The following local residents have earned a degree from Western Governors University (WGU). The online, nonprofit university held commencement ceremonies last fall and earlier this year to celebrate the recent graduation of nearly 22,000 students from across the country.
• Bennett Beach of Cedaredge has earned a bachelor of science, business - information technology management.
• Kristen Green of Cedaredge earned her bachelor of science, accounting.
• Lori Miller of Cedaredge earned her master of arts, mathematics education (5-12).
• Sheryl Camp of Delta earned her bachelor of science, IT - security emphasis.
• Melissa Green of Olathe earned her bachelor of arts, interdisciplinary studies (K-8).
• Ryan Corn of Olathe earned his master of science, educational leadership.
WGU pioneered competency-based education, which measures learning rather than time spent in class. The program is designed to meet the needs of working adults, to study and learn on their own schedules.