The university held its 4th annual commencement ceremony at the Touhill Performing Arts Center in St. Louis on June 24 and celebrated the graduation of more than 450 graduates.

The following local residents have received their degree from WGU Missouri. The university held its 4th annual commencement ceremony at the Touhill Performing Arts Center in St. Louis on June 24 and celebrated the graduation of more than 450 graduates.

• Teri Hayden of Hannibal

• Eric Pahlman of Hannibal

• Danielle Lorenson of Monroe City

• Aleasha Tuley of Palmyra

WGU Missouri is an online, competency-based university created to expand access to higher education for Missouri 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. WGU Missouri faculty members serve as mentors, working one-on-one with students, offering guidance, support, and individualized instruction.