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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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...

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...

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...

Julie Hewitt

New coordinator joins the Distance Education Leadership program

Julie Kimbler has joined the Distance Learning Center as the Coordinator of the Master of Science in Distance Education Leadership (DEL) program. The program is designed for professionals working within distance/online higher education administration, policy analysis, and academics. Julie will manage all aspects of the program. Additionally, she’ll lead research, assessment, and faculty development efforts within distance education at UW-Platteville. Read more...

Eric Severson

Diverse interests an asset in law enforcement

Eric Severson has worked in law enforcement for almost thirty years, but that wasn’t his original plan. 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...

It takes an education

Raised in Southwest Nigeria, West Africa, Olatunde Olatona understands that access to education is a challenge for many, especially in developing countries. He left his family at age 11 to advance his education, and after years of hard work, self-motivation, diligence, and a government scholarship, earned a bachelor ’s degree in mechanical engineering with high honors from the University of Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria. Read more...

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...


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