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Happy New Year!

With the New Year upon us, Capitol students, faculty, staff and alumni have a lot to look forward to in 2011. The announcement that Capitol received an $80,000 BRAC grant from the state of Maryland ended 2010 on a high note, and with upcoming events and expanding graduate degrees, 2011 promises to be another great year for the Capitol community!
BRAC Grant Awarded To Capitol College  In late December, Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown announced that Capitol College had received one of 11 BRAC Higher Education grants, worth $80,475. The grant will be used to build upon Capitol's Cyber Battle Lab and continue the development of Capitol's cybersecurity academic program.

With help from the grant, Capitol will partner with other two-year and four-year higher education institutions in Maryland to build the cybersecurity virtual resource lab. The collaboration will increase research opportunities and virtual resource development for students and faculty at Capitol and partnering institutions.

"Capitol College appreciates the recognition from the State of Maryland, and we are committed to the Maryland initiative of cybersecurity," President Wood said. "The BRAC Higher Education grant affords Capitol College the opportunity to improve and expand our renowned cybersecurity program and facilities."

For more information regarding the BRAC grant, follow this link.

Introducing Capitol's Alumni Association


Are you a Capitol alum looking for a great new career networking opportunity? Want to stay connected with old friends and join alumni discussion groups? Are you looking to participate in student and community outreach events?


If you answered yes to any of these questions, the Capitol College Alumni Association is perfect for you! And if you are an alum of Capitol, you are automatically a member of this comprehensive association.


Save the date. On May 13 and 14, a series of alumni events will take place on campus, including the Alumni Reception on May 13. To learn more, check out the Capitol College Facebook page

and join our Alumni Association Facebook group!

Earn Your Graduate Degree at Capitol
Capitol College provides prospective graduate students two engaging ways to learn more about its graduate programs. For those living in the Maryland and Washington DC area, our on-campus information sessions offer a great look at the Laurel campus. For those located elsewhere, our virtual information sessions give a detailed view of our fully accredited, 100% online master programs. 


On-campus information sessions will be held on the following dates:

  • Thursday, Feb. 24, 6:30pm-7:30pm
  • Saturday, March 12, 11:00am-12:00pm
  • Wednesday, April 20, 6:30pm-7:30pm
  • Tuesday, May 10, 6:30pm-7:30pm
  • Thursday, June 16, 6:30pm-7:30pm

Virtual information sessions are available on the following dates:

  • Thursday, Jan. 20, 7pm (Doctorate)
  • Tuesday, Feb. 1, 7pm (Masters)
  • Tuesday, April 5, 7pm (Masters)
  • Tuesday, May 24, 7pm (Masters)
To learn more about Capitol's graduate degrees, click here.
Capitol Hosts FIRST Robotics Kickoff

On Saturday, Jan. 8, Capitol welcomed over 250 guests to the Laurel campus for the annual FIRST Robotics Competition Kickoff Event.

FRC KickoffThe FIRST  (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition (FRC) is an international competition in which high school students from across the world are given six weeks to build a robot that will compete in a common challenge. Capitol has hosted the kickoff event for seven straight years.


Capitol remains dedicated to furthering FIRST students in Maryland, by providing over $530,000 in scholarships to a dozen current Capitol students. Capitol is proud to be the third largest provider of FIRST scholarships in the country.

For more information about the FRC Kickoff event and Capitol's continued support of FIRST education, follow this link.

Hey Capitol Alums, Announce Your News!

If you're a Capitol alum who has started a new job, earned another degree, has welcomed a new addition to the family or has other exciting news to announce, include it in the next issue of the Capitol Chronicle! Email news and pictures to Kyle Anderson at kdanderson@capitol-college.edu or click here and we will include your information in the next issue.

Issue: 24
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BRAC Grant Awarded
Alumni Association
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FRC Kickoff Event
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