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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Student guided by love of learning

In his role as a Field Service Engineer for an international medical equipment manufacturer, Dan McKernan is always looking for ways to make things better. Whether it’s installing a new software package or updating equipment for a customer, he likes to tinker and troubleshoot until the job is done right. Read more...

Scott Anderson

For All It's Worth

Scott Anderson has been getting involved at UW-Platteville since he became a Pioneer. Before he was an alumnus and a member of the Distance Education Alumni Board, he was active in student activities while working on his bachelor’s degree in business administration on campus and then as a graduate student in the online Master of Science in Project Management Program. Read more...

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...


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