Locals earn degrees from online university
Three local residents have earned degrees from Western Governors University (WGU).
Allie Lumpkin, of Aurora, received a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education. Lisa Hardwick, of Monett, received a Bachelor of Science in nursing. Patricia Brandt, of Mt Vernon, received a Master of Science in secondary educational leadership.
WGU is an online, nonprofit university. It has graduated over 218,000 students from across the country since its inception in 1997.