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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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Autumn Fisher

STEM scholar achieves goals with help of scholarship program mentors

Realizing almost 10 years had passed since she took a college course, Autumn Fisher knew it would be difficult to step back into the role of a student. Read more...

Buck Robertson

OCL student leads to serve others

Over the course of his career, service and leadership have been common threads for Buck Robertson, a Deputy Sheriff Sergeant with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. Read more...

Mental Health Matters

Advisors as advocates for students' mental health

In order to address mental health in higher education, we first need to get something out in the open, and that something is mental health. In a society where mental health issues and illnesses are surrounded by stigma, it can be difficult to discuss your struggles. The good news is you’re not alone. Read more...

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...


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