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Continuing Education Institute announces partnership with Association for Supply Chain Management

Authored on: Apr 04, 2022, Written by: Stephen Kelley
UW-Platteville Continuing Education Institute announces a new partnership with the Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM), a global leader in supply chain certification, in order to prepare learners to meet the ever-growing demand for well-trained and knowledgeable workers in the supply chain industry.

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Student credits the mentorship of her UW-Platteville instructor for her success

Authored on: Mar 03, 2022, Written by: Stephen Kelley and Chenoa Ruecking
This year, Patricia Rodriguez achieved her lifelong dream of earning her college degree. At the age of 60, the owner of Rodriguez’s Safe Haven Childcare Center in Kenosha, Wisconsin, earned her bachelor’s degree in early child care and education. Now she hopes her story will inspire others to achieve their dreams.

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Instructor: Employee Retention Certificate program provides relevant and needed skills

Authored on: Feb 02, 2022, Written by: Eric Herbst
As workers continue to leave their jobs in pursuit of new opportunities, retaining employees has become more important than ever for organizations. UW-Platteville's Continuing Education Institute’s Employee Retention Certificate program was designed to address this pressing issue.

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CFP Certificate program training students to meet growing demand

Authored on: Feb 02, 2022, Written by: Stephen Kelley

Like many businesses these days, certified financial planners face a supply problem. According to the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, more certified planners are over 70 than under the age of 30.


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Instructor: Supply Chain Management certificate program provides in-demand skills

Authored on: Feb 02, 2022, Written by: Stephen Kelley
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs in logistics and supply chain are predicted to grow up to 30% through 2030. The UW-Platteville Continuing Education Institute’s Supply Chain Management certificate program is designed to give students the valuable skills needed to thrive in the growing and in-demand field. 

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Getting to know Brian Wahl, CEI’s Urban Forestry class instructor

Authored on: Feb 02, 2022, Written by: Eric Herbst

Ever since he could remember, Brian Wahl had a passion for the natural world. After graduating with a master’s degree in natural resources from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Wahl wasted no time turning this passion into a profession. 


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Continuing Education Institute launches new management certificate program

Authored on: Feb 02, 2022, Written by: Stephen Kelley

On the river to success, it takes skilled leaders to navigate the constant change in currents. Modern organizations now recognize the need for a flexible workforce to meet the challenges of the changing work environment. 


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Best-selling authors slated as keynote speakers at March 19 Early Childcare Conference

Authored on: Jan 01, 2022, Written by: Stephen Kelley
Early childhood educators, parents and caregivers from across the country will have the opportunity to attend this year's Early Childhood Conference on Saturday, March 19.

Rick Ross

Rediscovering art through nature

Authored on: Jan 01, 2022, Written by: Kim Wahl, Ed.D.
From a young age, artist Rick Ross was always drawing and sketching. His art has evolved over the years, and he has now taken on a new venture – teaching an art weekend for UW-Platteville's Continuing Education Institute called Layers: Intro to Oil and Cold Wax.

Ashley Lundt

Recent grad extolls the virtues of the UW-Platteville Infant-Toddler Credential program

Authored on: Dec 12, 2021, Written by: Chenoa Ruecking
Ashley Lundt was already working in the childcare field, but recently took the opportunity to develop her expertise and skillset with UW-Platteville’s Infant-Toddler Credential program, offered through the Continuing Education Institute. Lundt completed her credential in December and, along with other teachers, was honored at a ceremony on Dec. 4.

Linda Conroy

Heralded bioregional herbalist teaching for UW-Platteville Continuing Education Institute

Authored on: Nov 11, 2021, Written by: Stephen Kelley
Internationally-renowned bioregional herbalist Linda Conroy has signed on to teach three courses for the UW-Platteville Continuing Education Institute this winter and spring. 

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Continuing Education Institute announces Customer Service Certificate

Authored on: Jul 07, 2021, Written by: Stephen Kelley

This fall, workers and students will have the opportunity to earn a Customer Service Certificate from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Continuing Education Institute. The program was designed to address a growing need in the tourism and hospitality industry and local chambers of commerce.


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Continuing Education Institute launches new “We Are Many-United Against Hate” course for high school students

Authored on: Jul 07, 2021, Written by: Eric Herbst
UW-Platteville's Continuing Education Institute is offering the new course, How to Start Your Own “We Are Many-United Against Hate” Chapter.

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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.

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It’s a ‘how-to’ summer for Continuing Education Institute youth programs

Authored on: Apr 04, 2021, Written by: Stephen Kelley
This summer, elementary through high school students will have the opportunity to learn by doing, as the UW-Platteville Continuing Education Institute announces its How-To Summer Series youth programming. 

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Making a Case for College series continues

Authored on: Apr 04, 2021, Written by: Stephen Kelley
The Making a Case for College series continues with two panels over the next two weeks. The idea for the program was born out of the desire to connect directly with students and show them the education, career, and life benefits of attending a UW-Platteville campus.

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Making a Case for College panel discussions announced

Authored on: Apr 04, 2021, Written by: Stephen Kelley
UW-Platteville will host three panels that will connect prospective students with academic experts, business and community leaders, and alumni. During the discussions, the experts will explain how the new and ongoing education pathways at UW-Platteville and its branch campuses in Richland and Baraboo Sauk County continue to set students up for personal, educational and professional success.

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UW-Platteville launches Supply Chain Management certificate program

Authored on: Apr 04, 2021, Written by: Eric Herbst
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Continuing Education Institute announces the launch of its new Supply Chain Management certificate program.

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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.

Chenoa Ruecking

Childcare provider overcomes obstacles to earn Administrator Credential from UW-Platteville

Authored on: Mar 03, 2021, Written by: Chenoa Ruecking
After opening a family childcare program, Michelle DeVoe eventually went back to college, in the midst of other challenges, to earn her Child Care Administrator Credential from UW-Platteville so that she could stay current with the learning standards of young children.

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UW-Platteville launches project management certificate to meet growing business demand

Authored on: Feb 02, 2021, Written by: Stephen Kelley
The UW-Platteville Continuing Education Institute announces the launch of a new certificate program: Foundations of Project Management Practice.

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Continuing Education class facilitates senior socialization during pandemic

Authored on: Feb 02, 2021, Written by: Stephen Kelley
In response to data showing that loneliness has doubled for older adults in the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic, UW-Platteville's Continuing Education Institute saw an opportunity to help people socialize safely using Zoom and created the Conversations over Coffee classes.

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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.

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Confucius Institute to celebrate 2021 Chinese New Year

Authored on: Dec 12, 2020, Written by: Marie Whisenant, Coordinator, Confucius Institute
The Confucius Institute at UW-Platteville welcomes all to a free virtual Chinese New Year Celebration on Feb. 6, 2021, at 1 p.m.

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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.

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UW-Platteville Continuing Education Launches Certified Financial Planning Certificate Program

Authored on: Oct 10, 2020, Written by: Stephen Kelley
The UW-Platteville Continuing Education Institute is pleased to announce a new partnership that will give students the ability to advance their careers by acquiring the knowledge and requirements needed to sit for the CFP® Certification Exam. Starting in October, Continuing Education Institute will begin offering Dalton Education’s CFP® Certification preparation curriculum.

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UW-Platteville expands cannabis-related offerings to include agriculture and horticulture certificate

Authored on: Oct 10, 2020, Written by: Stephen Kelley
Based on overwhelming interest, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Continuing Education Institute is pleased to announce the expansion of its cannabis-related certificates to include an Agriculture and Horticulture Certificate program.

Danielle Niermann

UW-Platteville Continuing Education welcomes alumna back as childcare instructor

Authored on: Oct 10, 2020, Written by: Eric Herbst
When it comes to education, not many can say they have experience performing the roles of both student and teacher at the same university—yet this is exactly the case for Danielle Niermann. In 2007, Niermann graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. This experience instilled in Niermann a passion for lifelong learning, a drive that was further developed by a community of support.

Demi Vetesnik

Pioneer Spotlight: Demi Vetesnik

Authored on: Sep 09, 2020, Written by: Eric Herbst
After growing up in Canada, Demi Vetesnik, program manager for the UW-Platteville Continuing Education Institute, made the jump to the United States for college when a soccer scholarship led her to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. In 2019, she joined the CEI team at UW-Platteville Richland Center. As part of her responsibilities, Vetesnik provides quality programming for the community she now lives in.

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Get involved this fall with the UW-Platteville Continuing Education Institute

Authored on: Sep 09, 2020, Written by: Eric Herbst
This fall, lifelong learners will have even more opportunities to grow both personally and professionally, as the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Continuing Education Institute is offering a number of enticing new courses – with an exciting new twist.

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UW-Platteville first in state to offer cannabis-related certificates

Authored on: Sep 09, 2020, Written by: UW-Platteville Communications
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Continuing Education Institute has announced three certificate programs related to one of the fastest-growing industries in the nation: cannabis. The certificates are offered in partnership with Green Flower, a national leader in cannabis education.

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World-renowned experts present to educators and caregivers at interactive, virtual 2020 Early Childhood Seminar

Authored on: Aug 08, 2020, Written by: Stephen Kelley
Early childhood educators, parents and caregivers from across the country will have the opportunity to attend this year's University of Wisconsin-Platteville's Early Childhood Seminar on Saturday, Oct. 10. For the first time, the event, which is traditionally held on the UW-Platteville campus, will allow participants to connect virtually.

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UW-Platteville announces new partnership; offers nine new courses to California childhood educators

Authored on: Aug 08, 2020, Written by: Stephen Kelley
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville announces a new partnership with the California Curriculum Alignment Project (CAP). The partnership recognizes that UW-Platteville’s curriculum meets the high standards of the CAP, allowing California’s early childhood educators to take advantage of UW-Platteville’s innovative and engaging online courses.

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UW-Platteville Continuing Education Institute offers exciting fall programs at a distance

Authored on: Aug 08, 2020, Written by: Stephen Kelley
This year, the Continuing Education Institute’s extensive schedule of programs will all be virtual, but no less valuable, for its diverse audience of learners. Hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and its branch campuses in Baraboo Sauk County and Richland Center, learners will continue to receive the human connection and interaction they expect from CEI’s exceptional community and professional classes, now experienced from the convenience and safety of home.

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Sign up for UW-Platteville’s Alumni Mentorship Program

Authored on: Jul 07, 2020, 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.

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Pioneer Profiles: Clint Nemitz

Authored on: Jul 07, 2020, Written by: Eric Herbst
As the lead admissions specialist for the Center for Distance Learning, Clint Nemitz works with his team to connect prospective students with their desired academic programs.

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Accelerate your career with a UW-Platteville Organizational Change Leadership master’s degree

Authored on: Jul 07, 2020, Written by: Michael Sullivan, Ph.D., M.S., M.A.

What does it take to lead change in the 21st century workplace?  I remember my first time being trained on how to lead change while working for a U.S. automobile manufacturer.


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Virtual peer learning

Authored on: Jun 06, 2020, Written by: Author:  Deborah Laurel | Co-Founder and Chief Learning Officer, The Peer Learning Institute 
Instructor, UW-Platteville Peer Learning Workshops
Although virtual teams and collaboration have been in practice in recent years as an extension and addition to traditional work processes, the recent pandemic has turned auxiliary virtual into a permanent feature of how we live and work. Learning and professional development are no exception.

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The Business Process Re-Engineering Opportunity 

Authored on: Jun 06, 2020, Written by: Mary Bjustrom | Process Re-Engineering Manager, Boeing Commercial Airplanes (retired) 
Instructor, UW-Platteville Business Re-Engineering Workshop
Methodology and guidance have significantly evolved since MIT Professor Michael Hammer published his first business process re-engineering article in the July-August, 1990, Harvard Business Review.

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CliftonStrengths® to improve remote team performance 

Authored on: Jun 06, 2020, Written by: Bill Holder, PE | Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach
I’m inspired by the people around me that are using their CliftonStrengths to pull their remote teams together and do great work. I want to share a few examples in the hope that they inspire you and your team. 

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UW-Platteville re-inventing youth summer camps virtually

Authored on: Jun 06, 2020, Written by: UW-Platteville Continuing Education staff
The UW-Platteville Continuing Education Institute is re-inventing its summer youth series, rolling out 11 virtual camps in place of its traditional face-to-face offerings.

Dr. Susan Hansen

Hansen looks forward to leading Professional Studies

Authored on: May 05, 2020, Written by: Eric Herbst
On May 12, Dr. Susan Hansen stepped into the role of interim dean for the Division of Professional Studies, which together is comprised of Continuing, Distance, and Online Graduate offerings. Previously, Hansen served as the associate vice chancellor of Academic Affairs at UW-Platteville, among other leadership roles.

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UW-Platteville Continuing Education Institute’s free webinar series offers essential knowledge during pandemic

Authored on: May 05, 2020, Written by: Stephen Kelley
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Continuing Education Institute is providing a new, free resource to further its mission of nurturing lifelong learners during the COVID-19 pandemic. Happening right now, the Continuing Education Institute is offering the LearnForward series. It features six free online workshops, with local experts sharing valuable knowledge and leading conversations on relevant current topics in both the community and corporate worlds.

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Lancaster Community Fund to sponsor scholarships for College for Kids and Middle University

Authored on: Feb 02, 2020, Written by: Tamera Bradley

The Charles “Sonny” Tiedemann Charitable Fund awarded $1,000 to the UW-Platteville College for Kids program during the Lancaster Community Grant presentation ceremony held at Vesperman Farms. The check was received by Jessica Munz, program manager.


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Platteville Community Fund awards scholarships for College for Kids and Middle University

Authored on: Feb 02, 2020, Written by: Tamera Bradley

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville College for Kids program was granted $700 from the Robert and Marian Graham Community Fund, which will provide full scholarships for seven students to attend the 2020 program.


Mark Tully

Wisconsin history comes alive

Authored on: Nov 11, 2019, Written by: UW-Platteville Continuing Education
You never know when inspiration might strike. For Mark Tully, it came in 1969 during a family tour of Gettysburg, Washington D.C., and other U.S. historic sites. Nearly five decades later, the power of history coming to life through reenactment still influences Tully and his Continuing Education course, “Wisconsin History—From Discovery to Statehood.”

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Division of Professional Studies to host divisional open house

Authored on: Nov 11, 2019, Written by: Eric Herbst
On Wednesday, Nov. 20, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Division of Professional Studies will host an open house and block party showcasing its many offerings to the public.

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Romilia Schlueter joins team of early childhood educators

Authored on: Oct 10, 2019, Written by: UW-Platteville Continuing Education
Romilia Schlueter has joined the team of early childhood educators for the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Early Childhood Education Program, which is provided through the Continuing Education Institute.

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Date set for nature-based early learning forum

Authored on: Aug 08, 2019, Written by: Tammy Bradley

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville announced today that early learning educators and childcare operators from around the state will come together on Saturday, Oct.


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UW-Platteville starts early with STEM education

Authored on: Aug 08, 2019, Written by: Jessica Munz
UW-Platteville recently offered two courses to spark children's interest in STEM and interact with real-life industrial robots.

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Winner announced for Wisconsin Lifetime Learner Award

Authored on: Apr 04, 2019, Written by: UW-Platteville Continuing Education
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Continuing Education Institute is pleased to announce that alumna Xochitl Ortega is the winner of the 2019 Wisconsin Lifetime Learner Award.

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Child care experts share their knowledge across the country 

Authored on: Mar 03, 2019, Written by: UW-Platteville Continuing Education

At the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Continuing Education Institute, our staff works hard to build relationships with learners no matter where they live.


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Human connection spurs online success for Preschool Credential student 

Authored on: Mar 03, 2019, Written by: UW-Platteville Continuing Education
After spending 23 years in the childcare field, Tricia Lupiezowiec was confident in her ability and enjoyed her work. But when her boss at PleasanTime Child Care Center in Cambridge, Wisconsin proposed moving her from the Toddler room she’d spent the last 16 years in to their Preschool room, she felt a little nervous.

Matthew Janisch

Teacher and coach uses education to be a positive influence

Authored on: Mar 03, 2019, Written by: UW-Platteville Continuing Education
When Matthew Janisch started coaching youth and high school football in Stoughton, Wisconsin, it unlocked a passion for teaching he didn’t know he’d had. However, he didn’t have a degree to pursue a full-time teaching career. Thankfully, he found a position as a Head Start Teaching Assistant with Reach Dane, an organization that was willing to help him advance his career.

Michele Turner

Teacher of teachers

Authored on: Feb 02, 2019, Written by: UW-Platteville Continuing Education
Michele Turner is part of three generations of child care providers. She got her start in child care with her mother, who opened Roberson Kiddie Lane Day Care in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1989.

Randall Rodan

An artist always

Authored on: Dec 12, 2018, Written by: UW-Platteville Continuing Education
Randall Roden has always been an artist, with teacher coming in a close second. Roden earned his bachelor’s degree in art education from Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin; however, the job market for art teachers was not very strong after graduation. So, he founded his own company, Roden Creative, which specializes in graphic design, marketing, and photography.

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UW-Platteville thanks Dubuque Racing Association for contribution

Authored on: Dec 12, 2018, Written by: UW-Platteville Continuing Education
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Continuing Education Institute would like to thank the Dubuque Racing Association for its generous contribution regarding a needed renovation for the university’s pool, located in the Pioneer Activity Center.

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Child Care program wins award

Authored on: Dec 12, 2018, Written by: UW-Platteville Continuing Education
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Child Care Credential program has won the Online Learning Consortium’s, John R. Bourne Outstanding Online Program Award.

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Introducing the Division of Professional Studies

Authored on: Aug 08, 2018, Written by: UW-Platteville Continuing Education

Distance and Continuing Education at UW-Platteville are undergoing a transformation. After months of consideration and research, Alternative Delivery Systems is being renamed and rebranded as the Division of Professional Studies.


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Child Care Leadership Credential graduate wins Trailblazer Award

Authored on: Mar 03, 2018, Written by: UW-Platteville Continuing Education
A UW-Platteville Continuing Education Child Care Leadership Credential graduate, Tammy Dannhoff, won the governor’s Pioneer Award.

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Preschool Credential Program in Spanish celebrates first graduates

Authored on: Jan 01, 2018, Written by: UW-Platteville Continuing Education
UW-Platteville Continuing Education celebrates the first graduates of the Preschool Credential Program in Spanish.

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First dean of distance, continuing, and graduate education chosen

Authored on: Dec 12, 2017, Written by: Dan Wackershauser
Dr. Craig Wilson will be the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s first dean of distance, continuing, and graduate education. Following a national search by an internal committee, Wilson will officially join UW-Platteville on Monday, Jan. 22, 2018.