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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Karrmann Library website ready to serve distance students

If you are new to UW-Platteville distance learning or haven’t visited the Karrmann Library website for a while, you’ll want to check out the new look. Read more...

Bryan Hosford

Master's Degree brings new opportunities

Bryan Hosford is the type of person who is always looking for a new challenge. While being the Principle IT Business Analyst/Project Manager for an international publishing company might sound like more than enough, Hosford wanted to push himself. He hoped to find something that would both challenge him and help him focus on his long-term career goals. UW-Platteville offered the perfect program for his needs with the Master of Science in Project Management. Read more...

Kathleen Speaker

"Loving the Journey" leads to success

A black belt knows that to achieve a goal you need patience, determination, and dedication. When Kathleen Speaker decided she wanted to pursue a master’s degree in criminal justice while raising four kids, working a full-time job, and continuing her karate training, she knew it would be a challenge. But a challenge has never scared off Speaker. Read more...

Dan Avenarius

From the Director’s Chair

The UW-Platteville Distance Learning Center strives to provide our students with the best educational resources possible. Read more...

Kalyn Williams

Making the most of preview week

Spring semester is about to begin and that means it is time to get organized. While your schedule might be in place, you may still be anxious about your new classes and not know what to expect. To help our students prepare for the upcoming semester, UW-Platteville Distance Learning Center invites students to take part in Preview Week. Read more...

Sheila Trotter

Financial Aid: What you need to know

Students come from many different backgrounds and have unique needs and concerns. But if there is one universal question, it would have to be, “How am I going to pay for this?” Financial aid is an option for many students, but it can often be a confusing process. Read more...

 Dave Wilhelmi

Small sacrifice, big reward

Education is one of the few things Dave Wilhelmi covets more than a hole-in-one on the golf course. So when he decided to pursue a master’s degree in distance education leadership (DEL), he was willing to make the sacrifice and put away his clubs. Read more...

Alumni Board helps grads stay in touch

As a student nearing graduation, you should be proud of all you have accomplished, and the Distance Learning Center would like to congratulate you on these achievements! Read more...

Angella Donovan

‘The Only Constant in Life is Change.’

If the university could grant an organizational change leadership degree for personal experience, Angella Donovan could have skipped the formalities. The first graduate of the Organizational Change Leadership program was highly motivated to apply, register, and complete her coursework in two years. Read more...

Amy Shutkin

Project Management Plays Key Role in Groundbreaking Research

Genetic testing and research is a quickly growing field, and Amy Shutkin is at the forefront of this new technology Read more...


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