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Three local graduates earn degrees at WGU


Western Governors University Washington awarded nearly 1,700 bachelor’s and master’s degrees to students from across the state at its fourth annual commencement ceremony May 2. The class of 2015 is WGU Washington’s largest since the university was founded four years ago.

Of the 1,700 graduates, three are from Goldendale, including Kylee Barnes, Master of Education in Learning and Technology; Beth Burton, Endorsement Preparation Program, in Educational Leadership; and Willeta Connor, Bachelor of Science in Business Management.

The 2015 graduating class is roughly 70 percent larger than last year’s class of 1,055 graduates. In the four years since state lawmakers endorsed WGU Washin...

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