WGU Tennessee Launches Program for Tennessee Promise Graduates

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WGU Tennessee, a nonprofit, online university formed through a partnership with the state, has announced the launch of its Fulfilling the Promise initiative. The campaign will encourage spring and summer community college graduates to sustain their academic momentum and pursue bachelor’s degrees. To jump-start the initiative, the university is offering a new scholarship – called the Fulfilling … [Read more...]

WGU Tennessee Awards More Than $1 Million in Scholarships

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WGU Tennessee, a nonprofit, online university formed by the Tennessee General Assembly in 2013 to support the Drive to 55, has awarded more than $1 million in scholarship funding to Tennesseans since its launch. “We’re dedicated to being an affordable education option for working adults, and we’re always thrilled when we’re able to offer scholarships and other incentives to Tennesseans,” said Dr. … [Read more...]

New Master’s Degree Program From WGU Prepares Students To Meet the Challenges of Big Data

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Data is growing in complexity and volume, leaving organizations overwhelmed and scrambling to find the sophisticated tools and techniques needed to harness its value. Demand for high-level experts who can not only manage data, but also leverage it to provide actionable insights, has surged to unprecedented levels. To help address the growing demand, Western Governors University (WGU), parent … [Read more...]

WGU Tennessee Reaches 3,000 Enrolled Students in Three Years

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WGU Tennessee – a nonprofit, online university launched as one of the initiatives in Gov. Bill Haslam’s Drive to 55 effort – has reached 3,000 enrolled students after its third full year in the state. To celebrate reaching the goal, the state-endorsed university has created the “Good Things Come in Threes” scholarship. Up to 10 scholarships of $3,000 will be offered to students across Tennessee … [Read more...]

WGU Tennessee Celebrates Achievements of 556 Tennesseans

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WGU Tennessee celebrated the academic achievements of 556 Tennesseans from 70 counties today, 43 percent of whom are the first in their family to earn a degree. A total of 145 graduates walked in the commencement ceremony held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville. “Many of these graduates probably thought this day would never come,” said Dr. Kimberly K. Estep, … [Read more...]

Back to School for Grown-ups: WGU Announces $200,000 in Scholarships

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It’s back-to-school time across the country, and as kids and young adults are returning to the classroom, many adult students are thinking about going back to school as well. To help busy adults take the leap in 2016, Western Governors University (WGU) – parent university of WGU Tennessee – is offering 100 Back-to-School Scholarships. The scholarships, worth up to $2,000 each, will be awarded to … [Read more...]

Metro Government, WGU Tennessee Sign Letter of Agreement

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The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County has approved a letter of agreement with WGU Tennessee, the online, nonprofit university brought to the state as part of Gov. Bill Haslam’s Drive to 55 initiative. Resolution 198 creates an official partnership whereby WGU Tennessee will offer tuition discounts to Nashville’s more than 9,200 Metropolitan Government employees should they … [Read more...]

WGU Tennessee Kicks Off Teacher Appreciation Week with $20,000 in Scholarships for Current and Aspiring Teachers

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This week, as the nation celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week, nonprofit, state-endorsed university WGU Tennessee is announcing 10 scholarships available to current and aspiring teachers seeking a bachelor’s or master’s degree in education. The online university, which enrolls students the first day of every month, is also waiving the $65 application fee for prospective students who apply to a WGU … [Read more...]

WGU Tennessee Adds Memphis Health Care Executive to Advisory Board

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WGU Tennessee has named Carol Ross-Spang as the newest member of the state-endorsed, online university’s advisory board. Ross-Spang is senior vice president of human resources for Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare in Memphis, Tenn., a position she has held since 2001. “WGU Tennessee plays an important role in providing a unique educational model,” Ross-Spang said. “It’s a school that can make … [Read more...]

WGU Tennessee Launches $100,000 Tenn-K Scholarship in Celebration of Milestone Year

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State-endorsed nonprofit university WGU Tennessee is celebrating the successes of 2015 and looking forward to 2016 by awarding 10 Tennesseans $10,000 scholarships. “We experienced a 50 percent growth in student enrollment this year, which says a lot about the renewed commitment to higher education in this state,” said Dr. Kimberly K Estep, WGU Tennessee chancellor. “The Tenn-K Scholarship, … [Read more...]