Alumni Association Awards

The Alumni Association hosts an awards ceremony to recognize individuals for accomplishments in their careers, contributions to the community, and service to the university. Annual alumni awards are listed below. See each individual award for details, criteria for nomination, and to view previous award recipients.

Nominations are accepted throughout the year but must be received by March 15 for award presentation in the fall.


Outstanding awardees
  • Earned an undergraduate or graduate degree from UW-Platteville in the last 15 years
  • Strong contributor to his or her profession
  • Recognized in the community or workplace with awards and recognitions
  • Contributing citizen to the community
  • Engaged with UW-Platteville

Outstanding Alumni nominations are due by March 15 for award presentation in the fall. The nominations are accepted throughout the year and should be submitted to the Development and Alumni Engagement office.

Nomination form

awardees
  • Earned an undergraduate or graduate degree from UW-Platteville
  • Strong contributor to his or her profession
  • Recognized in the community or workplace with awards and recognitions
  • Contributing citizen to the community
  • Engaged with UW-Platteville
  • Advanced degrees are reviewed but not necessary to receive the award
  • Records of achievement should extend over a substantial period of time, assuring continuity of performance, stability and maturity

Distinguished Alumni nominations are due by March 15 for award presentation in the fall. The nominations are accepted throughout the year and should be submitted to the Development and Alumni Engagement office.

Nomination form

The Athletic Hall of Fame chronicles the outstanding performance and service of UW-Platteville intercollegiate athletes, coaches, and teams. The criteria for induction are as follows:

Individuals must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • documented outstanding performance in intercollegiate athletics while a student at UW-Platteville with graduation date 15 or more years previous to the current year
  • documented outstanding past or current coaching performance at UW-Platteville
  • contributed to UW-Platteville intercollegiate athletics through service or as a team

Teams must meet the following criteria:

  • documented outstanding performance in intercollegiate athletics while a student at UW-Platteville with graduation date 15 or more years previous to the current year
  • team must have finished at least in the top four at the NCAA championships or equivalent (for those nominated who competed prior to UW-Platteville’s membership in NCAA Division III)

Athletic Hall of Fame nominations are due by March 15 for award presentation in the fall. The nominations are accepted throughout the year and should be submitted to the Development and Alumni Engagement office.

Nomination form

The Athletic Hall of Fame is compromised of representatives of University leadership, Hall of Fame members, and the departments of Athletics and Development. Alumni members are appointed by the Chancellor, the Development and Alumni Engagement Executive Director, and the Athletic Director, and will serve a minimum five-year term.

Committee members

  • Chancellor Dennis J. Shields (or designee from Chancellor’s office)
  • Dr. Kristina Navarro UW-Platteville Athletic Director
  • Ryanne Breckenridge, UW-Platteville Head Athletic Trainer and Senior Women’s Administrator
  • Paul Erickson, UW-Platteville Communications Director - Sports Historian
  • Rob Jeter, ’91
  • Jim Meyers, ’62 (Chair)
  • John Schmidt ’97
  • Linda VanDerLeest ’80
  • James Lawinger ’72
  • Randy Bumgardner, ’86 and ’94
  • Morgan Hartman, ’18
  • Lindsay Dietmeier, UW-Platteville Athletic Committee Liaison (Ex Offico)
  • Sue Lindholm, UW-Platteville Development and Alumni Engagement, Awards Recognition Coordinator, Committee Liaison (Ex Offico)
  • Pioneer Student Athletic Advisory Committee Member (Ex Offico)
  • Josh Boots, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Development and Alumni Engagement (Ex Offico)
Corey Stelljes, Barry Braganza, Tyler Selk, Andy Paulsen
1999 NCAA Division III National Champions