Capella University Adjunct Faculty Member Awarded A Fulbright Scholar Grant

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Patrick Blessinger teaches in the online university's School of Undergraduate Studies.

Patrick Blessinger, an adjunct faculty member for Capella University, an accredited, fully online university, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture at EUC Nordvestsjælland and Salendia Colleges in Denmark during the 2007 fall term.

Blessinger, who teaches marketing courses in Capella's School of Undergraduate Studies, will lecture to students on the topic of U.S. marketing concepts and will spend time with their faculty, administration, and community leaders discussing U.S. marketing, entrepreneurship, and workforce development practices. Blessinger plans to continue teaching for the online university while he is abroad.

"I'm incredibly honored to have this opportunity," Blessinger said. "This will allow me to gain valuable international teaching experience and to share this experience with my students."

Blessinger is a marketing management instructor at North Metro Technical College in Acworth, Georgia. He has eight years of experience as a college-level instructor, during which he has taught a wide range of courses in business economics, business information systems, management, and marketing.

The Fulbright Scholar Program was established in 1946 under legislation introduced by the late Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas with the purpose to build mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the rest of the world. The program operates in over 150 countries worldwide and is sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields.

About Capella University
Founded in 1993, Capella University is an accredited,* fully 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 currently offers 82 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 16 certificate programs. The online university currently serves more than 17,900 students from all 50 states and 56 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, 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 is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA), http://www.ncahlc.org.

Capella University, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402, 1-888-CAPELLA (227-3552), http://www.capella.edu.

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