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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Nancy Schneider

Internship steered MSCJ graduate toward career path

Nancy Schneider never considered fraud investigation as a career until, while earning her master’s degree in criminal justice, she decided to complete an internship with the Department of Justice where she worked with the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. “The internship is what turned my entire life onto the course that it is now on.” Read more...

Dion Shaw

Halfway there

Dion Shaw is on the right road to complete his degree Read more...

Chuck Millhollan

In the winner’s circle

Chuck Millhollan has won an international award for his work at Churchill Downs Incorporated Read more...

Dave Wilhelmi

Student remains steadfast

Dave Wilhelmi understands the value of completing the degree Read more...

Perry Thuli

Building a future

Perry Thuli returns to school 30 years later to finish degree Read more...

Scott Brown

Lottery career in the cards for BSCJ student

Scott Brown and lady luck are fairly close. He’s one of only two lottery investigators for the Wisconsin Department of Revenue and after a few starts and stops, is just a statistics course away from earning his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. “It was always eating at me that I didn’t finish,” Scott says. Read more...

Tom Gunderson

Graduate receives Honorary Lifetime Pioneer Award

Tom Gunderson returned 20 years later to complete his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in criminal justice Read more...

Alicia Paske

Internship provides real-life career preparation

When Alicia Paske decided to do a 320-hour internship as part of her BSCJ degree, she had no idea she would gain so much hands-on experience. Her first day with the Columbia County, Wisconsin, Sheriff’s Office started with an autopsy and a death investigation. Read more...

Scott Knapp

Credentials offer competitive advantage

Scott Knapp values the competitive edge distance education offers to those who are already established in their careers Read more...

Kalyn Williams

New BSCJ advisor joins the DLC

New BSCJ advisor Kalyn Williams feels right at home with distance education—she’s not only advised distance education students, she earned her master’s degree in education online from Capella University. “I work well with distance students, because I have had a glimpse of what it feels like to balance work, school, and family—it’s tough!” she said. Read more...

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