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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Susan Williams sits at her desk in her Michigan home, where she does coursework and runs her consulting and event planning businesses.

Student making a difference on the DLC student advisory board

Online learning has been an important part of Susan Williams’ education, which puts her in a unique position to help the Distance Learning Center. Williams, an MSPM student, joined the DLC’s Student Advisory Board in January 2016, bringing with her eight years of distance education experience and the perspective of a veteran online learner. Read more...

Heather Squire

The 'biggest reward'

Heather Squire is one of the newest members of the Distance Education Board Alumni Board. She is a Project Coordinator for Covance, a pharmaceutical company that tests new medications for safety before approval by the Food and Drug Administration. Read more...

2016 Outstanding Business Student Louis Sage is presented with his award by BSAD Program Coordinator Christine Storlie.

2016 Outstanding Business Student recognized

In 2013, two major events happened in Louis Sage’s life: first, he enrolled in the online business administration program at UW-Platteville, and second, he was hired as a truck loader at Bimbo Bakeries’ Madison, Wisconsin, manufacturing plant. Read more...

Daniels with his mentor John Caffey

Support of family, employer guide engineering student's success

Many people who return to school do so to advance their careers. Cleveland Daniels had a similar goal in mind, but he took things one step further by collaborating with his supervisor to tie his education to his work. Read more...

Tammy Enz

Instructor promotes STEM education for all ages

As a parent, educator, and engineer, Instructor Tammy Enz has a passion for STEM education at all ages. In this Q & A session, we find out how she is exploring these topics in her college courses and children’s book series. Read more...

Sephanie Cooley and her husband Dennis

Stephanie Cooley

When someone says they are a Functional Analyst, they are sometimes met with a blank stare. Functional Analyst? What does that mean? Stephanie Cooley has a much more playful term for her job — computer geek. Read more...

Student guided by love of learning

In his role as a Field Service Engineer for an international medical equipment manufacturer, Dan McKernan is always looking for ways to make things better. Whether it’s installing a new software package or updating equipment for a customer, he likes to tinker and troubleshoot until the job is done right. Read more...

Scott Anderson

For All It's Worth

Scott Anderson has been getting involved at UW-Platteville since he became a Pioneer. Before he was an alumnus and a member of the Distance Education Alumni Board, he was active in student activities while working on his bachelor’s degree in business administration on campus and then as a graduate student in the online Master of Science in Project Management Program. Read more...

Spring 2016 Graduates

Congratulations, Spring 2016 Graduates!

The Distance Learning Center faculty and staff would like to congratulate all of our spring 2016 graduates. You should be proud of all you have accomplished during your time here—we are! Read more...

Kendall and her husband Viktor

Kendall Loggins

To be successful, athletes require skill, work ethic, and—perhaps most important—a passion for the game. Kendall Loggins had all of these traits and more when she was competing in Division I women’s soccer for the University of Cincinnati. However, throughout her time at the university she would soon discover these traits could support another passion—higher education. Read more...

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