Alumni

Marching Pioneers

UW-Platteville to celebrate Homecoming week

Authored on: Sep 09, 2022, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt
UW-Platteville will start Homecoming week on Sunday, Oct. 9, with celebrations ending at the lighting of the “M” on Saturday, Oct. 15. This year’s theme is “Haunted Homecoming.” The week will be filled with student activities, athletic events, alumni reunions and Pioneer pride.

Fireworks at M

Alumni Association to recognize distinguished and outstanding alumni award winners during Homecoming weekend

Authored on: Sep 09, 2022, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt
UW-Platteville will celebrate its 2022 Distinguished and Outstanding Alumni Award recipients at the Alumni Association Awards on Friday, Oct. 14 in the Richard and Helen Brodbeck Concert Hall, Center for the Arts at 5 p.m.

Clement Park in Littleton, Colorado

Engineering alumnus turns imagination into reality with custom playgrounds

Authored on: Sep 09, 2022, Written by: Alison Parkins
UW-Platteville alumnus Tommy Jacobs spends his days bringing people’s imagination to life. As a custom lead design engineer at Landscape Structures, in Delano, Minnesota, it’s his job to take clients’ most creative ideas for playgrounds and turn them into reality. 

Tassie Crews

MSCJ grad uses degree to start mental health and substance abuse counseling program

Authored on: Sep 09, 2022, Written by: Stephen Kelley

Tassie Crews knows there is power in words. As a licensed master social worker and certified alcohol drug counselor, she's seen first-hand how a conversation with the right person can change someone's entire life. Crews has worked hard to earn the education and training to be that right person.


Crystal Yang

No limits to learning

Authored on: Aug 08, 2022, Written by: Cheryl Lange
When Crystal Yang started UW-Platteville's Master of Science in Organizational Change Leadership program in the fall of 2018, she was already leading a busy life. In addition to working full-time, she is mother to five children and adding graduate school while juggling the two wasn’t easy. 

Rachael Hallstrom

Hallstrom finds a top engineering education in her hometown

Authored on: Aug 08, 2022, Written by: Alison Parkins
Originally from Platteville, Rachael Hallstrom grew up close to UW-Platteville, but once she enrolled as a student, she found that the campus provided what she describes as a different world – a separate, unique community with an engineering education that rivals any bigger school. 

Andrew Ricks

UW-Platteville engineering education helps Ricks’ aviation career take off

Authored on: Aug 08, 2022, Written by: Alison Parkins
Andrew Ricks has always had a passion for aviation. He began taking flying lessons as a freshman in high school and earned his pilot’s license when he turned 17. But, his engineering education at UW-Platteville is what gave him the opportunity to turn his hobby into a career designing and creating airplane parts.

UW-Platteville student

UW-Platteville Foundation celebrates record year in fundraising

Authored on: Aug 08, 2022, Written by: Kristie Reynolds

For the third consecutive year, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Foundation achieved a record year in donations. Thanks to the generosity of alumni, friends and corporate partners, more than $7.4 million was raised during the 2022 fiscal year, which ended June 30.


WSUP staff, 1980s

Broadcasting students, WSUP reunion on Sept. 17

Authored on: Jul 07, 2022, Written by: George E. Smith, Emeritus Professor, Performing and Visual Arts
Mark your calendar for Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022. UW-Platteville is hosting a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ reunion event to celebrate the 50 plus years of success of WSUP and the academic program in radio and television broadcasting.

Summerfest

Show your Pioneer pride, get free admission at Summerfest

Authored on: Jun 06, 2022, Written by: Kristie Reynolds

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is taking part in Summerfest’s Show Your College Pride Day. Students attending Summerfest who arrive at the Mid Gate Promotions Booth between noon and 3 p.m. on Friday, July 8 wearing UW-Platteville branded gear, such as a shirt or hat, will receive a free admission ticket.


Ryan Munz

Going the distance on and off the field: Head football coach credits online Project Management program for helping career

Authored on: May 05, 2022, Written by: Eric Herbst

When one hears the words “project management,” some may envision a profession embedded in the construction, business or supply chain fields. These assumptions wouldn’t be wrong, as project management professionals play pivotal roles in each of these industries, but they wouldn’t form the full picture either.


2022 commencement

UW-Platteville celebrates 208th commencement, presenting the classes of 2020, 2021 and 2022

Authored on: May 05, 2022, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt
UW-Platteville celebrated its 208th commencement, recognizing the class of 2022 and graduates of spring 2020, summer 2020, fall 2020 and spring 2021. The two ceremonies took place on May 14 in the Ralph E. Davis Pioneer Stadium.

M lighting, fireworks

Fireworks, M lighting to celebrate commencement

Authored on: May 05, 2022, Written by: Paul Erickson
To celebrate a special UW-Platteville commencement, the lighting of the M and fireworks are planned for this Saturday, May 14 around 9:15 p.m. The university will celebrate the class of 2022 and graduates of spring 2020, summer 2020, fall 2020 and spring 2021

School of Education Luncheon with Retired Teachers

School of Education alumni return to campus, share advice with future teachers

Authored on: May 05, 2022, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt
In celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week, School of Education students have been learning from retired educators and helping to celebrate their careers.

Baird Miller teaching water aerobics

Recent grad makes a splash in the Platteville community

Authored on: Apr 04, 2022, Written by: Kristie Reynolds
When Baird Miller came to UW-Platteville, the Madison, Wisconsin native and former competitive swimmer described himself as feeling “like a fish out of water.” However, his love for swimming opened up new, unexpected connections for him on campus and in the greater Platteville community.

Tim Herrick speaks to audience in Doudna Hall

Alumnus, vice president of General Motors shares advice with students

Authored on: Apr 04, 2022, Written by: Alison Parkins
UW-Platteville alumnus and Vice President of Electric Vehicle Excellence at General Motors Tim Herrick recently visited campus and shared advice with students from his 38 years with General Motors, many of which were spent in leadership roles. 

Liz Rehberg

Rehberg excels at Corteva Agriscience, UW-Platteville’s newest corporate sponsor

Authored on: Apr 04, 2022, Written by: Alison Parkins
Growing up on a small dairy farm in Northeast Wisconsin, Liz Rehberg, a 2010 graduate, always knew she would be involved in agriculture. Now, in her eighth year with Pioneer, Corteva Agriscience’s flagship seed brand, she has found her own way to help farmers.

Commencement

UW-Platteville to hold 208th commencement, celebrating the class of 2022 and graduates of 2020 and 2021

Authored on: Apr 04, 2022, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville will celebrate the class of 2022 and graduates of spring 2020, summer 2020, fall 2020 and spring 2021 at the 208th commencement on Saturday, May 14.


Todd Johnson

Johnson family makes record gift of $10 million to the Foundation for student scholarships

Authored on: Apr 04, 2022, Written by: Alison Parkins
In a ceremony today, Chancellor Dennis J. Shields announced a monumental gift of $10 million from Todd and Susan Johnson – the largest gift to support the university in history. This transformational gift will establish the Capstan Scholarship Program, which will allow selected students to graduate debt free, providing scholarships covering full tuition, room, and board to students every year, beginning this fall.

Pictured left to right are Ryan Berg and Van E. Komurka.

Alumni win national award in back-to-back years

Authored on: Mar 03, 2022, Written by: Kristie Reynolds
UW-Platteville graduates have been awarded the annual American Society of Civil Engineers Martin S. Kapp Excellence in Foundation Engineering Award for the past two consecutive years.

2022 Spring Construction Networking Event

Construction Networking Event offers a valuable opportunity to students, industry partners

Authored on: Feb 02, 2022, Written by: Alison Parkins
UW-Platteville recently hosted the 2022 Spring Construction Networking Event. Held twice a year, the event  allows UW-Platteville students to network with company representatives and learn about their projects, company culture, and job and internship opportunities.

Fall 2021 Commencement Ceremony

UW-Platteville to celebrate 2020 and 2021 graduates at spring commencement

Authored on: Feb 02, 2022, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt
UW-Platteville is welcoming back the graduates from spring 2020, summer 2020, fall 2020 and spring 2021 who missed their commencement ceremonies due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to the class of 2022, the graduates have the opportunity to walk in the 208th spring commencement on Saturday, May 14.

Jay Johll at Commencement Ceremony

Fall 2021 distance education and master’s degree program graduates announced

Authored on: Feb 02, 2022, Written by: Cheryl Lange

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville congratulates the fall 2021 graduates of its distance education and master’s degree programs. Fall 2021 commencement, which took place Dec. 11, 2021, was the first to be held in person on campus since fall 2019, due to COVID-19. The fall ceremonies included both summer and fall 2021 students.


Alumni award ceremony

UW-Platteville accepting alumni award nominations

Authored on: Jan 01, 2022, Written by: Kristie Reynolds
The UW-Platteville Alumni Awards Committee is now accepting nominations for candidates for the 2022 awards.

Abigail Parker

Alumna awarded grant for pollinator garden

Authored on: Jan 01, 2022, Written by: Kristie Reynolds
Rural Schools Collaborative just announced its 2021-22 Celia B. Godsil Grants in Place Fellows, and among those selected was Abigail Parker, a May 2021 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, who currently teaches kindergarten at Coloma Elementary, a small, rural school in Coloma, Wisconsin.

Brian Bullard

Alumnus qualifies for speedskating Olympic trials

Authored on: Dec 12, 2021, Written by: Kristie Reynolds
Among the athletes invited to participate in the upcoming Olympic speedskating trials next month in Milwaukee is alumnus Brian Bullard '17.

Stocking the shelves logo

Alumni Association partners with Pioneer Provisions to create Stocking the Shelves campaign

Authored on: Dec 12, 2021, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt
The UW-Platteville community is coming together to give back this holiday season by stocking the shelves at Pioneer Provisions. To help raise awareness, the UW-Platteville Alumni Association is partnering with Pioneer Provisions, a free pantry and grocery service on campus for students experiencing food insecurity.

Isthmus Bowl Game

Alumnus's passion for Division III athletics leads to creation of Culver’s Isthmus Bowl Game

Authored on: Nov 11, 2021, Written by: Jason Piddington
Having a passion for Division III athletics, and experiencing an NCAA Division III basketball tournament berth himself, alumnus Mike Shaw ’10 had an idea: create a NCAA Division III football bowl game to give one team from the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin an opportunity to play one final game.

Pioneers Day of Giving kick-off event

Pioneers Day of Giving Raises Over $143,000

Authored on: Nov 11, 2021, Written by: Kristie Reynolds
The 2021 UW-Platteville Pioneers Day of Giving received over 640 donations totaling more than $143,000 from alumni and friends. A record number of people participated this year, including more students than ever before.

Pictured left to right are Wara Pirzada and Luis Cano.

2021 Distance Education Alumni Board Scholarship winners announced

Authored on: Nov 11, 2021, Written by: Cheryl Lange
The Distance Education Alumni Board selected students Luis Cano and Wara Pirzada as the 2021 recipients of its scholarship. The scholarship was created by the board in 2016 to help provide additional financial support to distance education students as they complete their degree.

Alumni gathering in alumni tent

Community partners have kept longtime Homecoming traditions alive

Authored on: Oct 10, 2021, Written by: Kristie Reynolds
Familiar traditions returned this year when UW-Platteville celebrated Homecoming last week – many of which would not have been able to take place without the support of the community partners who have contributed to the success of UW-Platteville’s Homecoming year after year.

2021 Ozone KLH reunion

UW-Platteville alumni celebrate 40 years of friendship with continuing reunions

Authored on: Oct 10, 2021, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt
It’s a celebration of lasting friendships, memories, and stories from the days spent on the UW-Platteville campus. For 40 years, Mike Kopf ’79 and his wife Kathy (Littel) Kopf ’80 have been organizing reunions for their fellow Pioneers.

Dr. Michael O'Connor Award

O’Connor receives PMI® Eric Jenett Award for Excellence

Authored on: Oct 10, 2021, Written by: Eric Herbst
UW-Platteville announces another milestone achievement for one of its distinguished alumni. Dr. Michael O’Connor, a 2006 graduate of the Master of Science in Project Management program, was recently recognized as a winner of the 2021 Project Management Institute’s Eric Jenett Project Management Excellence Award.

Homecoming Fireworks

‘Game On’: UW-Platteville to welcome back in-person Homecoming celebrations

Authored on: Oct 10, 2021, Written by: Kristie Reynolds
UW-Platteville will celebrate Homecoming week from Oct. 17-23. After celebrating Homecoming virtually last year, in-person celebrations will return this year, with the 2021 theme “Game On.”

Shawn Belling

UW-Platteville instructor attends seminar as keynote speaker

Authored on: Oct 10, 2021, Written by: Eric Herbst
Shawn Belling, project management instructor, regularly shares his expertise with organizations, including his most recent engagement at the PMI© Michigan Chapter’s Professional Development Day, which he attended as the keynote speaker. 

Communication Board

Pioneers Day of Giving funds communication boards, impacts multiple communities

Authored on: Oct 10, 2021, Written by: Kristie Reynolds
When the COVID-19 pandemic prevented education students from completing their practicum hours in local elementary schools last fall, Dr. Rea Kirk, a professor of special education at UW-Platteville, suggested students go out into the community to make a difference. With the help of funding from Pioneers Day of Giving, two students implemented communication boards for playgrounds in four counties.

REC major prescribed burn

REC major brings diverse job opportunities, alumni reflect on program and industry experiences

Authored on: Sep 09, 2021, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt

Reclamation, environment and conservation (REC) is a growing field continuing to bring professional opportunities to UW-Platteville students. The REC program is led by Dr.


Lakisha Clinton

Drawing from time on campus, alumna continues to pay it forward

Authored on: Aug 08, 2021, Written by: Alison Parkins
Lakisha Clinton lives by the mottos “knowledge is power” and “pay it forward.” From her time at UW-Platteville, through her successful career with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and her recent induction into a selective scholarship award program, she has been driven by her love for public service and being a champion for others.

Students on campus

UW-Platteville Foundation sets donation record

Authored on: Aug 08, 2021, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt
For the second consecutive year, the UW-Platteville Foundation is celebrating record fundraising, thanks to the generous contributions from UW-Platteville alumni, friends and corporate partners.

Estela DePaz

Project management alumna shines spotlight on special education field

Authored on: Aug 08, 2021, Written by: Eric Herbst
With patience, passion and hard work, amazing things can happen. Estela DePaz discovered this fact recently when, against steep competition, her thesis paper won PMI’s ® prestigious Snyder International Student Paper of the Year award—an accolade that rewards excellence in the development of original project management concepts.

Jonathan Yancy

Organizational Change Leadership graduate ushers in change thanks to accelerated program

Authored on: Jul 07, 2021, Written by: Eric Herbst
Change is always constant. For most people this statement rings true, but it’s a way of life for Jonathan Yancy. While many simply accept and react to change, Yancy is one who optimizes it – channeling change into progress on a daily basis.

Pictured left to right are Marissa (Droessler) Hoffmann and Marah Odgers.

UW-Platteville alumna creates The Midwest Girl brand

Authored on: Jul 07, 2021, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt
Never forget where you come from is the ongoing theme running through The Midwest Girl, a Dubuque, Iowa T-shirt brand founded by University of Wisconsin-Platteville alumna Marissa (Droessler) Hoffmann and her sister Marah Odgers.

UW-Platteville veterans

Master's degree candidates inducted into S.A.L.U.T.E. Veterans National Honor Society

Authored on: Jun 06, 2021, Written by: Cheryl Lange
Three University of Wisconsin-Platteville student veterans will complete their college careers with more than a diploma. In addition to earning their master’s degrees this spring and summer, they will also graduate as members of the S.A.L.U.T.E. Veterans National Honor Society.

Alumni mentorship

Sign up for UW-Platteville’s Alumni Mentorship Program

Authored on: Jun 06, 2021, Written by: Eric Herbst
We all know earning a degree is important for enhancing one’s career, but it’s not the only step students can take to better position themselves for success. Knowledge of the workplace and the ability to make strong connections can prove just as valuable, which is why the University of Wisconsin-Platteville is pleased to offer the Alumni Mentee-Mentor Program—a resource for those seeking additional support outside of their studies.

Pioneering Forward Logo

UW-Platteville announces Pioneering Forward Athletic Fund to enhance student-athlete experience

Authored on: Jun 06, 2021, Written by: Michael Salm
UW-Platteville announces the launch of the Pioneering Forward Athletic Fund. This innovative fundraising initiative will enhance both the experience of donors and all 550 Pioneer student-athletes. 

April Vaasen

Getting to know April Vaassen, CEI’s Summer Business Series instructor

Authored on: Jun 06, 2021, Written by: Eric Herbst
Ever since she was young, April Vaassen had a passion for helping people. After numerous volunteering and tutoring experiences within the education field growing up, Vaassen slowly developed this passion into a profession.

Scott Upton and family

MS Project Management grad takes career to outer space

Authored on: May 05, 2021, Written by: Stephen Kelley
It's fair to say Scott Upton's head has always been in the clouds – or rather – above them. A passion for aerospace was sparked as a youth and has driven his career and educational journey. He received a degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Minnesota before earning a Master of Science in Project Management degree from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. He currently works for Blue Origin, a company Upton said is "paving the road to space."

flags on campus

Alumni, faculty and student research project pays tribute to Vietnam veterans

Authored on: May 05, 2021, Written by: Alison Parkins
Through a collaborative effort that has spanned more than a year, a couple of alumni – with the help of faculty, staff and students across campus – have been researching and identifying UW-Platteville alumni or students who were killed in action during the Vietnam War, with the hopes of memorializing the veterans on campus.

Jeff Busch and Jane Traffalis

Highway to success: Project management and civil engineering alumni work together to build solid team foundations

Authored on: May 05, 2021, Written by: Eric Herbst
It's not often two alumni from the same university but different fields find themselves working together, yet this is exactly the case for Jeff Busch and Jane Traffalis.

Peggy and Larry Hanson

Hanson family donates to Dale Dixon Chair of Engineering fund

Authored on: May 05, 2021, Written by: Kristie Reynolds
Larry and Peggy Hanson recently donated $25,000 to the Dale Dixon Chair of Engineering fund, which supports UW-Platteville faculty. In recognition of their gift, the Hansons will name one of the collaboration studios in the newest engineering building, Sesquicentennial Hall.

Kat Damiano

Organizational Change Leadership alumna credits education for new high-level position

Authored on: Apr 04, 2021, Written by: Eric Herbst
Wishing to sharpen both her change and project management skills, Kat Damiano enrolled in the Master’s in Organizational Change Leadership program in 2018. She is now a business change manager with SoCalGas in Los Angeles, California, and works as an internal consultant on the SCG enterprise change management team, overseeing a five-year, 300-plus stakeholder initiative.

Ullsvik Hall

Pioneers supporting Pioneers: The Distance Education Alumni Board leaves impact on alumni, students

Authored on: Apr 04, 2021, Written by: Cheryl Lange
Since its creation in 2006, the Distance Education Alumni Board has been committed to supporting alumni and students of UW-Platteville’s distance education programs.

Morgan Hartman

Alumna credits UW-Platteville experience for engineering career

Authored on: Apr 04, 2021, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt

University of Wisconsin-Platteville alumna Morgan Hartman, a 2018 industrial engineering graduate, credits her experience as a student-athlete with giving her the tools to become a marketing engineer for centrifugal water-cooled chillers at


Belinda Sain-Cronin

Art and connections shape alumna’s journey

Authored on: Apr 04, 2021, Written by: Megan Hinderman
When talking to Belinda Sain-Cronin ’73, or “Bella” as her friends call her, it won’t take long before you find a connection. Cronin speaks with passion and draws stories out of whomever she’s speaking to. It’s a talent she’s spent a lifetime developing - including when she was a fine arts major at UW-Platteville.

Kelly Tollefson working on paver

UW-Platteville offers opportunity to sponsor engraved pavers

Authored on: Apr 04, 2021, Written by: Alison Parkins
With construction of Sesquicentennial Hall underway, the UW-Platteville Foundation is offering alumni, friends, students, faculty, staff and corporate partners the opportunity to be a visible part of its engineering legacy by sponsoring an engraved paver along the walkways and patios surrounding Sesquicentennial Hall and Busby Hall – formerly Engineering Hall

Katie Koenig on wind turbine

UW-Platteville helps launch Koenig’s career in renewable energy

Authored on: Apr 04, 2021, Written by: Alison Parkins
It has been less than a year since Katie Koenig graduated from UW-Platteville, and her career is already reaching new heights – from job sites in Washington and New Mexico to the occasional top of a wind turbine.

solar panels

UW-Platteville to host virtual Earth Day event

Authored on: Apr 04, 2021, Written by: Kristie Reynolds
In honor of Earth Day, UW-Platteville will be hosting a virtual event, Pioneers Protecting the Planet and Transforming Campus, from 1-2 p.m. on Thursday, April 22. Faculty and staff who are actively engaged in environmental programs on and off-campus will discuss the active sustainability programs on campus as well as building renovations at Boebel Hall and Sesquicentennial Hall.

Michelle Laucke

Engineering alumna and professional doubles as children’s book author

Authored on: Apr 04, 2021, Written by: Eric Herbst
As a continuous improvement analyst at Ortho Molecular Inc., a nutraceutical company, Laucke works as a project manager in company teams, trying to reduce waste in core processes. Yet there’s more to Laucke besides an impressive STEM career. In addition to being an accomplished project manager and engineer, she’s also a self-published author of the children’s book, “Arabian Horses at Play, I Could Watch Them Every Day.”

Elizabeth Larrison

Alumna pursues master’s abroad, amid pandemic

Authored on: Mar 03, 2021, Written by: Kristie Reynolds
Elizabeth Larrison always loved hearing and telling stories. When she was quite young, she realized that history was essentially the telling of others’ stories, and her interests in the subject continued to grow throughout her education. She is currently studying history in Ireland in a yearlong master’s program at the National University of Ireland-Galway.

Ann Schulte

Alumna focuses solely on rural education through new textbook

Authored on: Mar 03, 2021, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt
UW-Platteville alumna Dr. Ann Schulte is impacting future Pioneer educators through her new textbook Teaching in Rural Places: Thriving in Classrooms, Schools, and Communities. Starting this fall, the School of Education will unveil its new K-9th grade, place-based rurally responsive teacher preparation program and will be using Schulte’s book.

Jim Martin

Project Management alumnus returns to teach new Continuing Education credential program

Authored on: Mar 03, 2021, Written by: Eric Herbst
During the COVID-19 crisis, the Continuing Education Institute has risen to the challenge by implementing new ways students can further their education. The latest result of this determination comes in the form of a new certificate program: Foundations of Project Management Practice.

COVID-19 panel

Panel of professors, health care professionals to discuss COVID-19

Authored on: Mar 03, 2021, Written by: Alison Parkins
UW-Platteville will host a panel of experts to discuss the latest information regarding the coronavirus and vaccine. The event – COVID-19: Vaccines, Variants and Community Health – will take place virtually on Thursday, March 11, from 5–6:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. 

Barbara and John Boldt

Boldt family makes donation to name John I. Boldt Study Space in Sesquicentennial Hall

Authored on: Mar 03, 2021, Written by: Kristie Reynolds
In honor of alumnus John Boldt’s recent retirement, his wife, Barbara, and family made a donation to the UW-Platteville Foundation to name the John I. Boldt Study Space in Sesquicentennial Hall.

Chris Yerges

M.S. Engineering student part of Daytona 500 winning team

Authored on: Feb 02, 2021, Written by: Stephen Kelley
The win in NASCAR's biggest race came down to a few key seconds for lead engineer Chris Yerges and his team at Front Row Motorsports. But behind each of these winning seconds were countless hours of precise preparation and planning days before the rubber ever met the pavement. The work was certainly worth it for the UW-Platteville Master of Science in Engineering student, as driver Michael McDowell finished first at the Daytona 500.

Commencement ceremony

UW-Platteville’s distance education programs reach 3,000 graduates

Authored on: Feb 02, 2021, Written by: Cheryl Lange
Forty-two years after its first correspondence course was introduced and administered via postal mail, UW-Platteville's distance education programs surpassed 3,000 graduates.

Hirsch Family

Decades after sharing the graduation stage with their mother, brothers set up memorial scholarship in her honor

Authored on: Feb 02, 2021, Written by: Alison Parkins
When twin brothers Mark and Jon Hirsch walked across the UW-Platteville graduation stage in 1986, they had an experience like few others as their mother, Ardith Stark, graduated with them at the age of 45. As a single mother, with two children still at home, Ardith graduated with honors. It is this legacy that Jon and Mark hope to honor with the creation of the Ardith Stark (Hirsch) Memorial Scholarship, which will help other non-traditional students have the same opportunity. 

Rita Davenport

‘Helping others’ is driving force for alumna’s life and career

Authored on: Feb 02, 2021, Written by: Megan Hinderman
Originally from Des Moines, Iowa, Rita Davenport’s career in education spans over 30 years and has taken her to colleges and universities throughout the region, including working at and earning her master’s degree in counseling education from UW-Platteville in 1993.

Christopher Jefferson

Engineering alumnus reaches new heights as satellite mission director

Authored on: Feb 02, 2021, Written by: Eric Herbst
While an undergraduate student at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Christopher Jefferson fell in love with the thought of working in the space launch industry. This simple idea would launch his academic and professional career to outstanding heights.

Roth Family

A love of dairy brings families together

Authored on: Feb 02, 2021, Written by: Megan Hinderman
Alumni TJ and Katie Roth are partners in Banner Ridge Farms LLC, and witness, firsthand, the benefits the new Dairy Innovation Hub is bringing to the region.

Best Value Organizational Change Leadership

M.S. Organizational Change Leadership program ranked fourth nationally

Authored on: Feb 02, 2021, Written by: Stephen Kelley
The UW-Platteville Master of Science in Organizational Change Leadership program is ranked as the fourth best value in the country, according to the 2021 BestValueCollege.org ratings.

Paul Hemmer

Alumnus shines light on 20th century show business with new book: ‘Entertaining Dubuque’

Authored on: Feb 02, 2021, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt
Alumnus Paul Hemmer examines the show business era of the 20th century in his new book, titled Entertaining Dubuque: The Untold Story (1900-1999). Hemmer graduated in 1966 with a degree in instrumental and vocal music and has spent his career in the fields of broadcasting and live music.

Dr. Tom Nelson

Civil engineering scholarship established in memory of Dr. Tom Nelson

Authored on: Feb 02, 2021, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt
Dr. Tom Nelson, emeritus professor of civil engineering, touched the lives of countless students during his nearly two decades at UW-Platteville. To honor Nelson, who passed away in April of 2020, his family created the Dr. Tom Nelson Civil Engineering Memorial Scholarship.

Ullsvik Hall

UW-Platteville accepting alumni award nominations

Authored on: Feb 02, 2021, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Alumni Awards Committee is now accepting nominations of candidates for 2021.


Sara Booth

After 22 years, alumna returns to excel in criminal justice program

Authored on: Jan 01, 2021, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt
“I had always wanted to go back to school, but it was always either life, distance or motivation that prevented me from taking those steps,” said alumna Sara Booth. However, in 2016, Booth made the leap and returned to UW-Platteville after 22 years to complete her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, ending her final semester with a 4.0.

Dion Shaw

Project management alumnus reinvests in others’ education

Authored on: Jan 01, 2021, Written by: Eric Herbst
Dion Shaw is a strong believer in developing your mind – even as the UW-Platteville graduate fights a disease that’s attacking his. In 1991, Shaw was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, but that didn’t stop him from living an active life and giving back to others.

Meredith “Mere” Dentice Johnson

Engineering alumna supports women In STEM

Authored on: Jan 01, 2021, Written by: Megan Hinderman
Ever since she was a little girl, Meredith “Mere” Dentice Johnson knew she wanted to be an engineer. Johnson’s love of math and science eventually led her to UW-Platteville to pursue a degree in industrial engineering.

MSPM award

Online M.S. Project Management program recognized as a top value

Authored on: Jan 01, 2021, Written by: Stephen Kelley
UW-Platteville's online Master of Science in Project Management program was ranked as a Top 25 Best Value Online Graduate Programs for 2021 by Value Colleges. The ranking is based on the cost of the program and student-to-faculty ratios.

Fireside chat

Chancellor Shields to meet with alumni through virtual ‘Fireside Chats’

Authored on: Jan 01, 2021, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is hosting a new series titled Fireside Chats with Chancellor Dennis J. Shields where alumni from across the country can connect with the campus community. Throughout the next few months, Zoom events will be taking place in multiple states starting with Florida and Arizona on Friday, Jan. 29.

SHRM credit for credentials

UW-Platteville announces graduate-level credit for SHRM certificates

Authored on: Dec 12, 2020, Written by: Stephen Kelley
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville announces it will now award graduate-level credits for certificates earned through the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

young professional

Enhance Your Career with Professional Pathway Certificates from the Continuing Education Institute

Authored on: Dec 12, 2020, Written by: Eric Herbst
The Continuing Education Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville is proud to offer additional opportunities for professional growth with their Professional Pathway Certificate programs.

Samantha Birkicht

Pioneer Spotlight: Samantha Birkicht

Authored on: Dec 12, 2020, Written by: Jason Piddington
Samantha (Rogers) Birkicht is currently in her fourth year as head volleyball coach for the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.

Lavern Nall

Alumnus to conclude Engineering Seminar Series

Authored on: Nov 11, 2020, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt
Alumnus Lavern Nall, a 1972 civil engineering graduate, will present at the final virtual event of the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science Engineering Seminar Series on Tuesday, Dec. 1. Nall, who is the president of Strass Maguire and Associates, will discuss the topic of Protection of Buildings from the Construction of Milwaukee’s “Deep Tunnel.”

Beth and Gary Goldberg

Engineering alumni create the Beth and Gary Goldberg Scholarship

Authored on: Nov 11, 2020, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt
The Goldbergs credit their education at UW-Platteville with giving them the foundation to succeed. To help assist current Pioneers on their collegiate journey, the couple have established the Beth and Gary Goldberg Scholarship.

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UW-Platteville alumni invited to participate in national survey

Authored on: Nov 11, 2020, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt
UW-Platteville has partnered with the Career Leadership Collective, a higher education solutions group, to conduct a national online survey to collect career pathway data from alumni.

Chris Polzer

Criminal Justice Instructor Chris Polzer wins 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award

Authored on: Nov 11, 2020, Written by: Cheryl Lange
Two-time UW-Platteville graduate and Criminal Justice Instructor Chris Polzer was named one of the university’s 2020 Distinguished Alumni. Recipients of the honor, which is presented by the Alumni Association, are chosen for their contributions to and recognition in their professions and communities, and continued engagement with the university.

Ryan Weigel and his family with their prize winning cow, Altitude, which Weigel and partners purchased at the Pioneer Dairy Club Classic in 2000.

Alumni Spotlight: Ryan Weigel

Authored on: Nov 11, 2020, Written by: Megan Hinderman
Throughout his career, Ryan Weigel has felt the influence of UW-Platteville. From the time he graduated as an animal science major, to his own role as an educator today, Weigel acknowledges the friends, family and mentors that have helped him along the way.

Pictured clockwise, from left, are Dawn Drake, Ruth Miller and Gary Apperson.

2020 Distance Education Scholarship winners announced

Authored on: Nov 11, 2020, Written by: Cheryl Lange
The Center for Distance Learning is proud to announce the 2020 winners of the Dawn Drake Excellence in Distance Education Scholarship, Gary Apperson Memorial Scholarship, and Ruth Miller Challenge Scholarship. The scholarships, which are awarded each year to students enrolled in distance education programs, were created to provide additional financial support for UW-Platteville students.

John Schaeffer

Student achieves international recognition in martial arts


Authored on: Nov 11, 2020, Written by: Marie Whisenant, Coordinator, Confucius Institute
After taking advantage of some of the classes offered through the UW-Platteville Confucius Institute, John Schaeffer recently participated – and placed – in two different international video competitions for Ba Duan Jin, a popular traditional Chinese mind-body exercise.

Lauren Ray

Alumna to present at the EMS Engineering Seminar Series

Authored on: Oct 10, 2020, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt
The College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science is hosting its third virtual event in the Engineering Seminar Series on Tuesday, Nov. 10, featuring alumna Lauren Ray, a 2001 civil engineering graduate, and Marc Ruden, both of IIW, P.C.

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Pioneers Day of Giving raises more than $141,500 for student success

Authored on: Oct 10, 2020, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt
UW-Platteville alumni and friends celebrated Pioneers Day of Giving by raising $141,514 on Oct. 9. The university surpassed its goal with more than 290 donors.

Edward and Lois Busby

Family legacy honored with renaming of Busby Hall of Engineering

Authored on: Sep 09, 2020, Written by: Alison Parkins
For more than 50 years, the Busby family has helped transform and enrich UW-Platteville and the greater Platteville community. To honor their family legacy, UW-Platteville will rename Engineering Hall to the Busby Hall of Engineering.

WiSys 2019 Innovation Showcase first place winners

Engineering alumni and professor launch Skillzboard, LLC

Authored on: Sep 09, 2020, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt
It’s an idea that has evolved since 2019 when four engineering students and Dr. Gokul “Gopal” Gopalakrishnan, associate professor of engineering physics, discussed their passion for rock climbing and developed the first prototype of Skillzboard. Today, Gopal and his former students are now partners and have started their own company.

Dominique Kornely conducting research at UW-Platteville in 2018.

Recent alumni publish academic work, credit summer research program

Authored on: Sep 09, 2020, Written by: Alison Parkins
Two recent UW-Platteville alumni, Kathryn Bartels and Dominique Kornely, have had their research work accepted for publication in academic journals. Both alumni are former participants of UW-Platteville’s Summer Undergraduate Scholars Program and credit the program for their success.

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UW-Platteville to celebrate Pioneers Day of Giving

Authored on: Sep 09, 2020, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt
UW-Platteville will celebrate 154 years since becoming an institution on Friday, Oct. 9. In honor of Founder’s Day, alumni and friends are invited to participate in the annual Pioneers Day of Giving. The all-day event raises funds to support student success.

Kathy Rice and Greg Loek ’80

LRT Family Scholarship connects Minnesota students to UW-Platteville

Authored on: Sep 09, 2020, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt
The message to never give up is one that alumnus Greg Loek ’80 and his wife Kathy Rice share through their endowed Loek-Rice-Titus Family Engineering, Mathematics, and Science Scholarship. The renewable four-year scholarship is targeted to UW-Platteville students from Minnesota who have declared a major in the College of EMS. Both Loek and Rice, who have spent their careers as engineers, want to give students an opportunity to further their education.

Ann, John and Jacob participating in the Bix 7 race in 2010.

Teresa’s Team carries on a giving legacy

Authored on: Aug 08, 2020, Written by: Alison Parkins
Remembered as an “individual more concerned with making a difference than making a fortune,” Teresa Kirkeeng-Kincaid ‘80 was a leader in the engineering field, respected as much for her care and compassion as for her expertise and drive. It is this legacy that her family hopes to see carry on through others with the Teresa Kirkeeng-Kincaid Memorial Scholarship for Women in Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Nancy Ware

Nancy Ware’s giving legacy lives on

Authored on: Aug 08, 2020, Written by: Paul Erickson
Nancy Ware was one of the most visible citizens in Platteville, whether at sporting competitions, at the swimming pool or taking her dog out for a walk. It was only fitting that in her will, she ensured her impact would live on in the city for years to come.

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The story behind the scholarship: James Bade

Authored on: Jul 07, 2020, Written by: Jane Halpern
When freshmen arrive at UW-Platteville every year, many of them notice the names attached to their financial aid statements. These loyal alumni of UW-Platteville have shown their commitment to the future of the school by funding scholarships for students much like themselves, just starting out on their careers. One of these generous Pioneers is James Bade, a Wisconsin native whose long career with Shell took him far from his hometown, state, and even country.

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Foundation breaks $4 million in donations for first time

Authored on: Jul 07, 2020, Written by: Alison Parkins
The UW-Platteville Foundation is celebrating a new milestone, as it recently announced record fundraising for the 2020 fiscal year, which ended on June 30. UW-Platteville alumni, friends and corporate partners donated more than $4 million for the first time ever, exceeding the previous year’s total by $1 million.

Jeff Gard

Pioneer Spotlight: Jeff Gard

Authored on: Jul 07, 2020, Written by: Jason Piddington
Jeff Gard just finished his 11th season as head basketball coach of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Being in athletics was always Jeff’s dream and goal as a young man growing up in Cobb, Wisconsin. He was surrounded by coaches who helped mentor and guide him along the way, and coaching was his opportunity to stay in athletics.

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The Bill and Jean Sanders Scholarship: A Way Of Sharing

Authored on: Jun 06, 2020, Written by: Jane Halpern
If you are a mathematics major at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, then odds are that some aspect of your life has been touched by either Bill or Jean Sanders. The pair taught at the university for a combined total of 56 years, and their shared love of mathematics helped inspire multiple generations of Platteville students to pursue careers in STEM. When the couple retired in 2000, they decided they weren’t done being Pioneers. By funding two scholarships, one for new freshmen and one for continuing mathematics students, the couple have ensured an ongoing impact on today’s Pioneers.

Ava Brueggeman

Alumni transcribe Apollo 11 history

Authored on: May 05, 2020, Written by: Alison Parkins
Two recent UW-Platteville graduates are pursuing their Ph.Ds. at the University of Texas at Dallas and contributing to a variety of projects that are significant to both the past and future.

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Matching gift supports Pioneers Helping Pioneers fund

Authored on: May 05, 2020, Written by: Alison Parkins
Joshua Boots, assistant vice chancellor of development and alumni engagement, announced today that the UW-Platteville Foundation has received a $15,000 matching gift donation from an anonymous couple. This gift will match donations made to UW-Platteville’s $100,000 initiative in support of the Pioneers Helping Pioneers fund.

Caleb Dykema

Alumnus finds success in innovation at UW-Platteville, now supports others

Authored on: May 05, 2020, Written by: Alison Parkins
Recent graduate Caleb Dykema is taking the experiences in innovation he found at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and inspiring others to achieve the same through his new podcast, Just the Bulb.

Kayzia (Whiteaker) Teal

Teal draws on UW-Platteville education, experiences to help others during COVID-19 crisis

Authored on: May 05, 2020, Written by: Laurie Hamer
During the COVID-19 crisis, University of Wisconsin-Platteville alumni who provide critical services and resources to those in need have risen to the challenge by adapting and innovating new ways of staying connected with their clients in ways that meet safer-at-home guidelines. To do so, they often draw upon their education and experiences at UW-Platteville.

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Paying it Forward: The Huff Family Scholarship Fund

Authored on: May 05, 2020, Written by: Jane Halpern
When you ask Bill Huff what motivated him to give back to UW-Platteville, he likes to answer the question with a story. “As a veteran discharged in 1955, I was aware that education was a license for a better life,” Huff said. Founded in 2003, the Foundation allows Huff to give back in profound ways to a wide range of projects and causes.

Joshua Boots

Pioneer Spotlight: Joshua Boots

Authored on: Apr 04, 2020, Written by: Alison Parkins
Joshua Boots joined UW-Platteville as the assistant vice chancellor for Development and Alumni Engagement last November. He works with alumni and friends of UW-Platteville to connect them with the university and find ways they can make a difference.

Brett Timmerman

Timmerman credits UW-Platteville for personal, professional success

Authored on: Apr 04, 2020, Written by: Laurie Hamer
When University of Wisconsin-Platteville alumnus Brett Timmerman first arrived at the university in August 2001, he was excited about beginning his college career. Despite his excitement, however, he also had some apprehension, but he proceeded into uncertainty, never imagining that someday, he would become a successful realtor and political fundraiser.

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Pioneers answer the call for help

Authored on: Apr 04, 2020, Written by: Alison Parkins
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many UW-Platteville students are finding themselves facing mounting financial challenges. But in a show of Pioneer spirit, many alumni, friends, faculty and staff have already stepped in to help. Created in 2019, the Pioneers Helping Pioneers fund provides emergency financial support to students with unexpected expenses, outside of tuition. When a call for assistance went out to alumni, friends, faculty and staff last week, more than $5,500 was raised for the fund in only a few days, with donations continuing to come in.

Bob Bates

Alumnus invests in the future of engineering students through scholarship

Authored on: Mar 03, 2020, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt
“The older you get the more you appreciate the opportunities you had at the university because you begin to see how fortunate you are to have attended UW-Platteville,” said Robert Bates ’70. Bates credits his educational experience at Wisconsin State University-Platteville in helping him create his civil engineering firm, Bates Engineering Inc., located in Denver, Colorado. Now, he’s making a long-term commitment to his alma mater through the endowed Bates Engineering Inc. scholarship.

Winnie Redfearn

Redfearn credits family, UW-Platteville for igniting passion for history

Authored on: Feb 02, 2020, Written by: Laurie Hamer
From the time she was about nine years old, UW-Platteville alumna Winifred (Winnie) Redfearn knew that she wanted to be a history professor. Over the years, her love of history grew, and she realized that, more than anything, she wanted to open a window to the past and share the stories of those whose voices had never been heard.

David Murphy

Something That You Love Doing: The David Murphy and Virginia Bowar Scholarship

Authored on: Feb 02, 2020, Written by: Jane Halpern
When you ask Dave Murphy to describe the goals of the UW-Platteville scholarship that bears his name, the recently-retired president of MSA Professional Services is typically modest. “I really hope that I made it easier on the students’ parents, on the families who are supporting them,” he said. “And I hope it makes a difference to the students.”

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Strand Associates’ impactful gift to support College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science students

Authored on: Feb 02, 2020, Written by: Alison Parkins
A longtime partnership between the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and Strand Associates was recently reaffirmed with a $200,000 commitment from the engineering firm, located in Madison, Wisconsin.

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Alumna gives back through scholarship

Authored on: Jan 01, 2020, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt
Following graduation from UW-Platteville, Jill Furman '03 earned her master’s degree in electrical engineering from UW-Madison and with her first pay check out of graduate school she created the Jill Pamperin and Miles Hill “Lab Rat” Scholarship, in honor of her classmate at UW-Platteville, Miles Hill.

James Wright

Gift to the Wright Center to enhance experience for non-traditional, veteran students

Authored on: Dec 12, 2019, Written by: Alison Parkins
A recent $143,000 gift from the family of Robert “Bob” and James Wright will enhance opportunities offered at UW-Platteville's Wright Center for Non-Traditional and Veteran Students.

Sydney Groen

Connecting students to their rural community

Authored on: Nov 11, 2019, Written by: Ashley McFadden

As the oldest of four siblings, alumna Sydney Groen ’17 has in many ways always been a teacher.


Donovan Nathaniel

Milwaukee native makes transition from player to coach, recruiter

Authored on: Nov 11, 2019, Written by: Jason Piddington
Donovan Nathaniel, team captain of the 2018 Pioneer football team and winner of the prestigious George Chryst Award his senior year, made the transition from student-athlete to assistant football coach for the Pioneers.

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Alumna’s business to be featured in Etsy holiday ad

Authored on: Nov 11, 2019, Written by: Laurie Hamer
UW-Platteville alumna Beth (Martin) Digman, recently received some very exciting news: her pottery business, Prairie Hills Pottery, will be featured in this year’s Etsy holiday advertising campaign.

Internship at Grant County Drug Treatment Court while student at UW-Platteville

UW-Platteville alumna pursues graduate degrees, creates scholarship program for black women

Authored on: Oct 10, 2019, Written by: Laurie Hamer
UW-Platteville alumna Sakara Wages is concurrently working toward the completion of a Master of Social Work (Sept. 2017-May 2020) and a Ph.D. in social welfare (Sept. 2017-May 2022) at UW-Madison.

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Ericksons’ major gift to support future Pioneers

Authored on: Oct 10, 2019, Written by: Alison Parkins
Higher education has been a significant part of Jon and Dr. Tori Erickson’s lives, and their recently announced planned gift to support UW-Platteville scholarships will help ensure it is also a part of the lives of future generations of Pioneers. Their estate gift is among the largest bequests the university has ever received. The Ericksons were honored during the Homecoming celebration this past weekend.

Nicholas Drott

Alumnus credits restorative justice experience for career success

Authored on: Oct 10, 2019, Written by: Laurie Hamer

There are moments in life when a decision to explore something new turns out to be life-changing, both personally and professionally.


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UW-Platteville to honor alumni at Homecoming

Authored on: Oct 10, 2019, Written by: Alison Parkins
UW-Platteville will honor its 2019 Distinguished and Outstanding Alumni Award recipients at the University Awards and Recognition Ceremony on Friday, Oct. 18 at 4:30 p.m. in Nohr Gallery, Ullsvik Hall. The ceremony is part of the university’s annual Homecoming celebration weekend.

Lisa Karau

Alumna to lead Ashland’s boys basketball program

Authored on: Sep 09, 2019, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt
UW-Platteville alumna Lisa Karau is breaking down barriers as she becomes the fourth woman in Wisconsin to lead a high school boys basketball program. She will embark on her first season as the Ashland boys varsity coach in the 2019-20 school year while also teaching elementary physical education.

Goldbergs with Dean Gribb and Stacia Stephenson

Starting out: the James and Joan (Brandt) Goldberg Scholarship gives students a boost

Authored on: Sep 09, 2019, Written by: Jane Halpern

If you put Dayne Friday, Revalu Ronnfeldt, Hannah Frank and Tara Reber in a room together, you might be forgiven for assuming the four didn’t have much in common.


Charitee Seebecker

Alumna competes in National Miss United States Agriculture pageant

Authored on: Jun 06, 2019, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt

As June Dairy Month comes to a close, University of Wisconsin-Platteville alumna Charitee Seebecker ’18 received the opportunity to share her passion of agriculture and represent her home state in the National Miss United States Agriculture Queen pageant in Orlando, Florida.


Sergio Romero

Student Advisory Board member maintains strong ties to UW-Platteville

Authored on: May 05, 2019, Written by: Amanda Miller

Sergio Romero lives and works two hours from Platteville in Delavan, Wisconsin, but he has managed to maintain a strong tie to the campus community as an alumnus and to the online community as a current student within the M.S.


Charlie Schoenberg teaching at Guangwai-Pacelli High School

Alumnus delivers world history, economics to students in China

Authored on: May 05, 2019, Written by: Laurie Hamer

University of Wisconsin-Platteville alumnus Charlie Schoenberg '18 was initially drawn to the field of education because he wanted to walk in the footsteps of the amazing educators who had challenged him to think, grow and reflect as a learner.


Raine Voigts and Jason Weitenhiller

Alumnus mentors former student in classroom

Authored on: Apr 04, 2019, Written by: Laurie Hamer

When University of Wisconsin-Platteville alumnus Jason Weitenhiller had Raine Voigts as a student in his second-grade classroom his first year of teaching at Belmont (Wis.) Elementary School in 2005, he had no idea he would be inspiring a future teacher.


Dr. Michael O’Connor (middle), with Chancellor Dennis Shields (left) and Dr. Craig Wilson, Dean of the Division of Professional Studies and School of Graduate Studies, received an Outstanding Alumni award at the 2018 University Awards and Recognition Ceremony and Gala, which is held annually during the university’s Homecoming

Dr. Michael O'Connor named 2018 Outstanding Alumni

Authored on: Mar 03, 2019, Written by: Cheryl Lange

Dr. Michael O’Connor, a 2006 graduate of the Master of Science in Project Management program, was recognized at UW-Platteville’s 2018 Homecoming as an Outstanding Alumni.


UW-Platteville students practicing with Platteville Special Olympics team

Students, alumnus aid Special Olympians

Authored on: Mar 03, 2019, Written by: Laurie Hamer

Five University of Wisconsin-Platteville students and an alumnus gained hands-on coaching experience with individuals with varying abilities by helping coach 30 members of three Platteville Special Olympics basketball teams, including two adult teams and one youth team.


Michael Sullivan

Bouncing forward: a new OCL instructor’s unique career path

Authored on: Feb 02, 2018, Written by: Megan Hinderman
Ever since Michael Sullivan took a high school history class, he has been passionate about education.