For the fourth year, Dunkin’ Donuts participated in WGU Nevada’s “A Dozen Thanks” Teacher Appreciation Week donut giveaway in Las Vegas and Reno May 6-10, which aimed at providing every teacher with a free donut.
Starting off in Washoe County in northern Nevada, Chancellor Spencer Stewart teamed up with Dunkin’ Donuts to provide a “Dozen of Thanks” to teachers May 6. The two entities gave away 250 dozen free donuts to the schools in the county.
Representatives from WGU Nevada, Dunkin’ Donuts, and the Washoe County School District retrieved their deliveries and then hand-delivered the sweet snacks to the schools in the region. Also in attendance were City Council members from Sparks, Donald Abbott, Paul Anderson, and Kristopher Dahir.
May 7 and 8, Chancellor Spencer Stewart made his way to Las Vegas to deliver donuts to teachers in Clark County as well. Over the span of two days, 1,500 dozen donuts made their way to deserving teachers! In partnership with Lyft, WGU Nevada was able to provide donuts to a larger area with the Lyft drivers. Also in attendance was Mayor Carolyn Goodman of Las Vegas.
Apart from Teacher Appreciation Week, WGU Nevada strives to show teachers how important they are to our present and future by making it more affordable to achieve a degree.
Through June 30, aspiring teachers and educators can apply for the WGU Loves Teachers Scholarship. This opportunity is for prospective teachers who want to earn their teacher certification and current educators ready to advance their careers. These scholarships, each valued up to $2,500, are designed to help current teachers improve their skill set in the classroom or move into administration, or to assist aspiring teachers in obtaining the required credentials for a rewarding career as an educator.
So thank you, teachers and educators. A Dozen Thanks, in fact, with all those donuts, it’s closer to 1,750 Dozen Thanks!