MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 9, 2007 – In honor of the sacrifices of our men and women in uniform, Capella University (www.capella.edu), an accredited, fully online university, has awarded five $10,000 scholarships to service members wounded in Operation Enduring Freedom or Operation Iraqi Freedom. Titled “Spirit of Capella Scholarships For Injured Service Members,” the scholarships may be applied to any of Capella’s online degree programs. Approximately 15 percent of Capella students are members of the military. Read the rest of this entry »

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MINNEAPOLIS, June 5, 2006 — Robin Bundy, who is pursuing a bachelor's degree in IT at Capella University's School of Business and Technology, has been awarded a Women in Technology scholarship from the Michigan Council of Women in Technology (MCWT).

Capella is an accredited online university and a leader in online education. Bundy decided to pursue an information technology online degree with a network specialty in order to achieve her goal of transitioning from her job as a sewage plant laborer to a high-tech position with growth potential. She expects to graduate in 2007. Bundy recently began working for IBM in the Rational Software division.

Bundy, who lives in Detroit, has earned several professional certifications, including: Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, CompTIA A+ and Network+, CCNA.

The following is an excerpt from the essay Bundy submitted for the scholarship:

“My career in information technology is the fruit of my effort to be what I might have been, had I completed college after high school; had I been less focused on making a living and more focused on making a future for myself and my family. After working 12 years as a laborer in a sewage plant, I left the plant to pursue my dream of learning about the ‘information superhighway.’ I didn't really know what this highway was or what it did, and I can't say that I had a concrete plan on how to transition from blue collar to white. But I had what was most important, an unyielding desire to learn and the knowledge that I couldn't continue to work at a job—I needed a career. Making this transition was a great leap of faith and is therefore is my greatest source of pride. I didn't own a computer, had no computer experience, and had not attended school in over 15 years. I have shouted back with a 4.0 grade point average and earned the IT industry certifications I need to work in the field.”

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.

MINNEAPOLIS, May 8, 2006 — By 2009, the number of information security jobs worldwide will increase by half a million, according to a survey sponsored by The International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC2). To meet this growing need, Capella University has announced that its School of Undergraduate Studies will be offering a new specialization in information assurance and security as part of its Bachelor of Science in information technology program. This new information technology online degree specialization will be offered beginning with the Capella's July 2006 quarter.

“National security issues, Sarbanes-Oxley and other financial and health care regulations, and growing computer privacy concerns are driving the demand for assurance and security professionals,” said Keith Morneau, EdD, faculty chair of Capella's BS in information technology program. “This has been compounded by a shortage of specialists in this field and a reluctance to outsource information security jobs overseas. Capella's new specialization is designed to provide students with the technological, business, and communication skills they need to help meet this demand. We are taking an applied approach that balances theory with real world business applications, providing learners with a breadth and depth of experiences in different industries that require good information security professionals.”

Capella is now accepting enrollment applications for its new bachelor's in information technology, information assurance and security specialization. For more information, please call 1-888-CAPELLA (227-3552), option 3, or e-mail info@capella.edu. Approval for this specialization is pending in Arkansas and Ohio. Contact an enrollment counselor for current approval status in these states.

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 12 specializations in business and information technology. The online university currently serves more than 15,700 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.

Minneapolis, MN, February 1, 2006 — Insurance and financial services professionals who are employees of LOMA member companies may receive college credit for successful completion of current or past LOMA courses, thanks to an education alliance between LOMA and Capella University, an accredited online university that serves more than 13,000 learners. LOMA course credit may be applied toward a bachelor's degree from Capella.

In addition, employees of LOMA member companies are entitled to a 5 percent tuition discount at Capella.

“As a result of this alliance, LOMA learners can now earn a college degree more quickly, easily and cost effectively than ever before,” said Kathy Milligan, FLMI, ACS, ALHC, vice president, LOMA education and training.

LOMA, headquartered in Atlanta, is an international association through which insurance and financial services companies engage in research and educational activities to improve company operations.

A transfer guide listing the number of credits eligible for transfer from completed LOMA courses is available at www.capella.edu/loma . For more information about credits and how to earn an online degree at Capella, call to speak to an enrollment counselor at 1-888-CAPELLA (227-3552), option 3.

LOMA, one of the world's most recognized and reputable professional education institutions, offers more than 100 courses in life insurance, financial services, annuities, management, reinsurance, compliance, underwriting, customer service and other areas.

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 10 specializations in business and information technology. The online university currently serves more than 13,000 enrolled learners from all 50 states and 55 countries. Capella University is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Capella Education Company, headquartered in Minneapolis . For more information, visit www.capella.edu or call 1-888-CAPELLA (227-3552).

About LOMA
Established in 1924, with 1,200 plus member companies in more than 80 countries, LOMA is committed to a business partnership with its world-wide members in the insurance and financial services industry to improve their management and operations through quality employee development, research, information sharing, and related products and services. For more information, visit http://www.loma.org.

*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.