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, 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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MINNEAPOLIS, May 5, 2006 — To respond to the need for advanced education in three of the nation's fastest growing fields, Capella University has announced that its School of Business and Technology will be offering specializations in project management, IT management, and health care management through its online MBA program. The new specializations will be offered beginning with the online university's July 2006 quarter.

Project management is one of the most sought-after skills in organizations today. In a 2006 survey by the Society for Information Management, skills related to project management and overall business capabilities represented eight of the top 10 IT skills businesses felt were critical to keep in-house. Capella's MBA specialization in project management will provide the marketplace with professionals who not only have project management expertise, but also overall management and leadership skills.

The Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) rank computer and information systems managers as one of the top two growth areas among management professions, with 36 percent growth predicted by 2012. Capella's MBA specialization in IT management will help meet the growing need for professionals who have both IT and general management skills.

The BLS also ranked medical and health services management as one of the top growth occupations, with a predicted 29 percent growth rate by 2012. Like all Capella MBA specializations, the health care management specialization is designed to provide learners with practical knowledge they can apply to their jobs immediately.

“These new MBA specializations will help address the growing need for project management, IT management, and health care management skills in today's marketplace,” said Barbara Butts Williams, PhD, faculty director of Capella's online MBA program. “It will also leverage the existing strengths that our School of Business and Technology and School of Human Services have in these areas.”

Capella is now accepting enrollment applications for the new MBA specializations. For more information, please call 1-888-CAPELLA or e-mail info@capella.edu. Approval for these specializations is pending in Ohio. Contact an enrollment counselor for current approval status in this state.

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.