Remote University Student to Online Entrepreneur

WGU Washington logoHow Flexibility at WGU Washington Inspired the Founding of an Entirely Remote Firm

By Terra Joy

Flexible jobs, or jobs that can be done remotely, are very common today. A Gallup survey found that 43 percent of American employees spend at least some time working remotely. Not only is the ability to work remotely common, it is desired. A recent study done by Global Workplace Analytics found that 80 to 90 percent of the U.S. workforce would like to telework at least part time. Continue reading “Remote University Student to Online Entrepreneur”

WGU Washington Offers New Scholarships for Aspiring Teachers

WGU Washington logoScholarships will be awarded to new students enrolling in an education program

To encourage a new generation of educators and help address the state’s teacher shortage, WGU Washington launched the Future Teacher Scholarship for people seeking a fulfilling career in K-12 education. According to the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, 93 percent of principals say they’re “struggling” or in a “crisis” mode to find new, qualified teachers. This scholarship helps smooth the pathway to high-quality and respected credentials for aspiring educators. Continue reading “WGU Washington Offers New Scholarships for Aspiring Teachers”

WGU Washington Launches New Scholarships

WGU Washington logoCompetency-based university WGU Washington plans to award 25 scholarships to working adults hoping to finish their degrees 

WGU Washington is seriously recruiting adults back to college.  Back-to-school season is almost here, and while young people all over the state are returning to the classroom, WGU Washington allows working-age men and women to achieve their educational goals – and earn the skills and knowledge our economy demands to remain competitive.

To smooth the pathway to high-quality higher education, the state-endorsed, online university has launched its Back-to-School Scholarship. WGU Washington’s goal is to award 25 scholarships – worth up to $2,000 each – to new students who are accepted to the university by the end of the calendar year.  Continue reading “WGU Washington Launches New Scholarships”

2016 Commencement Highlights WGU Washington’s Five Years of Success

WGU Washington 2016 InfographicNext week,WGU Washington will award nearly 1,900 bachelor’s and master’s degrees to the members of its 2016 graduating class. The nonprofit, online university – which is celebrating its fifth anniversary this year – provides a high-quality, low-cost educational option for Washingtonians, including midcareer professionals and underserved populations.
The diversity among WGU Washington’s student body is evident in the Class of 2016.
The average age of this year’s graduates is 39. While the youngest is 20, the oldest is Mike Brown, a 77-year-old MBA grad from Spokane. Continue reading “2016 Commencement Highlights WGU Washington’s Five Years of Success”

WGU Washington to Award Record Number of Degrees during Fifth Annual Commencement Ceremony

WGU Washington logoExecutive Director of the Washington Student Achievement Council, Dr. Gene Sharratt, will address the online university’s graduating class
WGU Washington will award nearly 1,900 bachelor’s and master’s degrees to students from across the state at its fifth annual commencement ceremony Saturday, April 16. The class of 2016 is online university’s largest since it was founded five years ago.
The 2016 graduating class is roughly 12 percent larger than last year’s class of 1,700 graduates. Continue reading “WGU Washington to Award Record Number of Degrees during Fifth Annual Commencement Ceremony”