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.

WGU’s mascot is Sage the Night Owl, and he certainly seems to resonate with our student body. After all, while WGU students don’t have to log in to class and can study whenever and wherever they are able, it seems the majority have very busy lives in the daytime and

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