WAKE FOREST, N.C. — (Nov. 29, 2018) Despite the rainy weather outside, nothing could dim Shellie Hughes’ smile as she and several coworkers gathered for a special scholarship presentation on Nov. 12. Hughes, a coordinator with CenturyLink, the second largest U.S. communications provider to global enterprise customers, was presented with a $2,000 institutional partner scholarship from WGU North Carolina, the state affiliate of the national nonprofit online Western Governors University.

Hughes is working toward her Master of Science Management and Leadership degree and will use the scholarship to help offset the cost of tuition. CenturyLink is an institutional partner with WGU, and as such, promotes employee professional development and continuing education. Hughes won the scholarship based on her academic record, readiness for online study at WGU, and current competency in the field of information technology.

WGU is an accredited online university offering more than 60 bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. The university has more than 100,000 students enrolled nationwide, including more than 2,600 in North Carolina.

“Shellie is a bright young woman who would be an asset to any organization,” said WGU North Carolina Strategic Partnerships Manager Lynne Barbour, who presented the scholarship. “One of my favorite parts of this job is traveling throughout the state and presenting scholarships to deserving individuals who are seeking to further their careers through education, and Shellie definitely exemplifies that desire.”

For more information about WGU North Carolina, visit https://northcarolina.wgu.edu/.

About WGU North Carolina

WGU North Carolina is an online competency-based university established to expand access to higher education for North Carolina residents. The university offers more than 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the fields of business, K-12 teacher education, information technology, and health professions, including nursing. Degrees are granted under the accreditation of WGU, which is accredited through the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). Teachers College programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).


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