Distance Education Alumni

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We're glad you'rE here

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

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Taking support of education to the next level

Seeking a company match from your employer can make your donation to the future of distance education even more powerful.

As part of the $35,000 for the 35th fundraising efforts, the DLC is 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, you can help take distance education to the next level, according to Developmental Specialist Holly Voll.

“We are connecting with students, instructors, alumni, and friends of distance education across the country through email and social media, encouraging them to donate,” Voll said. “We are really ramping up our efforts to create a culture of giving, and by working with their employer, donors can have an even greater positive impact on the futures of countless students.”

Interested donors should contact their employer’s Human Resources Department to investigate the possibility of a company match. Voll said that many organizations have foundations or company match programs that are ready and willing to fund educational pursuits, especially as that education improves their company in return.

“So many of the students and alumni we talk to express that their education was not only flexible enough to allow them to keep a full-time job, but allowed them to excel at their job,” Voll said. “Many employers recognize that advanced education, whether through a certificate program or a full degree, helps the organization as a whole and they are proud to support educational efforts.”

Donations can be made to two different funds within the Distance Learning Center. The Dawn Drake Excellence in Distance Education Scholarship supports an annual $500 scholarship for a current student who shows academic and personal excellence. The second fund, the Distance Learning Fund, will provide for the development of new academic programs, continued improvement of student support services, and more. 

Donation forms are available at www.GoUWP.com/donate or you can contact Holly Voll by email at vollh@uwplatt.edu, by phone at 608.342.1468, or toll free at 800.362.5460.

Engineering degree is a 'wise investment'
As a military veteran, Kathy Fallis knew that duty could call at any time. While she wanted to pursue an advanced degree, Fallis knew her work as the Director of Operations for the 148th Space Operations Squadron with the California Air National Guard would need to remain a priority. The key to success was finding a school that would appreciate and help her overcome the specific challenges military personnel face and for Fallis, UW-Platteville was a great fit.

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