Graduate Studies

Mickey Peasley

Destination education: 69-year-old graduates with summa cum laude honors

Authored on: Jan 01, 2022, Written by: Stephen Kelley
Education has been the vehicle to a better life for Mickey Peasley. Last month, the soon-to-be 70-year-old earned her bachelor's degree in business from UW-Platteville. It's a journey that has spanned decades and is far from finished.

Kenneth Mika and Eugene Woehrle (left to right)

Graduate program alumni receive 2021 Outstanding Alumni awards

Authored on: Nov 11, 2021, Written by: Cheryl Lange
Two alumni of UW-Platteville graduate programs were honored with a 2021 Outstanding Alumni Award. In addition to their master's degrees, both recipients also earned bachelor's degrees at UW-Platteville.

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.

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UW-Platteville named one of nation's top online universities

Authored on: Oct 10, 2021, Written by: Stephen Kelley
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville online programs have earned national recognition once again. This month, the university was named one of the 50 Top Online Colleges by CollegeValuesOnline.com.

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.

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. 

Supply Chain Management recognition

M.S. Integrated Supply Chain Management program honored for quality and affordability

Authored on: Aug 08, 2021, Written by: Stephen Kelley
UW-Platteville's Master's of Science in Integrated Supply Chain Management program has a reputation of providing students with the skills to succeed in a constantly evolving market. Now, the highly-respected degree program is recognized as one of the most affordable in the nation by GreatBusinessSchools.org.

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.

UW-Platteville campus

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

Authored on: Jul 07, 2021, Written by: Cheryl Lange
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville congratulates the spring 2021 graduates of its distance education and master’s degree programs.

Dr. Kristina Navarro, assistant chancellor and director of Athletics and Recreation

UW-Platteville announces graduate program in sport administration

Authored on: Jul 07, 2021, Written by: Dr. Kristina Navarro
Dr. Tammy Evetovich, provost and vice chancellor of Academic Affairs, and Dr. Kristina Navarro, assistant chancellor and director of Athletics and Recreation, announced today the launch of a Master of Science in Sport Administration on the UW-Platteville main campus. The graduate program is built to provide students with the comprehensive leadership skills needed for careers in professional, collegiate, nonprofit, amateur, and recreational sport with a specific new focus on the global influence of sports.

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.

UW-Platteville campus

UW-Platteville to offer two new graduate-level online certificates this fall

Authored on: Jun 06, 2021, Written by: Stephen Kelley
UW-Platteville, in partnership with UW Extended Campus, will offer two new online certificates starting in September 2021. The graduate-level, semester-based certificates in Applied Bioinformatics and Senior Living and Services Leadership were intentionally designed to align with industry needs and high-growth occupations. 

Student with laptop

UW-Platteville Online named a top Tech Savvy university

Authored on: Jun 06, 2021, Written by: Stephen Kelley
UW-Platteville's reputation as a destination for online learning has been bolstered again. The school has been recognized as one of the top five Technology Savvy Online Schools in 2021 by Online Schools Center.

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."

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.

UW-Platteville campus sign

Learning more about UW-Platteville’s Organizational Change Leadership program and its Safety Risk Control emphasis

Authored on: May 05, 2021, Written by: Eric Herbst
The Master of Science in Organizational Change Leadership is a relatively new degree program offered at the UW-Platteville, but its curriculum addresses a growing trend to prepare future leaders amidst rapidly changing business environments. UW-Platteville offers four emphasis areas to help students reach their individual career goals. Of particular note is the Safety Risk Control emphasis, introduced in 2018, which focuses on producing safety and risk control measures for businesses and their teams.

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.

Best Value Program

M.S. Project Management online program named nation’s best value

Authored on: Mar 03, 2021, Written by: Stephen Kelley
UW-Platteville's Master’s of Science in Project Management is recognized as the best value in the country in 2021, according to BestValueCollege.org.

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.

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.

Ashley Pratt

Master of Science in Applied Biotechnology student part of COVID-19 response

Authored on: Feb 02, 2021, Written by: Kristie Reynolds
Ashley Pratt has had an educational experience many would say isn’t standard. After earning her bachelor's degree while working full-time, she is now earning her Master of Applied Biotechnology degree, while working for a company that has a significant role in the COVID-19 response.

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.

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.

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.