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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Gema Hernandez-Vazquez

Language no barrier to success

Gema Hernandez-Vazquez has faced many of the same challenges any online student may face while pursuing their degree. She had to strike the delicate balance between work and school, and found ways to manage her time even when the workload seemed daunting. What may set her experience apart from other students is that she has met and overcome all these challenges while studying in a foreign language. Read more...

Tracy Ball

Career advising now available

The Academic and Career Advising Center is pleased to assist distance education students in your career search process. While you will still work through your assigned advisor for all your academic needs, ACAC Counselors are available through email, phone and videoconferencing to assist you in finding an internship, co-op, or full-time job opportunity while you pursue your degree online with UW-Platteville. Read more...

Textbooks for online courses

UW-Platteville’s official textbook provider for online courses is MBS Direct. By ordering through MBS, you are guaranteed to have the correct book for your course and can select from a variety of options including new, used, e-book, and rental, depending on the textbook. Read more...

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...


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