Local students graduate from Western Governors University


The following local residents have received their degree from Western Governors University (WGU). 

The university held its 33rd semi-annual commencement ceremony at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City on July 15 and celebrated the graduation of more than 10,000 graduates.

• Marrie Johnson of Evanston has received her Master of Education in Learning and Technology

• David Minton of Evanston has received his Master of Arts in Teaching in Science (5-12)

•  Rebecca Symes of Evanston has received her Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction

• Ryan Young of Evanston has received his Bachelor of Science in Business Management

• Gregg Moretti of Lyman has received his Bachelor of Science in Business - Information Technology Management

At the commencement, the online, nonprofit university recognized 6,348  undergraduates and 4,140 graduates who have completed their degrees in  business, information technology, K-12 teacher education, and healthcare,  including nursing.

Clayton M. Christensen, the Kim B. Clark Professor of  Business Administration at Harvard Business School and Founder of The Christensen Institute, 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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