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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Gary Hamilton

Lifestyle Change - It's a Marathon, Not a Sprint

Over a 20 year career in project, program, and portfolio management in the financial industry and five years teaching for the UW-Platteville Master of Science in Project Management program, Gary Hamilton learned how to navigate high pressure situations through planning and preparedness. Read more...

Andrea Marten

Andrea Marten

College is a formative time in many people’s lives, and this was certainly the case for Andrea Marten. From her time as a summer camp counselor at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, she grew to love the college atmosphere, continuing as a Residence Assistant and a leading recruiter for her sorority. Read more...

Krista Lea relaxing with her dog, Koda

General Mills engineer takes a bite out of UW-Platteville ISCM program

Krista Lea has long had an interest in operations and logistics, an interest she explores every day in her work for General Mills. And as a new student in the Integrated Supply Chain Management program at UW-Platteville, shell take her knowledge to the next level. Read more...

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Mentor and Mentee: The importance of support networks

Deborah Dilworth dreams big. Whether it is her drive when leading major storm water and sanitation projects throughout the St. Louis area, or her mentorship of students exploring STEM fields, she sets her goals high. Read more...

Career Corner

Focusing on professional development in the Career Corner

UW-Platteville is pleased to offer two career-focused features, the Pioneer Career Network and Career Corner. Read more...

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Three ground rules for group work

Being able to work with others no matter where they are located is an important business skill, and we include team projects in many of our online courses to provide students with this valuable and sometimes challenging experience. Here are some tips for getting group work right. Read more...

Refugio Longoria

Finding the right fit

Refugio Longoria, or Cuco as he’s more commonly known, plans to complete his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice in May of 2019, but he already knows his next step is enrolling in the UW-Madison Law School to pursue a career as a criminal defense lawyer or public defender. Read more...

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...

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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...

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