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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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Military experience motivates educational pursuits

When Tim Garczynski joined the Air Force after high school, little did he know that he was setting the stage for lifelong learning and leadership. Early in his military career, Garczynski was trained as an aerospace physiology specialist and studied how flying affected the human body. In his ten years with the Air Force, he rose to Staff Sergeant and was stationed in Florida, Texas, and Okinawa, Japan, picking up valuable skills and education with each new assignment. Read more...

Congratulations, Graduates!

The 194th commencement for UW-Platteville celebrated one of the largest graduating classes in the school’s history and marks the first time commencement was divided into four ceremonies. Over 1,000 students received their diplomas on May 8 and 9, and we extend our congratulations to them all. Read more...

Two for the Show

Jon Wasleske and Owen Jones have followed a similar path since they first met as juniors in high school—with successful ventures into both the music world and the business world. As half of the band Windsor Drive, and full-time real estate agents, their shared trajectory has taken them across the United States, as far as Asia, and home to northern Wisconsin. Read more...

Student and veteran races to support homeless veterans

As a veteran of the Marine Corps and current Marine Corps Reservist, Joel Galvan has a singular interest in helping other veterans, especially those who have experienced hardships in the aftermath of their service. Read more...

Kate Sopha

BSAD student wins Dawn Drake Excellence in Distance Education Scholarship

Kate Sopha is one of two distance students chosen to receive the Dawn Drake Excellence in Distance Education Scholarship. The scholarship was created by Alternative Delivery Systems Executive Director Dawn Drake to recognize outstanding distance students. Read more...

Dawn Drake Excellence in Distance Education Scholarship Recipients Announced

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

Lisa Wilson

Degree to Open Doors for Scholarship Winner

Lisa Wilson is a Special Agent with the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation and her work is anything but predictable. Wilson collaborates with local, state, and federal law enforcement on investigations, and develops and provides law enforcement training. Read more...

Passion for Education Drives Alumnus to Volunteer, Donate

Ten years after her high school graduation, Jill Bisco decided to pursue her associate’s degree and found a passion for education she didn’t know she had. Her associate’s degree at UW-Richland Center led to a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from UW-Platteville in 2005. Read more...

Wendy Brooke

Educator uses ISCM experience to give back

When many college students think of volunteer opportunities, they may think of the Peace Corps or Teach for America. But if education isn’t their passion, it might not always be evident how their skills can be put to good use. Wendy Brooke however, knows there is a place for any skill, anywhere. Read more...

Textbooks for Online courses

UW-Platteville’s official textbook provider for online courses is MBS Direct. By ordering through MBS, you are guaranteed to have the correct book for your course and can select from a variety of options including new, used, e-book, and rental depending on the textbook. Read more...

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