July 2012

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Did you know that airplane pilot training was the inspiration behind WGU’s unique competency-based model for online education ? Did you know the idea for WGU was sparked at a brainstorming meeting among the Western Governors Association in Park City, Utah, in the early 1990s? Did you know that press

The 23rd commencement ceremony at WGU is a big one—this summer, we mark our 15th anniversary! More than 16,000 graduates have earned their degrees online from WGU since we were incorporated in 1997, starting with Genevieve Kirch, WGU’s first graduate in December 2000 . As more than 450 graduates from

Photo courtesy of PRPhotos.com UPDATE: Chaunte placed sixth after successfully jumping 1.97 meters in the women’s high jump final. To watch a replay, please visit NBC's Olympic Page . Way to go, Chaunte! - When Chaunte Lowe was 4 years old, she told her mother she wanted to be in

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