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While 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
Haven't 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!
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For the 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.
VP and StudentsStudents 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 Team
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.
Alumni Discount
For 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
During the 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.
Thalida NoelCapitol Scholars Program
Starting this 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.
Issue: 5
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In This Issue
Virtual Open House
Center of Academic Excellence
Student Research
Golf Tournament
Alumni Discount
Alumni Task Force
Capitol on the Radio
Capitol Scholars Program

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.
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