Chattanooga Residents Graduate In WGU’s Virtual Commencement Ceremony

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Several Chattanooga residents earned their degrees from WGU at the university’s virtual commencement ceremony this past Saturday:

•         Ryan Hudson – bachelor of science, computer science;
•         Devon Morgan – bachelor of science, cloud and systems administration;
•         Emily Pitman – bachelor of science, nursing; and
•         Silang Sam, bachelor of science, marketing management.
 
“Being part of WGU’s commencement and watching graduates like Ryan, Devon, Emily and Silang accept their degrees is a special experience for all of our staff, students and families,” said Kimberly K.

Estep, vice president of WGU’s Southeast region. “These students were able to push past the barriers that 2020 brought when finishing their degree. We are proud to share in this special moment.”
 
Each quarter, graduates are welcome to attend the WGU virtual commencements and will receive their diploma in the mail after the ceremony. More than 4,500 Tennesseans are enrolled in WGU, which has conferred more than 6,600 degrees in the state.


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