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2014-08-28 16:25:02

Students receive $6,000 tuition scholarships for online university at Bees final homestand SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Western Governors University (WGU) and the Salt Lake Bees teamed up to grant scholarships worth a year's tuition to four local students prior to Friday's game for Salt Lake's Triple-A baseball team. And although rain canceled the game before it even had a chance to start, the four scholarship recipients--Haydee Rojas, Cassidy Peterson,...

2014-08-25 16:29:22

State-endorsed online university's new scholarship will help more Texans graduate with less debt--or none at all AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Back-to-school season is in full swing across the state. And while children and young adults are heading back to school, millions of working adults who need a bachelor's or master's degree to advance their careers find college out of reach. WGU Texas is helping adult students finish what they started and advance their...

2014-08-25 16:29:11

WGU Missouri's scholarship will help more Missourians get a college degree with less debt - or none at all ST. LOUIS, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As children and young adults head back to school, thousands of working Missourians who desire a bachelor's or master's degree find college out of reach. WGU Missouri is helping adult students finish what they started and advance their careers--online and on a flexible schedule--with the Back-to-School Scholarship. Scholarships...

2014-08-12 16:33:10

Online, competency-based university offers up to $3,000 scholarship for transfer students facing unemployment, school closures AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the millions of Americans with some college credit but no degree, finally finishing that bachelor's or master's degree can truly be a lifesaver. But many students enroll in college only to find themselves in need of rescue once again--from rising tuition rates, excessive loan debt, unemployment, or, recently,...

2014-08-08 12:28:32

Online, state-endorsed university surpasses 1,000 enrolled students in Missouri ST. LOUIS, Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eighteen months after its establishment, WGU Missouri, an online, nonprofit university, will hold its first commencement on Saturday, August 9. The event will celebrate 199 students who have successfully completed bachelor's or master's degrees since WGU Missouri was established last year. Governor Jay Nixon will deliver the commencement address to about 300...

2014-08-07 12:34:11

Online university lauded in new report for matching workers with the skills they need for the jobs of the 21st century SEATTLE, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Western Governors University (WGU) has been named to the White House's list of the most effective postsecondary job training programs in the nation. Vice President Joe Biden recently released the Ready to Work: Job-Driven Training and American Opportunity report. The report praised WGU for its use of competency-based...

2014-08-07 12:29:06

Peter Adler becomes online university's latest board member SEATTLE, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Peter Adler, President of Molina Healthcare of Washington, was recently appointed to the state advisory board of WGU Washington. The 13-member board helps guide the growth and development of Washington's only legislatively-endorsed, online university. Adler has been a leader in the healthcare industry for more than three decades and brings a track record of service to our state's...

2014-06-25 12:35:41

Secondary teacher-preparation program named top in the nation; elementary program ranks 16th SEATTLE, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- WGU Washington's teacher-preparation program has earned top honors from the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ). In its Teacher Prep Review 2014, the NCTQ ranked the secondary teacher preparation program at Western Governors University, WGU Washington's parent university, as No. 1 of the nation's 2,400 programs. Additionally, WGU's...

2014-06-18 16:28:33

Online, competency-based university's elementary and secondary teacher preparation programs receive high marks from NCTQ AUSTIN, Texas, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Western Governors University (WGU) Teachers College --parent university of WGU Texas (texas.wgu.edu)--has earned top honors for its teacher preparation programs from the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ). In its Teacher Prep Review 2014, the NCTQ ranked WGU's secondary teacher preparation program as...

2014-06-03 12:46:13

The state-endorsed online university commits scholarships to aspiring educators SEATTLE, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- WGU Washington is pleased to offer the Future STEM Teachers of America scholarship. WGU will award 20 scholarships, each valued at up to $5,000, to selected students planning to pursue a teaching license in math or science. Applications may be submitted from now through Sept. 30, 2014. WGU Washington is part of the national Western Governors University, the United...


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bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
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