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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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Tony Hook

Distance Education and cheesemaking a winning combination

Just 20 miles northeast of Platteville, Wis., you’ll find Mineral Point—home to Cornish miners in the 1800s. Today, the historic town is the home of many artists, potters, and Hook’s Cheese Company Inc., owned by UW-Platteville distance education graduate, Tony Hook, and his wife, Julie. Read more...

Commencement Cap

Congratulations, Summer 2017 Graduates!

The Distance Learning Center faculty and staff would like to congratulate our recent summer 2017 graduates. Read more...

Matthew Muente

Scholarship and support helps student achieve goals

Matthew Muente, the winner of the 2017 Ruth Miller Challenge Scholarship, has faced some unique challenges in his life and education. Read more...

Kevin Mackie

Student shares MSOCL knowledge through the Forbes Technology Council

Kevin Mackie, alumnus of the Master of Science in Project Management program and a current Master of Science in Organizational Chance Leadership student, began his career as a software engineer before moving into a leadership role. Read more...

Time Management Tips

Time Management Tips for Online Learners

When you’re trying to balance work, school, and a personal life, time is a precious commodity. Every semester, hundreds of students find a way to strike this balance. Read more...

Miller in Hawaii

Mandy Miller

Mandy Miller joined the DLC in 2014 when the organization was poised for major developments. As the new Integrated Marketing and Communications Specialist, it was her job to lead the print and digital projects that would support new ventures and help prospective students learn about UW-Platteville’s programs. Read more...

Michael Smith

Meeting a soldier's needs in the field and the virtual classroom

Michael Smith enrolled in the Master of Science in Integrated Supply Chain Management program at UW-Platteville to help him refine the skills he needs for his military career. Read more...

Randy Mentz

Randy Mentz

In nature photography, there is a nexus of quiet and beautiful natural environments, technical precision, anticipation of the right conditions, and the sheer luck sometimes required to get that perfect shot. This is what Randy Mentz, Research and Compliance Manager, calls his “happy place” — something he has been chasing ever since he developed an interest in nature photography. Read more...

William Yang

Differing paths lead to lifelong passions

Even at a young age for William Yang, following his passion was a priority, and recently, that passion became project management. Read more...

Nicole Ruchotzke

Nicole Ruchotzke

Nicole Ruchotzke is always looking for a new challenge. Whether it is changing her career or going out of her way to learn new things, she brings energy and enthusiasm to every project. Read more...


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