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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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Lisa Cousins

A whimsical choice changes the course of an alumna's career

In 1998, Lisa Cousins was pursuing her master’s degree at night at a local university. The traditional schedule was difficult to manage with a full-time job, so she began investigating online graduate programs and found the Master of Science in Criminal Justice program at UW-Platteville. Read more...

March Matchness

Thank You for a Successful March Matchness

This spring, the UW-Platteville Distance Learning Center partnered with the UW-Platteville Distance Education Alumni Board for the second annual March Matchness. This annual fundraising event encourages donors to seek company matches from their employers, doubling their gift to the university. Read more...

David Leo

David Leo

Have you ever wondered what goes into developing a course online? If you’re a UW-Platteville Online student, David Leo is an important part of the process. He joined the university in 2013 as an instructional designer and helped design many of the courses you see today. Read more...

Laura Clark

Independent study project focused on benefiting at-risk youth

“I’d never done an independent study before, so it really took me a long time to think of what I wanted to do that was going to be something that I was actually interested in,” said Laura Clark, a non-traditional student from northern Wisconsin, who recently completed an independent study project for elective credit. Read more...

Heidi celebrating her brother's graduation.

Heidi Hawk

For Admissions Specialist Heidi Hawk, a career that blends marketing and education is a dream come true. She discovered her interest in both fields while studying at Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa. Read more...

Ashley and Nick McFadden

Ashley McFadden

In the editor office, there is a small magnet that reads, “I know complete dedication”. It started as a joke between a hardworking team who prides themselves on performing quality work on tight deadlines, but the saying truly fits Ashley McFadden. Before joining the Distance Learning Center, she worked for a higher education publisher and often went above and beyond to see a project succeed. Read more...

Lisa with her family.

Lisa Naderman

If you know Lisa Naderman, it’s no secret that she works hard and plays hard. While studying business administration at UW-Platteville, Naderman played for the Division III Pioneers Women’s Basketball team. She gained a reputation as a leader and ended her senior year as a team captain and record holder for best free-throw percentage. Read more...

Doug Stephens with Chancellor Dennis Shields

Douglas Stephens recognized as a 2015 Outstanding Alumni

BSAD alumnus Douglas Stephens was recognized as an Outstanding Alumni at December's commencement ceremony. Stephens received a degree in industrial engineering from UW-Platteville in 2001, and then completed his business administration degree through the university’s Distance Education program in 2004. Read more...

Jim Hartman with his dog Foster

Interests intertwine as alumnus and instructor serves his community

If there is a search and rescue (SAR) effort in the state of Kentucky, you are likely to find Jim Hartman, MSPM instructor and alumnus, hard at work. While Hartman has taken over 35 courses for his SAR training, his diverse project management background and education has served him and his community well. Read more...

March Matchness

It's March Matchness!

As part of the Ruth Miller Scholarship Challenge, the DLC Alumni Board is hosting March Matchness. We're calling on supporters of distance education to donate and to get their employers in on the action by seeking a company match for your gift. The money raised will help provide scholarships, new program development, and more opportunities to enhance distance education. Read more...

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