June 2015

Everyone is working towards something. Whether that’s a career, a soulmate, a house, a family, or otherwise (in no particular order), there is always something to achieve, something to eagerly attain. For 29-year-old Breeanna Tallakson, that was all of the above, and then some. As a third-grade teacher at Gordon

As a 26-year-old working professional living in Henderson, Angela Lactaoen felt stuck in the business world with her bachelor’s degree. Three years ago, Angela accepted a position at the VA Medical Center in North Las Vegas—a job she thoroughly enjoys. Looking for a way to advance her education and ultimately

Working for years as both a public school teacher and technology support person for the Washoe County School District, Shawn Lear always knew he wanted to advance his career into educational leadership. In the interest of maneuvering his way toward that goal, he went from teaching high school students to

With the launch of WGU Nevada, we thought it would be fun to introduce you to the 900-plus students and 850-plus alumni who, as of the launch on June 16, 2015, make up the young WGU Nevada community—a community that is certain to grow and grow and grow in the

On June 16, 2015, WGU Nevada became the newest part of the nation’s higher-education landscape—and the sixth state-endorsed WGU university in the country. That’s right: Nevada’s WGU Night Owls are now also WGU Nevada Night Owls! As of the launch of WGU Nevada, that community includes more than 925 students

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