Business & Leadership

UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County Campus

UW-Platteville, UW-Stout to offer associate’s degree in hospitality and tourism

Authored on: Nov 11, 2020, Written by: John Christensen
To further serve the needs of employees and employers in Southwest Wisconsin, UW-Platteville and UW-Stout will form a partnership starting in Fall 2021 – offering a new associate’s degree in hospitality and tourism, centered at UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County, joined with a pioneering transfer path available for students who want to continue toward a bachelor’s degree in hotel, restaurant, and tourism management from UW-Stout’s nationally-recognized program.

School of Business Faculty

Business faculty publish and present across several areas of expertise

Authored on: Nov 11, 2020, Written by: Alison Parkins
Several faculty members in the UW-Platteville School of Business are capping off the year with recent publications and major conference presentations, demonstrating their breadth of expertise in a variety of areas.

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New apprenticeship program offers students unique opportunity

Authored on: Oct 10, 2020, Written by: Alison Parkins
The School of Business recently announced a new partnership with Foster MSP. The collaboration will offer students a unique apprenticeship opportunity, providing them with a valuable, rare skillset to give them an edge in a growing field.

School of Business student delivering presentation

School of Business launches six new undergraduate degrees

Authored on: Oct 10, 2020, Written by: Alison Parkins
The School of Business has realigned its programs to ensure that students are ready for the changing needs in business and industry, with the launch of six new undergraduate degree programs and an ongoing commitment to providing a cutting-edge education – from its teaching philosophy to leveraging the latest online resources.

George Krueger

Krueger develops podcast to support small business marketing

Authored on: Sep 09, 2020, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt
School of Business Associate Professor George Krueger is giving his students and local entrepreneurs an insight on how to enhance marketing strategies for small businesses through his podcast titled, “The UWP Professor George’s Podcast.” Krueger combines his academic research along with his experience in developing marketing campaigns for both small businesses and Fortune 100 companies to deliver different themed episodes.

Student wearing face mask at Welcome Weekend

Lands’ End donates facemasks for UW-Platteville’s Welcome Weekend

Authored on: Sep 09, 2020, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt
As hundreds of Pioneers participated in Welcome Weekend at UW-Platteville, one area business is helping to keep students safe as they embark on the fall semester. Lands’ End headquartered in Dodgeville, Wisconsin, partnered with the university to donate more than 1,000 face coverings to help protect against COVID-19.

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.

Jesse Ruegsegger

Distance student overcomes obstacles to be elected valedictorian

Authored on: Apr 04, 2020, Written by: Eric Herbst
Over a decade ago, Jesse Ruegsegger found himself at the lowest point of his life, but a journey of recovery ended with him receiving not only the strength to forgive himself, but also academia’s highest honor.


UW-Platteville will receive EDA-funded technical assistance from Rural Innovation Strategies, Inc.

Authored on: Jan 01, 2020, Written by: Aidan Calvelli, Rural Innovation Initiative
Rural Innovation Strategies, Inc. announced that the University of Wisconsin-Platteville has been chosen in a highly competitive process to participate in the 2020 Rural Innovation Initiative, a technical assistance program supporting rural communities working to create digital economy jobs with an innovation hub strategy.

Mary Bartling

Pioneer Spotlight: Mary Bartling

Authored on: Jan 01, 2020, Written by: Garrison Ledbury
Mary Bartling came to UW-Platteville in the fall of 2016 as an assistant professor in supply chain management. She brings to the business program an assortment of work experience, including time at Harley Davidson Motor Company, MillerCoors, General Electric and Bon-Ton Stores that benefits her students. However, teaching called more to Bartling as she continued to work in her field and eventually led her to UW-Platteville.

Pioneers showcase leadership with “Plarn” at California conference

Pioneers showcase leadership with “Plarn” at California conference

Authored on: Oct 10, 2019, Written by: Garrison Ledbury

Four University of Wisconsin-Platteville students recently presented “Plarn,” or “Plastic Yarn,” at the National Society of Leadership and Success’ annual conference at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California.

Alex Lund and Grace Faulkner won the Sherwin William's design contest.

Pioneers place first in American Marketing Association competition

Authored on: Oct 10, 2019, Written by: Garrison Ledbury
Two UW-Platteville business students placed first in the annual American Marketing Association regional conference, hosted by UW-Whitewater.

German program

School of Business students study abroad in Germany

Authored on: Oct 10, 2019, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt
This summer, Les Hollingsworth, director of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville School of Business, led a short-term faculty-led study abroad program to Hochschule Rhein Main in Wiesbaden, Germany.

Dr. Hao Chen

Pioneer Spotlight: Dr. Hao Chen connects marketing with the modern media age

Authored on: Sep 09, 2019, Written by: Garrison Ledbury

Dr. Hao Chen is celebrating his 10th year at UW-Platteville. Chen found his love of media and advertising at malls in his childhood when living in China.

Shawn Belling

Lifelong learning and professional success go hand-in-hand for Project Management graduate

Authored on: Sep 09, 2019, Written by: Eric Herbst

It’s no secret that Shawn Belling is a professional in his prime.

Industry 4.0 Impact on Manufacturing Workforce conference

UW-Platteville strengthens industry partnerships

Authored on: Jul 07, 2019, Written by: Alison Parkins

As part of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s goal to build strategic partnerships with industry in Wisconsin, a group of faculty and staff members – from multiple disciplines across campus – recently participated in the Industry 4.0 Impact on Manufacturing Workforce conference, sponsored by the NEW Manufacturing Alliance.

Cow with students

UW-Platteville adds two associate degrees at branch campuses

Authored on: Jun 06, 2019, Written by: Paul Erickson

To offer students more educational opportunities and to help meet the region’s workforce demands, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville is offering new associate degrees at its branch campuses, UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County and UW-Platteville Richland

Dr. Lucie Kadjo, Amalia Adrian, Justin Fox, Jordan Burns and Carlie Rademacher

Students hear from world’s most successful investors at Berkshire Hathaway

Authored on: May 05, 2019, Written by: Alison Parkins

A “once-in-a-lifetime” opportunity is how several University of Wisconsin-Platteville students described their recent trip to the annual Berkshire Hathaway investors meeting in Omaha, Nebraska.

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.

Wayne Miller

Challenging the system: Project Management graduate's capstone project takes off

Authored on: Apr 04, 2019, Written by: Eric Herbst

For Wayne Miller, success is found in the journey, not the destination.

It’s a somewhat tired saying, but works well to describe Miller’s new position as Manager of Market Implementation at TDS Telecom—a telecommunications company headquartered in Madison, WI—of which he has been a part of for over 22 years.  

WiSYS Prototype Hackathon

Fourth iteration of WiSys Prototype Hackathon to be held at UW-Platteville

Authored on: Mar 03, 2019, Written by: Craig Sauer

Student teams will soon compete in WiSys’ fourth annual Prototype Hackathon for a $1,000 cash prize and a chance to develop their product commercially.

Steve Koldykowski

National Science Foundation and UW-Platteville a winning combination for supply chain student

Authored on: Mar 03, 2019, Written by: Megan Hinderman

Saying that working as a Supply Chain Specialist at Fastenal, the largest fastener distributor in North America, keeps Steve Koldykowski busy is an understatement. From forecasting and inventory to purchasing and order processing, he looks for improvements that will benefit the company and client alike.

Wisconsin Bankers Association event

School of Agriculture, Business collaborate to offer networking opportunities

Authored on: Feb 02, 2019, Written by: Alison Parkins

At the recent Wisconsin Bankers Association’s open house, co-hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s School of Agriculture and School of Business, students had the opportunity to learn firsthand about careers in community banking and agriculture lending.

Sorayda Santos

Scholar, mentor, graduate: Project Management alumna works towards a better future

Authored on: Feb 02, 2019, Written by: Eric Herbst

When Sorayda Santos decided to pursue a project management certificate in 2016, she had little idea of the domino effect of accomplishments that would ensue. Only two years later, she had received her master’s degree in project management and earned two promotions.

organizational change leadership students and faculty

OCL students find a network of support through their online classmates

Authored on: Jan 01, 2019, Written by: Ashley McFadden

In spring 2018, Master of Science in Organizational Change Leadership students and classmates Debi McCullough and Jana Nelson met for a casual lunch in Stevens Point, Wisconsin.