November 2015

When Katherine Vermilyea graduated from WGU Tennessee in June 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree, she was a more accomplished nurse than when she enrolled. She’d wanted to earn her BSN so that she would have more options for advancement. But for this graduate, receiving her

Through our partnership with the Middle Tennessee Society for Human Resources Management (MT|SHRM), we’ve been privileged the past year to host a series of Business Acumen Seminars on a wide array of subjects. On November 11, WGU College of Business faculty mentor Susan Skinner presented a seminar titled Risk Management:

Husband and father of four Jon Jennings has been steadily climbing up the ladder throughout his career in healthcare. After receiving his Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Indianapolis, he worked as a nurse in the coronary critical care unit at Clarian Health Systems. Since then,

by Kimberly K. Estep, Ph.D. Chancellor, WGU Tennessee This week we celebrate Veterans Day, a holiday that has always been important in my family. My grandfather served in the Navy during the Second World War, and my father proudly followed in his footsteps. My husband completed 14 years of service

Faith Francis is a problem solver. On any given workday she can be found brainstorming the best ways to staff her department, schedule payroll, and coach employees. Faith also assists with marketing and process improvement, but she didn’t always have such a diverse range of responsibilities. A Hendersonville native, Faith

For most people, three degrees would have been enough. Stephanie Thompson, an executive at Nashville healthcare giant HCA, holds a bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University and a doctorate from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and she completed postdoctoral training in South Carolina. But for her, earning an MBA

Our panelists, from left to right: Rebecca Gunkel, Dr. Stephanie Thompson, J.J. Powell Our ongoing Alumni Speakers Panel events provide opportunities for our current students and the general public to hear from our alumni and learn from their shared experiences. On October 14, we had the honor of hosting our

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