at UW-Green Bay almost as long as the institution has existed, and has served in the Library, Registrar’s Office, and with the Extended/Adult Degree Office.

students are invited to join Bev along with her friends, family and co-workers at her retirement party on Thursday, April 19 at 4:30 p.m. at the Green Bay Yacht Club. Call the ADP Office at (920) 465-2423 for directions.

Under her helpful guidance, every single student in the history of this program has counted on Bev for guidance and support. But while we will enjoy only a few more months with her as a colleague, we will cherish her friendship forever. All

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Inside This Issue: Congratulations December Grads

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Scholarship Information

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Passing of an ADP “legend” Page 5 New Areas of Emphasis

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News and Notes

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Alumni News

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A.L.L. Newsletter Congratulations to our December Graduates! We are thrilled to recognize our newest graduates: • Benjamin Counard - Green Bay • Vickie Dansbury - Madison • Amanda Dornfeld - Green Bay • Denise Dudley - Reedsville • Marie Graupner - White Lake • Donna Griesbach - Hortonville • Karen Kohlbeck - Green Bay • Christopher Kugel - Green Bay Graduates attending the Cap and Gown Reception smile for the camera

• Philip Livingston - De Pere • Mark Peterson - Green Bay • Rachel Rohloff - Neenah These graduates were honored at the ADP Cap and Gown Reception. Present along with several graduates and their families were Professors Bill Laatsch, Kumar Kangayappan, and Peter Kellogg. Also present were Associate Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Dr. Regan Gurung; Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Dr. Fergus Hughes; and Provost, Dr. Sue Hammersmith. We were especially honored When Chancellor Bruce Shepard and Cindy Shepard showed up to express their congratulation and to chat with the graduates.

Soon-to-be alumni, Marie Graupner, Donna Griesbach, and Christopher Kugel prepare to process

A.L.L. Alumni Network President Sandie Scott chats with new graduates, Mark Peterson and Donna Griesbach







Spring 2007

Graduating? Make a note of these important dates!

Background on the Wyngaard Scholarship

Graduation Date: December, 2007 Deadline to Apply: May 1, 2007 Diplomas Mailed: Early March, 2008

The Elizabeth Eleanor Wyngaard Scholarship provides tuition assistance for non-traditional freshman and sophomore students over the age of 25. The family of “Betsy” Wyngaard established the scholarship after her untimely death in November 1997. The scholarship fund recognizes students in the Adult Degree Program who demonstrate the maturity, ability and motivation to enter and complete a bachelor’s degree offered in a non-traditional format.

Graduation Date: May, 2008 Deadline to Apply: December 1, 2007 Diplomas Mailed: Early August, 2008

Background on the Hoppe Scholarship

All students planning to graduate from UW-Green Bay in August, 2007 through August, 2008 are required to apply for graduation by the following dates: Graduation Date: August, 2007 Deadline to Apply: February 1, 2007 Diplomas Mailed: Late September, 2007

Click on services/gradinfo/application.html to apply for graduation.

Application coming soon for ’07-’08 Adult Degree Scholarships One of the most thrilling ways that the Adult Degree Program and its supporters help our students is through the awarding of scholarships. The deadline for application will be June 30, 2007 and applications for next year’s scholarships will be available soon at http://www.

Apply for the Management Women Scholarship Applications are now being accepted for the Management Women, Inc. Scholarship for the 2007-08 academic year. All female students are encouraged to review the application criteria to determine their eligibility and to apply. Note that applicants for this scholarship must be sponsored by a member of Management Women, and former Adult Degree Program Director, Dr. Dottie Stepien, has offered to sponsor applicants from our program. Applicants for this scholarship must meet the following criteria:

The Patricia L. Hoppe Scholarship is made available to UW-Green Bay Adult Degree Program students by the family and friends of Trish Hoppe. Trish was a vivacious and wonderful woman who was a student in the Program. Cancer took Trish’s life before she could complete her degree. Before she passed away, she expressed her desire to help other nontraditional students achieve their educational and career goals.

1. Applicant must be female.

Background on the Olski Scholarship

5. Applicant must submit a COMPLETED application, including transcripts, postmarked or received no later than 1 April 2007.

The Dr. Katharine Olski Scholarship is made available to Adult Degree Program students by the friends of Katharine Olski. Dr. Olski started in 1977 at UWGB with the “University Without Walls” program that later became the Extended Degree Program that is now the Adult Degree Program. In 1981-82 Dr. Olski became the Director of the Program which thrived under her leadership. Upon her retirement in 1997, students and friends of Dr. Olski established this scholarship in her honor.

2. Applicant must be sponsored by a current member of Management Women. 3. Applicant must possess at least a high school diploma or equivalent by June of the year of application. 4. Applicant must attend a postsecondary institution in the school year immediately following the notification of the award.

Contact the Adult Degree Program Office for an application.

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A.L.L. Newsletter Preview of Courses for 2007-08

Fall ’07 course offerings include: Course Number

Course Title


ANTHRO 100 BUS ADM 350 CHEM 355 COMM 133 COMM 280

Varieties of World Culture Business Computer Applications Chemistry in the World Fundamentals of Public Address Business and Professional Communication Money and Banking College Writing Energy and Society U.S. Women’s History Introduction to Human Biology Ethnic Minorities in Science Infancy and Early Childhood Cross-Cultural Human Development

SS1 or CUL (INTERNET) Elective and Bus. A of E (INTERNET) UL NS Public Address and Org. Comm. A of E Elective and Org. Comm. A of E (WE)


Introduction to the Humanities Capstone; Synthesis and Assessment of Learning Elementary Algebra Professional Ethics and Problem Solving Theories of Personality Disaster Recovery Sustainable Development

UL Social Science or Area of Emphasis Writing Competency NPS2 (INTERNET) UL Humanities (WE) HB1 ETS (WE) (INTERNET) UL SS and A of E and HUM DEV Minor CUL or SS2 & UL SS or A of E & HUM DEV Minor (INTERNET) H1 (INTERNET) Capstone Math Competency Critical Thinking or UL Humanities UL SS and UL WE and PSYCH Minor UL SS and Emerg. Man A of E SS2 or CUL and LL WE (INTERNET)

Spring ’08 course offerings include: Course Number

Course Title



Family, Kin, and Community Business and its Environment Introductory Management Organizational Communication World Art Social Science Statistics Environmental Literature Expository Writing Introduction to First Nation Studies: Social Justice Science and Religion: Spirit of Inquiry Introduction to Human Development Middle Childhood and Adolescence Adulthood and Aging Foundations of Western Culture II Intermediate Algebra Contemporary Ethical Issues American Government and Politics Political and Policy Dimensions of Emergency Management

SS2 or CUL and UL SS and UL WE SS1 and BUS ADM Minor A of E and BUS ADM or ACCTG Minor Org. Comm. A of E (WE) (INTERNET) FA or CUL (INTERNET) Math and BUS ADM Minor (INTERNET) UL HUM (WE) (INTERNET) Composition (WE) ETS (WE) (INTERNET)


HB2 and UL Natural Science (WE) SS1 & HUM DEV Minor (INTERNET) UL SS and HUM DEV Minor and A of E UL SS and A of E and HUM DEV Minor H2 (INTERNET) Mathematics H3 (INTERNET) SS1 (INTERNET) UL SS and Emerg. Man A of E

Summer ’08 course offerings include: Course Number

Course Title



Introductory Accounting


Persuasion and Argumentation World Music Expository Writing Settlement Geography Introduction to the Humanities I Introduction to the Humanities II Introduction to Asian Philosophy Abnormal Psychology

Elective and A of E and BUS ADM Minor Elective and Org. Comm. A of E (WE) FA or CUL (INTERNET) Composition (WE) (INTERNET) SS2 and UL SS (WE) H1 (INTERNET) H2 (INTERNET) CUL or H3 UL SS and PSYCH Minor (INTERNET)






Make plans for the future by checking out the following courses coming up next year. For details on these course offerings, click on the desired semester under “What’s New” on our website: Please note that this is a tentative list and is subject to change.

A 14-week semester? Major change appears likely for academic calendar In a note to representatives of campus governance, Chancellor Bruce Shepard laid out a preliminary plan and timetable for the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay to transition from a 15-week to a 14-week class schedule. The proposal will go before the February meeting of the Faculty Senate. A preference survey, governance involvement and various presentations on the academic advantages of the proposal have contributed momentum to the push toward changing the current calendar. A decision on this change is required by March 1, followed by appointment of an ad hoc implementation committee, if the new calendar is to take effect for the 2008-09 academic year. Chancellor Shepard’s email concerning the apparent support for a 14-week semester along with a proposed implementation timetable, are available at http://www.uwgb. edu/univcomm/news/page/thenews. htm.


Spring 2007

Remembering UWGreen Bay’s oldest graduating senior, Roger Hirst

Brownbag Lunch and Learn sessions

We are saddened to report the passing of Roger Hirst, ‘00. The Adult Degree alumnus was UW-Green Bay’s oldest graduating senior when he received his bachelor’s degree at age 77, in the year 2000. Roger stayed active with the University and in community life and was liked and respected by classmates, faculty, and university staff, alike. The Press-Gazette story published on February 2 includes comments from one of his professors and Interdisciplinary Studies Unit Chairperson, Dr. Bill Laatsch, about Hirst in particular and the Adult Degree Program. Click here to learn more about Roger http://www. pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070202/ GPG0101/70202037/1978

The “Brownbag Lunch and Learn” series features informational sessions taking place on selected class Saturdays between noon and 1:00 p.m. during the spring semester. This series will continue this semester, with the following schedule. Please note that dates and topics are subject to change. • Saturday, March 3 Time Management and College as an Adult Student Presenter: Christel Hutter, ‘04, Adult Degree Intern Location: MAC 223 • Saturday, March 24 Financial Aid and Scholarships Presenter: Ron Ronnenberg, Financial Aid Office Location: MAC 221 • Saturday, April 14 Resume’, Interviewing and Applying to Graduate School Presenter: Karla Miller, Career Services Office Location: MAC 223

Staffing changes in the ADP Office

Roger Hirst

We are pleased to announce that ADP Advisor Zach Voelz will be moving from half-time to full-time employment in the Adult Degree Office. Zach started at UWGB in 2003 as a part-time employee with the Program. In 2005 he joined the University staff full-time, splitting his time between the Adult

Degree Program and UW-Green Bay’s Learning Technology Center. Zach will start with the ADP on a full-time basis beginning July 1, 2007 and his duties will continue to be academic advising, curriculum design and primary coordinator for our D2L online classes. Another new face is Christel Hutter, ’04. Christel is a 2004 graduate of the Adult Degree Program and will be with us this semester as an intern through Lakeland College’s master’s degree program in counseling. Christel will be working with all functions of our office, including academic advising, marketing and promotion, and administrative issues.

CORRECTION – Pi Kappa Phi inductee omitted In the last issue of the A.L.L. Newsletter, several students were listed who had recently been inducted into Pi Kappa Phi, a national academic honor society. One Adult Degree student was missed in that article. Maureen O’Shea, a senior in the Adult Degree Program from Shawano, received this honor along with four other ADP students. We are extremely proud of the academic accomplishments of our students and our apologies go out to Maureen for the oversight.

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A.L.L. Newsletter Adult Degree Program Information Sessions taking place this spring Know of any friends, family, or coworkers who might be interested in learning more about the Adult Degree Program? We will be offering free Information Sessions this semester in and around the Green Bay area. Please note the following dates and locations. • Thursday, Feb. 22 UW-Green Bay 6:00 p.m. • Tuesday, March 20 Fox Valley Tech, Appleton 6:00 p.m. • Thursday, March 22 UW-Green Bay 6:00 p.m. • Wednesday, April 25 NWTC, Green Bay 6:00 p.m. • Thursday, April 26 UW-Green Bay 6:00 p.m.

New Area of Emphasis now available in “Emergency Management, Planning, and Administration” The Adult Degree Program is proud to announce that a new and exciting Area of Emphasis is being added to the rapidly growing options for students wanting an established Area of Emphasis rather than building their own. The Emergency Management, Planning, and Administration Certificate comes out of the Office of Outreach and Extension where it has existed as a stand-alone certificate program. Adult Degree students are now able to incorporate this certificate program right into the IST major, allowing them to earn the certificate while also using it to satisfy the Area of Emphasis requirement.

• Principles and Practices of Emergency Management

• COMM 133, Fundamentals of Public Address (Also satisfies Public Address requirement for the major)

• Disaster Recovery Those interested in registering for a session can call 920.465.2423 (toll free at 800.621.2313) or register online at: adultdegrees/html/info/newsEvents/ infosessions.aspx.



Course requirements for this Area of Emphasis include: Prerequisites:

• Principles and Practice of Disaster Response Operations and Management

• Thursday, May 24 UW-Green Bay 6:00 p.m.

One of the hottest focus areas in the workplace today, this Area of Emphasis highlights some of the most sought-after skills that employers say they must have in their employees! Courses for the Organizational Communication Area of Emphasis will all be offered through the Adult Degree Program on Saturdays and on the internet. Employers all throughout the Greater Green Bay area have long reported better communication as a major area of need in their organizations. This Area of Emphasis can help you gain expertise in the field and will improve your ability to compete in the job market.

Classes in this program include:

• Strategic Emergency Preparedness, Planning, and Implementation

• Tuesday, May 22 Fox Valley Tech, Oshkosh 6:00 p.m.

Organizational Communication Area of Emphasis

• Political and Policy Dimensions of Emergency Management

• COMM 280, Business and Professional Communication (Also provides Elective credit within the IST major) • COMM 282, Principles of Public Relations/Corporate Communication (Also provides Elective credit within the IST major)

If you have questions about the Emergency Management, Planning, and Administration Certificate, contact Kassie Van Remortel at 920.465.2468 or reach her by e-mail at Learn more at





Spring 2007 Area of Emphasis: • COMM 333, Persuasion and Argumentation • COMM 335, Organizational Communication • COMM 336, Theories of the Interview • COMM 480, Cases in Public Relations and Corporate Communication Click on for more information.

“Communication Skills” listed as #1 quality/skill desired by employers Just in from the annual survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) – those surveyed indicated that “Communication Skills – verbal and written” shared top billing along with “Honesty/Integrity” as the main skill or quality desired by employers today. These two skills ranked at 4.7 on a scale of 1-5, with 5 being “extremely important”. Other qualities coming in with a ranking of 4.5/5 were: Interpersonal skills, Motivation/Initiative, Strong Work Ethic, and Teamwork Skills. These qualities that get people hired in today’s marketplace beat out skills such as, Computer skills, Organizational and Leadership skills, and Creativity. Information re-printed from UW-Green Bay’s Career Services Center “Faculty & Staff Career Notes”. For more information on the UWGB Career Services Center, click on http://www.

News and Notes • Congratulations go out to Adult Degree student Brenda Marquardt who was recently awarded the “NEW Vision Scholarship” from Dollars for Scholars to be used during the fall semester. • ADP alumnus Jeff Jordan, ‘97, and his spouse, Maria Costello, were recognized in the Sunday, January 28, 2007 edition of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel as a feature story, highlighting the beauty and style of their elegantly decorated Milwaukee home. • Dr. Kay Nelson, ‘78 received her bachelor’s degree from UWGB in the Extended Degree Program, University Without Walls, and went on to receive her master’s degree from Hampton University and a Ph.D. in management information systems from the University of Texas. Dr. Nelson is a Professor of Management at Southern Illinois University and serves as director of the Partnership for Innovation Center. She has extensive international management experience with organizations such as Procter & Gamble, Apple Computer, and NATO. Her research has been with major companies including Boeing, Ford, and Cardinal Health. She was awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation Career Award which focuses on transitioning employees to new technologies and business models.

• Current Adult Degree student and UWGB Employee Shane Haines was featured with his spouse and UWGB alumna , Suzanne Haines, ‘06, and their children on the hit ABC reality program ‘Supernanny’. The episode aired on Monday, Jan. 29 at 8 p.m. on WBAY-TV 2. Suzanne and Shane welcomed cameras into their home to offer positive parenting and disciplinary advice concerning their two boys, ages 10 and 4. “My feeling is every family has different issues,” Suzanne said about going on national television. “There’s no perfect family out there, and I think a lot of people can relate to seeing families that have issues.” For the Press-Gazette article http://www. pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070129/ GPG04/701290452/1978. • Congratulations go out to ADP student, Andrea Romenesko, who just learned that she has been admitted to law school at both Thomas Cooley Law School and Hamline Law School for this coming fall semester. Andrea entered the Adult Degree Program through the Articulation Agreement Program with NWTC’s Paralegal Program and will graduate in May.

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A.L.L. Newsletter Alumni Corner ALL Alumni Network Update

Alumni Spotlight on William Dicks ‘01

Your UWGB alumni organization is looking for more dedicated and enthusiastic graduates who might be interested in serving as officers in this new and growing Network of Adult Degree graduates.

Teacher, coach, counselor, and mentor to some of Milwaukee’s inner-city youth, Adult Degree Program graduate, William Dicks ‘01, shares his thoughts, experiences, and philosophy on work, public education, and the value of a college degree.

This group has met to plan activities and strategies for helping students and serving alumni, and it is through active participation from you that we will grow and improve our services. Don’t want to be an officer? No problem! There are plenty of committees, activities and events to become involved in. Still too much? Also not a problem. Keep your eyes peeled for events and activities taking place on campus, in Green Bay and in your area. Questions for the leadership of the A.L.L. Alumni Network can be emailed to

Alumni to receive their own Adult Degree Program newsletter In an effort to better communicate with our alumni, we will be producing a separate newsletter, specifically designed to meet the needs and focus on the interests of graduates of the Adult/Extended Degree Program. This newsletter will be mailed to alumni and will come out twice per year. Alumni can receive regular communication on alumni events and issues by subscribing to UWGB’s @lumni Newsletter at http://www.uwgb. edu/alumni/@lumni/index.htm.



Tell me a little about your career at MHHS. WD “My career has been going extremely well since I graduated from UWGB’s Adult Degree Program. I have been teaching in the Milwaukee Public School District for six years now. I have also coached basketball here for two of those years. It is a challenge, but I enjoy it.” What is your motivation for success? WD “My motivation for success has been my will to achieve in life. I am also motivated by my desire to make my parents happy. There were times in my life when I feel that I let my parents down in regards to my education, and I felt that completing my degree was one way to pay them back and to make them happy.” How has your degree from UWGB helped you? WD “My degree from UW-Green Bay’s Adult Degree Program




marked the beginning of my success. The day I completed my degree marked that day that no one could hold me back from getting a job in the career that I wanted to pursue. My degree continues to open doors for me that were closed before. What are some of the things that you remember about your time in the Adult Degree Program? WD “I remember my very first class at UW-Green Bay. I was so excited to be back in school that I got a speeding ticket driving to class! Also, graduation was important for me as it was the first time I had ever attended a graduation ceremony. It was also important for my family – especially my father. My father passed away very soon after I graduated. It has been very difficult for me to deal with, but it brings me happiness knowing that he saw me graduate from college.” Any parting thoughts for us? WD “My 2 ½ years in the Adult Degree Program at UWGreen Bay was a great college experience. There were very few African-Americans in the program and I was always made to feel welcome. If it were not for the ADP I don’t know where I would be today, I would like to thank everyone who has helped me along the way in reaching my goal of completing my degree. I am proud to be an alumnus of UW-Green Bay!”


Spring 2007

Will’s Vital Stats:

Are you in the “Circle?”

• 37 years old with three children

So, have you registered for the “Phoenix Circle” program? This web-based system is free and is the newest way for UW-Green Bay Alumni to get in touch and stay in touch with one another. Learn more about this free and exciting service designed to enhance UWGB alumni networking and communication. Information on the “Phoenix Circle” program can be found at the phoenixcircle.html.

• Milwaukee native, graduating from Milwaukee Riverside High School in 1988 • Attended eight different colleges before UW-Green Bay, including one on a basketball scholarship • Worked at an Alternative Day/ Treatment school for at-risk boys • Started with the Extended Degree Program in 1998 • Graduated with his B.A. in 2001 • Finishing a master’s degree at National-Louis University in March, 2007 • Teaches and coaches basketball and pursuing certification as a certified drug/alcohol counselor

Lost Alumni The following Extended/Adult Degree alumni have lost their way! Have you seen them wandering around out there? If so, please point them toward us and call 920.465.2423 or email Dorothy Davis ’83


ADULT DEGREE PROGRAMS Office Hours - MAC C332: 7:45 AM - 4:30 PM Mon-Fri 8:30 AM - 1:15 PM Course Saturdays

Contact Information: Toll Free: 1-800-621-2313 Local: (920) 465-2423 Fax: (920) 465-2643 Email: Website: Cofrin Library: (920) 465-2333 Financial Aid Office: (920) 465-2075 Phoenix Bookstore: (920) 465-2323

Erin Kirk, ’96 Margaret Larsen ‘95 Nancy Schlunz ’87 Ken Van Schyndel ‘96 Leon Wengrzyn ‘97

Will with his students on a school outing

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ADP Spring 2007 Newsletter  

Spring 2007 Newsletter for the Adult Degree Program at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

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