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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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Nick Pitzer and family

Nick Pitzer

Helping others has long been a theme in Nick Pitzer’s life. That passion first led him to a teaching degree from Northern Illinois University. When he was presented with the opportunity to tie his years of experience back to education, he leapt at the chance. Read more...

Allison Yonda

Ruth Miller scholarship winner learns important lessons from college experience

With hardship comes growth, and Ruth Miller Distance Education Challenge Scholarship winner Allison Yonda said she’s grown more during her college career than she thought was possible. Read more...

Andrea, right, with her daughter

Ruth Miller scholarship winner makes time for education amidst busy schedule

In addition to working toward her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at UW-Platteville, Ruth Miller Challenge Scholarship winner Andrea Anderegg has three jobs. Read more...

Mitchell, right, celebrated graduation with her mother in a special ceremony at UW-Oshkosh.

Capstone project reveals new solutions

Earlier this year, MSPM student Tara Mitchell received a unique opportunity to put her education into action by becoming the project manager for a new business venture. Read more...

Mental Health Matters

3 steps for navigating stressful situations

Dr. Theron Parsons is a Professor of Psychology, having taught for the University for over 20 years, including 10 years with the online Criminal Justice program. He is also a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and maintains a private practice in Dane County. Read more...

Rebecca Eck running in her first half-marathon

Rebecca Eck

With her children entering high school and becoming more independent, Rebecca Eck felt like it was time for a change in her life, too. It was this drive that led her to the UW-Platteville Distance Learning Center after 15 years of working at a community bank. Read more...

Smith and Mitchell at a specially arranged graduation ceremony at UW-Oskosh

Daughter follows in mother's educational footsteps

It’s customary on college graduation day to celebrate years of hard work and accomplishments with family members; however, this tradition has special meaning for PM student Tara Mitchell. Read more...

Shilo Wilkinson (right) is pictured with fellow MSPM graduate Mark Sidote and advisor Melissa Gavin at spring 2016 commencement.

Distance Education Alumni Board welcomes new member

Shilo Wilkinson is the newest member of the Distance Education Alumni Board. She enrolled in the Master of Science in Project Management Program in the summer of 2014 and graduated in the spring of 2016. Read more...

Jordan Zarka

Expanding knowledge through work and education

After earning her bachelor’s degree, Jordan Zarka wanted a master’s degree program in criminal justice that would help her grow in her new job as a juvenile detention officer and allow her to work full time. When she found UW-Platteville’s online program, there was an added bonus—her father graduated from the university in 1980. Read more...

Showing gratitude this Veterans Day

Dan Avenarius, director of the Distance Learning Center, reflects on the many veterans who played an important part in his life. Read more...

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