1. Alumni Amanda and Marcus Reitz’s mission to deliver ‘Happily Ever After’ for companion animals started at UW-Green Bay

    Photo of UW-Green Bay alumni siblings Amanda Reitz and Marcus Reitz posing with a cat and dog at Happily Ever After Animal Sanctuary (HEA) in Green Bay, Wis., on Dec. 4, 2023. Amanda founded HEA in 2006 while still a student, and Marcus joined as director of branding and development in 2015. (Photo by Joey Prestley / UW-Green Bay)

    From the front door of Happily Ever After Animal Sanctuary (HEA) in Ashwaubenon, you can see the familiar silhouette of Lambeau Field rising above the skyline. It’s a feature siblings Amanda Reitz (‘08) and Marcus Reitz (‘03) point out with earnest pride for their hometown. They both grew up in the Green Bay area, went […]

  2. UW-Stout students’ roles in associations prepare them for careers in real estate, hospitality

    Photo of HRTM Program Director John Sobota, IREM co-presidents Glen Jakober and Charlie Casper, and REPM Program Director Fred Prassas / Charlie Casper

    Three students in UW-Stout’s School of Management are gaining leadership skills and financial support through their awarded roles and scholarships from regional and national associations. The hotel, restaurant and tourism management and real estate and property management students and their recognitions are: Charlie Casper, REPM, St. Paul: Student leader in the Institute of Real Estate […]

  3. What’s in a name? For craft beers, it matters

    Photo of Stanislav Dobrev, professor of organizations and strategic management in the UWM Lubar College of Business, showing some examples of craft beer names. Positive names include Sunny Little Thing and Happy Place. More negative or quirky names are Voodoo Ranger and Deadhead. The latter duo had better online reviews, according to Dobrev's study, because they were perceived as more authentic. (UWM Photo/Troye Fox)

    Pathological Lager. Tactical Nuclear Penguin. On the Wings of Armageddon. Breakout bands touring this summer? No. These are just some of the thousands of clever, weird and edgy names of craft beers, which continue to grow in popularity throughout the United States. There were 539 American craft breweries in 1994. In 2022, the count stood […]

  4. UW-Green Bay graduate uses his Business Administration degree to bolster the business side of video games

    Photo of Ben Kvalo smiling for cameras at the 2019 Netflix movie premiere of “Velvet Buzzsaw”

    The letterboard sign on UW-Green Bay alum Ben Kvalo’s desk asks a tongue-in-cheek question: “Wait, Netflix has games?” And the answer is: It sure does! That is partially because of Kvalo, who worked tirelessly to grow the Netflix gaming division from the ground up into a global platform, much like the streaming service did for […]

  5. Bank on Lamarr, UW-Green Bay graduate

    Photo of Lamarr Banks

    Lamarr Banks is not just a people person; he’s an entrepreneurial people person with a passion for business models, ideas, and technologies. As the Urban Hub Community Manager for the Greater Green Bay Chamber’s Economic Development team, his role involves developing entrepreneurial programming and making connections between diverse personalities, opportunities, and resources. “I grew up in a […]

  6. Getting to the root of stress: UW-River Falls students win national award

    Photo of UW-River Falls students, from left, Rafael Larosiliere, Anna Euerle, Kate Petersen, Yihong Deng, and Ashley Gruman, who won first place in a national contest by developing a dairy-based product aimed at helping ease people’s anxiety. The group won the Dairy Management Inc. New Product Competition and received the award in Chicago. Contributed photo.

    A team of University of Wisconsin-River Falls students has turned a challenging project into a first-place national award by developing a dairy-based product aimed at helping ease people’s anxiety. Students Yihong Deng, Ashley Gruman, Rafael Larosiliere, Kate Petersen and Anna Euerle won the honor as part of the Dairy Management Inc. New Product Competition that challenged students […]

  7. UW-Eau Claire alumna’s computer science skills helped her develop CaringBridge

    Photo of Sona Mehring’s early exposure at UW-Eau Claire to technology and the power of computers in the early 1980s helped her develop the communication platform CaringBridge that receives 300,000 visits per day.

    Sona Mehring’s early exposure at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire to technology and the power of computers in the early 1980s ignited a passion that led her to develop a communication platform nearly a decade before Facebook and Twitter launched. Today, Mehring’s private and ad-free platform CaringBridge is a 26-year-old nonprofit company that receives 30 […]

  8. Marinette students are showing the region that they mean business

    Photo of UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus students enjoying a warm walk to class.

    Strong management skills are in high demand in nearly every profession, and especially in today’s business environment. Now college students can earn a Bachelor’s of Business Administration (BBA) in Management at the UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus, while rarely leaving the Marinette region. Hilary Homa “I had wanted to get started on a bachelor’s degree for a long […]

  9. UW-Platteville business students provide assistance to Honduran entrepreneurs

    Photo of student teams, who were paired with clients in Honduras, giving them the unique opportunity to help under-resourced entrepreneurs, while navigating a different language and culture. Pictured in back row: Evan Benkovich, Bryant Keeffer, and Nick Schaal; middle row: Darian Wright, John Biernat, and Alex Schulz; and in front at the desk: Joshua Ellsoos. (Photo credit: UW-Platteville)

    “Perspective” is a word that was mentioned frequently when students of Dr. Caryn Stanley’s Quality Management course reflected on their spring capstone project. Every year, Stanley, associate professor in the University of Wisconsin-Platteville School of Business, pairs teams of students with a local business client for a semester-long project where the students evaluate and propose […]

  10. Fully focused: UW-Stout video production majors gaining industry experience

    Photo of UW-Stout student Delaney Hoffman looking through a viewfinder at Cinequipt on an Arri Alexa camera, used for high-end motion imaging.

    Class tours Cinequipt in Minneapolis; student’s videography business receives two national honors Being ready to step into a career is one of the hallmarks of an education at UW-Stout. A group of video production majors, including one already working professionally, are a couple of steps closer to that reality. Recently, students in the Advanced Video Production class […]