Setting goals and creating an action plan can be comforting and generate good habits. But sometimes life does not go according to plan, and that requires flexibility and adaptability. Farid Giahi, a WGU alum and returning student, has been taught that lesson a few times over. Farid grew up in

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

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