MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 19, 2006 – The League for Innovation in the Community College has invited Capella University faculty chair Jack Krichen to present at the 10th-annual Innovations Conference, which will be held in New Orleans from March 4 to 7. Krichen is a faculty chair in Capella’s School of Business and Technology. More than 1,000 teachers, principals, and superintendents have chosen Capella, an accredited online university, to achieve their master’s or doctoral degrees. Read the rest of this entry »

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Minneapolis, March 17, 2006 Capella University, in conjunction with the League for Innovation in the Community College, an international consortium serving community colleges, today announced that it is accepting applications for its fifth-annual League for Innovation doctoral scholarship.

The League scholarship is offered to faculty and staff at League member community colleges across the country. The scholarship recognizes exemplary contributions to innovation in the community college. The “full-ride” award, valued at $50,000, covers three years of tuition and fees for doctoral study in education, business and technology, human services, or psychology at Capella University, an accredited* online university based in Minneapolis that helped pioneer online education. In addition, three partial scholarships, each worth $12,000 toward tuition for a doctoral program at Capella, will be awarded.

The application deadline for this year's scholarship is July 14, 2006. For more information or to apply, visit http://www.capella.edu/about_capella/community_college_leaguescholarship.aspx.

Jaime Klein, an information technology network communication specialist and business instructor at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College, was named the League for Innovation Scholar for 2005. “Winning the scholarship is a dream come true,” said Klein, who is pursuing her doctorate in organizational management through Capella University's School of Business and Technology.

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)

About the League for Innovation
The League for Innovation in the Community College is an international organization dedicated to catalyzing the community college movement. The League hosts conferences and institutes, develops Web resources, conducts research, produces publications, provides services, and leads projects and initiatives with more than 800 member colleges, 100 corporate partners, and a host of other government and nonprofit agencies in a continuing effort to make a positive difference for students and communities. For more information about the League for Innovation, visit www.league.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.

Minneapolis, MN, November 2, 2005 – Capella University, an accredited online university headquartered in Minneapolis, and the League for Innovation in the Community College based in Phoenix, have announced that Jaime Klein is the recipient of the university's fourth League for Innovation Scholarship.

The League for Innovation Scholarship recognizes the innovative accomplishments of educators in community colleges across the country and awards three years of tuition in Capella University 's Ph.D. online degree program. The scholarship is valued at $50,000, and includes residency fees for three, one-week colloquia.

Klein was awarded the scholarship in recognition of her role as a technology pioneer at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College, where she is an information technology network communication specialist and business instructor. Klein was instrumental in the development of online learning and information security classes at her college, which is located in Fennimore, Wisconsin. She has involved her students in many projects serving students, staff, and the technical college.

"Winning the scholarship is a dream come true," says Klein, who is now pursuing her doctorate in organizational management through Capella University 's School of Business . "I cherish this opportunity and will make the most of it."

On a personal level, Klein says that she had always dreamed of becoming a doctor, but her plans changed after she married early. She earned an associate's degree in computers and worked as a network consultant before returning to college for bachelor's and master's degrees in business administration. In time, Klein says she would like to serve in administration as a dean, a position that nearly always requires a doctorate.

Capella University and the League for Innovation also awarded three partial doctoral scholarships. Winners are:

  • Emily Weineker, human resources staff member at Maricopa Community Colleges District Office, Tempe, Ariz.
  • Dan Fernandez, instructor at Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, Md.
  • Jackie Long-Goding, dean of health professions at Northern Essex Community College in Haverhill and Lawrence, Mass.

"By sponsoring the League for Innovation's Ph.D. Scholarship, Capella University is promoting further educational opportunity for community college faculty and staff, as well as recognizing innovative accomplishments in the field," says Gerardo E. de los Santos , interim president and CEO, League for Innovation.

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).

*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.