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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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...

Making the move to a real career

Tracy Smith earned her business administration degree and now works with UPS 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...

UW Colleges Deadlines

The following deadlines apply if you are taking courses through UW Colleges: Read more...

"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...

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 (GoUWP.com) bachelor’s in business program No. 85 in the nation. Read more...

Online engineering student named winner of scholarship

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville and its Distance Learning Center (UW-Platteville Online) have announced the winner of the $500 Dawn Drake Excellence in Distance Education Scholarship. Read more...

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 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...

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