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We hope you have been enjoying the summer while trying to stay cool! The summer has brought several exciting announcements to Capitol's campus, including the naming of the college's newest board member and the success of one of our undergraduate students. Read more about what else is happening this summer.
Capitol Names New Board Member

Haden LandThe college is pleased to announce Haden Land, Vice President of Engineering and Chief Technology Officer at Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions (IS&GS)-Civil business, as the newest member of its Board of Trustees.   


In his current position, Land is responsible for new business technical solutions, strategic enterprise initiatives, engineering performance and solution delivery, technical talent development, strategic partnerships, internal research and development, and emerging technology planning.


"I'm honored to serve on Capitol College's Board of Trustees" said Land. "I look forward to continuing to help to guide the college in my new capacity as a trustee and supporting Capitol's tradition of STEM education excellence."

Read more about Haden Land being named to Capitol's Board of Trustees.
Student Receives DoD Scholarship

Capitol College student Elizabeth Doyle has been awarded the Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) scholarship by the Department of Defense. Doyle is currently a sophomore at Capitol College and is working toward her Bachelor of Science degree in Information Assurance.


For the duration of her scholarship, Doyle will intern during summer breaks at U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM) at Fort Huachuca in Sierra Vista, Ariz., and will be required to complete post graduation employment with this sponsoring facility.


"The SMART scholars program provides the Department of Defense with personnel who have operational-critical skills," Dr. Vic Maconachy, vice president for academic affairs at Capitol College, said. "Selection into the program is a credit to the individual as well as the institution. This is one of the many ways our college continues to serve our nation."

Learn more about Doyle's SMART scholarship.
Meet Dean Melinda Bunnell-Rhyne

Melinda Bunnell-RhyneAs an undergrad at Drew University, Melinda Bunnell-Rhyne was active on campus as a resident assistant and as a founding member of the Residence Hall Association. When she realized she could put those activities and leadership skills she had gained as an undergrad toward a rewarding career, she decided to pursue student-centered employment.


As the dean of student life and retention, Bunnell-Rhyne is helping students every day.


"What I enjoy most is watching the development and transformation of individual students," Bunnell-Rhyne said. "On graduation day, I am amazed to see young people who have changed so much since the day they started at Capitol and become something they might not have been without the Capitol Experience." 


Read the full interview with Melinda Bunnell-Rhyne. 

Find Capitol at DoD Symposium 

If you plan on attending the DoD Worldwide Education Symposium 2012 in Las Vegas from July 23-27 make sure to stop by and visit Capitol at booth 318.


The theme for the symposium is Educating the Force - Joint Effort, Joint Success, and will explore strategies to effectively deliver voluntary education programs that enhance the Service member's capacity to serve while enabling them to improve their quality of life. This highly anticipated event is the most-attended conference focused on military education programs.  

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