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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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...

Katharine Caywood and family

Katharine Caywood

Katharine Caywood plays many roles in the UW-Platteville Distance Learning Center. Though the various job duties could throw some people off, Caywood thinks her personality is a perfect fit. Read more...

Matt Halambeck

Always learning, scholarship winner builds on experience

Matt Halambeck is always looking for the next opportunity. He started college in the 1980’s but when he was offered a management position at the restaurant where he worked, he jumped at the chance. Read more...

Mary Lindahl with her husband in Australia

Winner announced for $2,000 engineering scholarship

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Distance Learning Center is pleased to announce that Mary Lindahl is the winner of the 2018 John Deere Women in Engineering scholarship. Read more...

Mary Lindahl taking pilot lessons

Global Experience sets scholarship winner apart

While her classmates are fast asleep, Mary Lindahl is busy studying. Her husband’s work with the U.S. Navy has taken them from Wisconsin to bases throughout the U.S. and now to Guam, where a 16-hour time difference means she operates on a very different schedule from most of the students and faculty in the Master of Science in Engineering program. Read more...

Nicole with her son at UW-Platteville’s fall 2017 graduation reception.

Never Give Up: Platteville Pioneer Powers Through

Nicole Chambers truly embodies the phrase “you can accomplish whatever you put your mind to”. She currently works as a Project Manager and has successfully led multiple projects despite her short time there. Read more...

Amy Foley

Student input helps set goals for advising in 2018

As the Advising, Enrollment, and Retention Manager, my job is to ensure that our students have the tools they need to succeed and that our advisors are ready and waiting with resources to share. Read more...

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...


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