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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. 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

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

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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Canada's Maritime Provinces

Friday, September 4, 2015 to Friday, September 11, 2015


5 Weeks to 5K for the Homecoming Hustle

Monday, September 7, 2015 - 5:00pm


Group Run - 5 weeks to a 5K

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 5:00pm


Milwaukee Pubs Boat Tour

Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 11:00am


Retirees' and Friends' Luncheon

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 11:30am to 1:30pm

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