Welcome Terry Busch and Heather Squire to the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Alumni Association board of directors. Thank you for choosing to serve.
Homecoming 2017 was another great one. The week started with Pioneers Day of Giving, and thanks to our alumni and friends, $79,827.11 was raised. Thank you to all alumni and friends who donated and Missy Lipska and her team for their efforts that made this a truly remarkable day.
Friday events began at 4:30 p.m. with the UW-Platteville Alumni Association Awards Ceremony. Congratulations to all alumni award recipients. Thank you for all your positive contributions to your job, community, and the university. Please view the link below to see the recipients. The awards ceremony was followed by the Homecoming Gala "Going Global," with 220 alumni and friends in attendance.
Rain, rain go away was the plea for Saturday. Cool temperatures and overcast conditions didn’t hinder this year’s very special Homecoming Hustle in memory of UW-Platteville alumni, Kirk U’ren and Jennifer Steiner. Generous race day sponsors, donors, and over 260 runners/walkers registered to show their support for raising funds to establish the Kirk U'Ren and Jennifer Steiner Memorial Scholarship. Please watch for a special announcement in the December E-newsletter.
There is no better way to warm up than with hot chocolate, coffee, cider, donuts, and friends at the Alumni Tent. An enthusiastic crowd enjoyed the fellowship again this year. Connecting with friends—it can’t be beat.
There is nothing like a parade to jump start one’s spirit. This year’s parade, led by the high steppin’ Marching Pioneers, was no exception. Thanks to all the participants and weather for allowing (just barely) the convertibles to be “top down.” Nothing dampens the Pioneer spirit. And if the donuts and drinks at the Alumni Tent didn’t fill you up, the luncheon certainly did. Thanks again to Catering Services for a great job in feeding all of us.
Umbrellas made appearances at the football game but there was a big crowd nonetheless. Two major School of Agriculture donors were recognized. Thank you!
Homecoming is a tremendous undertaking involving cooperation and hard work from many people. Thanks to all who made Homecoming 2017 a huge success.
Tip off – on Nov. 8 at the Kohl Center in Madison, Wisconsin, our women’s basketball team will take on the Badgers. Game time is at 7 p.m. Remember to RSVP.
It is difficult to believe that graduation is only a few weeks away. Dec. 16 is the date and the times are College of Business, Industry, Life Science and Agriculture at 9 a.m.; College of Liberal Arts and Education and Graduate Studies at 12:30 p.m.; and College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science at 4 p.m.
Save the date – on Jan. 25, 2018 there will be an alumni event at Palmer Legends Country Club-The Villages.
As we prepare for Thanksgiving, consider the words of Catherine Pulsifer: “Give thanks not just on Thanksgiving Day, but every day of your life. Appreciate and never take for granted all that you have.”
Alumni Association Board President
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