Capella University Awards Ten $10,000 Project Management Scholarships

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Ten students enrolled in the online university's project management specializations received scholarships.

Capella realizes the critical role project managers play in today's corporate environment

Capella University (http://www.capella.edu)], an accredited, fully online university with more than 20,000 students, has awarded $10,000 scholarships to ten students enrolled in Capella's project management specializations.

The scholarships were awarded to: Joel Frey, employed by the Clark County School District; Mike Deiman, employed by United Health Group; Brydee White, employed by Target Corporation; Kathleen Wren, employed by Wellpoint, Inc.; Margaret Lee, employed by State Farm Insurance; Amy Krug, employed by MoneyGram International, Inc.; Dustin Fennell, employed by Scottsdale Community College - Maricopa County Community College; Dawn Stoyanoff, employed by The University of Texas System Administration; John Sledgianowski, employed by ARINC Engineering Services, LLC; and Kathryn Brenny, employed by BestBuy.com.

"Capella realizes the critical role project managers play in today's corporate environment," said Kurt Linberg, dean of Capella's School of Business and Technology. "We are pleased to be able to contribute to advancing the project management discipline by awarding the scholarships to these dedicated individuals."

Capella's project management specializations provide a strong foundation in project management that may be applied to a wide variety of industries, including business, information technology, insurance, financial services, engineering, and health care. Capella's scholar/practitioner faculty engage project management students in real-world projects and research, and work to ensure that curriculum are aligned with leading project management industry associations like the Project Management Institute (PMI). Capella's project management curriculum is designed around A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), an internationally recognized standard. Capella also offers one of the few PhD-level programs in project management; only 12 exist worldwide, according to PMI.

Capella selected the scholarship recipients based on several criteria, including a description of why they are pursuing advanced education in project management and how will it help them achieve their goals, professional successes and obstacles overcome, and past professional or educational experience in project management.

The $10,000 awards will be evenly distributed over eight quarters, beginning with the winter quarter of 2008.

Capella offers online degree programs for both technical-track and business-track project management professionals. Technical-track programs include a BS in Information Technology with a specialization in Project Management, an MS in Information Technology with a specialization in Project Management and Leadership, and a PhD in Information Technology with a specialization in Project Management. Business-track programs include a BS in Business with a specialization in Project Management, an MBA with a specialization in Project Management, and a PhD in Organization and Management with a specialization in Project Management.

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, psychology, public health, and public safety, and bachelor's degree programs in business, information technology, and public safety. Within those areas, Capella currently offers 104 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 15 certificate programs. The online university currently serves more than 20,000 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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