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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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Carrie Vergin, Dr. Cheryl Fuller, and Kari Nuszkiewicz

Friendship cemented by degree

Returning to school as an adult has its share of challenges, but they’re much more manageable when you have a friend by your side. Read more...

Apply now for ADA Accommodations

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Distance Learning Center works with faculty, staff, and students to promote all students’ independence along with ensuring that we are assessing a student’s ability and not their disabilities. Our faculty members work closely with instructional designers to ensure that all courses are compliant and accessible using a universal design theory. The Distance Learning Center works directly with our on campus resources to assist with approving and providing academic accommodations for our students. Read more...

Online business degree makes U.S. News & World Report’s ‘Best’ list

In its annual ranking, “Best Online Education Programs,” U.S. News & World Report ranked University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s ( bachelor’s in business program No. 85 in the nation. Read more...

Jeff Marenda

Chrome plater shows his mettle

Jeff Marenda can chrome almost anything. He’s spent the past 26 years working in the plating industry, the last 16 in chrome. He supervises a staff of 25 employees that plates parts for varied industries, including Harley-Davidson, Inc. For this motorcycle and car enthusiast, who purchased his first motorcycle at age 12, the work is a good fit. Read more...

Caryn Stanley

Caryn Stanley named Organizational Change Leadership Program Coordinator

"Organizational change is everywhere and nowhere," said Caryn Stanley, who has recently assumed the role of Organizational Change Leadership Program Coordinator. “We all deal with organizational change, but many times we don’t realize that it’s where we really need to focus.” Read more...

Congratulations Graduates

The Distance Learning Center staff, coordinators, and faculty send congratulations to all of our spring and summer graduates. On Saturday, May 11, distance education students attended commencement ceremonies at UW-Platteville and enjoyed time at a reception held in their honor. We always enjoy the opportunity to meet our graduates in person after years of communicating via phone and e-mail. Read more...

UW-Platteville completes articulation agreements with all Iowa community colleges

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville and its Distance Learning Center ( now can collectively reach 100,500 students in all of Iowa’s 15 community colleges, providing them the opportunity to turn coursework into credits to put toward an on-campus or online degree at UW-Platteville. Read more...

Tania Pitzer

New advisor eager to assist distance students

Tania Pitzer worked in the Students with Disabilities Office serving on-campus students for 10 years, assessing prospective students’ needs and providing training and general office support. As the new MSPM advisor, she is looking forward to working with distance education students. She will also provide outreach services to MSCJ students. Read more...

Todd and Jessica Tadych

A perfect match

Just two years into their marriage, Todd and Jessica Tadych decided to enroll in UW-Platteville’s online engineering program and complete their master ’s degrees together. After researching MBA programs, Todd and Jessica chose UW-Platteville because its online program effectively combines the technical aspects of engineering with management. Read more...

Kurt Thern

A balancing act

With nine years of experience in several electronic engineering roles under his belt, Kurt Thern caught the teaching bug and landed a job with Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton, Wis., in 2004. A few years later, he decided to further his education. Read more...


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