With students preparing for Thanksgiving break, it's an important time to look back and give thanks for the successes the college community has experienced this month and this year. In this issue of the Capitol Connector, read about our MBA program's recent honor, the success of our two cyber teams and join us in remembering the influential Wayne Shaffer.
|MBA Program Named "Best Buy"|
Last month, Capitol College's MBA program was named a "Best Buy" by the national online learning review team at GetEducated.com. The designation indicates that Capitol College offers a high-quality, distance MBA to online students at a cost that is well below the national average.
According to GetEducated.com's national survey of 201 distance MBA degree programs, the average price of an MBA degree is $23,918. Capitol College's online MBA program is available to students for a total price of $20,484.
Learn more about Capitol's MBA program
and its recent success.
|Cyber Teams Compete at MDC3 |
Capitol College sent two teams of students to the final round of the second annual Maryland Cyber Challenge & Competition (MDC3) on Oct. 17. The regional competition was held at the Baltimore Convention Center and featured teams from across the Mid-Atlantic region.
During the competition, teams faced a variety of real-world scenarios that tested their cybersecurity knowledge and critical thinking skills. The competition was set up in a "Capture the Flag/King of the Hill" style format, where students were tasked with infiltrating other teams' computer systems, while protecting their own at the same time.
Read more about Capitol's students at this year's MDC3.
|Meet Associate Dir. of Undergraduate Admissions Meghan Young
Since joining the Capitol College community in 2010, Meghan Young has helped undergraduate students realize their goals of becoming college graduates. As the associate director of undergraduate admissions, she has the opportunity to meet and assist hundreds of prospective students each year.
"Thus far, the most enjoyable project for me has been working with our CHIP program," Young said. "This program allows 10 students from Charles H. Flowers High School to come to Capitol and take one class each semester in their field of study. They are some of the best students I have ever had the honor of working with."
Read the full interview with Meghan Young.
|Capitol Remembers Wayne Shaffer
The Capitol College community mourns the loss of Wayne G. Shaffer, who served on the Capitol Institute of Technology (CIT) board of trustees from 1970 to 1980 and was the chairman of the board from 1972 to 1976. Shaffer passed away on Oct. 18, in Niantic, Conn., at the age of 93.
"Wayne Shaffer served as a trustee and chairman of the board at a pivotal moment in the history of Capitol College," former college president, Dr. William Troxler said. "Under his careful leadership, the College gained financial strength and created plans that resulted in its move to a new campus in Laurel, Md., and a dramatic expansion of its academic programs and services to students."
Read more about the life of Wayne Shaffer and consider remembering him with a gift to the Vitro/Wayne Shaffer Scholarship Fund.