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. Through this alumni site, we will share news, events, and exciting outreach projects like our #GoUWPete social media campaign that will help you stay involved with your alma mater. So please, keep in touch, visit our site often, and let us know how we can continue to serve you as alumni.

Dan Avenarius
Director, Distance Learning Center

Alumni News

Douglas Stephens recognized as a 2015 Outstanding Alumni

BSAD alumnus Douglas Stephens was recognized as an Outstanding Alumni at December's commencement ceremony. Stephens received a degree in industrial engineering from UW-Platteville in 2001, and then completed his business administration degree through the university’s Distance Education program in 2004.

It's March Matchness!

As part of the Ruth Miller Scholarship Challenge, the DLC Alumni Board is hosting March Matchness. We're calling on supporters of distance education to donate and to get their employers in on the action by seeking a company match for your gift. The money raised will help provide scholarships, new program development, and more opportunities to enhance distance education. Read more

Congratulations to our newest alumni

On behalf of the UW-Platteville faculty, staff, Alumni Association, and Distance Education Alumni Board, our congratulations go out to all the Fall 2015 graduates! The 195th commencement was a great success, with over 90 degrees conferred to our distance students. Several students were even able to make it to campus to attend the commencement ceremonies. Read more

Master’s degree just one milestone for MSCJ graduate

Throughout his career, Tim Seaver has worked in many of the various areas of law enforcement, but his greatest interest lies in police administration. Seaver is an Administrative Police Lieutenant for the Town of Menasha (Wisconsin) Police Department. Wanting to further expand his knowledge base and skillset, he enrolled in the MSCJ program in the spring of 2012. Read more

Overcoming adversity through steady progress

Henry “Hank” Musto began his college career at UW-Platteville the same way many students did in 1986; he enrolled at the brick and mortar campus and started his courses in the fall. By 1988, however, Musto found himself battling ulcerative colitis and attending traditional lectures became more and more difficult. Soon, he was forced to leave school because his illness had become unmanageable, but he wasn’t ready to give up on his goals. Read more

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

Read archived alumni stories here.


Arizona Social and Baseball Game (Giants vs. Cubs)

Saturday, March 26, 2016 - 11:30pm


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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