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2011-07-19 10:22:00

SALT LAKE CITY, July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gov. John Hickenlooper of Colorado has joined the Western Governors University Board of Trustees. Hickenlooper was unanimously elected to serve on the governing board for the nonprofit, online university. The school was founded in 1997 by 19 U.S. governors, including former Colorado Gov. Roy Romer. WGU, which was established to increase higher education opportunities for working adults, offers online competency-based degrees in...

2011-07-01 13:45:00

NEA Academy Members Now Eligible for Scholarships Up to $2,400 at Online University SALT LAKE CITY, July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NEA Academy Partner Western Governors University, www.wgu.edu, has doubled its scholarship program for NEA members seeking their master's degrees. The enhanced program offered by the NCATE-accredited, online university provides up to $2,400 for NEA members who participate in local, state, regional, or national leadership positions. The scholarships...

2011-06-27 10:56:00

Online university offers application fee waiver, tuition discounts, and scholarship opportunities to employees of TechAmerica's 1,000 member companies SALT LAKE CITY, June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Western Governors University and TechAmerica have announced a partnership that will make it even more affordable for individuals to earn one of WGU's 13 online bachelor's degrees and four online master's degrees in the Information Technology and Business colleges. Under the...

2011-06-24 17:25:00

Award Recognizes Online University President's Entrepreneurial Excellence in Technology and Education Category SALT LAKE CITY, June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Robert W. Mendenhall, president of nonprofit Western Governors University, www.wgu.edu, has received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2011 Utah Region Award in the Technology and Education category. Mendenhall was recognized for leading the development and growth of the online university,...

2011-06-10 08:00:00

EUGENE, Ore., June 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of Oregon today celebrated the unveiling of the four-story, $33.6 million Cheryl Ramberg Ford and Allyn Ford Alumni Center. Funded by private gifts and state bonds, the center will provide office space, welcome visitors to campus, and tell the stories of the university and its alumni. All other Pac-12 universities have similar facilities, but the UO's is innovative in many ways. To view the multimedia assets associated with this...

2011-06-07 10:05:00

BOISE, Idaho, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Idaho Virtual Academy (IDVA) honored 79 students as the graduating class of 2011 at three regional ceremonies on May 31, June 1, and June 2. On May 31, IDVA hosted its first graduation ceremony of the year at 6 p.m. at Hillcrest High School Auditorium in Ammon. The ceremony featured a student speech by Alan Bulmahn, who plans to attend Weber State University and major in business. The second IDVA ceremony occurred on June 1 at 6...

2011-06-01 18:28:00

DENVER, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Indian College Fund has created a flood emergency fund to raise money for people afflicted by flooding on and near tribal colleges. Currently flooding has created natural disaster conditions at two tribal colleges: Little Big Horn College in Eastern Montana and United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck, North Dakota. While massive flooding threatens the surrounding communities, these tribal colleges are serving as the command...

2011-05-25 15:28:00

Eleven community college leaders' answers to 'Eight Important Questions' shed light on college readiness, remediation, technology adoption, funding issues, and other challenges SALT LAKE CITY, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Reflecting its important relationship with the nation's community colleges and an ongoing commitment to driving innovation in higher education, Western Governors University (WGU) announces the release of "Eight Important Questions for Eleven Community...

2011-05-17 15:47:00

Nonprofit, online university, now with more than 10,000 graduates, has grown by more than 350% over the past five years SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Western Governors University, www.wgu.edu, the nonprofit online university created in 1997 by 19 U.S. governors, has achieved two key milestones this month: nationwide enrollment of more than 25,000 students and a cumulative total of 10,000 graduates. Since 2005, WGU has added nearly 20,000 students to its four...

2011-05-13 14:15:00

SALEM, Ore., May 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pearson and the Oregon Community Colleges Healthcare Education Alliance (CCHEA) today announced a partnership to increase access to healthcare education programs. The partnership will provide residents in urban, rural and frontier areas of Oregon with the opportunity to earn associate degrees or certificates through distance education or hybrid models. According to Oregon's Employment Department, healthcare job openings are greater than any other...


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