Our Stories: Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month
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Join us as we celebrate Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, and recognize how students and employees are making a difference in their communities around the country.
Ellis Choi is a Senior Program Mentor at WGU in the College of Health Professions, as well as the Chair of the Pan-Asian Owls Employee Resource Group. She is passionate about building a community of support and wellness for WGU Pan-Asians. Her mission is to create an environment of learning, sharing, and doing better.
Niel Denuna's love for helping people and teaching others motivated him to earn a Master of Science degree in nursing education from WGU. He is now an adjunct instructor for medical-surgical students in a simulation lab. With the support of two program mentors at WGU, he was able to accomplish his goals.
"The Pan-Asian Owls are here to support our Pan-Asian community. From Russia to Indonesia and Turkey to Japan, Asia represents over 40 groups. We all have different stories and culture to share. Our ERG is open to anyone who wants to learn and be part of the Pan-Asian Community at WGU. "
–Pan-Asian Owls Employee Resource Group
May 2020 Virtual Commencement Speaker and WGU alumna, Sharon Test, earned her Master of Science in Management and Leadership from WGU while juggling a full time job, being a wife, and a mother of two. She is currently earning her MBA at WGU!
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