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The end of the spring semester is always a flurry of activity on the Capitol College campus; we want to keep you up-to-date on all past and future events, awards, outreach and opportunities for you to get involved. We hope to see you at graduation!
Commencement, Graduates' Reception
On Saturday, May 15, 2010, over 220 Capitol College graduates will walk across the stage at Commencement to be awarded with a degree that signifies their hard work and achievements during their college years. This year, Capitol welcomes commencement speaker Haden A. Land to address the soon-to-be alumni. Attendance for the day is open, and all alumni, friends and supporters of the college are invited to attend. Visit our website for more information for:
To kick off the graduation weekend, Capitol will host a Graduates' Reception for all Class of 2010 graduates, their families, alumni, faculty and staff on May 14, 2010 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the William G. McGowan Academic Center. This is also great opportunity for online students to visit campus and see their classmates and professors face-to-face.
Lt. Gov. BrownLaunching
the Cyber Battle Lab

Capitol College welcomed Lt. Governor Anthony Brown to campus in April for a Base Realignment and Closure press conference. He focused on cyber security following the recent Maryland Higher Education Commission, BRAC Higher Education Investment Fund FY 2010 award of $92,992 to Capitol for the establishment of a Cyber Battle Lab. Read about the Lt. Governor's visit and how the college's new lab is training the cyber defense workforce.
Capitol College Scholarship
Golf Tournament

Logo golf ballIt's almost time to round up your golf buddies and hit the links! The Capitol College Scholarship Golf Tournament is held every year to raise funds to support the growing needs of our students annually through scholarships. Save the date and join us as we tee off for a good cause.

September 10, 2010
Patuxent Greens Country Club
Laurel, MD
7 a.m. (8 a.m. shotgun start)

Interested in being a sponsor? Contact Jason Copley, 301-269-2800, ext. 3097.
IO SeminarILI Presents...
This spring, the Innovation and Leadership Institute's Speaker Series brought three distinguished speakers to campus to share their insights on innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership. Click to read more about presentations from Dr. Susana Deustua, AURA Term Scientist, and Dr. Denise Smith, Office of Public Outreach,  both from the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI), and the March lecture on the future of technology by Kevin McGuire.
On Friday, April 30, the ILI also conducted its first Information Operations Seminar, a day-long lecture introducing students to the overall concept of information warfare and information operations, particularly with regard to the US Federal government and the Department of Defense. Read more about speaker Dr. Leigh Armistead, CISSP.
Information Assurance Doctorate
When Capitol announced in March the addition of a doctor of science (DSc) degree in information assurance to its academic programs, hundreds of potential doctoral students signed up for the program. Were you one of them? The DSc program represents 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. Contact us with your questions about the admissions process, degree requirements, financial aid options, and course schedules.
Summer Tuition Reduction
Girl on BenchDon't let the hot summer months keep you from continuing your education; Capitol is lowering tuition rates again by 1/3 for the 2010 summer semester. Summer course options allow students to get ahead and finish their degree earlier than expected, all while saving some dollars along the way. Undergraduate students taking a class in any of Capitol's engineering, computer science or technology degree programs should expect to pay just $413 per credit hour, while business and management students will see their per credit hour rate drop to $222. Don't forget, current students can register online for the summer 2010 semester; registration is now open. Offer applies to students taking classes online or at the Laurel campus only.
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. 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:
  • June 3, 2010 at 7 p.m.
  • August 5, 2010 at 7 p.m.
Questions? Contact graduate admissions for more information.
Campus Tours
While the Class of 2010 prepares for Commencement, 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.
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In This Issue
Lt. Governor Visit
Scholarship Golf Tournament
ILI Speakers
IA Doctorate
Summer Tuition Reduction
Free Graduate Credit
Campus Tours

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