SALT LAKE CITY (Grassroots Newswire) July 31, 2014 - David Contreras of
Pittsburg (75686) has received his B.S. Information TechnologyND from
Western Governors University (www.wgu.edu). The university held its 27th
semi-annual commencement ceremony in Salt Lake City on July 12 and
celebrated the graduation of more than 5,500 graduates. The university
awarded 3,085 undergraduate and 2,456 graduate degrees in business,
information technology, K-12 teacher education, and healthcare
professions, including nursing. Graduates reside in all 50 states, the
District of Columbia, as well as Armed Forces personnel stationed
Under Secretary of Education, Ted Mitchell, delivered the commencement
address. Students who were not able to attend the ceremony in were able to
watch the event via live video stream on the WGU website.
About Western Governors University
Western Governors University is the only university in the U.S. offering
accredited, competency-based bachelor's and master's degree programs at
scale. Founded in 1997 by 19 U.S. governors, WGU has grown to become a
national university with more than 46,000 students and 33,000 graduates in
all 50 states. Recognized by President Obama as an innovative university
that "awards credits based on learning, not seat time," WGU has been named
one of Fast Company's "Most Innovative Companies for 2013," and has been
featured on NPR's "All Things Considered," The NBC Nightly News with Brian
Williams, CNN's "Schools of Thought," and in The New York Times.
WGU is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and
Universities. A 100Kin10 partner*, WGU's Teachers College was established
in 2003 with the support of the U.S. Department of Education and is
nationally recognized for its math and science (STEM) education programs.
WGU is currently the top producer of master's degrees in mathematics
education in the United States.
*100Kin10 is a multi-sector network addressing the national imperative to
train 100,000 science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) teachers