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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Trinka Bankes and her children

Helping others 'one day at a time'

For many distance education students, earning their degree requires them to maintain a fine balance of family, school, and work—and Trinka Bankes is no exception. Read more...

Graduation cap

Congratulations, Fall 2017 graduates!

The Distance Learning Center faculty and staff would like to congratulate our fall 2017 graduates. You should be proud of all you have accomplished at UW-Platteville—we are! Read more...

O’Connor accepted the Kerzner Award at the 2017 PMI® Global Conference—North America.

MSPM alumnus wins Kerzner Award

Dr. Michael O’Connor was selected as the 2017 recipient of the PMI Educational Foundation Kerzner Award for Excellence in Project Management. Read more...

Alison Thompson and family

Alison Thompson

Family is at the heart of everything Alison Thompson does. Her three daughters keep she and her husband’s lives busy, but full of joy and laughter. So when the opportunity arose to work remotely for the University of Wisconsin-Platteville from her home in Iowa, she jumped at the chance. Read more...

Michael Sullivan with Caryn Stanley and Kendall Loggins

Bouncing forward: a new OCL instructor's unique career path

Michael Sullivan’s career path has had its ups and downs, but each role along the way has focused on education and helping others. Now he will share his knowledge gained as an instructor for the Organizational Change Leadership program. Read more...

William Yang

Recent graduate adds Honorary Lifetime Pioneer Award to his achievements

William Yang, former NSF STEM Scholar and alumnus, was awarded the Honorary Lifetime Pioneer Award at December commencement. The UW-Platteville Alumni Association awards several students this honor at each commencement based on leadership, community involvement, and academic excellence among other criteria. Read more...

Financial Aid Checklist

Financial Aid: 3 things to do this spring

Financial aid can be a confusing process, but we’re here to help. As you plan for the semester ahead, add these three things to your to do list to help make sure your finances are in order. Read more...

Paul Collen

Blending the old with the new - Platteville student juggles online learning with tradition

In 2015, Paul Collen enrolled in our online program to pursue a Master’s degree in Project Management—a goal that will undoubtedly benefit Collen’s position as the head of his own project management firm. Online learning is a new frontier for Paul, but he balances his virtual studies by upholding an interesting family tradition: the making of the Wisconsin dish known as “booyah.” Read more...

Eric Herbst

Eric Herbst

As an associate writer and editor, Eric Herbst may be editing a graduate level engineering course one minute and writing posts for the department’s social media pages the next. Read more...

Graham Barnett

Certificate lays groundwork for success

After graduating from Purdue University in 2014 and securing a job as a design engineer for a farm machinery company in southwest Wisconsin, Graham Barnett proved to be a quick and motivated learner. Through his work, Barnett soon found he wanted more training in project management, costing, and other areas. Read more...

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