January 2015

Forbes recently published an article on the "10 Most Promising Jobs of 2015," and we found their list pretty interesting.

The connection between a well-paying job and a college degree has never been stronger, and the country is looking for ways to make a college education accessible and affordable for more Americans.

WGU's 53,000-member student body and nearly 45,000-graduate alumni community is full of amazing, inspiring stories—roughly 100,000 of them, actually—and with students enrolling at the start of every month and graduating every day, the stories just keep stacking up.

Meet Shanna Wright of Eden, Georgia, MAT Elementary Education and singer of the National Anthem at WGU's Winter 2015 Commencement in Orlando, Florida, February 7!

For the third year in a row, WGU committed to donate $10 to the American Red Cross for every eligible new prospective student referred to WGU during the month of December by a current student or alum.

What do you do when it's been "like a hundred years" since you last attended school, you have kids and a family and responsibilities that prevent you from attending a physical school, a number of prerequisite courses stand in the way of you enrolling in a teaching degree program—but you really, really want to become a biology teacher?

Decades of work experience—including being a successful entrepreneur in addition to his military career, among other things—had given him skills, knowledge, and great job opportunities. He had even made it to the leadership rank of Navy Command Master Chief and was executive director and president of a private defense and security company.

For over 30 years, Lea Ann Kaufman has worked in the healthcare industry, primarily as a nurse. For the last 14 years, she has held a position as an Emergency Room Nurse at the Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) ambulatory care facility in Louisville, Kentucky.

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