Welcome to the distance education alumni site! As a distance education graduate (Master of Science in Criminal Justice – 2006) and Director of the Distance Learning Center, I know the importance of staying connected with UW-Platteville’s online and on-campus community. We’d like to stay connected with you too, so we can continue to share exciting news from the Distance Learning Center and UW-Platteville. So please visit our alumni site often. Let us know how we can continue to serve you as alums. And, most importantly, keep in touch! We want to know what’s happening in your life.

Dan Avenarius
Director, Distance Learning Center

Alumni News

Go the distance with Pioneer Pete!

Even though our Pioneers are spread across the globe, we can still sense their passion for learning, drive to succeed, and pioneering spirit right here on the UW-Platteville campus. But we want to see it too! So we’re asking you, Pioneers, to show us where you live, work, study, and have fun! Read more

Paying it forward: Professor inspired by distance learning encourages next generation

A Pittsburgh native, Clarkin joined the US Navy at age 18 during the height of the Vietnam War. He spent his six years of service as an electronics technician working mainly on top secret cryptographic communications equipment at the Naval Communications Station in London, England. At that time, he covered all of the naval operations throughout Europe and the Mediterranean. Read more

Introducing UW-Platteville Alumni to the Ruth Miller Challenge

Soon UW-Platteville distance education alumni will be receiving a special phone call from students asking them to take Ruth Miller up on her challenge to support distance education scholarships.  Miller completed her Business Administration degree in 1982 and created the Ruth Miller Distance Education Challenge Scholarship this year to assist Business Administration distance students in completing their education. Read more

Peer and instructor support helps student obtain ‘ultimate goal’

When Tamika Cain Proctor called in for her interview, it was fitting that she was traveling for work. As a Quality Control Manager for Clement Groups, Proctor manages construction sites throughout the country and spends much of her time on the road. Her tricky schedule proved to be one of the greatest challenges she faced in pursuing her master’s degree in Engineering, but Proctor found a support network in her instructors. Read more

Stories Inspire Donation

As an Editor and Writer for UW-Platteville Distance Education, I work with students, instructors, and alumni from every program that we offer. The stories I hear are truly amazing; I’ve talked to instructors who travel the world volunteering, students who are revolutionizing their organizations with what they’ve learned, and alumni who are making huge strides in their personal and professional lives. If you are ever need a little inspiration, I would highly suggest reviewing some of our student and alumni profiles – they are doing some incredible things!  Read more

Passion for Education Drives Alumnus to Volunteer, Donate

Ten years after her high school graduation, Jill Bisco decided to pursue her associate’s degree and found a passion for education she didn’t know she had. Her associate’s degree at UW-Richland Center led to a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from UW-Platteville in 2005. Now, Bisco has obtained a master’s degree and Ph.D. and is an assistant professor at the University of Akron in Ohio. Almost a decade after completing her program, she still credits UW-Platteville with inspiring her educational and professional journey.  Read more



Kalahari Getaway Weekend

Friday, January 8, 2016 - 4:00pm to Sunday, January 10, 2016 - 11:00pm


Peru: Machu Picchu and Classic Inca Trail Trek

Saturday, April 9, 2016 to Sunday, April 17, 2016


An Evening in Monte Carlo

Saturday, April 23, 2016 - 7:00pm



Sunday, June 19, 2016 to Wednesday, June 29, 2016


Grand Danube Passage

Friday, July 1, 2016 to Saturday, July 16, 2016

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