most students are home relaxing for the summer, Capitol College
is still as busy as ever! This edition of the Capitol Connector includes some of our recent accomplishments and events to
look forward to:
|Graduate Virtual Open House
you always wanted to continue your education? Capitol College
is offering graduate students the opportunity to attend a Virtual Open House on
August 12, 2009 at 7 p.m. in anticipation of classes beginning this fall. VOH
attendees should expect to learn about what Capitol has to offer and be
acclimated to the available master's degree programs, all while experiencing
the unique online classroom format. Register now!
continued dedication of Capitol to make
information assurance education a priority, the National Security Agency and
Department of Homeland Security re-designated the college as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education for
academic years 2009-2014. The designation was awarded to the college during the Awards Ceremony Dinner at the 13th Colloquium for
Information Systems Security Education conference in Seattle, Washington,
held June 1-3, 2009.
|Students Present at CISSE
Also at the
CISSE conference, Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. W. Vic Maconachy led a research team of two Capitol students, Peter
Starland and Department of Defense Information Assurance Scholarship Program
recipient Jennifer Duryea, in giving a presentation entitled "An Analysis of the State of Cyber Security Education in America," discussing the need to
develop a common understanding of a curriculum which prepares students to
practice in the field of information assurance.
Golf Tournament a Success
For the second
year in a row, golfers of all ages came together at the 2nd
Annual Capitol College Scholarship Golf Tournament held on June 12, 2009,
to play a round in support of the college's scholarship fund. The tournament
and its sponsors helped raise funds to support the growing needs of our
students and ensure that they will receive financial aid annually through
scholarships. Read the full story and view photos from the tournament on our website.
a limited time, Capitol is offering a 15% tuition discount for all alumni who
want to earn a master's degree. Students are eligible for only one tuition
discount at a time and must begin classes during the summer 2009, fall 2009, or
spring 2010 semesters. Discount applies to the first master's degree only.
Registration for summer and fall semesters is underway. Summer term II graduate
classes begin June 29, 2009 and fall 2009 classes begin August 31, 2009. View course schedules or contact Graduate Admissions for more information.
|Alumni Task Force
2009 Commencement ceremony, President Dr. Michael Wood announced the creation
of a special task force charged with the responsibility to develop a
constitution and by-laws for a Capitol College National Alumni Association. The
task force, comprised of Capitol alumni both in the Maryland region and nationally, will convene
during the upcoming summer and fall months to begin the process of establishing
this new association. Additional information will be provided via the alumni section of the Capitol
website as it becomes available.
|Capitol on the Radio
On May 30, Director
of Admissions George Walls was interviewed
on WOL.1450 AM with Cynthia Hammond Davis, who hosts The Light of the City.
Walls spoke to audiences about Capitol's dedication and
focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education on the
show's college and career information hour. Listen to the interview.
|Capitol Scholars Program
fall, a cohort of 14 high-ability students who excel in science and technology
will have the opportunity to have their tuition paid in full through the
Capitol Scholars Program, funded in part by a 2008 grant from the National
Science Foundation. The CSP brings the region's brightest and most motivated
young minds to campus. One of these promising new academic talents, Thalida
Noel, is a recent graduate of Baltimore's Western Senior High School whose interest in computer
science, participation in FIRST Robotics with team "Robo-Doves," and excellent
academic performance garnered an invitation to apply for the CSP. Noel and the
13 other students that make up the first cohort of CSP students, as well as the
other accepted students in the Class of 2013, will be welcomed on campus this
fall to begin study in their various disciplines.
Executive Assistant Che Thompson received the Bronze Maryland Community PLANT award on behalf of the college for her leadership at the 2009 Gorgeous Prince George's Day.