Capitol Connector


Happy Holidays from the Capitol College community!
As students wrap up their semester by taking final exams and writing papers, Capitol College is being active in the academic community, giving the gift of a free credit, and hosting significant figures in engineering, technology and science fields. As you read this month's Capitol Connector, join Capitol this December on your favorite social networking site, come to a Virtual Open House, or visit the Capitol Store.
Earn One Free Credit
Graduate students, now is the time to continue your education! Capitol College is offering one free credit towards your first enrollment in a master's degree program when you attend a Virtual Open House. Just like an on-campus Open House, a VOH is Capitol College's way of acclimating potential graduate students to the online learning environment, helping you to make the hard decision of choosing a college that will advance your education and career. Learn about our programs, speak directly to faculty and deans, ask questions, and most importantly experience first-hand our unique online platform, Capitol Live. Earn a $549 credit towards your first course in a master's degree program when you apply for admission and attend a VOH, awarded only for enrollment in the semester following your VOH attendance. You must meet the admissions requirements of the academic program to receive this credit. Register now for the Thursday, December 10 VOH or contact graduate admissions for more information.
Levy Looking Up: A Nightwatchman's Journey
In conjunction with the college's Center for Space Science Education and Public Outreach, the Innovation and Leadership Institute's President's Forum series at Capitol College welcomed Dr. David Levy from the Jarnac Observatory in Vail, Arizona to campus this November for a lecture on utilizing astronomy and space science to spark STEM workforce development. Visit the college website for the full story.
Capitol Scholars Program Nominations
Do you know an undergraduate student who is innovative, hard-working and has a thirst for knowledge? The Capitol Scholars Program is designed for those remarkable few who have the capability to excel above others in the fields of engineering, information technology, and computer science. Nominate a student you know whose talent for technology, lofty goals, and ambitious drive could earn them a spot as just one of 14 students selected each year to be a Capitol Scholar. Scholars receive a full scholarship, an encouraging support system, dedicated mentors, and incorporation of career planning and internships into their education. This four-year program is challenging, integrated, and hands-on; direct the future Capitol Scholar in your life to apply now and be accepted to the college; we'll do the rest! Qualified accepted students are personally invited to be involved in the review process.
MD Space Grant Consortium
Funds Outreach Program

The Maryland Space Grant Consortium has granted funds to Capitol College to support the foundation of the Emerging STEM Leaders Program, a component of SSEPO and ILI. In partnership with local community colleges, the program's purpose and focus is to encourage community college students to not only earn a bachelor's degree in a STEM field, but to emerge from their education as skilled professionals and innovative leaders in those fields. Students are connected with leaders and professionals in the STEM industries with the goal of increasing the number of individuals who receive a bachelor's degree and enter the STEM workforce employed in the central Maryland and Washington, D.C. regions.
Student GroupCPIP Career Workshops
Local students from Fairmont Heights were welcomed to campus this November to attend the second of four Career Exploration Workshops, part of the college's College Preparation Intervention Program. Called "Business Math and Financial Literacy," this workshop and others like it focus on relating business to careers in STEM fields, and to prepare high school and middle school students for the rigors of college and setting career goals. Takeia Bradley of the Maryland Higher Education Commission was also welcomed to campus to participate in the workshop and speak to college officials about Capitol's STEM outreach programs. More workshops in various science, technology and engineering subjects with students from Fairmont Heights will be conducted in the coming semester.
Fall Annual Fund Drive
It is through the generosity of benefactors, alumni and friends that Capitol continues to excel and provide students with a practical, hands-on and affordable educational experience. For more than a decade, the Capitol College Annual Fund has provided for a great range of student academic programs, scholarships and educational technology that enrich the college experience for all our students. Your support for the Annual Fund makes a difference in the lives of Capitol students. Be a part of Capitol College's future by giving a gift to the Annual Fund today.
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 spring 2010 semester. Discount applies to the first master's degree only. View course schedules or contact Graduate Admissions for more information.
Undergraduate Open Houses
While this year's freshmen finish their first semester on campus, future college students can still learn about the exciting Capitol education that could be in store for them. Encourage a friend or family member to visit the campus during a scheduled Open House to find out about our degree programs, state-of-the-art equipment, job guarantee and more. Schedule an Open House visit with the Office of Admissions for this upcoming date:
  • Saturday, January 30, 2010
Can't make it on this day? The Office of Admissions conducts tours and information sessions on weekdays throughout the year. Schedule a one-on-one tour today!
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In This Issue
Free Graduate Credit
ILI President's Forum
Capitol Scholars Program
Outreach Program Funded
CPIP Career Workshops
Fall Annual Fund Drive
Alumni Discount
Undergraduate Open Houses

The Innovation and Leadership Institute hosted the Mobile Communications Security Symposium on December 4, 2009, focused on the intricacies of protecting our "pocket computing" systems.Trustee David Ward of the FCC was welcomed as the keynote speaker.

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