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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!

While each story is unique, there is one thing at the heart of them all: education. Without the educational and professional development opportunities provided by UW-Platteville, their stories would be very different. In the many interviews I’ve conducted, promotions, new business ventures, and even increased personal confidence were directly traced back to the student’s experience with his or her program. It is an honor to have students, alumni, and faculty share their stories with me and gives me a great sense of pride in my job.

Seeing the positive impact education has had on so many lives inspired me to donate to the Dawn Drake Excellence in Distance Education Scholarship, as part of the “$35,000 for the 35th Anniversary” campaign. My donation will be used to fund a scholarship that will make a college education affordable for a student, and hopefully help tell a new and exciting chapter of someone’s story.

You can find information about donating here or reach out to our Development Specialist Holly Voll at vollh@uwplatt.edu.

During our campaign, we will talk to students, faculty, staff, and alumni about why they support and donate to UW-Platteville Distance Education. If you’d like to share your story, please contact Megan at hindermanm@uwplatt.edu.

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


Creating a culture of giving and participation within UW-Platteville Distance Education

During March Matchness and the 35th Anniversary Campaign, it is important to think about the significant impact helping others can have. Our campaign highlights the culture of giving that we are creating here within Distance Education. I was hired almost two years ago to help build a program with money as a central component, which can be tricky. My new full-time role was to obtain grants and find other money to help support our mission. As we sifted through projects and goals, it became clear that we were in a position to build a program that included giving our alumni and friends opportunities to donate money, time, and goods.  Read more


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