December 2015

As we close the calendar on another year, we wanted to take a look back at all the news stories that made 2015 such a banner year for WGU. The biggest stories, of course, were each individual student’s successes, struggles, and victories. This year alone, 14,994 Night Owls—and counting—have earned

2015! What a year! We launched new programs and announced tuition was holding steady—again! Our total graduate count passed 50,000 and we launched another new state-endorsed WGU in Nevada. These are just a few of the big WGU stories of 2015. Which ones top your list? Take our quick survey

In the aftermath of the Umpqua Community College shooting in Roseburg, Oregon, on October 1, 2015, UCC alum and current WGU student D’Dee Hopkins coordinated and managed a crisis hotline for the local community. D’Dee has worked for Architrave Physician Services since 2014 and was tasked by local physicians to

'Tis the season for family, friends, parties, shopping, decorating, wrapping gifts, finishing up the calendar year at work, taking kids to see the lights and go ice skating and see Santa and ... If you're exhausted just reading all that, you may not have even noticed one critically important task

Whether you’re a diehard gearhead who can’t help but wait in long lines for the next generation of anything, or a baffled human being who feels lost and confused among all the new-fangled doodads everybody’s hyping, you know technology plays an important part in finishing your degree online—and beyond. And

On December 1, 2000, Genevieve Kirch of Roy, Utah, earned her Master of Education in Learning and Technology degree from WGU’s Teachers College, becoming our very first graduate. To commemorate the 15 th anniversary of her graduation, we checked in with Genevieve to see how her career and life have

Is finally earning that bachelor's or master's degree on your list of New Year's resolutions for 2016? Before enrolling at any university, it is important to do your homework. Here is a checklist that will help you make sure that you choose a college that will help you achieve your

by Mary Gordon, IT Student Mentor At WGU, each student is assigned a personal faculty member to work with them as a mentor throughout their time at WGU. Additionally, each course has its own course mentors, subject-matter experts who are available to help students get through course material. Advice from

Medical records. Systems. People. Technology. The healthcare industry is made up of a lot of complex components and rapidly moving parts. In an ideal world, they’d all work together smoothly and seamlessly. Integrated healthcare is a game-changing trend in the healthcare industry, a discipline that combines business acumen, a passion

Are you interested in teaching in beautiful, sunny Florida? Would you like to live near beaches and famous theme parks and be free of cold winters? If so, please join us for a teacher recruitment webinar with Polk County School District on Tuesday, December 15, 2015, at 8 p.m. EST

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