The Pioneer Post

The Pioneer Post is a resource by University of Wisconsin-Platteville to provide online students with tips and information about distance education.

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Amy and Chancellor Dennis J. Shields

Amy Foley

When Amy Foley stepped onto the UW-Platteville campus for the first time, little did she know she was taking the first step towards a future career. Read more...

Kalyn Williams

Kalyn Williams

From taking on various roles in higher education to dominating her competitors at trivia night, Kalyn Williams brings a wide breadth of experiences as an advisor for the BS Criminal Justice Program at UW-Platteville Online. Previously, Williams worked in financial aid, student services, and academic advising at other institutions, but she jumped at the chance to be an advisor with UW-Platteville Online because of UW-Platteville’s long history and her passion for education. Read more...

Go the distance with Pioneer Pete!

Even though our Pioneers are spread across the globe, we can still sense their passion for learning, drive to succeed, and pioneering spirit right here on the UW-Platteville campus. But we want to see it too! So we’re asking you, Pioneers, to show us where you live, work, study, and have fun! Read more...

Paying it Forward: Professor inspired by distance learning encourages next generation

When John Clarkin, Ph.D. embarked on his educational path at UW-Platteville Distance Education in the early 1990’s, he already had years of military and work experiences to influence his coursework. His Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree marked the start of his new career path. Read more...

James Rubocki

Marine pursues his education from across the globe

In his role as a logistics officer with the United States Marine Corps, James Rubocki is tasked with directing transportation support services to marines throughout the Pacific region, as well as developing and coordinating the training that allows his unit to complete missions successfully. Faced with such a demanding role, Rubocki decided to pursue his master’s degree in Integrated Supply Chain Management to ensure he had all the tools necessary to succeed. Read more...

Tania Pitzer

Tania Pitzer

Tania Pitzer has a long history with UW-Platteville, spanning both campus and online programs. She graduated from the university with a degree in Business Administration in 1999 and returned a few years later for a position with the Services for Students with Disabilities office. She worked for campus for about 10 years before transitioning to UW-Platteville Online. Read more...

Student published in The Pioneer Journal

BSCJ student Meghan Arnold’s research paper “Child Maltreatment: Theory, Policies, Strategies – A Critical Review” was published in The Pioneer Journal (Volume XI), UW-Platteville’s Online Journal for Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavors. Read more...

Bill Haskins

Bill Haskins

As many students can attest, Bill Haskins has long played an important role with the UW-Platteville Online Master’s in Project Management program. Serving as the Program Coordinator since 2003, Haskins has helped hundreds of students reach graduation and has seen a great deal of change over the years. Read more...

Ruth Miller

Introducing UW-Platteville Alumni to the Ruth Miller Challenge

Soon UW-Platteville distance education alumni will be receiving a special phone call from students asking them to take Ruth Miller up on her challenge to support distance education scholarships. Miller completed her Business Administration degree in 1982 and created the Ruth Miller Distance Education Challenge Scholarship this year to assist Business Administration distance students in completing their education. Read more...

Dan Avenarius with his grandkids

Dan Avenarius

Dan Avenarius has seen the UW-Platteville Distance Learning Center from just about every angle possible. He received his master’s degree in Criminal Justice from the DLC in 2006 and a few years later started teaching and developing online courses as an adjunct instructor. In 2011, he began his current role as the Director of the Distance Learning Center, where he manages the staff and processes that keep the DLC running. Read more...


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