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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Doug Stephens with Chancellor Dennis Shields

Douglas Stephens recognized as a 2015 Outstanding Alumni

BSAD alumnus Douglas Stephens was recognized as an Outstanding Alumni at December's commencement ceremony. Stephens received a degree in industrial engineering from UW-Platteville in 2001, and then completed his business administration degree through the university’s Distance Education program in 2004. Read more...

Jim Hartman with his dog Foster

Interests intertwine as alumnus and instructor serves his community

If there is a search and rescue (SAR) effort in the state of Kentucky, you are likely to find Jim Hartman, MSPM instructor and alumnus, hard at work. While Hartman has taken over 35 courses for his SAR training, his diverse project management background and education has served him and his community well. Read more...

March Matchness

It's March Matchness!

As part of the Ruth Miller Scholarship Challenge, the DLC Alumni Board is hosting March Matchness. We're calling on supporters of distance education to donate and to get their employers in on the action by seeking a company match for your gift. The money raised will help provide scholarships, new program development, and more opportunities to enhance distance education. Read more...

Lori with her husband Dennis on their 3-wheel motorcycle.

Lori Wedig

Lori Wedig brings a unique perspective to her advising through her education and experience. She has spent over 25 years working at both private and public institutions, including 18 years as a Library Assistant for UW-Platteville. Through campus, she heard about the Distance Learning program and decided to pursue her master’s degree in Distance Education Leadership online. Shortly after graduation, she found out the division was hiring and jumped at the chance to help other online students succeed through her own first-hand experience. Read more...

Ndri Mousso

Program builds a student’s knowledge base

When Ndri Mousso came to America from the Ivory Coast in West Africa, his number one goal was to receive an education. He completed a bachelor’s degree in accounting and Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point in 2012 and soon began working for a manufacturing firm. It was there that Mousso discovered his interest in supply chain management. Read more...

Chris and Andrea Wesloski

Support comes in many forms for new graduate

The night before his graduation, Chris Wesloski and his wife Andrea made the three-and-a-half hour drive to their hotel near Platteville, Wisconsin. His parents and godparents were waiting for a congratulatory dinner. Everyone was excited to celebrate Wesloski’s master’s degree in engineering that he had worked so hard for. While Wesloski said he was excited to graduate, he didn’t know what to expect the next day. Read more...

Clint coaching basketball

Clint Nemitz

For Clinton Nemitz, working as the Lead Recruiter with UW-Platteville Online is an ideal job because he has the opportunity to help others every day. Several times each year, he travels throughout the country meeting new people and discussing the merits of higher education, something he feels very passionate about. When he is not on the road, he has a busy day in the office answering questions from potential students via phone calls, email, and instant messaging. No matter what his work might throw at him, Nemitz does it all with a smile. Read more...

Project Management graduate Shane Swart

Congratulations to our newest alumni

On behalf of the UW-Platteville faculty, staff, Alumni Association, and Distance Education Alumni Board, our congratulations go out to all the Fall 2015 graduates! The 195th commencement was a great success, with over 90 degrees conferred to our distance students. Read more...

Ryan Vickerman

Flexibility key to engineering grad's success

Ryan Vickerman was determined that if he was going to pursue his master’s degree in engineering, it was going to be on his terms. After graduating from UW-Platteville with a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering, he started working for the Pella Corporation. Vickerman is now an engineering team leader on the product design team, but has worked in a variety of positions and locations since joining Pella in 2002. Knowing the demands of his career and home life, Vickerman needed to ensure any program he enrolled in could adapt to his schedule, rather than the other way around. Read more...

Tim Seaver

Master’s degree just one milestone for MSCJ graduate

Throughout his career, Tim Seaver has worked in many of the various areas of law enforcement, but his greatest interest lies in police administration. Seaver is an Administrative Police Lieutenant for the Town of Menasha (Wisconsin) Police Department. Wanting to further expand his knowledge base and skillset, he enrolled in the MSCJ program in the spring of 2012. Read more...

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