2017-04-18 / Front Page

Local residents earn degree recently from WGU

The following local residents have received their degree from Western Governors University

(WGU). The university held its 32nd semi-annual commencement ceremony at the Disney Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando on February 11 and celebrated the graduation of more than 11,000 graduates. * Nicole Bartels of Cloverdale (46120) has received her Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (K-8) * Victoria Bean of Cloverdale (46120) has received her Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics (5-9) * James McKee of Cloverdale (46120) has received his Bachelor of Science in Business Management * Kimberly Thomas of Fillmore (46128) has received her Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (K-8) * Lesli Fordice of Greencastle (46135) has received her MBA in Healthcare Management * Kristy Landers of Greencastle (46135) has received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing * Shannon Coleman of Greencastle (46135) has received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing * Kristen Moore of Greencastle (46135) has received her Master of Science in Nursing - Leadership and Management * Joni Perkins of Greencastle (46135) has received her Master of Science in Nursing - Leadership and Management

At the commencement, the online, nonprofit university recognized 6,982 undergraduates and 4,476 graduates who have completed their degrees in business, information technology, K-12 teacher education, and healthcare, including nursing. Will Weatherford, Managing Partner of Weatherford Partners and Former Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives, 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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