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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Kalyn Williams

The Ins and Outs of Financial Aid

Students at UW-Platteville come from diverse backgrounds, but one common thread often ties them together: financial aid. If students choose to utilize it, it can be a confusing process. Read more...

Dan Avenarius

Celebrating National Distance Learning Week

Colleges and universities across the nation will celebrate National Distance Learning Week November 10-14, 2014. Read more...

Judy Foss

Student promotes positive, lasting change

Inspiration can come in many forms. For Judy Foss, it was watching her daughter complete a series of milestones in a matter a months. Read more...

Gary Apperson

Gary Apperson wins Outstanding Volunteer Award

Online Instructor and MSCJ alum Gary Apperson was recently honored with an Outstanding Volunteer Award. Along with four other alumni, Apperson was recognized by the UW-Platteville Foundation for his volunteer work and contributions to the university. Read more...

The Blue Wall Institute™

Wellness training now available

The stress of balancing a career, family, and school is a common issue for many of our students but can escalate even further in the field of criminal justice. First responders such as police, firefighters, and EMS personnel encounter physical and emotional suffering on a daily basis and sometimes struggle to cope. In partnership with UW-Platteville, The Blue Wall Institute™ has developed a holistic wellness training course for first responders or anyone looking to achieve personal and professional balance. Read more...

Bob Rode

Father, firefighter, and lifelong learner

Bob Rode was inspired to continue his education by his friend and mentor, a retired fire chief for the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. After serving in the Air Force as a firefighter under that same chief, Rode earned his associate’s degree in fire science and went to work for the City of Wausau in central Wisconsin. Read more...

Dan Avenarius

New and improved for 2014-15!

As part of our efforts to continuously improve the student experience, we’ve updated, revised and added new features to our website, the PASS system and more. Read more...

Christine Rehfeldt

Distance grad honored as commencement speaker

In the 1980s, education looked very different from today. Brick-and-mortar campuses were the only option for many students, and fewer people—especially women— were pursuing a degree. Christine Rehfeldt knew a bachelor’s degree could make a difference in her career and life, but night classes didn’t fit with her busy work schedule. One day she saw an ad in the newspaper for UW-Platteville’s Extended Degree Program and realized a great opportunity lay before her. Read more...

Christopher Thompson

Flexible Programming Turns Army Officer to Lifetime Pioneer

After serving as a US Army Aviation Officer, Christopher Thompson entered the corporate world and quickly gravitated to participating and leading project teams. To further his credentials, he obtained a Certificate in Project Management from UW-Platteville and Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification. With his training, Thompson knew he had found the right fit and enrolled in the Master of Science in Project Management program. Read more...

Sandra Smith

Business department selects outstanding student

Sandra Smith has been named the 2014 Distance Learning Center Outstanding Business Student. She was informed of the honor as she picked up her cap and gown, adding to the excitement of graduation weekend. Read more...


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