Happy Holidays to you and your family from the entire Capitol College community. In this issue of the Capitol Connector, learn about some of the recent successes of our students and join us in looking forward to the new year.
|IA Students Compete Nationally|
This month, two Capitol College students Brian Wilhide and Nathan Wray competed in the National Cyber League (NCL) Championship and finished at No. 6 and No. 19 in the nation, respectively. Wilhide finished No. 1 overall for competitors in the Eastern Conference, while Wray placed No. 6 in the Eastern Conference.
"Capitol College is proud of both Brian Wilhide and Nathan Wray for their strong performances at the National Cyber League Championship," said Danielle Faison, chair of Capitol's information assurance department. "By participating in numerous competitions and challenges, our students are putting their information assurance education to the test and gaining valuable, real-world experience."
Learn more about how Capitol students fared at the NCL Championship.
|Capitol Hosts FIRST Robotics in Jan.|
Capitol College will once again be hosting the Maryland FIRST Robotics Kickoff event on Jan. 5 in the Avrum Gudelsky Memorial Auditorium. This is the ninth consecutive year that the college is hosting the kickoff event.
The students gathering at Capitol College will join students from across the world in watching a live-feed from NASA-TV that will provide them with the competition details and instructions. At the 2012 kickoff event, Capitol welcomed more than 400 students from 38 local high schools.
On Saturday, Jan. 26, the college will be hosting the FIRST Tech Challenge Qualifier, in which teams have a chance to qualify for the Maryland FIRST Tech Challenge Championship. Read more about FIRST Robotics events taking place at Capitol.
|Meet Dinecia Pierre-Louis
As the assistant director of advising and student success, Dinecia Pierre-Louis works very closely with students and has a major impact on how some perform during their time at Capitol. Adjusting to college can be difficult, and staff members like Pierre-Louis are there to help them along the way.
"My favorite part of my position is helping students," Pierre-Louis said. "From my experience, I realized that students need someone to believe in them and encourage them to remain on course. Once students see and know that someone cares and is holding them accountable, it becomes easier to press on."
Read the full interview with Dinecia Pierre-Louis.
| Supporting the Capitol College Annual Fund
As the year is running down, support the annual fund and make a difference in the lives of our students.
Thank you for your consideration and support of Capitol College and our promising students.