Connor Trempe enrolled in UW-Platteville's Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s Pathway, allowing him to graduate with two degrees in just five years and excel his career as a software engineer.
As the chief executive officer of the independent consultant firm, Seely Inc., Jean Seely is a professional of many interests. Wishing to further develop her skills, she returned to school in 2017, earning a master's in project management.
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville has hit another milestone in its storied history as a pioneer in distance education. This year marks the 45th year the university has provided high-quality distance education to students across the globe.
Natalie Isensee's attraction to the military stemmed, in part, from the numerous leadership opportunities it presented. However, her time in service offered her much more than anticipated. Natalie has since utilized her skillset and experiences to give back to her fellow veterans, her community and the university.
Pioneers' director of football operations selected to participate in NFL's Nunn-Wooten Scouting FellowshipAuthored on: , Written by: Stephen Kelley
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville football team announces Director of Football Operations Kearstin Schweitzer has been selected to participate in the 2023 Nunn-Wooten Scouting Fellowship with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
UW-Platteville's newest master's program saw its inaugural class of graduates cross the stage this spring. But even before the first notes of pomp and circumstance played, many Master of Science in Sport Administration students had already realized career success.
Like many distance and graduate education alumni, Jeffrey Hole’s educational journey hasn’t followed a traditional path. His plan of earning a master’s degree started in high school and spanned decades as he served his country and community, raised a family and built a career.
For the third straight year, the UW-Platteville Master of Science in Project Management program has been named the nation's top value by GreatValueSchools.org. The rankings were based on several metrics, prioritizing yearly tuition and graduation rate.
Alumnus Dr. Michael O'Connor continues to add to his highly decorated resume. On March 27, the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering inducted O'Connor into its College of Fellows.
When Alex Walechka and Rebecca Koble enrolled in the online Master of Science in Engineering program in 2021, they went in with the expectation to attain an advanced degree in their area of specialty to improve their current careers and future job prospects, but they also found something more than advanced learning during their time in the program.
Staff at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville congratulate the fall 2022 graduates of its distance education and master's degree programs.
When you think of project management, you likely think about the processes required to complete a project successfully. But UW-Platteville alumnus Anthony Toglia knows that the people involved are just as crucial.
For more than a century, UW-Platteville has distinguished itself in the realm of engineering education, cultivating a widely respected reputation in the process. Recently, the university's prestige was bolstered by earning several top rankings from College Factual, an independent data analytics firm based in New York.
As an air traffic controller for the Federal Aviation Administration, Donny Cone monitors and directs aircraft on the ground and in the air. It’s a job that’s taken him across the country – from West Virginia to Washington – in the span of 16 years, enabling him to build on his skillset with each new location.
A call to serve has fueled Ray LaVoie his entire life. That need to help others has led the M.S. in Organizational Change Leadership graduate to support his country by working for the Government Accountability Office (GAO) – although his journey to this career has been unique.
UW-Platteville's Master of Science in Criminal Justice program was recently recognized as one of the Top 10 Online Criminal Justice Master's programs in the nation by Online Schools Guide. The rankings were based on affordability and reputation.
UW-Platteville is being recognized as offering the best online student services in the state by Intelligent.com.
Each year, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Distance Education Alumni Board provides two $300 scholarships to students in distance education programs.
The UW-Platteville Office of Professional Program Support would like to congratulate the 2022-23 distance education scholarships winners. The scholarships help cover tuition costs for students in online distance education programs.
Several students in online graduate programs at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville received Academic Excellence and Retention Scholarships for the 2022-23 school year.
For 20 years, Academic Advisor Joanna Muller has helped students reach their educational goals. On Sept. 29, that hard work will be officially recognized on the statewide stage when the Wisconsin Academic Advising Association (WACADA) awards Muller the Advising Excellence Award.
Tassie Crews knows there is power in words. As a licensed master social worker and certified alcohol drug counselor, she's seen first-hand how a conversation with the right person can change someone's entire life. Crews has worked hard to earn the education and training to be that right person.
When Crystal Yang started UW-Platteville's Master of Science in Organizational Change Leadership program in the fall of 2018, she was already leading a busy life. In addition to working full-time, she is mother to five children and adding graduate school while juggling the two wasn’t easy.
To best position its students to succeed in the workforce, UW-Platteville offers the Accelerated Bachelor's to Master's Pathway, expediting students seeking both their bachelor’s and master’s degrees through a process that takes less time than the more traditional route.
UW-Platteville congratulates the spring 2022 graduates of its distance education and master’s degree programs. Spring 2022
Some career paths are easily navigated – with a clear, straight road ahead. However, for recent Master of Science in Integrated Supply Chain Management graduate Kristy Knautz, her career path included a sharp right turn.
For Shar-Ron Buie, life isn’t about helping oneself, but enhancing the lives of others. This philosophy is evident in all three positions Buie holds.
In addition to welcoming several new members in 2022, the Distance Education Alumni Board elected new officers earlier this year – Mark Sidote and Shilo Wilkinson.
Going the distance on and off the field: Head football coach credits online Project Management program for helping careerAuthored on: , Written by: Eric Herbst
When one hears the words “project management,” some may envision a profession embedded in the construction, business or supply chain fields. These assumptions wouldn’t be wrong, as project management professionals play pivotal roles in each of these industries, but they wouldn’t form the full picture either.
Starting this May, UW-Platteville will participate in the Group Student Membership plan offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI®). This collaboration provides free PMI memberships for all degree-seeking students in the Master of Science in Project Management program, and all other non-MSPM students enrolled in PROJMGT-prefixed courses.
UW-Platteville's Master of Science in Organizational Change Leadership program has reaffirmed its commitment to providing multiple avenues for students to join and thrive in the online master’s program. In April, the university renewed agreements on accepting professional credit transfers from multiple industry leaders.
Joslynn Day leads a busy life. As a supply officer in the Marine Corps and a member of the Department of State, she spends her days coordinating medevacs for U.S. personnel in foreign countries, which include politically-turbulent regions such as Afghanistan and, most recently, Ukraine.
To demonstrate that UW-Platteville is preparing students for the rapidly growing and highly demanded field of project management, the Master of Science in Project Management program has been reaffirmed by the Project Management Institute Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC) through 2027.
The Master of Science in Integrated Supply Chain Management program has renewed agreements on accepting professional credits transfers from two industry leaders in supply chain management certifications. The agreements affirm the quality of these certifications and allow another avenue for students to join UW-Platteville’s online master’s program.
The Master of Science in Organizational Change Leadership program is designed to cultivate leadership skills, preparing individuals to navigate the ever-changing business environment. Healthcare systems are known for rapid change, and there is certainly more to come in the post-pandemic world.
The University of Wisconsin -Platteville Master of Science in Criminal Justice program is pleased to announce its renewal of two transfer agreements which ensure students will have advanced placement with professional credentials in UW-Platteville’s highly-regarded online graduate program.
Learning while doing will be the new motto for Kishore Thota. The UW-Platteville Master's of Science in Organizational Change Leadership student was recently appointed by the Governor of Virginia, Glenn Youngkin, to serve as the chief deputy director of the Department of Professional Occupation Regulation, or DPOR.
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.
This spring, UW-Platteville will host its first Pioneer Pitch: Master's Showcase competition. The competition is open to all graduate students completing a seminar, capstone or thesis course, and will give them the opportunity to share their exciting research and projects to a wider community.
Christopher Gordon knows the importance of preparing for a mission – his 18-and-a-half years in the military ensured that. Now, he's training for a mission that will take him outside of his comfort zone – life as a civilian.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville congratulates the spring 2021 graduates of its distance education and master’s degree programs.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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."
Highway to success: Project management and civil engineering alumni work together to build solid team foundationsAuthored on: , 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.
Learning more about UW-Platteville’s Organizational Change Leadership program and its Safety Risk Control emphasisAuthored on: , 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
UW-Platteville has reached credit transfer agreement extensions with the University of California-Los Angeles. The partnership extension ensures UCLA Extension students will continue to have the opportunity to join one of UW-Platteville’s highly-regarded online graduate-level programs.
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville announces it will now award graduate-level credits for certificates earned through the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Why a master’s degree in supply chain management from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville is a good investment in your futureAuthored on: , 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.
On the other side of the world, Travis Spaeth spends his days working as an environmental engineer on the island of Saipan. He is also enrolled in the online Master of Science in Engineering program at the UW-Platteville.
Ever since Michael Sullivan took a high school history class, he has been passionate about education.