Transcript: Dr. Gary Ransdell welcomes you to Distance Learning!
Welcome to Western Kentucky University, home of the Hilltoppers. WKU embraces a proud heritage and a bold, ambitious vision to become a leading American university with international reach.
As a distance learner, you are an important part of our University and this vision. Distance learners represent nearly every state in the nation and many countries around the world. We recognize that studying at a distance can be challenging. Online and independent learning courses offer unparalleled flexibility, allowing you to balance this university with other obligations like never before. At WKU we are committed to helping you stay connected and informed through online communities and a number of resources at WKU, including technology support, online tutoring, advising, research assistance and more. Remember, you have dedicated people here at WKU to help you along the way. These resources are in place to make sure you succeed in meeting your educational goals. Whether you want to start a program of study, finish your degree or just take a class, we are here to support you every step of the way. With more than 1,000 courses offered online at WKU you're almost certain to find a wide array of courses that meet your needs.
I am a graduate of WKU as is each member of my family, and all members of the WKU family share a spirit that is unique among higher education institutions in America.
Congratulations on your wise decision to become part of our highly successful distance learning program. Even from a distance, you too can catch the WKU spirit! At WKU, the Spirit Makes the Master.
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