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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.

As we close the calendar on another year, we wanted to take a look back at all the news stories that made 2014 such a banner year for WGU.

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