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Proven PCI Partners with WGU for Educational Opportunities

Nonprofit University will provide Higher Education Programs for Proven Staff, Advisors & Partners.


Memphis, TN (February 8, 2023) – Proven PCI, a provider of easy-to-use PCI compliance technology, has announced a new partnership with accredited nonprofit Western Governors University to provide its employees, advisors, and partners with flexible, personalized pathways to higher education through affordable bachelor’s and master’s degrees. As part of the partnership, Proven PCI employees will be eligible to apply for WGU K-12 Partner Collaborative Agreement Scholarships valued at up to $2,500.

“We are excited to partner with WGU in furthering the education and knowledge of our employees, advisors, and partners,” said Christopher Bulin, Founder and CEO of Proven PCI. “We feel strongly that we should invest in the education and future of those we work with. It’s incumbent on us to provide valuable benefits like this one to our team and partners to further enrich their work and personal life.”

As part of the partnership, WGU will also provide webinar training, print, and digital materials to Proven employees, advisors, and partners to ensure understanding of the educational opportunities through WGU.

“Proven PCI has demonstrated their commitment to upskilling and retaining motivated staff,” said

Kimberly K. Estep, WGU Southeast Regional Vice President. “We look forward to partnering with them

to help facilitate that goal through access to online, flexible degree programs.”

Proven PCI, a PCI compliance technology platform startup, has participated in various incubator & investor programs including The Society of Entrepreneurs, EpiCenter Memphis & The Batchery. Proven was recently awarded second place in The Next Big Thing competition in Memphis, Tennessee.

WGU is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

The university offers more than 80 bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the fields of IT, business, K-12 education, and healthcare. Tuition is around $4,000 per term for most undergraduate degree programs, and students can take as many classes within a term as they wish with the consent of their assigned program mentor.

Designed to meet the needs of adult learners, WGU’s online, competency-based learning model allows students to take advantage of their knowledge and experience to move quickly through material they already know, so they can focus on what they still need to learn. Students complete their programs by studying with schedules that fit their lives, advancing as soon as they demonstrate mastery of the subject matter.

For information about Proven PCI, visit www.provenpci.co. To learn more about WGU, visit www.wgu.edu.

About Proven PCI

Proven PCI strives to take the guesswork out of PCI compliance. With our platform solution, we offer “PCI-in-a-Box”, an easy-to-use Security Compliance software platform designed for small and medium businesses. This solution helps businesses accepting credit card payments to gain the assurance of compliance with PCI DSS requirements and receive continuous service to help you maintain that compliance. Our SaaS model is low-cost, easy to set up and manage, as well as being simple enough for non-IT staff to use. To learn more, visit Proven PCI at www.provenpci.co.

About Western Governors University

Established in 1997 by 19 U.S. governors with a mission to expand access to high-quality, affordable higher education, online, nonprofit WGU now serves more than 150,000 students nationwide and has more than 305,000 graduates in all 50 states. Driving innovation as the nation’s leading competency-based university, WGU has been recognized by the White House, state leaders, employers, and students as a model that works in postsecondary education. In just 25 years, the university has become a leading influence in changing the lives of individuals and families, and preparing the workforce needed in today’s rapidly evolving economy. WGU is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, has been named one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies, and has been featured on NPR, NBC Nightly News, CNN, and The New York Times. Learn more at wgu.edu and wgu.edu/impact.


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