Amanda Saint-Val Of Wellington Completes Degree From WGU

Wellington resident Amanda Saint-Val recently earned her bachelor’s degree in educational studies from Western Governors University at WGU’s first virtual commencement ceremony on May 30.

“We are thrilled that students were able to participate in a virtual ceremony. Watching graduates like Amanda accept her degree amid everything going on right now is a proud moment for everyone at WGU,” said Dr. Kimberly K. Estep, vice president for the southeast region. “It has been amazing to see WGU students rise to the challenge and receive the degrees they’ve worked hard to earn. This is a monumental time in their lives, and we are honored to be a part of it.”

WGU is an online, nonprofit university formed in 1997 aimed at providing working adults an affordable, convenient option to earn a degree and support workforce needs in the country. WGU offers bachelor’s degree and master’s degree programs in four colleges: education, healthcare, business and information technology.

Graduates are welcome to attend any of the in-person WGU commencement ceremonies held around the country in the future, in addition to the virtual commencement. In Florida, more than 6,100 students are enrolled in WGU, which has conferred more than 8,900 degrees in the state. Learn more at