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This spring, Capitol makes history as it introduces its first doctor of science degree program in information assurance. Read about the program below, and also mark your calendars for some of our upcoming speakers and events on campus.
Information Assurance Doctorate
Capitol announced in March the addition of a doctor of science (DSc) degree in information assurance to its academic programs, representing a new level of academic excellence in information assurance education for the institution and the activation of the college's strategic goal of advancing learning opportunities to the highest level. As part of the School of Business and Information Sciences, the doctorate program will enable professionals from the information assurance industry to understand and evaluate the scope and impact of systems and technology from institutional, industry and global perspectives.
 
If you're interested in becoming a doctoral student who will be able to conduct research as a foundation for executive action, demonstrate innovation and creativity as it relates to the strategic performance of an agency or organization, make innovative and practical contributions to the IA body of knowledge, and apply a local, national, and global perspective to the decision-making process at your organization, contact us with your questions about the admissions process, degree requirements, financial aid options, and course schedules.
Honors ConvocationHonoring Students
Each year, the best and the brightest Capitol College students are honored for their hard work and dedication to their studies. On Thursday, March 25, 2010, the annual Honors Convocation recognized dean's list students, Space Operations Institute special awards, scholarship recipients and several academic honor society awards.

SABIn addition, those students awarded with scholarships and some of the college's highest honors were recognized on Wednesday, March 30, 2010 at the annual Scholarship Appreciation Breakfast, an event welcoming all of those benefactors and supporters behind the scholarships that not only help students pay for tuition, but also support them as they focus their attention on achieving excellence in their course of study. Without the generosity of all Capitol College supporters, some students could not afford to attend college - learn how you can give back to Capitol today.
ILI Presents:
This spring, the Innovation and Leadership Institute welcomes distinguished speakers to campus to share their insights on innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership. Save the date for these upcoming presentations and seminars:

Speaker Series
  • Wednesday, April 7, 2010
    Dr. Susana Deustua, AURA Term Scientist - Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)
    Topic: Hubble Space Telescope
  • Wednesday, April 14, 2010
    Dr. Denise Smith, Office of Public Outreach - Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)
    Topic: Women in Science
Information Operations Seminar
  • Friday, April 30, 2010
    Dr. Leigh Armistead, Director of Business Development - GbHawk, LLC
    Topic: Information Operations
Annual Career Fair
Do you want to kick-start your career within the engineering, computer science, information technology and business industries? Capitol has the answer! Top local and regional employers, including ADNET Systems, Inc., Information Security Solutions, the National Security Agency and many more, are setting their sites on graduating students at the Capitol College Career Fair on April 9, 2010 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the William G. McGowan Academic Center on the Laurel, Md. campus. Students, alumni and employers and the general public are invited to attend. For more information on this event and other ways in which Capitol can help you boost your career potential, please contact the Office of Career Services.
Spring Photo Shoot
two studentsAttention alumni! Will you be Capitol's "Next Top Model"? The Office of Marketing & Communications will hold the annual campus photo shoot on April 12, 2010 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., and we're inviting you to participate! If you would like to see your photo in a brochure, an issue of the Capitol Chronicle or on the college website, contact Becky Steiner with your name, email and times available on the date of the shoot. Don't forget that although this event takes place all day, you don't have to be present at all times - feel free to jump in a few photos as you are able. Be sure to bring your friends and your smiles!
Student Group WISE Guys
For their unwavering support and hard work on the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer satellite mission, four Space Operations Institute students working on the WISE Backup Mission Operations Center on campus - Justin Gronert, Larry Tornabene, Yasir Tufail (pictured, right) and Ross Asato (pictured, left) - will be presented Certificates of Appreciation from the WISE project team members at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at Goddard Space Flight Center on April 7, 2010.
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 one of the following VOH dates:
  • April 8, 2010 at 7 p.m.
  • June 3, 2010 at 7 p.m.
  • August 5, 2010 at 7 p.m.
Questions? Contact graduate admissions for more information.
Campus Tours
While 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 the year.
Issue: 15
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IA Doctorate
Honoring Students
ILI Presents
Career Fair
Spring Photo Shoot
WISE Guys
Free Graduate Credit
Campus Tours

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Commencement 2010 will be held on Saturday, May 15 on the Laurel campus.

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