WGU Again Named a Top Ten Military Friendly® School

first_img SALT LAKE CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 17, 2021– Western Governors University (WGU) once again has been named one of the best universities in the nation by Military Friendly ® Schools, earning Top Ten status for 2021–2022 and ranking third in the online/vocational category. Created to increase access to high-quality postsecondary education that meets students where they are, WGU has ranked on the nationwide list 11 consecutive years. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210217005966/en/ Institutions earning the Military Friendly ® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. Over 1,200 schools participated in the 2021-2022 survey, with 747 earning the designation. Competency-based, affordable, portable, and relevant to today’s workforce, WGU offers student-centered, personalized support, giving students—including veterans, active-duty military personnel, their spouses, and their children—the opportunity to further their careers with higher education in a way that fits their unique and often unpredictable circumstances. As of December 31, 2020, some 13% of WGU’s enrolled students were military members, veterans, spouses, or dependents. Learn about how WGU serves military students at wgu.edu/military. To see WGU’s Military Friendly listing, visit militaryfriendly.com/western-governors-university. About WGU Established in 1997 by 19 U.S. governors with a mission to expand access to high-quality, affordable higher education, online, nonprofit WGU now serves more than 131,000 students nationwide and has more than 218,000 graduates in all 50 states. Driving innovation as the nation’s leading competency-based university, WGU has been recognized by the White House, state leaders, employers, and students as a model that works in postsecondary education. In just 24 years, the university has become a leading influence in changing the lives of individuals and families, and preparing the workforce needed in today’s rapidly evolving economy. WGU is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, has been named one of Fast Company ’s Most Innovative Companies, and has been featured on NPR, NBC Nightly News, CNN, and in The New York Times. Learn more at www.wgu.edu and www.wgu.edu/advocate.html. About Military Friendly ® Schools The Military Friendly ® Schools list is created each year based on extensive research using public data sources for more than 8,800 schools nationwide, input from student veterans, and responses to the proprietary, data-driven Military Friendly ® Schools survey from participating institutions. The survey questions, methodology, criteria and weighting were developed with the assistance of an independent research firm and an advisory council of educators and employers. The survey is administered for free and is open to all postsecondary schools that wish to participate. Criteria for consideration can be found at militaryfriendly.com. About VIQTORY Founded in 2001, VIQTORY is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) that connects the military community to civilian employment, educational and entrepreneurial opportunities through its G.I. Jobs ® and Military Friendly ® brands. VIQTORY and its brands are not a part of or endorsed by the U.S. Dept of Defense or any federal government entity. Learn more about VIQTORY at viqtory.com. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210217005966/en/ CONTACT: Contact for media inquiries: Doug Smeath-Livas – WGU Communications 801-924-4533 [email protected] for enrollment information: 866-225-5948 wgu.edu KEYWORD: UTAH UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: EDUCATION DEFENSE OTHER EDUCATION CONTINUING OTHER DEFENSE UNIVERSITY TRAINING SOURCE: Western Governors University Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/17/2021 03:58 PM/DISC: 02/17/2021 03:58 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210217005966/en Facebook Twitter TAGS  Local NewsBusiness Pinterest WhatsApp Twittercenter_img By Digital AIM Web Support – February 17, 2021 Facebook Pinterest WGU Again Named a Top Ten Military Friendly® School WhatsApp Previous articleTEGNA Announces Quarterly DividendNext articleFlying Pig marathon delayed to October, virtual runs earlier Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

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Welcome to Hitsville, USA! Krystal Joy Brown Will Play Diana Ross in Broadway’s Motown The Musical

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 18, 2015 Related Shows Motown The Musical View Comments Brandon Victor Dixon Star Files Motown The Musical currently stars Tony nominees Brandon Victor Dixon and Charl Brown, as well as Bryan Terrell Clark, Ryan Shaw and Raymond Luke Jr. The show opened at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on April 14, 2013. Charl Browncenter_img Bryan Terrell Clark Valisia LeKae Krystal Joy Brown is coming out to play Diana Ross in Motown The Musical, and she wants the world to know! The Big Fish alum will take over the role of the iconic diva in the Broadway production on January 23 from Felicia Boswell, who stepped in when Tony nominee Valisia LeKae departed the show upon discovering she has ovarian cancer. Brown made her Broadway debut in Hair, and was most recently seen as Josephine Bloom in Big Fish. She also originated the role of Ornella Sturdevant in Leap of Faith. Her TV credits include Castle and Storyforia. View All (5) Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright and featuring a book by Motown founder Berry Gordy, Motown The Musical is a journey through the history of the world’s most famous record label. With a score that includes over 50 beloved hits from the Motown catalogue, the show tells the story of Gordy’s rise from small-town dreamer to big-time record mogul. Along the way, he discovers a slew of musical talent including Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson and the legendary Diana Ross, with whom he sparks a romance. Krystal Joy Brownlast_img read more

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Sonic Drive-In breached, 5M cards possibly exposed

first_img continue reading » Credit unions should take note of a recently disclosed data breach at Sonic Drive-In, which may have led to some five million credit and debit cards being exposed. The fast-food chain has 3,600 locations across 45 states.KrebsOnSecurity reported the breach yesterday afternoon.“American consumers deserve better from the companies they’ve entrusted with their financial information,” said NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger. “Our country should already have a national data security standard in place for retailers and merchants, but we don’t and it’s extremely frustrating. How many more data breaches do consumers need to suffer before these companies are held accountable?”Brian Krebs, author of KrebsOnSecurity, said he was alerted to the breach by several financial institution representatives who began noticing a pattern of fraudulent transactions on cards that had all been used at the eatery. Sonic Drive-in confirmed that it was investigating a “potential incident.” 29SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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