Capella University Faculty Member Receives Human Rights Award

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Online university faculty member received the award from the Oklahoma Counseling Association.

Benjamin Noah, Ph.D., NCC, NCCC, ACS, LPC, a faculty member for Capella University (, was recently awarded the Oklahoma Counseling Association's Human Rights Award. The award is presented in recognition of an OCA member who has made major contributions in human rights.

Noah is a core faculty member in the School of Human Services at Capella, an accredited* online university, and is also an independent counselor. His human rights work includes helping at-risk children at the elementary level, including children with mental or social disadvantages through pro-bono counseling and tutoring. He is also a workshop organizer and leader for the Oklahoma Marriage Initiative, a statewide public/private partnership dedicated to strengthening families and helping couples build and sustain healthy marriages. Noah also started, and continues to maintain, OCA's Empty Plate Project, which raises funds for charities across the state.

"I'm honored to have received this award, but I get a lot more out of helping these children," Noah said.

The OCA's Human Rights Award recognizes members who are making significant contributions in human rights. These contributions may be through teaching, research or direct service of leadership to the following populations: elderly, gay and lesbian, people with physical and mental disabilities, and ethnic minorities. Noah has been involved with the OCA since 2003.    

About Capella University

Founded in 1993, Capella University is an accredited* online university that offers graduate degree programs in business, information technology, education, human services, and psychology, and bachelor's degree programs in business and information technology. Within those areas, Capella offers 76 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 16 certificate specializations. The online university currently serves 16,000 students from all 50 states and 63 countries. It is committed to providing high-caliber academic excellence and pursuing balanced business growth. Capella University is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Capella Education Company (NASDAQ: CPLA), headquartered in Minneapolis. For more information, please visit 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,


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