Locals graduate from Western Governors

Five residents earned degrees from the online, nonprofit Wester Governors University this spring. Those include:

• Leslie Marcus — Bachelor of Science, Nursing

• Lindsay Johnson — Bachelor of Arts, Special Education

• Rosemary Lynn — Bachelor of Science, Nursing

• Brandon Rivera — Master of Science, Cybersecurity and Information Assurance

• Vince Weidenkopf — Bachelor of Science, Business Management

WGU 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 WGU students are able to accelerate their studies, saving both time and money.

Story First Published: 2019-07-19