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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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Tamika Proctor

Peer and instructor support helps student obtain ‘Ultimate Goal’

When Tamika Cain Proctor called in for her interview, it was fitting that she was traveling for work. As a Quality Control Manager for Clement Groups, Proctor manages construction sites throughout the country and spends much of her time on the road. Her tricky schedule proved to be one of the greatest challenges she faced in pursuing her master’s degree in Engineering, but Proctor found a support network in her instructors. Read more...

Tim Garczynski

Military experience motivates educational pursuits

When Tim Garczynski joined the Air Force after high school, little did he know that he was setting the stage for lifelong learning and leadership. Early in his military career, Garczynski was trained as an aerospace physiology specialist and studied how flying affected the human body. In his ten years with the Air Force, he rose to Staff Sergeant and was stationed in Florida, Texas, and Okinawa, Japan, picking up valuable skills and education with each new assignment. Read more...

Stacy Wise

Congratulations, Graduates!

The 194th commencement for UW-Platteville celebrated one of the largest graduating classes in the school’s history and marks the first time commencement was divided into four ceremonies. Over 1,000 students received their diplomas on May 8 and 9, and we extend our congratulations to them all. Read more...

Two for the Show

Jon Wasleske and Owen Jones have followed a similar path since they first met as juniors in high school—with successful ventures into both the music world and the business world. As half of the band Windsor Drive, and full-time real estate agents, their shared trajectory has taken them across the United States, as far as Asia, and home to northern Wisconsin. Read more...

Student and veteran races to support homeless veterans

As a veteran of the Marine Corps and current Marine Corps Reservist, Joel Galvan has a singular interest in helping other veterans, especially those who have experienced hardships in the aftermath of their service. Read more...

Megan Hinderman


As an Editor and Writer for UW-Platteville Distance Education, I work with students, instructors, and alumni from every program that we offer. The stories I hear are truly amazing; I’ve talked to instructors who travel the world volunteering, students who are revolutionizing their organizations with what they’ve learned, and alumni who are making huge strides in their personal and professional lives. If you are ever need a little inspiration, I would highly suggest reviewing some of our student and alumni profiles – they are doing some incredible things! Read more...

Kate Sopha

BSAD student wins Dawn Drake Excellence in Distance Education Scholarship

Kate Sopha is one of two distance students chosen to receive the Dawn Drake Excellence in Distance Education Scholarship. The scholarship was created by Alternative Delivery Systems Executive Director Dawn Drake to recognize outstanding distance students. Read more...

Dawn Drake Excellence in Distance Education Scholarship Recipients Announced

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville and its Distance Learning Center have announced the winners of the $500 Dawn Drake Excellence in Distance Education Scholarship. Read more...

Lisa Wilson

Degree to Open Doors for Scholarship Winner

Lisa Wilson is a Special Agent with the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation and her work is anything but predictable. Wilson collaborates with local, state, and federal law enforcement on investigations, and develops and provides law enforcement training. Read more...

Jill Bisco

Passion for Education Drives Alumnus to Volunteer, Donate

Ten years after her high school graduation, Jill Bisco decided to pursue her associate’s degree and found a passion for education she didn’t know she had. Her associate’s degree at UW-Richland Center led to a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from UW-Platteville in 2005. Read more...


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