July 2007 Commencement

Salt Lake City, Utah
10 am, MDT
July 14, 2007

The Summer Commencement for Western Governors University was held July 14, 2007, at Abravanel Hall in Salt Lake City, Utah. Our keynote speaker was U.S. Senator Mike Enzi (R-Wy.) He was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree, recognizing his career accomplishments in education and healthcare. Degrees were conferred to 419 students from 44 states. More than 80 students from 28 states attended. Students and families who could not attend were able to watch the live video stream of the ceremony via the Internet.

View the July 14th, 2007, WGU Commencement Ceremony video: (1 hr. 24 min.):


Senator Mike Enzi of Wyoming - Keynote Speaker, with introduction and opening remarks by WGU President Dr. Robert Mendenhall (19 min., 38 sec.):


Student Speaker - Ngozika Ughanze (9 min., 10 sec.)


Student Speaker - Randy Potts (6 min., 43 sec.)


Student Speaker - Lori Williamson (8 min., 54 sec.)


Student Speaker - Joy Pendleton (6 min., 28 sec.)