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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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Project Management Program Coordinator Bill Haskins

New emphasis areas mean new opportunities for students

The Master of Science in Project Management Program has added three new emphasis areas to its curriculum: Managing Engineering Projects, Human Capital Administration, and Integrated Supply Chain Management. Read more...

Lori Lenton

Lori Lenton

Whether it is challenging herself and her four children through fitness and travel, providing motivation and guidance as a certified life coach, or bringing together her friends and community members for volunteer projects, Lori Lenton is always looking for ways to bring people together and move in a positive direction. Read more...

MSPM alumnus wins Richard S. Alberg Award

Dr. Michael O’Connor—MSPM alumnus and instructor—was selected as the 2018 recipient of the Richard S. Alberg Distinguished Science and Technology Professional Award. Read more...

Flying high: Platteville student navigates work and education

Brad Johnson is always on the go. Being a sales manager for Clevest, he oversees software logistics across all 50 states. This may seem like an intimidating responsibility to some, but for Johnson it’s just another day at the office. Read more...

Gary with his son, Frederick, and daughter, Kaylee.

Scholarship winner doubles as friendly neighborhood officer

Gary Pihlaja started working for the Madison Police Department in 2008 and has been steadily climbing the ranks ever since. Beginning as a patrol officer, Pihlaja made the rounds until he was promoted to neighborhood officer—a position he enjoys. Read more...

Announcing the Dawn Drake Excellence in Distance Education Scholarship Winners

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Distance Learning Center is pleased to announce Gary Pihlaja and Travis Spaeth as the winners of the 2018 Dawn Drake Excellence in Distance Education Scholarship. Read more...

Travis with his son enjoying another day on Saipan.

An engineer's paradise: student works and learns on island home

On the other side of the world Travis Spaeth spends his days working as an environmental engineer on the island of Saipan. Island life seems to suit Spaeth well, but that’s not to say it’s a total breeze: As an employee of the United States Public Health Service, Spaeth works on expanding and improving the island’s water utilities. Read more...

Molly (Klinge) Kingeter

Instructor Spotlight: Molly (Klinge) Kingeter

Molly (Klinge) Kingeter began teaching for the online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice program in the spring of 2012. This spring, she is teaching CRIMLJUS 4330 Criminal Procedure and Evidence. She also teaches CRIMLJUS 4030 Criminal Law. Read more...

Hashaw Elkins

The power of one: graduate's devotion has international impact

Hashaw Elkins’ (PM ’16) drive to help others has had a local and international impact that she’s shared as a student, alumna, and as a mentor for the NSF STEM Master Scholars program. Her dedication earned her an Honorary Lifetime Pioneer Award from the UW-Platteville Alumni Association. Read more...

Matt Halambeck and family

Announcing the 2018 Ruth Miller Challenge Scholarship Winner

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Distance Learning Center is pleased to announce Matt Halambeck as the winner of 2018 Ruth Miller Challenge Scholarship. Read more...


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