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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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...

Brenda Oftedahl

Student honors husband's memory by completing her degree

Graduating from high school in 1978, Brenda Oftedahl dreamed of attending college to become a veterinarian, but because college wasn’t an option for her at that time she began work at a local bank. Read more...

Kate on the trail

Kate Devereaux

Even at a young age, Kate Devereaux knew she wanted to be a storyteller. In any given situation, she always wanted to know more about the people and places she was experiencing. Now she is bringing that thirst for knowledge to her work at UW-Platteville’s Distance Learning Center. Read more...

Marc Meono

Cohort Member Mixes Engineering and Project Management

In the spring of 2016, six UW-Platteville distance education students became the first members of the Distance Learning Center’s STEM Scholar Master’s Program. Read more...

Michelle Zasada

Guides to the Ins and Outs of PASS

Whether you are a new student or nearing graduation, The Pioneer Administrative Software System (PASS) is a tool that will play a big role in your time at UW-Platteville. It’s a robust system that has many features, however we recognize that those features aren’t always the most user-friendly and intuitive. Read more...

Laura Schieltz

Laura Schieltz

Admissions Specialist Laura Schieltz is a self-described sports fanatic. No matter the season, you will find her cheering on one team or another. In the fall, her heart belongs to football and the Green Bay Packers, the winter brings Chicago Blackhawks hockey, and the spring and summer are full of St. Louis Cardinals baseball. Read more...

Joanna Paykel

Master Scholar returns to the classroom after a decade in biotechnology

STEM Scholar, Joanna Paykel, has spent the last ten years working in biotechnology laboratories. In her work, she’s cryopreserved the tissue of beloved family pets; researched animal cloning for the agriculture industry; and now, she is working on the development of vaccines. Read more...

Jeanne Beckley

Staying connected after almost 30 years of distance education

In 1989, Jeanne Beckley interviewed a candidate for an open position at her company. As the human resources manager for Intertape Polymer Group, this activity was commonplace for Beckley, and she expected to receive routine answers to her questions. But on this particular day, Beckley heard something new: information about distance learning. Read more...

Jason King

MSCJ student Jason King wins Dawn Drake Scholarship

Jason King was chosen as the 2016 recipient of the Dawn Drake Excellence in Distance Education Scholarship. The scholarship was created by Alternative Delivery Systems Executive Director Dawn Drake to recognize outstanding distance students. Read more...

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