grass is peeking through the snow, and students can practically see the end
of the semester approaching - spring is almost here! This month, check out past
and future ILI speakers, submit your comments on the newest draft of
Alumni Association bylaws, and mark your calendars for upcoming events.
|ILI Speaker Series
the Innovation and Leadership Institute brings three distinguished speakers to campus to share their insights on innovation,
entrepreneurship and leadership. On Wednesday, March 3, 2010, Capitol welcomed
the first of the spring semester's speakers, Kevin
McGuire, vice president of business and technology at the National
Telecommunications Cooperative Association. McGuire focused his presentation on
the history and future of rural telephony in the United States, including the next
technologies having to do with voice, video, and data.
To celebrate our students' hard
work and success during this 2009 - 2010 academic year, Capitol will again host
the Honors Convocation on Thursday, March 25 at 3 p.m. in the Avrum Gudelsky
Auditorium. Last year, Brigadier
General Peter C. Hinz motivated students as he spoke about the "Meaning of Leadership"
; this year, Capitol welcomes keynote speaker
Peter K. Walsh, assistant vice president and senior program manager for Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)
. All are welcome to attend this event, in recognition of future
alumni. Refreshments will be served after the ceremony in the Student Center.
Alumni Task Force
Association Task Force recently updated the draft mission statement and bylaws
for the developing Capitol College Alumni Association. The alumni and college
community are invited once again to review and provide comments on the draft as this process continues. If you are interested in submitting your
input, review the document online and complete the online feedback form by April 1, 2010.
|Capitol Digs Out
average of 55 inches of snow this winter, the Baltimore/Washington, DC metro
area experienced a record amount for the most snowfall ever in the region,
beating a record set over 100 years ago in 1899. Capitol College
did not escape the blizzard of 2010 unscathed; vast amounts of snow and ice caused campus to close for six working days, from February 5 through February
Justin Gronert, a Space Operations Institute
student, Dr. Michael G. Gibbs, vice president for advancement, and
Angela Walters, astronautical engineering professor, attended a
Precollege Career Fair sponsored by Maryland MESA. The fair was held at the Baltimore Convention Center where Gronert shared his experiences working on NASA missions and how the SOI has helped him further his educational and career goals.
this year's senior class finishes their final semester, 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 schedule a one-on-one tour today to find out about our
degree programs, state-of-the-art equipment, job guarantee and more. The Office
of Admissions conducts tours and information sessions on weekdays throughout
|Earn One Free Credit
Haven't you always wanted to get your master's degree? 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 following VOH:
Save the Date:
Commencement 2010 will be held on Saturday, May 15 on the Laurel campus.
Dr. Michael G. Gibbs, vice president for advancement,
was named an advisor to "Investigating
Audience Engagement with Citizen Science," a National Science Foundation funded
project with the Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum in Chicago, Ill.