Capella University to Host its 10th Commencement Ceremony Feb. 18 in Anaheim, California

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More than 230 students to take part in graduation of online university.

Capella University, an accredited online university that pioneered online education, will host its 10th commencement ceremony in Anaheim, Calif., on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2006. The event will be held at the Heritage Forum and will feature Wally Amos, founder of Famous Amos Cookies, as the keynote speaker. More than 230 bachelor’s, master’s and PhD degree candidates will take part in the ceremony.

"We are very proud of our learners," said Michael J. Offerman, president of Capella University. “Each of our learners who have earned a degree online have shown the value of online education. Their achievements and respect within their fields are testimony to their drive and determination.”

For those who cannot attend the commencement in person, Capella is broadcasting the event live via a Web cast. Capella’s next commencement ceremony will be held Aug. 12, 2006, in Minneapolis, Minn.

About Capella University

Founded in 1993 to serve working adults and employers, Capella University is an accredited* online university. Capella offers graduate degree programs in business, information technology, education, human services and psychology, plus a bachelor’s of science with 10 specializations in business and information technology. The university currently serves more than 13,000 learners from all 50 states and 57 countries. Capella is a national leader in online education, committed to providing high-caliber academic excellence and pursuing balanced business growth. Capella University is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Capella Education Company, headquartered in Minneapolis. For more information, please visit http://www.capella.edu or call

1-888-CAPELLA (227-3552).

*Capella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, located at 30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504, (312) 263-0456, http://www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org.

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