Capella University Sponsors Twin Cities Marathon Oct. 1

September 28, 2006

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 28, 2006 Capella University is once again proud to sponsor the Twin Cities Marathon, which takes place on Oct. 1, 2006. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the marathon, often referred to as “the most beautiful urban marathon in America.” The 26.2 mile course begins near the Metrodome in downtown Minneapolis, and finishes at the State Capitol in St. Paul. The course is flat to rolling, mostly asphalt, and winds through parkways, lakes, rivers and tree-lined boulevards. More than 250,000 spectators are expected to watch the event.

Capella is an accredited* online university and a leader in online education that is headquartered in
Minneapolis. Many runners find pursuing an online degree to be the perfect fit for their active lifestyles. 
Michael J. Offerman, president of Capella University, also sees many similarities between distance runners and the students in Capella’s bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral online degree programs.   “It takes determination and persistence to finish a marathon and to earn an advanced degree.  Just as every runner has a story of challenge and courage — so does every Capella graduate,” he says. More than 120 companies—such as Boeing, Johnson & Johnson, Farmers Insurance, and Xerox—have selected Capella as an education provider and offer tuition discounts and reimbursement for their employees.  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 76 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 16 certificate specializations. The online university currently serves 16,000 students 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 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, 
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