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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Mitch Farrey

His Own Game

Mitch Farrey has the unique distinction of being a two-time University of Wisconsin-Platteville alumnus—with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, which he earned on campus in 2009, and a Master of Science in Project Management, which he earned online in 2011. Read more...

Leadership Skills

Develop the skills you need to lead

As organizations grow and evolve, every industry and profession across the globe is in need of leaders equipped to navigate the complexities of rapidly changing business environments. Read more...

Emily Hamstra

Deaf Culture shapes student's career path

Our students often tell us they are motivated to work in criminal justice because they want to serve their communities and use their talents and skills to make a difference. Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice student Emily Hamstra has that same passion, but also brings a unique skill to her service—she is a registered American Sign Language Interpreter. Read more...

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...


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