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September E-newsletter

An enews welcome to our five newly elected board of directors:  Dan Wargolet, Natasha Evans, Samantha Way, Shilo Wilkinson, and Rahsaan Dunn. Thank you for your commitment to UW-Platteville.

The Alumni Association Board of Directors held our “summer meeting” on Aug. 26- a very positive and productive meeting.  In addition to our new board members we also welcomed back the Student Ambassadors and look forward to working with them again. The morning meeting focused on reports, events/activities and of course homecoming; committee meetings were held in the afternoon.

Homecoming week starts Monday, Oct. 9 – UW-Platteville Founders Day. Friday afternoon, Oct. 13, the chapters meet for their award ceremonies/get togethers. Saturday, Homecoming day starts at 7:15 a.m. at Williams Fieldhouse for this year’s very special Homecoming Hustle.  The Alumni tent opens at 9 a.m. followed by the parade at 10 a.m. and the Alumni Association sponsored luncheon in Ullsvik Hall at 11 a.m. Our Pioneer football team faces conference rival, UW-Oshkosh, at 2 p.m. Homecoming week concludes with the lighting of the “M” at 9 p.m.

Speaking of football- our Pioneer football team kicked (literally) off their season Sept. 2 with an exciting non-conference win over George Fox by a score of 30-28. Great game to watch. The Pioneer marching band did a super job as well!

Last year we celebrated the sesquicentennial of our great university.  Now we get to celebrate another sesquicentennial – that’s the name of our NEW ENGINEERING BUILDING!!  Funding for this ($55 million) plus a $23 million renovation of Boebel Hall was approved by the legislative budget committee on Aug. 28. Governor Walker was on campus September 5 to voice his support. Thanks to our staff for all their work and to all who contacted legislators and testified at hearings in April- that’s the Pioneer Spirit! A big thanks also to our legislators for effectively advocating our position. 

Be on the lookout for bright, energetic, enthusiastic, backpacking souls on campus. The new academic year started September 5. Welcome (back) students!

“You can’t go back and change the beginning but you can start where you are and change the ending.”  C.S. Lewis.

Forever. Pioneers.

Phil Molldrem
Alumni Association Board President

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Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 11:30am


Pioneers Day of Giving

Monday, October 9, 2017


Homecoming 2017 - Friday Events

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 4:30pm to 11:00pm


Homecoming 2017 - Saturday Events

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