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. The graduates include Calvin Henderson, of Greensboro, North Carolina, who is a spring 2021 graduate of the Master of Science in Criminal Justice program, David Kranz of Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, who will earn his Master of Science in Project Management in summer 2021, and Matthew Wong of Evansville, Wisconsin, who will earn his Master of Science in Organizational Change Leadership in summer 2021.
The S.A.L.U.T.E. Veterans National Honor Society recognizes and honors veterans' service and scholastic achievements, and values service, academics, leadership, unity, tribute, and excellence. It is the only honor society like it in the nation, with more than 200 chapters open to both undergraduate and graduate military or veteran students. UW-Platteville's honorary chapter was formed in 2019 and has since inducted 29 students.
In order to be inducted into the honor society, military or veteran students must have at least a junior standing, maintain the highest ethical standards, and have at least a 3.0 GPA for undergraduate students and a 3.5 GPA for graduate students.
Of the 215 students graduating from distance and graduate programs this spring and summer, 26 identify as military or veteran. UW-Platteville is designated a Yellow Ribbon Program school by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, which means it has agreed to provide benefits beyond the GI Bill to student veterans. Additionally, UW-Platteville has been ranked as a military-friendly school for the past six years.
UW-Platteville offers 11 undergraduate degrees, including Associate of Arts and Sciences; Associate of Science in Business Administration; Associate of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management; Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences; Bachelor of Science in Applied Computing; and Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice; plus Bachelor's of Business Administration in Finance, Human Resource Management, Integrated Marketing, Integrated Supply Chain Management, and Management. The nine master's degree programs are Applied Biotechnology, Criminal Justice, Cybersecurity, Engineering, Healthcare Administration, Integrated Supply Chain Management, Organizational Change Leadership, Project Management and Strategic Management.
To learn more about the University of Wisconsin-Platteville's online programs, visit Go.UWPlatt.Edu/Online.