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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

During March Matchness, Double Your Gift, Double Your Impact!

Throughout March, the Distance Education Alumni Board is encouraging supporters of distance education to donate and increase the value of their gift by submitting a matching contribution from their employers. Read more

Annual Campaign Seeks to Enhance Technology

Lightbulb icon for annual campaignGiving students the best opportunities for learning is paramount for the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Distance Learning Center as goals for the current five-year growth plan include enhancing and upgrading the uses of technology. To support that endeavor, this year’s theme for the fall Annual Campaign is technology. Read more

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The 'biggest reward'

Heather SquireHeather Squire is one of the newest members of the Distance Education Board Alumni Board. She is a Project Coordinator for Covance, a pharmaceutical company that tests new medications for safety before approval by the Food and Drug Administration. Read more

For All It's Worth: Making the Most of the College and Alumni Experience

Scott AndersonScott Anderson has been getting involved at UW-Platteville since he became a Pioneer. Before he was an alumnus and a member of the Distance Education Alumni Board, he was active in student activities while working on his bachelor’s degree in business administration on campus and then as a graduate student in the online Master of Science in Project Management Program. Read more

Staying connected after almost 30 years of distance education

Jeanne BeckleyIn 1989, Jeanne Beckley interviewed a candidate for an open position at her company. As the human resources manager for Intertape Polymer Group, this activity was commonplace for Beckley, and she expected to receive routine answers to her questions. But on this particular day, Beckley heard something new: information about distance learning. Read more


Read archived alumni stories here.

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