Published Alumni

WGU loves the thought-leadership of its alumni.  There are likely many authors who have a degree from one of our four colleges... and we consider it our bragging rights to be able to share some of those authors and their publications with you here.  We're not in a position to endorse these individuals or their writings but we certainly can share and let you explore their written word!
Eye Spy...Excessive Blue Light

In Worchester, Pennsylvania, Heather Ford has traded 'rose colored glasses' in favor of yellow-colored safety glasses—especially since her investigation on the effects of blue light exposed a large amount of surprising research. She's a multi-level educator as well as an optometrist and she's made it her personal mission to inform her audience on the sources, effects, and safety precautions of lights emitting harmful blue light.

Heather is one of our published alumni. She's shared her learnings, her published article, and her journey through this spectrum for everyone's benefit.  See what blue light is and why you should care.

In regards to teaching and the writing process for students, Heather says, "I find that the scientific writing process is becoming a lost art for many, and the best way to model for students the importance of writing is to do it yourself and share with them the journey."

 

 

Posted on 12/14/2016
From Down Periscope to Wall Street

Read how this ambitious businessman took a very non-traditional tactic to bring the ideal job to his doorstep.  Paul served with the U.S. Navy but now works in private equity from the Big Apple.  He shares some insider information on career pathing that may give you an idea.

See what Paul did to bring opportunity to him.

Posted on 11/8/2016
21 Questions for 21 Millionaires

It’s a noble pursuit to continually seek knowledge and understanding, especially of a challenging subject.  We all have our favorite topics, but what about those elusive ones that draw us in and interrogate us? Brandon Pipkin found his subject – and it changed his life. As he fought for success he found a truth that he simply had to share.

For the month of June and July, Brandon is offering alumni a free copy of his book! Read his full story here, but go get his book after!

Posted on 6/9/2016
Branding Yourself When You're An Introvert

President & Founder of "Women of Denver"
Author of The 4 Keys to Influence
MBA Graduate & self-proclaimed recovering introvert.

Posted on 1/11/2016
Michael Peters
Author of "Securing the C Level", "Governance Documentation and Information Technology Security Policies Demystified", "The Security Trifecta (TM)" and thousands of blog articles. Read his full bio and see his complete professional portfolio on his website.
Posted on 10/14/2015
Jerry ThompSon
Jerry ThompSon
This visionary brings a message that is dynamic, enthusiastic, and inspiring.  A great read for anyone wanting to explore living a life of abundance.  Read the book free on Kindle -
Posted on 7/2/2015
Science Fiction from an IT Alumni

LYCCYX is a multi-episode series within the fantasy epic, science fiction, and young adult genres.  Rated an Amazon #1 in two categories and Top 10 in Military Science Fiction.  Brian's Amazon author page has all the details.

Brandon also writes within his industry of I.T.

Posted on 12/25/2014
Justin Osmond

Growing up with 90% hearing loss is hard for anyone.  In his first book, ​Hearing with My Heart​, Justin Osmond shares his story of overcoming communication challenges and becoming an award winning musician despite his circumstances.

He's currently working on a second book, ​250 Miles to Freedom​, where he will address mastering your fears in uncommon ways.

Posted on 7/1/2014

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