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Western Governors University and AT&T’s HACEMOS Announce Partnership

Agreement Helps Employees Find Affordable Route to Higher Education

Apr 21, 2022

NASHVILLE/ATLANTA  Western Governors University (WGU) recently announced a partnership with HACEMOS Employee Resource Group, AT&T’s employee association for Hispanic/Latino employees. The partnership will provide company members with flexible, personalized learning pathways to higher education at the online, nonprofit university.

As part of the partnership, HACEMOS members will be eligible to apply for the WGU Collaborative Agreement Scholarship, valued up to $2,500, and the Community Outreach Scholarship, valued up to $5,000. WGU’s online bachelor’s and master’s degrees include industry-focused credentials and are created to give working adults the support and flexibility they need. The university pioneered competency-based curriculum, which allows HACEMOS members to learn at their own pace.

“Both WGU and HACEMOS aim to foster environments where people help each other succeed professionally, personally and in the community,” said Kimberly K. Estep, WGU’s Southeast Regional Vice President. “We are proud to partner with a group that builds opportunities for our workforce and look forward to helping ATT’s Hispanic and Latino employees achieve their education and career goals.”

“At AT&T, employee resource groups are an important part of how we celebrate our differences and advance as professionals. HACEMOS is proud to have more than 8,000 members across 34 chapters,” said Anna Garcia, national president of HACEMOS. “This partnership opens new doors for our colleagues across the country to achieve their goals. We can’t wait to see all the growth and opportunities that will come out of this collaboration.”

WGU offers more than 60 affordable, online bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in business, education, health, and information technology. Students complete their programs completely online and at their own pace. Tuition is around $4,000 per six-month term for most undergraduate degree programs, and students can take as many courses as they wish within a term, with the consent of their assigned mentor.

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