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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

For stay-at-home mom Marion Brooks, earning a degree in teaching math online has proved to be exactly what she was looking for: a flexible, affordable way to pursue a high-demand job as a math teacher despite the demands of being a busy married mother of two young boys. Marion, who

Say the word "student," and many people will think of kids. School kids on a playground; high school kids hanging out by their lockers; there’s even the common phrase "college kids" to talk about young adults at a university. But at an online university built for busy working adults like

Last month, during National Nurses Week, we introduced you to online MSN-Leadership and Management degree student Gladys Adjei-Poku, a Ghanaian-born nursing manager at the University of Utah Hospital who helps organize a yearly humanitarian medical trip back to Ghana. Gladys was honored by the University of Utah College of Nursing

Education is a bridge—a bridge between where we are now and the future we’re looking for. It’s that philosophy that led Salt Lake City’s Ryan Wall, a former employment counselor, to be a mentor in the WGU online Teachers College . "I coached individuals on achieving their employment goals, and

"As long as I can remember, I have always had a heart for children." For WGU online teaching degree student Ann Clemente, of Madison, Wisconsin, it’s this love of children that fills her life—and keeps it very, very busy. For one thing, she’s a single mom. For another, she’s studying

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