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The capstone project. It’s the culmination of a WGU student’s hard work throughout the terms of their online degree program. It represents all their program’s competencies, rolled into one final demonstration of just how much they’ve learned. Capstones showcase our students’ best work, and with student permission they are archived

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! - Chaunte Lowe is a mother of two, a WGU master's degree student, and, now a three-time Olympian. The American women’s

When 408 graduates of WGU’s 50-plus online degree programs gathered in Salt Lake City on July 14, 2012, with thousands of family and supporters to celebrate their graduation—and the graduation of their class of 3,235 people nationwide—they were making history. Again. Every six months, when the online university holds its

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

Do you ever ask yourself, "What if…?" No matter how hard we try to live in the present, it’s human nature to think about what might have been if we’d made different choices. Sometimes, "what ifs" come in the form of “if only.” Fortunately, though, today we’re not talking about

May 6-12, 2012, is National Nurses Week. WGU offers six online nursing degree programs and is proud to join the nation in celebrating this noble profession. RN. BSN. MSN. As with most fields, there are many levels of education a nurse can pursue to advance his or her career—and just

May 6-12, 2012, is National Nurses Week. To celebrate, WGU Connection is profiling this WGU online nursing student. Enjoy other National Nurses Week activities, including a hoodie giveaway contest, at the WGU Facebook page . For WGU online nursing master’s degree student Gladys Adjei-Poku of Sandy, Utah, health and healthcare

How have online universities changed since WGU launched its innovative model 15 years ago? How does WGU keeps its tuition for online degree programs so low? How does a newly enrolled WGU student prepare for school? Without a campus, can online students still have a “college orientation?” And what about

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