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Local residents earn degree from WGU
The following local residents have earned a degree from Western Governors University (WGU). The online, nonprofit university held its 67th (Austin, Texas), 68th (Washington, DC), 69th (Indianapolis, Indiana), and 70th (Orlando, Florida) commencement ceremonies last fall and earlier this year to celebrate the recent graduation of nearly 22,000 students from across the country.
• Charlene Carty of Escondido has earned her Master of Business Administration.
• Sheri Biro of Escondido has earned her Master of Science, Nursing – Education (BSN to MSN)
• Andrew Beseke of Escondido has earned his Bachelor of Science, Business Management
• Andrew Miller of Escondido has earned his Bachelor of Science, IT – Networks Administration Emphasis
• Cristin Peacock of Escondido has earned her Bachelor of Science, Nursing
• Michelle McGill of Escondido (92027) has earned her Master of Education, Learning and Technology
WGU has recognized 12,920 undergraduate and 8,885 graduate degree recipients, who have completed their degrees since June 1, 2018. Their areas of study include business, K-12 education, information technology, and health professions, including nursing. The average time to graduation for those earning a bachelor’s degree was 2 years, 5 months, while the average time to degree for graduate programs was 1 year, 7 months. The average age for those who graduated is 38 years old.
Established in 1997 by 19 U.S. governors with a mission to expand access to high-quality, affordable higher education, online, nonprofit WGU now serves more than 114,000 students nationwide and has more than 136,000 graduates in all 50 states. Driving innovation as the nation’s leading competency-based university, WGU has been recognized by the White House, state leaders, employers, and students as a model that works in postsecondary education. In just 21 years, the university has become a leading influence in changing the lives of individuals and families, and preparing the workforce needed in today’s rapidly evolving economy.