On February 16, 2008 the President Emerita of Northern Arizona University, Dr. Clara M. Lovett and the Vice President Regulatory,of AT&T Texas, Thomas C. Pelto were each awarded a Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa. WGU President Dr. Robert Mendenhall conferred the honorary doctoral degrees. This commencement was held at the Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Press release from WGU, published on "Yahoo! Finance," describing WGU receiving the 21st Century Award for Best Practices in Distance Learning. Dr. Janet Schnitz, the Executive Director of the WGU Teachers College, received an award for Outstanding Leadership by an Individual in the Field of Distance Learning.
Press release from WGU, published on Salt Lake City's "examiner.com," discussing the election of Emily Stover DeRocco, to the WGU Board of Trustees. Emily Stover DeRocco is the President of the Manufacturing Institute and Senior Vice President of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM).
Article from "eSchool News" describing legislation that would require sophisticated monitoring of online test takers. This article is from "eSchool News" but has been reprinted in California State University Northridge's "CSUN University News Clippings."
Press release from WGU, published on "IT Industry Today," describing WGU being named one of the Top 20 Military Friendly Colleges and Universities for 2008 by the "Military Advanced Education Magazine."