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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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...

Deb and Gary Apperson rode their motorcycles from Anchorage, Alaska, to UW-Platteville in 2014.

An officer, a mentor, a teacher - remembering Gary Apperson

Gary Apperson was a police officer by trade, but a teacher by heart. Gary served as an adjunct instructor for the university, teaching courses for the online undergraduate Criminal Justice Program. Gary passed away on January 28, 2017, from cancer complications. Read more...

Akehurst applied the principles he learned in his ISCM classes to his work in the Port of LA, and they helped him move to his new career with an electronics manufacturer in San Francisco, California.

From UCLA to UW-Platteville, pieces fall into place for ISCM student

Kelvin Akehurst often marvels at the complexities that make up a successful supply chain. Any number of processes and procedures must take place to advance the products, goods, and services that are a part of our everyday lives. Read more...

Cleo Magnuson

Cleo Magnuson

In her role as an Instructional Designer, Cleo Magnuson uses communications technology like video conferencing, online rooms, and a telepresence robot to collaborate with instructors and colleagues throughout the United States. Read more...

Chris Hanegraaf

Alumnus sees 'opportunities everywhere to get involved'

Distance Education Alumni Board member Chris Hanegraaf first came to the University of Wisconsin-Platteville as a transfer student his sophomore year of college to study computer science. “It’s hard to pick any one thing that stands out. I had a lot of great experiences at UW-Platteville,” said Hanegraaf, whose father is also an alumnus of the university. Read more...


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