MINNEAPOLIS, August 3, 2007 – Capella University (www.capella.edu), an accredited,* online university based in Minneapolis, announced that it has added Project Management specializations to both its PhD in Organization and Management (OM), and its PhD in Information Technology (IT) online degree programs. The online university also announced a new Information Security specialization within its PhD in Information Technology program. The new specializations are designed to meet the growing need for expertise in project management and information security, both of which were identified among the top five “hottest skills” sought by IT executives in a survey conducted by Computerworld. Read the rest of this entry »

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MINNEAPOLIS, February 22, 2007 – Capella University (www.capella.edu), an accredited,* fully online university based in Minneapolis, Minn., today introduced new graduate and post-graduate educational offerings in public safety, IT, business, and education. Enrollment is now open for the programs, with classes beginning spring quarter 2007. Read the rest of this entry »

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 19, 2006 — Jimmy Wales, the founder of the online encyclopedia Wikipedia, will speak to attendees of Capella University’s (www.capella.edu) Orlando colloquium and the general public on Dec. 28 at 8 p.m. at the Wyndham Orlando Resort. Read the rest of this entry »

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 26, 2006 — Capella University (www.capella.edu), an accredited online university and a leader in online education, has released its latest podcast, which features an interview with Robin Bundy, a former sewage plant laborer who was awarded a $15,000 Women in Technology scholarship from the Michigan Council of Women in Technology (MCWT). Bundy received her bachelor’s degree in IT from Capella in August 2006 and is now pursuing a MBA from Capella in information technology management. Part of the “Inside Online Education” podcast series, this installment highlights Bundy’s transformation from a blue collar worker to her new career in IT. She now works for IBM in the Rational Software division. Read the rest of this entry »

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 12, 2006 — Capella University, an accredited online university and a leader in online education, is offering ten $10,000 scholarships good toward project management specializations in the university’s master of information technology program, master of business administration program, and bachelor’s degree in information technology program. Read the rest of this entry »

MINNEAPOLIS, July 26, 2006 – Jim Hyder, a doctoral student in the School of Education at Capella University, an online university and a leader in online education, has been named the recipient of the 2006 MATEC Industry Recognition Award. Hyder is a training program manager and instructional designer at Intel’s Fab 11X in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. He will be presented with the MATEC (Maricopa Advanced Technology Education Center) award on July 26 at the Semiconductors, Automated Manufacturing, Electronics – Training and Education Conference (SAME-TEC) in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

In addition to participating on projects funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Hyder has served on a national review board for several grant proposals and is currently an industry advisory board representative for an NSF-funded project.

Hyder is currently studying training and performance improvement at Capella and says a grantsmanship class he took through the online university greatly influenced his success leading up to this award.

“The credibility of the Capella grantsmanship course opened doors for me, including the recommendation that I sit on the industry advisory board and the National Science Foundation grant review board,” he said. “It was through this course that I was able to excel, and I couldn’t have received this award if it weren’t for Capella.”

The MATEC award recognizes key industry personnel for outstanding contributions toward promoting technology education and career awareness. Nominees for the award must have demonstrated an impact on technology education on both a local and national level.

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 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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