July 2009 Commencement

Salt Lake City, Utah
10 am, MDT
July 11, 2009

More than 125 graduates, along with 760 family members and friends, were slated to attend WGU’s Summer Commencement on July 11, 2009, at Kingsbury Hall in Salt Lake City, Utah. Dr. Samuel Smith, president emeritus of Washington State University, delivered the commencement address.

Degrees were awarded to 891 graduates from 48 states, the largest number WGU has graduated within a six-month period. WGU awarded 514 undergraduate degrees and 377 graduate degrees. WGU holds graduation ceremonies twice each year.

Congratulations to all of our graduates!

Speaker segments:

Dr. Samuel H. Smith, President Emeritus, Washington State University, (Runs: 11:17 min.)


Dolores Northrup, BS, Nursing, (Runs: 5:09 min.)


Meenu Arora, MBA, Healthcare Management, (Runs: 5:30 min.)


Tammy Ramsey, BA, Interdisciplinary Studies, (Runs: 6:43 min.)


Daniel Adam Freeman, BS, Marketing Management,(Runs: 7:54 min.)