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January E-newsletter


Embrace the opportunity to make 2017 your best year ever!

694 that’s the number of December graduates that are now proud UW-Platteville alumni. A Wisconsin blizzard couldn’t dampen the spirits or festivities for our mid-term grads in three separate commencements. At 9 a.m., the College of Business, Industry, Life Science and Agriculture graduated 210; at 12:30 p.m., the College of Liberal Arts and Education and the School of Graduate Studies had 150 undergraduates and 131 received masters degrees; and at 4 p.m., the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science graduated 203. Congratulations to all our graduates.

Winterim classes began Jan. 4 and spring semester starts Jan. 23. Good luck, students.


On Jan. 24 and 26, our alumni association will host events in Fort Myers and in Lady Lake, Florida. Plan to attend.

We had a terrific response for the Fighting Saints hockey game at Mystique Community Ice Center in Dubuque, Iowa. We are looking forward to a great evening on Feb. 17 beginning with a 6 p.m. social in the Ice Center Community Room.


Check the Alumni Association website for details on events to be held in Tucson and Mesa, Arizona.

Saturday, Jan. 28, is the date of the Alumni Association Board of Directors meeting beginning at 9 a.m. on campus.

As we begin a new year I offer for your consideration a quote from Oliver Wendell Holmes: “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”

Phil Molldrem
Alumni Association Board President

Latest News for Alumni of UW-Platteville

Confucius Institute Award

Chancellor Shields earns international award

Chancellor Dennis J. Shields earned the prestigious 2016 Confucius Institute/Confucius Classroom Individual Performance Excellence Award for his outstanding work in promoting international education. Read more...

Pioneer Farm

University receives $300,000 grant from USDA

UW-Platteville has been awarded a $300,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture; the funding will support the construction of infrastructure necessary to conduct research on grazing-based dairy production systems at Pioneer Farm. Read more...

Students visit CRSS.

Students work on NASA project

Two UW-Platteville students had the opportunity to work on a National Science Foundation project to automatically transcribe NASA's recordings of transmissions from the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. Read more...


197th commencement concludes sesquicentennial

UW-Platteville concluded its sesquicentennial celebration with commencement on Dec. 17. Approximately 700 candidates crossed the stage. Read more...

Rosalyn Broussard

Students explore questions about race, genetic diversity and ancestry

Thirty students from UW-Platteville are exploring these and other questions as they conduct research about their ancestry and learn about the biological aspects of race and genetic diversity. Read more...


Winter commencement to conclude sesquicentennial

UW-Platteville will conclude its sesquicentennial celebration with the 197th commencement ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 17, with approximately 700 candidates. Read more...



Alumni gathering in Fort Myers, Florida

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 -

5:30pm to 7:30pm


Alumni gathering in Lady Lake, Florida

Thursday, January 26, 2017 -

5:30pm to 7:30pm


Fighting Saints Hockey

Friday, February 17, 2017 - 6:00pm


Coach John Barth Foundation Breakfast

Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 8:00am



Sunday, March 26, 2017 -

4:00pm to 6:00pm

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