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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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Laura Scheder

A stepping stone

Laura Scheder first discovered her passion for juvenile justice while pursuing her bachelor’s degree in a very different field: outdoor education. Then a student at Northland College in northern Wisconsin, Laura got a job interning at the Ashland County Juvenile Drug Court. Read more...

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...

Tracy Smith

Making the move to a real career

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

Michelle Laucke

Power plant job leads to new career

Some people know at an early age what they want to do when they grow up. Others, like Michelle Laucke, want to try everything and find their way through process of elimination. She changed her major every semester before earning a bachelor ’s degree in social science and psychology. Ultimately, “It took working at a power plant to find my niche,” Michelle said. 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...


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