MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 12, 2006 – In 2002, Atlanta’s J. E. Brown Middle School was placed on
Georgia’s “Needs Improvement” list because of poor academic performance. Only 46 percent of its students were proficient in math, and just 65 percent were proficient in reading and language arts. A year later, Dr. Sharon Riley Ordu, a Capella University adjunct faculty member in the online university’s School of Education, was named principal at the middle school. Read the rest of this entry »


Minneapolis, MN, February 16, 2006 — Nearly 800 PhD candidates from Capella University, an accredited online university, will gather in Atlanta from Feb. 25 though March 2 for an intensive residency. Each year, Capella hosts eight doctoral residencies (also called colloquia), which allow the online university's PhD candidates to meet with their peers and faculty in a variety of workshops and presentations related to their degree specializations. The colloquium in Atlanta will be held at the Hilton Atlanta, located at 255 Courtland Street, N.E.

Every Capella PhD candidate is required to attend three colloquia, which are held at locations throughout the United States. Of the more than 14,500 students pursuing an online degree at Capella, nearly 45 percent are PhD candidates. Capella's students are among the estimated 1.2 million Americans enrolled in online higher education.

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, as well as a Bachelor of Science online degree program with 11 specializations in business and information technology. The online university currently serves more than 14,500 enrolled 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.