Minneapolis, March 3, 2006 — Two Capella University faculty members have been elected to posts with the California division of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT-CA), a professional association for the field of marriage and family therapy. Capella University is a pioneer in online education that serves more than 14,500 undergraduate, master's and PhD online degree students.

Sherri Muchnick, PhD, a core faculty member with Capella's School of Human Service's counselor education program, was elected to the board of AAMFT-CA. Ron Muchnick, PhD, also a core faculty member with the accredited* online university's counselor education program, was selected to serve on AAMFT-CA's election committee.

AAMFT-CA represents more than 3,300 licensed professional marriage and family therapists in California who uphold the high training and practice standards of the organization's international professional association, AAMFT.

Capella University was the first online university to receive accreditation for two master's degree specializations in counseling from the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Capella's mental health counseling specialization received accreditation in 2003, and the marital, couple and family therapy specialization in 2005. CACREP, the independent accrediting arm for the American Counseling Association, extended accreditation to both specializations at Capella through 2011, the longest accreditation term granted by CACREP.

About Capella University
Founded in 1993 to serve working adults and employers, Capella University is an accredited* online university. Capella offers graduate degree programs in business, information technology, education, human services and psychology, plus a bachelor's of science with 11 specializations in business and information technology. The university currently serves more than 14,500 learners from all 50 states and 63 countries. Capella 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.