10b MSMaureen Stover of Fayetteville has been appointed to Western Governors University Southeast Region Distinguished Alumni Council and will provide insight for the needs of WGU students in North Carolina.

Stover is a high school science teacher with Cumberland County Schools, a former Burroughs Wellcome Fund North Carolina Teacher of the Year and finalist for National Teacher of the Year.

Established in 2022, the WGU Southeast Region Distinguished Alumni Council will help chart the path of progress for WGU in North Carolina, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina and Tennessee.

The 11 members of the inaugural council will serve as ambassadors in their states and communities as part of the council’s broader outreach on behalf of WGU. Members serve a four-year term, providing strategic insights to WGU’s Southeast Region leadership team.

They will advise and strategize ways to increase awareness, reputation, visibility, and the impact of WGU by networking and advocating for equitable access to higher education.

“Maureen has been a leader in education for years,” said Dr. Kimberly Estep, WGU Southeast Regional Vice President. “I look forward to working with her to build and maintain a strong connection between WGU and its students throughout North Carolina. Our alumni network is one of WGU’s most important assets, both in North Carolina and throughout the country, and I cannot wait to see the incredible ways this council will come together and build a new foundation for WGU alumni everywhere.”

Designed for working adults, WGU is an accredited nonprofit online university that offers an asynchronous, competency-based model that allows students to log in and access coursework at a time convenient for them, and to accelerate at their own pace. WGU has more than 3,800 students currently enrolled in North Carolina and more than 6,300 graduates living across all 100 counties in the state.

To learn more about WGU, visit www.wgu.edu.

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