Indiana's Western Governors University holds commencement
Some Hoosiers took some very important first steps to changing their lives Saturday. It was the third commencement ceremony for Western Governors University, Indiana's online non-profit university.
More than 300 graduates were honored at the Indiana Convention Center. Many of today's graduates tell us they enrolled to start a better life and career for themselves and their families.
WGU Graduate Rachel Overberg says, "When I started back to school, I was newly divorced, a single mom and survivor of domestic violence. I wanted to make sure my son had a good life growing up. We started off in a home with a bed and two lawn chairs, and even though I had a full-time job, I noticed that industry was changing. I needed to go back to college."
Graduate Warren Guess says he went back to school to provide more opportunities for his family.
"We had a little boy in 2009 and in 2010 I decided the associate's degree from Sinclair (Community College) wasn't going to be enough and I needed to take it a step further," says Guess.
Students can start classes on the first of any month.