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This month, 102 WGU Night Owls who completed their capstones in 2015 are being recognized for their outstanding work.
To celebrate student excellence in the completion of this important endeavor, WGU grants Capstone Excellence Awards. On an on-going basis, capstone faculty nominate deserving individuals with whom they have worked on capstones. The finalists’ work is then reviewed and selected by the evaluation capstone supervisor and evaluation manager in each college.
Often, students’ capstones are chosen because they provide an excellent example of one of the following:
Besides the nominating statement and examination of the completed capstone project, the reviewers consider:
Note: The importance and relevance of these criteria differ somewhat by degree program.
The capstone is the culminating degree project where WGU students integrate all of their program competencies. It represents our candidates’ best work, and most of their projects are archived with student permission, making them available to other students, graduates, mentors, and accreditors to view. See below for the list of WGU students (now graduates) who received the Capstone Excellence Award for their work during 2015. Links to their nomination statements, capstone work, and the Capstone Excellence Archive (which contains the work of former students) are accessible through WGU authentication.
This recognition is noted on the recipients’ WGU transcripts, and they receive a Capstone Excellence Award certificate. This achievement is also recognized in various university publications. For aspiring students seeking future Capstone Excellence Award recognition, please review the submissions in the Capstone Excellence Archive and discuss criteria with your student mentor, capstone facilitator, or capstone course mentor to guide your capstone efforts.
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