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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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Briesemeister (right) was able to meet MSPM instructor Ginger Levin and program coordinator Bill Haskins at the PMI Global Congress before receiving his award.

Alumnus receives major award from Project Management Institute

UW-Platteville MSPM alumni John Briesemeister has received the 2016 Donald S. Barrie Award from the Project Management Institute Educational Foundation. The award recognizes a paper that advances knowledge in the engineering and construction industry. Read more...

150th anniversary at graduation

Congratulations, Summer 2016 Graduates!

The Distance Learning Center faculty and staff would like to congratulate all of our recent summer 2016 graduates. You should be proud of all you have accomplished during your time here—we are! Welcome to the Class of 2016, which holds the distinct honor of graduating during the university’s 150th anniversary. Read more...

Abir Chakraborty

A dream 20 years in the making

When he was in high school, Abir Chakraborty aspired to study in the United States. Although his advisor told him the process could be challenging, Chakraborty was determined to turn his dream into a reality. Read more...

Susan Williams sits at her desk in her Michigan home, where she does coursework and runs her consulting and event planning businesses.

Student making a difference on the DLC student advisory board

Online learning has been an important part of Susan Williams’ education, which puts her in a unique position to help the Distance Learning Center. Williams, an MSPM student, joined the DLC’s Student Advisory Board in January 2016, bringing with her eight years of distance education experience and the perspective of a veteran online learner. Read more...

Heather Squire

The 'biggest reward'

Heather Squire is one of the newest members of the Distance Education Board Alumni Board. She is a Project Coordinator for Covance, a pharmaceutical company that tests new medications for safety before approval by the Food and Drug Administration. Read more...

2016 Outstanding Business Student Louis Sage is presented with his award by BSAD Program Coordinator Christine Storlie.

2016 Outstanding Business Student recognized

In 2013, two major events happened in Louis Sage’s life: first, he enrolled in the online business administration program at UW-Platteville, and second, he was hired as a truck loader at Bimbo Bakeries’ Madison, Wisconsin, manufacturing plant. Read more...

Daniels with his mentor John Caffey

Support of family, employer guide engineering student's success

Many people who return to school do so to advance their careers. Cleveland Daniels had a similar goal in mind, but he took things one step further by collaborating with his supervisor to tie his education to his work. Read more...

Tammy Enz

Instructor promotes STEM education for all ages

As a parent, educator, and engineer, Instructor Tammy Enz has a passion for STEM education at all ages. In this Q & A session, we find out how she is exploring these topics in her college courses and children’s book series. Read more...

Sephanie Cooley and her husband Dennis

Stephanie Cooley

When someone says they are a Functional Analyst, they are sometimes met with a blank stare. Functional Analyst? What does that mean? Stephanie Cooley has a much more playful term for her job — computer geek. Read more...

Student guided by love of learning

In his role as a Field Service Engineer for an international medical equipment manufacturer, Dan McKernan is always looking for ways to make things better. Whether it’s installing a new software package or updating equipment for a customer, he likes to tinker and troubleshoot until the job is done right. Read more...


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