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

Jay Johll at Commencement Ceremony
Jay Johll receives his Master of Science in organizational change leadership at the fall 2021 commencement ceremony.

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. Students who graduated between spring 2020 and spring 2021 who had their ceremonies postponed are invited to walk in the spring 2022 commencement. In addition to the in-person ceremonies in fall 2021, distance and graduate education graduates and their guests were invited to a reception hosted by the Office of Professional Program Support to celebrate with other graduates, faculty and staff. OPPS, which administers and supports distance and graduate education for the university, holds a reception each semester in honor of graduates who completed their degree through an online or master’s degree program. For many of these students, it is their first time visiting campus and meeting classmates, faculty, and staff face-to-face. Congratulations, class of 2021.

UW-Platteville offers three associate degrees, seven bachelor's degrees, and ten master's degrees at a distance.

Master of Science in Criminal Justice

Rachel Baggot–Dubuque, Iowa

James Beller–Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin

Amy Chase–De Pere, Wisconsin

Rebecca Demars–Superior, Wisconsin

Hope Dymond–Neenah, Wisconsin

Amber Morris–Richland Center, Wisconsin

Grant Potter–Madison, Wisconsin

Tracy Proksa-Atkins–Racine, Wisconsin

Brett Ritz–Madison, Wisconsin

Ryan Sieker–Wind Point, Wisconsin

Jessica Sklenar–Pewaukee, Wisconsin

Jill Stenson–Green Bay, Wisconsin

Caitlyn Whitchurch–Cottage Grove, Wisconsin

Samantha Zachow–De Pere, Wisconsin


Master of Science in Engineering

Wyatt Benson–Fergus Falls, Minnesota

Tim Cook–De Pere, Wisconsin

Khajag Derderian–Porter Ranch, California

Zach Hanlon–Plainview, Minnesota

Vinnie Muelver–Green Bay, Wisconsin

Brody Olson–Pepin, Wisconsin

Kayla Sheckles–San Antonio, Texas

Krithika Shriram–Arvada, Colorado

Sawyer Skowronski–Janesville, Wisconsin

Laurel Wink–La Valle, Wisconsin


Master of Science in Integrated Supply Chain Management

Alyssa Davis–Janesville, Wisconsin

James Engeler–Green Bay, Wisconsin

Daniel Garza–Forney, Texas

Mark Mason–Machesney Park, Illinois

Rikki Thomas Martin–Albany, Wisconsin


Master of Science in Organizational Change Leadership

Jamie Dunaway–Oak Creek, Wisconsin

Teresa Field–Wonewoc, Wisconsin

Jay Johll–Cuba City, Wisconsin

Felicia Knott–Baraboo, Wisconsin

Jennifer Martino–Tinley Park, Illinois

Anne Murphy-Lom–Madison, Wisconsin

Kerri O'Connor–Grand Rapids, Michigan

Laura Prom–Madison, Wisconsin

Christine Wales–Neenah, Wisconsin


Master of Science in Project Management

Veronica Anderson–Los Angeles, California

Gretchen Bockenhauer–Platteville, Wisconsin

Ashley Bonda–Sacramento, California

Jeff Busch–Lake Oswego, Oregon

Taryn Conaway–Madison, Wisconsin

Trevor Denning–Thomasville, North Carolina

Frank Dinh–San Jose, California

Kelsey Duran–Wichita, Kansas

Justin Feltz–New Berlin, Wisconsin

David Gallardo–Santa Maria, California

Naz Huda–Riverside, California

Joshua Hughes–Brandenburg, Kentucky

Jackie Johnson–Bronx, New York

Tom LaFauci–Mystic, Connecticut

Jason Leinss–Silverdale, Washington

Wara Pirzada–Carol Stream, Illinois

Athena Poindexter–St Paul, Minnesota

Jean Seely–Fall City, Washington

Brent Shipman–Rochester, Minnesota

Nicholas Sittler–El Cajon, California

Hamisha Taylor–St. Catherine, Jamaica

Robert Trujillo–Suisun City, California

Tanner Von Ruden–Weatherford, Texas

Josh Werner–Sandy, Utah

Maria del Rocio de Lis–La Jolla, California


Master of Science in Education

Danyanna Dunn–Kenosha, Wisconsin

Sydni Durrstein–Ferryville, Wisconsin

Megan Hammond–Lancaster, Wisconsin

Brandon Koziol–Plain, Wisconsin

Robin Lange–Platteville, Wisconsin

Hao Ni–Wuhan, China

Kris Purkapile–Mineral Point, Wisconsin

Antonia Vann–Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Anna Yelinek–Livingston, Wisconsin


Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science

Colleen Johnson–Brodhead, Wisconsin

Mickey Peasley–Muscoda, Wisconsin


Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Kyle Gross–Random Lake, Wisconsin

Brian Hahn–Manitowoc, Wisconsin

Katherine Juranitch–Boca Raton, Florida

Karley Leable–Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin

Julie Mahlke–Roswell, Georgia

Sara Payne–Greenville, Wisconsin

Patrick Wex–Reedsburg, Wisconsin

Katie Wieland–Delafield, Wisconsin


Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Nicholas Breitenfeldt–Watertown, Wisconsin


Associate of Arts and Sciences

Yvette Alberts-Kelly–Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Claudia Alvites Sandoval–Sun Prairie, Wisconsin

Sheavonni Cherry–Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Bryant Copper–Madison, Wisconsin

Sarah Manternach–Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin

Tony Voulgaris–Van Dyne, Wisconsin


Associate of Science in Business Administration

Jonathan Ward–Eden, Wisconsin


View a list of the summer 2021 graduates.

To learn more about alumni resources and how to stay connected as an alumnus, visit our alumni homepageFacebook page, or email our alumni relations team at dpsalumni@uwplatt.edu. Congratulations, class of 2021!