Distance Education

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.

Susan Hansen

UW-Platteville continues to be a pioneer in distance education

Authored on: Nov 11, 2020, Written by: Stephen Kelley
UW-Platteville is known as the Pioneers, but the moniker is much more than a nickname. The university has been a pioneer and industry leader in distance education since 1978, when it began offering degrees through its print-based program.

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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.

Clint Nemitz

Pioneer Spotlight: Clint Nemitz

Authored on: Oct 10, 2020, Written by: Eric Herbst
As the lead admissions specialist for the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Center for Distance Learning, Clint Nemitz works with his team to connect prospective students with their desired academic programs.

Shawn Belling

Alumnus and PM instructor speaks about remote technology’s role amid the pandemic

Authored on: Oct 10, 2020, Written by: Eric Herbst
Shawn Belling, like so many others, had to make some adjustments when the Covid-19 pandemic unfolded last March. Between Belling’s responsibilities as a project management instructor, professional speaker, consultant, and as the Chief Information Officer at Madison College, however, this new task wasn’t without some difficulty—yet Belling was more than up for the challenge.

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Time Management Tips from Your Student Advisory Board

Authored on: Oct 10, 2020, Written by: CDL Student Advisory Board
When it comes to managing time and balancing coursework, different things work for different people. The members of your Student Advisory Board would like to share some tips and ideas that work for us, and we hope it will spark some ideas for you.

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Job Opportunities Abound for Graduates of Online Cybersecurity Master’s Program

Authored on: Sep 09, 2020, Written by: Joshua Yue, Ph.D.
As we continue to navigate through the challenging times posed by COVID-19, it’s not hard to notice the lessons we can learn from a viral pandemic as it relates to prevalent cyber-attacks. Just as a real virus can spread among people, cyber viruses can easily spread between computers and systems in today’s interconnected digital world, which has given rise to exponential growth in cyber-attacks every year.

Nicole Ruckhotzke

UW-Platteville Online Advisor Earns Award for Excellence

Authored on: Sep 09, 2020, Written by: Stephen Kelley
Nicole Ruchotzke may be one of the newest advisors to join the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Center for Distance Operations, but she’s already left her mark. This week, Ruchotzke will officially be awarded the Advising Profession Impact Award by the Wisconsin Academic Advising Association.

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Criminal Justice program recognized as one of the country's best online master's degrees

Authored on: Sep 09, 2020, Written by: Stephen Kelley

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville's reputation as a leader in distance education has been cemented again, as Online School Report recognizes the criminal justice program as one of the <


Pioneer Profiles: Amy Foley

Authored on: Aug 08, 2020, Written by: Eric Herbst
Amy Foley is the Student Affairs Manager for the Center for Distance Learning, where she works to promote student development and the university community. She is also the latest participant of the Division of Professional Studies’ Pioneer Profiles—a series of Q&A’s with members of the division’s dedicated staff.

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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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Winners of the 2020 Distance Education Alumni Board Scholarship selected

Authored on: Aug 08, 2020, Written by: Cheryl Lange
The Distance Education Alumni Board selected students Maria Hutmacher and Isaac Dolan as the 2020 recipients of its scholarship. Created by the board in 2016 to help provide financial support to distance education students as they complete their degree, it provides two $300 scholarships each year.

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Make a difference and advance your career with a UW-Platteville Criminal Justice master’s degree

Authored on: Aug 08, 2020, Written by: Eric Herbst
In 1997, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville started its multidisciplinary Master of Science in Criminal Justice degree program. Now in its 23rd year, the program has proven to be a vital and essential part of graduate education at UW-Platteville, with more than 400 students graduates and counting.

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Spring 2020 graduates of distance education and graduate programs announced

Authored on: Jul 07, 2020, Written by:
This spring, the Division of Professional Studies celebrated 155 graduates of distance education and graduate programs. Among them were the first two students to graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville's online Bachelor of Science in Applied Computing program.

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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.

Clint Nemitz

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.


Michelle Zasada

Q&A with Michelle Zasada

Authored on: Jun 06, 2020, Written by: Eric Herbst
This June, Michelle Zasada assumed the role of interim executive director for the Center for Distance Learning, a department she’s worked in for 13 years.

Jesse Ruegsegger

Recipient Selected for Outstanding Business Student of the Year Award

Authored on: May 05, 2020, Written by: Eric Herbst
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Center for Distance Learning is pleased to announce Jesse Ruegsegger as this year’s Outstanding Business Student of the Year.

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UW-Platteville continues to grow in online education; celebrating 42 years of experience

Authored on: May 05, 2020, Written by: Ruth Wendlandt
For more than 40 years, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville has been an institutional leader in distance education. In 1978, UW-Platteville started a print-based program and then in 1999 the institution became the first public university in Wisconsin to offer degrees online. This experience in leadership helped make a smooth transition when the university and the branch campuses went into alternative delivery mode in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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Why a master’s degree in supply chain management from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville is a good investment in your future

Authored on: May 05, 2020, Written by: Xiaotong Liu, Assistant Professor, School of Business

From small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, supply chain is the beating heart of a company's operations and is essential for its success.


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.

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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.


Dr. Craig wilson

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.