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Local residents earn degrees from WGU

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The following local residents have received their degree from Western Governors University. The university held its 33rd semi-annual commencement ceremony at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City on July 15 and celebrated the graduation of more than 10,000 graduates.

  • Connie Morrow of Adairsville has received her Master of Arts in Educational Studies
  • Lisa Conner of Adairsville has received her Master of Science in Nursing — Education (RN to MSN)
  • Charla Peoples of Adairsville has received her Master of Science in Nursing — Education (RN to MSN)
  • Patricia Brown of Euharlee has received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Barbara Serpa of Kingston has received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Corinthia Maynor of Lindale has received her Master of Science in Nursing — Leadership and Management (RN to MSN)
  • Tracy Raymond of Rome has received her Master of Science in Nursing — Education (RN to MSN)
  • Richard Eberhart of Rome has received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Leah Galehouse of Rome has received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Howard Buffington of Rome has received his Master of Science in Nursing — Education (RN to MSN)

At the commencement, the online, nonprofit university recognized 6,348 undergraduates and 4,140 graduates who have completed their degrees in business, information technology, K-12 teacher education, and healthcare, including nursing. Clayton M. Christensen, the Kim B. Clark Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School and Founder of The Christensen Institute, delivered the commencement address, and joined President Scott D. Pulsipher in honoring the more than 1,000 new alumni participating in the ceremony. Students who were not able to attend the ceremony in person were able to watch the event via live video stream on WGU’s website.

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