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2/13/2015 9:13 am

A little over a year ago, at WGU Texas' October 2013 commencement, Shakera Baxter shared her story of overcoming odds, relinquishing regret, and taking charge of her future by becoming the first person in her family to graduate with a bachelor's degree. So how has that degree served her in the time since?

11/25/2014 10:15 am

It was a big weekend for Night Owls in Texas, as more than 2,000 people gathered at the Bayou Music Center in Houston, Texas to honor a graduating class almost 900-strong. More than 270 graduates walked across the stage to personally accept their degree, the largest WGU Texas commencement to date.

11/14/2014 11:43 am

Kwesi Williams learned early that to succeed in life, you must believe in yourself. He also learned the importance of surrounding yourself with positive influences—those who believed in him and saw his potential.

11/7/2014 2:10 pm

Instead of dorm rooms and football games, all Eren Sanchez wanted to do after high school was start a family. Her parents, while supportive of her decision, didn’t want her to forget about her education. They knew a college degree would help improve her life and keep her from becoming another statistic of Mexican-American women who attend college at a much lower rate than other demographics groups.