Local residents earn degree from WGU

Posted 8/1/20

SALT LAKE CITY — The following local residents have earned a degree from Western Governors University (WGU). The online, nonprofit university has graduated more than 190,000 students from …

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Local residents earn degree from WGU

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SALT LAKE CITY — The following local residents have earned a degree from Western Governors University (WGU). The online, nonprofit university has graduated more than 190,000 students from across the country since its inception in 1997.
Local graduates are: 
• Brianna Willis of Cleveland, who received a Bachelor of Science, Nursing
• David Gluckner of Cleveland, who received a Bachelor of Science, Business Management
• Fred Hafley of Cleveland, who received a Master of Science, Cybersecurity and Information Assurance
• Amanda Brewer of Cleveland, who received a Bachelor of Arts, Special Education
• Donna Thompson of Cleveland, who received a Bachelor of Arts, Elementary Education
• Kayla McNelly of Cleveland, who received a Master of Science, Curriculum and Instruction
• Buffy Patton of Harrison, who received a Master of Business Administration, Healthcare Management
• Jaimelee Wilcoxon of Old Fort, who received a Bachelor of Arts, Interdisciplinary Studies (K-8)
• Chadra Powell of Ooltewah, who received a Bachelor of Science, Nursing
• James Perry of Ooltewah, who received a Master of Business Administration
• Jennifer Hall of Ooltewah, who received a Master of Arts in Teaching, Science Education (Secondary)
WGU has recognized 7,734 undergraduate and 5,254 graduate degree recipients who have completed their degrees since April 1, 2020. Their areas of study include business, K-12 education, information technology, and health professions, including nursing. The average time to graduation for those earning a bachelor’s degree was 2 years, 3 months, while the average time to degree for graduate programs was 1 year, 5 months. The average age for those who graduated is 37 years old.

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