November 2015

Less than a month after walking at the 2015 WGU Texas Commencement , Valerie Moreland, of Austin, experienced another memorable moment with WGU Texas. On Thursday, November 12, it seemed like a routine day for Valerie working at St. David’s Hospital Occupational Health Services . However, she had no idea

October 17, 2015 was a day that Tammy Jeschke of San Antonio thought she would never see. On that day, Tammy was awarded not one, but two college degrees—her B.S. Business Management and M.S. Management and Leadership —at the 2015 WGU Texas Commencement in Austin. It marked 20 years since

On the heels of Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick’s Interim Charges , which are recommendations of issues the Senate should study prior to the next Legislative Session, Texas House Speaker Joe Straus recently tasked the House Committee on Higher Education to look at a number of topics, including affordability and financial

When Jennifer Moffitt of Hallettsville first started college, her daughter, Chelsea, was just a young girl. At that time, online, competency-based education didn’t exist. When Jennifer decided to pursue another dream of joining the military, she put her education on hold because she felt it was too difficult to attend

Tim Reid of Weatherford had more than a decade of work experience in information technology (IT) before he enrolled at Western Governors University (WGU) in 2006, prior to the establishment of WGU Texas. He knew that getting his degree would be necessary for advancing in the constantly changing world of

As a military spouse, Mary Fredette’s focus was often on her husband’s career in the Army and raising their young daughter. Mary, formerly of Fort Hood, says “life happened” and education wasn’t a priority for her, but her husband, Jake, encouraged her to get her degree. “The first thing I

It was four years ago when former Governor Rick Perry signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to enhance Texas’ participation with and support of nationally recognized Western Governors University (WGU), formally establishing WGU Texas. At that time, there were 1,600 Texans already enrolled at WGU. Four years later, there are

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