June 2014

You’d be hard-pressed to find Kathy Franklin without a smile on her face. As a student mentor in the WGU Tennessee Teachers College (Secondary Education – Science), Kathy prides herself on being a consistently positive, upbeat, encouraging person. “I love who I work with, I love who I work for,

The Teachers College at Western Governors University, the parent institution of WGU Tennessee, has been named one of the best in the nation for teacher-preparation programs. The National Council on Teacher Quality’s annual assessment of the nation's 2,400 teacher prep programs called WGU: No. 1 in secondary education … No.

By Michael Jordan I have always had a “work hard, play hard” mentality. My “hard play” is sometimes spent racing sports cars. I worked my way up from racing dirt bikes when I was younger to, most recently, racing Porsche 944s. Even though I enjoy racing, and though I was

By Kira Updike Today, I am proud to hold a degree from WGU Tennessee as I near my dream of being a teacher. But my journey toward teaching began long before I discovered this amazing university. It began with elementary school teachers who always cared for me when I was

Although I gave up my college dreams halfway through the process in 1988, obtaining my bachelor’s degree in business has remained a wish that never left my heart. Life always seemed to get in the way, and my dreams never seemed as if they could become a reality, at least

By Delores Williams As a single, working mother with 50 percent hearing loss in each ear, I took advantage of the opportunities offered by WGU Tennessee that traditional schools have not been able to provide—namely, the flexibility of my coursework and working closely with a mentor. As a result, I

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