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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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Anne Lemke and family

Demonstrating Leadership by Serving Others

For Anne Lemke, servant leadership is not only a professional philosophy, but also a way to lead her life. As Lemke works toward her Master’s in Organizational Change Leadership degree, she is also dedicated to helping others receive the training needed to find work. Read more...

Michael O'Connor

A lifelong journey of learning

Of all of the words Michael O’Connor uses to describe himself—author, consultant, trainer, academic, practitioner—perhaps the most fitting is pracademic, which is defined as someone who is both an academic and a practitioner in his or her subject area. Read more...

Alternative Delivery Systems Executive Director Dawn Drake and Deb Rice at Rice’s 2004 graduation.

Instructor and alumna Deb Rice retires

Deb Rice first came to UW-Platteville as an undergraduate in the 1970s. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice in 1975, and then years later returned to the university in the fall of 2000, graduating with a Master of Science in Criminal Justice in the spring of 2004. Read more...

Jeaneau Swenson

Education and Adaptation: ISCM student carves new path through coursework

Jeaneau Swenson knows that if there is one constant in life, it is change. Her father taught her to step back and look at the bigger picture, which helped her develop a keen ability to adapt to unexpected circumstances. Read more...

Mitch Farrey

His Own Game

Mitch Farrey has the unique distinction of being a two-time University of Wisconsin-Platteville alumnus—with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, which he earned on campus in 2009, and a Master of Science in Project Management, which he earned online in 2011. Read more...

Leadership Skills

Develop the skills you need to lead

As organizations grow and evolve, every industry and profession across the globe is in need of leaders equipped to navigate the complexities of rapidly changing business environments. Read more...

Emily Hamstra

Deaf Culture shapes student's career path

Our students often tell us they are motivated to work in criminal justice because they want to serve their communities and use their talents and skills to make a difference. Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice student Emily Hamstra has that same passion, but also brings a unique skill to her service—she is a registered American Sign Language Interpreter. Read more...

Jill Bisco

Meet Distance Education Alumni Board President Jill Bisco

The Distance Education Alumni Board is made up of a group of distance education alumni who volunteer their time to represent the Distance Education Alumni Chapter of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Alumni Association. Read more...

Criminal Justice Instructor Grant Patient

Meet Grant Patient

Grant Patient is our newest Criminal Justice Instructor. This spring, he is teaching CRIMLJUS 2630 Private Security Operations online. Read more...

Justin Davidson and family.

Flexible programming lets scholarship winner put family first

When he decided to pursue his master’s degree in engineering, flexibility was the number one priority for Justin Davidson. With a busy work schedule and five active young daughters, Davidson needed a program he could tailor to his lifestyle. Luckily, he knew right where to find one. Read more...

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