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  • UW Hockey Road Trip!

    11/5/17

    The UW Alumni Brown County Chapter is offering a road-trip to the Kohl Center in Madison to see the Wisconsin Badgers Men’s Hockey Team play the arch-rival Minnesota Gophers. Saturday, February 10, 2018 Leave Green Bay at 2pm for a 7pm game-start $72.00/person (price increase from previous years as this is a premium game) Purchase […]

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  • A few seats remain for our famous Football Bus Trip!

    8/14/17

    Summer is winding down, which is sad for some folks. If you are not in that camp, you are probably dreaming of another camp…Camp Randall, to be specific! Yes, the new season is about to start! And our chapter has a few seats remaining on our famous fall football bus trip. This year, we’re heading […]

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  • AlumniLink, First-Ever Local Career Event for Alumni of All UW System Schools, Set for May 24

    5/17/17

    On Wednesday, May 24, The Marq in De Pere (3177 French Road) will be invaded by an odd collection of wild animals (panthers, warhawks, yellow jackets, badgers, falcons, eagles, pointers) fierce fighters (rangers, titans), some pioneers, and even a few mythical creatures (phoenix, blue devils, blugolds). No, Hollywood isn’t using the banquet facility as its […]

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  • UW Band Director Mike Leckrone to Miss Feb. 26 Concert, Recuperating from Double Bypass Surgery

    2/24/17

    When the UW Varsity Band takes to the Weidner Center stage this Sunday at 2 p.m. for WAA: Brown County’s 20th annual band concert, there will be plenty of laughter, fun and raucous tunes. The only thing we’ll be missing – for the first time in our 20-year-run – is their fearless leader. Veteran band director Mike […]

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  • Join us for Hockey Bus 2017

    11/20/16

    The WAA: Brown County cordially invites you to come along with us as we head to the Kohl Center to see the Wisconsin men’s hockey team take on Michigan on Saturday, February 18.

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  • Varsity Band Concert returns for 20th year!

    11/2/16

    The incomparable University of Wisconsin Varsity Band will play its 20th Green Bay concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 26 at the Weidner Center. Led by legendary director Mike Leckrone, in his 41st year at the helm, the band will showcase all your favorite Badger songs with a high-energy flair all will enjoy!

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  • Gameday Central: Wisconsin vs. LSU

    6/27/16

    It’s not everyday we get to see our Wisconsin Badgers at Lambeau Field in Green Bay. In fact, the 2016 season opener against the LSU Tigers on Saturday, Sept. 3 will be the first major college football ever played at the (not-so) Frozen Tundra! Even ESPN will be sending its College GameDay crew to Green Bay to take in the game.

    Of course, that means your friends here at WAA: Brown County are putting together a party worthy of the occasion.

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  • Football Bus Trip: Homecoming vs. Illinois

    6/1/16

    Can’t find a ticket to UW vs. LSU at Lambeau Field? Don’t worry, we’ve got your back. Join your fellow Badgers for our annual Football Bus Trip to Madison to enjoy Homecoming and see Wisconsin host Illinois at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 12th at Camp Randall Stadium.

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  • Congratulations to our 2016 Scholarship Winners!

    6/1/16

    The Wisconsin Alumni Association: Brown County Chapter is pleased to announce the winners of the chapter’s 2016 scholarship awards. Fifteen high school seniors from around Brown County were awarded $24,500 in scholarships, with individual awards of between $1,000 and $2,000.

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  • Fitzgerald Earns Presidents’ Circle of Excellence Award

    5/4/16

    Brown County board member Kelly Fitzgerald on Tuesday was awarded the Wisconsin Alumni Association IMG_20160503_193351129 (1)Presidents’ Circle of Excellence Award during the group’s annual Founders’ Day celebration at Brett Favre Steakhouse in Green Bay. The award, given annually to no more than five individuals, recognizes excellence in volunteer service to the university for alumni who have actively served in a leadership role.

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  • Judge John Zakowski Honored as 2016 Badger of the Year

    5/4/16

    The Wisconsin Alumni Association: Brown County Chapter is pleased to announce that Brown County judge John Zakowski ’79, JD’83 was honored for his community support as the chapter’s 2016 Badger of the Year at its annual Founders’ Day dinner, held on May 3 at Brett Favre’s Steakhouse in Green Bay.

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  • Badger Café: Beyond the Left-Right Divide

    2/10/16

    Don’t miss your opportunity to see University of Wisconsin Professor Michael Wagner discuss the intricacies of our modern-day political divide, its coverage in the news media and the far-reaching consequences of our political participation. Prof. Wagner’s presentation and discussion, hosted by the WAA: Brown County, will be held Tuesday, March 15 at the Neville Public Museum, 210 Museum Place in Green Bay. Light refreshments begin at 6 p.m. with the program beginning at 6:30 p.m.

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  • Return of the Band!

    12/22/15

    The legendary University of Wisconsin Varsity Band and director Mike Leckrone return to the Weidner Center for another rousing show at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 10! This marks the 19th year that the band has played in Green Bay, and the show never disappoints.

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  • Join us for Hockey Bus 2016

    10/26/15

    The WAA: Brown County cordially invites you to come along with us as we head to the Kohl Center to see the Wisconsin men’s hockey team take on Penn State on Saturday, March 5. The puck drops at 7 p.m. with the bus leaving Green Bay at 3 p.m. Cost is $60 per person and your purchase includes:

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  • Badger Cafe with Prof. Constance Steinkuehler

    9/20/15

    The WAA: Brown County is hosting its fall Badger Cafe with University of Wisconsin Associate Professor Constance Steinkuehler from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 11 at the Neville Public Museum in Green Bay. Prof. Steinkuehler’s presentation “Games, Learning, and Society: The Intellectual Life of Digital Play” will begin at 6:30 p.m., with doors opening at 6 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

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  • Welcome to Brown County

    8/13/15

    This fun, free Welcome to the City gathering is a great chance to meet other Badgers in Brown County. Learn about all the activities, celebrations, and opportunities available to alumni in the Green Bay area and have a chance to win great prizes, including two day-of-game packages for Homecoming 2015 and more.

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  • Join us for Football Bus Trip 2015

    7/8/15

    Join us on our annual bus trip and watch your Wisconsin Badgers kick off the Big Ten season against the Iowa Hawkeyes on Saturday, October 3 at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison.

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  • Congratulations to our 2015 Scholarship Winners

    6/23/15

    The Wisconsin Alumni Association: Brown County Chapter is pleased to announce the winners of the chapter’s 2015 scholarship awards. Fifteen high school seniors from around Brown County were awarded $24,500 in scholarships, with individual awards of between $1,000 and $2,000.

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  • Dr. Patrick Warpinski named 2015 Badger of the Year

    5/13/15

    The Wisconsin Alumni Association Brown County Chapter is pleased to announce Dr. Patrick Warpinski as its 2015 Badger of the Year. Dr. Warpinski earned both his Bachelor of Science (’85) and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (’91) from the University of Wisconsin and was honored for his community support and dedication to animal health during a ceremony at the chapter’s annual Founders’ Day dinner held Tuesday, May 12 at the Titletown Brewing Tap Room in Green Bay.

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  • UW Band Returns to Green Bay

    12/21/14

    The legendary University of Wisconsin Varsity Band and director Mike Leckrone return to the Weidner Center for another rousing show at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 12! This marks the 18th year that the band has played in Green Bay, and the show never disappoints.

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  • Alumni Cafe with Prof. Paul Wilson

    10/10/14

    The WAA: Brown County Chapter is hosting its fall Alumni Café presentation with visiting University of Wisconsin Professor Paul Wilson from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6 at the Neville Public Museum Auditorium in Green Bay. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the presentation begins at 7 p.m.

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  • Football Watch Parties

    10/6/14

    Now that football season is back, so are the WAA: Brown County Football Watch Parties. Alumni are invited to visit our Game Watch Headquarters – Green Bay Distillery, 835 Potts Ave., Ashwaubenon – to meet your fellow alumni, enjoy the great food and drink specials and cheer on the Badgers.

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  • Badgers Hockey Coming to GB

    9/18/14

    The Badgers are holding their annual Red-White scrimmage at Cornerstone Community Center in De Pere on Saturday, Oct. 4 and return to the area two weeks later for a two-game nonconference series against Northern Michigan at the Resch Center on Friday, Oct. 17 and Saturday, Oct 18.

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  • Charity Event: Walk for Wildlife

    9/17/14

    Alumni interested in helping out a great local cause are invited to join Young Alumni Coordinator Josh Day at the Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary’s “Walk for Wildlife” from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 20. Costs range from $5 to $15 and include an optional shirt.

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  • UW vs. LSU Kickoff Bash

    8/22/14

    Hagemeister Park and the WAA: Brown County are teaming up for an outdoor viewing party to kick off the 2014 football season and help us raise some cash for our scholarship fund.

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  • Room Still Available on 2014 Football Bus

    8/22/14

    Join the WAA: Brown County chapter for its annual football bus trip Saturday, Oct. 11 and watch the Badgers take on the University of Illinois Fighting Illini at Camp Randall Stadium. Game is tentatively scheduled for an 11 a.m. or 2:15 p.m. start.

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  • Fourteen earn 2014 Scholarships

    5/20/14

    The Wisconsin Alumni Association Brown County Chapter is pleased to announce the winners of the chapter’s 2014 scholarship awards. Fourteen high school seniors from around Brown County were awarded $23,500 in scholarships, with individual awards of between $1,000 and $2,000.

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  • Michael E. Blecha Receives 2014 Badger of the Year Honor

    3/13/14

    The Wisconsin Alumni Association Brown County Chapter has selected Michael E. Blecha – a longtime Green Bay journalist, school board member and volunteer – as its 2014 Badger of the Year.

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  • Molly B. Vandervest Named 2013 Badger of the Year

    5/25/13

    Molly B. Vandervest has been named the 2013 Badger of the Year by the Wisconsin Alumni
    Association’s Brown County Chapter. Molly, a 2004 graduate of UW – Madison, is the marketing and events manager for Downtown Green Bay, Inc. and Olde Main Street, Inc. She received a BA in Journalism (Strategic Communications) from the University.

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