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.

Displaying 31 - 40 of 305 posts.

Jill Bisco

Meet Distance Education Alumni Board President Jill Bisco

The Distance Education Alumni Board is made up of a group of distance education alumni who volunteer their time to represent the Distance Education Alumni Chapter of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Alumni Association. Read more...

Criminal Justice Instructor Grant Patient

Meet Grant Patient

Grant Patient is our newest Criminal Justice Instructor. This spring, he is teaching CRIMLJUS 2630 Private Security Operations online. Read more...

Justin Davidson and family.

Flexible programming lets scholarship winner put family first

When he decided to pursue his master’s degree in engineering, flexibility was the number one priority for Justin Davidson. With a busy work schedule and five active young daughters, Davidson needed a program he could tailor to his lifestyle. Luckily, he knew right where to find one. Read more...

John Berg

Q&A with John Berg from Karrmann Library's Reference Department

After a 2016 Distance Learning Center student survey resulted in many questions about using Karrmann Library, we reached out to Reference Coordinator John Berg for advice. In the Q&A below, Berg helps clear up some confusion about searches, broken links, and the correct way to access material. Read more...

Master of Science in Criminal Justice student Vendarryl Jenkins

Education and communication make the manager

Vendarryl Jenkins began working as a special agent for the Department of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms in 1991, and is now the Resident Agent in Charge of the Merrillville, Indiana, Office. Read more...

Kristin Carroll

New Job, Same Skills

The last time we talked with Distance Education Alumni Board member Kristin Carroll (MSCJ, ’12), she was serving as a community police officer for the University of Wisconsin-Madison Police Department. She is now a Human Resources Manager in the university’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. Read more...

Mental Health Matters

Finding Balance in Online Learning

Our Mental Health Matters series has shared advice from professionals and students alike. Our final article in the series is a collaboration with UW-Platteville Counseling Services and highlights recommended resources for overcoming the challenges many online learners face. Read more...

Fall 2016 Distance Grads

Congratulations, Fall 2016 Graduates!

Although your time in our programs may be over, we hope we can provide you continued support through our alumni resources and activities. To find out more about how you can stay connected as an alumnus, go to Read more...


Three tips to prepare for summer registration

Registration for summer courses opens March 1. As you prepare for the coming semester, here are three things you can do to get on the right track. Read more...

Richard Kvapil

Making a difference with DLC Student Advisory Board

What is best for the students? This seemingly simple question is at the heart of all the decisions made in the UW-Platteville Distance Learning Center, and our Student Advisory Board plays a vital role in the decision-making process. Read more...


Filter Posts


Subscribe to RSS FeedSubscribe to The Pioneer Post using our RSS feed.






Footer Anchor