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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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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...

Online instructor on national board of project managers

A longtime online instructor at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville is now a member of the Board of Directors of the Project Management Institute (PMI)®, the world’s largest association for project managers. Read more...

Melissa Gavin

Stay connected to UW-Platteville

As students, you are virtually connected to UW-Platteville and form bonds with classmates, instructors, and advisors. Upon graduation, you might feel as if you have been cut off from UW-Platteville. As an alumnus of UW-Platteville Online, you should never feel disconnected. The possibilities to stay involved are endless. Read more...


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