News Brief - 9/8/17 Students receive “tuition checks” for $6,000 at Bees game SALT LAKE CITY Western Governors University (WGU) and the Salt Lake Bees teamed up to grant scholarships worth a year’s tuition to four local students last Friday night. Recipients Ashley Garner, Lisa Keller, Rhonda Mullins, and Codee Flores were awarded the scholarships by WGU President Scott Pulsipher following the third inning of Salt Lake’s Triple-A baseball game at Smith’s Ballpark. Each of the winners are currently enrolled at WGU and submitted an official entry form earlier in the season. Garner is earning her bachelor’s degree in nursing, Keller is working toward her bachelor’s degree in business management, Mullins is finalizing her bachelor’s degree in business—human resource management, and Flores is completing her bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies (elementary education). “Receiving this scholarship puts me that much closer to achieving my short and long-term goals,” said Keller. “I’m excited for the opportunities that this degree will bring.” The majority of WGU students are working adults who benefit from WGU’s flexibility and competency-based online courses, which allow students to advance through their programs as soon as they are able to demonstrate mastery of the material. This, combined with low tuition of about $6,000 a year for most programs, is helping more working adults go back to school, including 5,500 Utahns among the nationwide student body of 83,000. Online, accredited, and nonprofit, WGU offers more than 60 bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business, K–12 teacher education, information technology, and health professions, including nursing.