Capella University Sponsoring Cleveland Marathon

May 15, 2006

CLEVELAND, May 15, 2006 — Eight thousand runners will gather in Cleveland May 19–21 for one of the longest standing running traditions in the Midwest, the Cleveland Marathon. Capella University, an accredited online university and major sponsor of the marathon, will also be the presenting sponsor of the expo being held two days prior to the race on May 19 and 20. The expo is where runners register for the race and have the opportunity to visit over 100 health and fitness related booths.

One of Capella's own, Erin Lewis, a graduate student from South Euclid, Ohio, will be running in the marathon. For Lewis, a 27-year-old human resources generalist for a Cleveland bank, Capella has been a great fit. Her drive to finish the race and finish her Master's of Science in Organization and Management are key motivators for Lewis. Taking online courses allows her the freedom to train, but she also sticks to a strict schedule that accounts for the time needed to work, study, and tend to her family.

About Capella University
Founded in 1993, Capella University is an accredited* online university that offers graduate degree programs in business, information technology, education, human services, and psychology, and bachelor's degree programs in business and information technology. Within those areas, Capella offers 77 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 16 certificate specializations. The online university currently serves more than 15,700 learners from all 50 states and 63 countries. It is a national leader in online education, committed to providing high-caliber academic excellence and pursuing balanced business growth. Capella University is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Capella Education Company, headquartered in Minneapolis. For more information, please visit http://www.capella.edu or call 1-888-CAPELLA (227-3552)

*Capella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, located at 30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504, (312) 263-0456, www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org.

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