Local residents earn degree from WGU


SALT LAKE CITY – The following Temecula residents have earned their degree from Western Governors University. The online, nonprofit university held its 71st commencement ceremonies in Cincinnati; its 72nd commencement in Anaheim; its 73rd commencement in Salt Lake City and 74th commencement in Seattle in the spring and summer in 2019 to celebrate the recent graduation of more than 10,000 students from across the country.

Staci Holt earned her Master of Business Administration in health care management.

Hart Johnson earned a master’s degree in cybersecurity and information assurance.

Brian Locke earned a master’s degree in information technology management.

Leah Simon earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics.

Kevin Lussie earned a bachelor’s degree in business management.

William Nicoll and Gabrielle Sanders earned their bachelor’s degrees in marketing management.

Jasmine Price earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing.

Western Governors University recognized 5,750 undergraduate and 4,488 graduate degree recipients, who have completed their degrees since June 24. 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 two years, three months, while the average time to degree for graduate programs was one year, seven months. The average age for those who graduated is 38 years old.

Western Governors University pioneered competency-based education, which measures learning rather than time spent in class. Designed to meet the needs of working adults, students study and learn on their own schedules with individualized, one-to-one faculty support. They complete courses as soon as they demonstrate that they have mastered the subject matter; allowing them to move quickly through material they already know so they can allocate time for what they still need to learn. As a result, many students are able to accelerate their studies, saving both time and money.

Learn more at www.wgu.edu.

Submitted by Western Governors University.