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June E-newsletter

1,378—that’s the total number of Pioneers who were eligible for graduation ceremonies May 12 and 13. 1,221 undergraduates became new alumni and 157 received master’s degrees. The 198th commencement at UW-Platteville is in the books. Four separate commencements—four times Williams Fieldhouse was packed to the rafters. Congratulations to all our graduates.

As always, our alumni association presented the Honorary Lifetime Pioneer Award, a lifetime membership in the alumni association, to representatives from each of the colleges. Award recipients are: Hashaw Elkins and Philip Harbin (Business and Graduate Studies); Morgan Henriott (BILSA); Emma Cleveland (LAE); and Jessica Symons (EMS). This award is based on a variety of criteria including campus activities and leadership, community involvement, professional development and employment, academic excellence, and the probability of future involvement in our alumni association.

TEED OFF? If you love the links, June is your month. June 9 – BILSA Golf Outing at the Platteville Golf Country Club–registration 11 a.m.; June 10–Boyd Spikerman Golf Outing at the Platteville Golf and Country Club–registration 10 a.m.; June 24–Swinging for Scholarships at the Platteville Golf and Country Club–registration at 9 a.m.

The Alumni Association board of directors’ summer retreat will be July 28 and 29. July 28 will be a get (re)acquainted evening. On July 29, the full board will meet from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. Check the July enews for venues.
Please check links below for additional alumni events.

“Education is ... hanging around until you’ve caught on.” -Robert Frost

Forever. Pioneers.

Phil Molldrem
Alumni Association Board President

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Commencement recognizes Pioneers

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Swinging for Scholarships

Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 9:00am


Quad Cities

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 5:30pm


Madison Mallards Tailgate and Baseball Game

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 5:30pm

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