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The past several weeks have been marked by some big news and exciting milestones for Western Governors University, significant signs pointing to the growing recognition and overall impact of WGU’s unique model on higher education. The month kicked off with the news that, as of Dec. 1, WGU’s enrollment had
This week, as we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving and the many things in our lives we have to be thankful for, we thought it would be fun to ask our students and alumni to share their gratitude for the opportunities an education affords. So we took to Twitter and asked
House work. Yard work. Volunteer work. Throw in school work, and that’s a lot of work outside work. So how does the busy online college student make it all, well, work? Students at Western Governors University are known for their time management, organization, and multi-tasking skills, so we recently asked
The holiday season is a terrible time to find a new job, right? Isn’t that what conventional wisdom says? Well, maybe. But sometimes going against conventional wisdom may be the wisest decision you can make. Keeping your job search alive during the winter holidays is likely one of those times.
On Nov. 1, 2011, retired Marine Mark Curtis of Chewelah, Washington, went back to school to get the bachelor’s degree he’s always wanted. Making a good decision even better, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will help pay for his housing – even though he doesn’t have to relocate.
Jason Franklin of San Antonio, Texas, has earned two degrees – a bachelor’s in Network Design and Management and a master’s in Information Security and Assurance – and is now working on his MBA. All three of his online degree programs were at WGU. Phyllis Boon of Humble, Texas, is
An online university is a great fit for many working adults who need or want to continue their education by earning a degree – sometimes to advance in the field they are already working in, and sometimes to change careers or launch a new one. A recent Twitter-based poll suggests
"The 21st century is here, and YOU are the 21st century." With those words, Lumina Foundation for Education President Jamie Merisotis congratulated the 1,972 members of WGU's graduating class of summer 2011 on Saturday, July 23 – the largest class in the online college 's history. Merisotis was speaking to
Tomorrow, deeply held goals and dreams will become hard-earned reality for the largest graduating class in WGU history, as we confer nearly 2,000 degrees at our 21st semi-annual commencement ceremony at Energy Solutions Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah – the most yet in our 12 years as an online
This Saturday, WGU’s largest graduating class yet will celebrate their hard work and success at the Summer 2011 Commencement Ceremony at the Energy Solutions Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah. Congratulations, grads! Attending an online university means that your classmates live all over the country, and being spread so far
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