Pittsburg Resident Earns Degree from Western Governors University
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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

overseas.

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

by 2021.
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