WGU Tennessee holds first commencement as part of "Drive to 55"

(WBIR) An online university set up by Gov. Haslam celebrated a big milestone this weekend. Western Governors University Tennessee held its first commencement on Saturday.

Nearly 150 graduates from all over the state were recognized during the ceremony at the Renaissance Hotel in Nashville.

Drive to 55: Gov. Haslam pushes online college program

The state-based, nonprofit online university launched as part of Haslam's "Drive to 55" initiative. It's Haslam's push to get 55% of Tennesseans with degrees earned after high school.

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Since it began last summer, more than 1,100 students joined Western Governors University Tennessee.


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