In the News Archive 2008

12/29/08 WGU Featured on CBS 2 in Chicago. In a segment called "Stretch Your Dollar", WGU was featured as a way to earn "A College Degree for Less".

11/14/08 WGU Featured in TIME Magazine Article, "Go Western, Young Man". Feature story about WGU in TIME Magazine. STORY: "Let's not waste anyone's time or money. You won't find that phrase emblazoned on a T shirt, but it's essentially the motto of Western Governors University (WGU), a private online school that has worked hard to prove it is anything but a diploma mill... " Read More

8/6/08 Las Vegas Sun, Nevada - "WGU Graduate: First-year teacher moves from the Heartland to Henderson" (PDF)

7/19/08 The Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City, Utah - "Online College to Graduate 642", From dairy farmer to teacher, graduate Dale Nelson shares his story of earning his degree at WGU. (PDF)

7/19/08 Deseret News, Salt Lake City, Utah - "Matheson to Speak at WGU ceremonies", Rep. Jim Matheson is featured as WGU's summer commencement speaker.

7/19/08 KSL, Salt Lake City, Utah - "WGU holds summer graduation at Abravanel Hall", Students and faculty met for the first time at WGU's summer graduation.

7/18/08 KSL, Salt Lake City, Utah - "Hundreds to graduate from Western Governors University tomorrow", Graduate Speaker Kimberly Lillywhite's story of achieving her dream of becoming a teacher while fighting cancer.

6/08 Certification Magazine - "Online Degrees: Are They Right for You?", WGU is featured regarding online degrees and whether online degrees are for everyone

4/23/08 USDLA 2008 International Awards Presented For Excellence in Distance Learning for Individuals, Organizations and Companies, Honoring their Outstanding Achievements, WGU Receives Two Awards (PDF)

4/4/08 The Sentinel-Echo, London, Kentucky - "Cancer Survivor Earns Degree", story of graduation speaker Bill Sparkman's persistence in earning his WGU degree in the face of a major personal challenge

4/4/08 - "A Teacher's Dream", a WGU student's personal story about her rural dream and her rural scholarship

3/15/08 The East Oregonian, Pendleton, Oregon - "Ukiah Resident Aims for the Stars", WGU graduate Laura Barber's story of her NASA dreams and a teaching career (PDF)

3/14/08 The Times-Tribune, Corbin, Kentucky - "Never Give Up, Never Give In", WGU graduate Bill Sparkman's story of urgent life challenges and personal triumphs as he earned his degree (PDF)

1/08 Business School, Q and A regarding WGU business degrees from the College of Business