Former UW-Marinette employee to give 2018 commencement address

By UW-Marinette

The University of Wisconsin-Marinette will hold its annual commencement ceremony on Friday, May 18 at 7 p.m. in the campus’ Herbert L. Williams Theatre. More than 50 students earned two-year degrees from UW-Marinette during the 2017-18 academic year, many of whom will be participating in the ceremony. Three international students also will be receiving completion certificates from Youth For Understanding, a non-profit educational organization serving more than 50 countries.

Former UW Colleges and UW-Marinette employee Aubrey Schramm, assistant director of admissions at UW-Green Bay, will give the commencement address.

“UW-Marinette has a special place in my heart because it is where I got my start in higher education, where I learned the importance of advocating for the student to remain at the center of every decision,” said Schramm, who worked as a student services coordinator at UW-Marinette from 2002 to 2004.

Schramm’s career spans more than 25 years in higher and public education in a variety of roles, including registrar at Bellin College, education specialist at the Department of Public Education and manager of statewide recruiting for UW Colleges. She has a bachelor’s degree in human development with an emphasis in family studies from UW-Green Bay and a master’s in education-counseling from UW Oshkosh.

Bryce Thompson, a 2016 graduate of Big Bay de Noc High School, and Margaret Micheals, a 2016 graduate of Marinette High School, will give the commencement address and represent the UW-Marinette class of 2018. Wonbong Jang, from South Korea, will be the international student speaker.

UW-Marinette is located at 750 W. Bay Shore St., Marinette.


Brian Becker