July 2011

"The 21st century is here, and YOU are the 21st century." With those words, Lumina Foundation for Education President Jamie Merisotis congratulated the 1,972 members of WGU's graduating class of summer 2011 on Saturday, July 23 – the largest class in the online college 's history. Merisotis was speaking to

Meet Tana, a Business Management student and traveling rodeo enthusiast from Fowler, Colorado. She says she practically grew up on horseback, and that passion has carried into her adulthood. In fact, it's all the time she spends on the road with the rodeo that makes an university online the perfect

Tomorrow, deeply held goals and dreams will become hard-earned reality for the largest graduating class in WGU history, as we confer nearly 2,000 degrees at our 21st semi-annual commencement ceremony at Energy Solutions Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah – the most yet in our 12 years as an online

This Saturday, WGU’s largest graduating class yet will celebrate their hard work and success at the Summer 2011 Commencement Ceremony at the Energy Solutions Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah. Congratulations, grads! Attending an online university means that your classmates live all over the country, and being spread so far

In just a few short years, online universities have gone from being relatively unknown to exploding in growth and popularity. Even so, the average person's knowledge about online education is fairly limited. Here are some things you may not know about the world of online education. Time is of the

What does it mean to be college-ready , and is there consensus about that among faculty and staff at American colleges? How can community colleges be better-equipped to help their students with workplace development? How will new educational technologies change the future of the American college? These questions and more

From journalist to car salesman, self-taught software developer to math teacher, WGU graduate Mike Livsey's career path has taken at least four major turns in his life. Those twists and turns included a year off, spending time with his family and deciding what to do next. When it was time

Who Is An Online Degree For? Earning a degree from an online university is a flexible, accessible option for thousands and thousands of students nationwide – but how do you know if it’s the right next step for you? A recent Twitter-based poll of WGU students showed that one major

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