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WGU Texas Presents Surprise Scholarship Award to San Antonio San Felipe College Instructor

News Brief - 9/1/17

SAN ANTONIO — WGU Texas, a nonprofit online university, awarded a $2,000 Today is Your Someday to San Antonio respiratory therapy instructor Monica Bracken-Quiles, who recently enrolled in the WGU Texas graduate program in business management and leadership.

“I am honored to receive the Today is Your Someday Scholarship from WGU Texas,” said Monica Bracken-Quiles. “I was totally surprised when the university officials presented me with the scholarship at work. This award shows WGU is investing in me and now my dream of earning my MBA is truly possible.”

Bracken-Quiles, who has taught respiratory therapy at St. Phillip’s College for two and half years, thought about pursuing her master’s degree a few years ago, but when her husband was laid off from his job, student loans for her undergraduate degree posed a financial challenge. When she heard about WGU Texas’ affordability and flexibly through her work colleagues, she decided to enroll and is glad she did.

WGU Texas’ competency-based learning model is ideal for adult learners—because it allows students to study and learn on their own schedule and at their own pace. Students can apply what they’ve learned at work and in previous courses to move quickly through what they already know, while taking the time they need to focus on what they still need to learn. Students who devote additional time to their studies can often accelerate their programs, saving both time and money. WGU Texas mentors work one-on-one with students, offering guidance, support, and individualized instruction.

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