Capella University Awards Fourth
“League for Innovation” Doctoral Scholarship
Wisconsin Technical College instructor, recognized for role as
technology trailblazer, receives $50,000 scholarship to attend
leading online university
MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 2, 2005 -- Capella University, an accredited online university headquartered in
Minneapolis, and the League for Innovation in the Community College
based in Phoenix, have announced that Jaime Klein is the recipient
of the university’s fourth League for Innovation Scholar.
The League for Innovation
Scholarship recognizes the innovative accomplishments of educators
in community colleges across the country and awards three years of
tuition in Capella University’s Ph.D. degree program. The
scholarship is valued at $50,000, and includes residency fees for
three, one-week colloquia.
Klein is the fourth community
college instructor awarded the scholarship. She received it to
recognize her role as a technology pioneer at Southwest Wisconsin
Technical College, where she is an information technology network
communication specialist and business instructor. Klein was
instrumental in the development of online learning and information
security classes at her college, which is located in Fennimore,
Wisconsin. She has involved her students in many projects serving
students, staff, and the technical college.
“Winning the scholarship is a
dream come true,” says Klein, who is now pursuing her doctorate in
organizational management through Capella University’s School of
Business. “I cherish this opportunity and will make the most of it.”
On a personal level, Klein says
that she had always dreamed of becoming a physician, but her plans
changed after she married early. She earned an associate’s degree in
computers and worked as a network consultant before returning to
college for bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business
administration. In time, Klein says she would like to serve in
administration as a dean, a position that nearly always requires a
Capella University and the League for
Innovation also awarded three partial doctoral scholarships. Winners
Emily Weineker, human resources staff member at
Maricopa Community Colleges District Office, Tempe, Ariz.
Dan Fernandez, instructor at Anne Arundel Community
College, Arnold, Md.
Jackie Long-Goding, dean of health professions at
Northern Essex Community College in Haverhill and Lawrence, Mass.
“By sponsoring the League for
Innovation’s Ph.D. Scholarship, Capella University is promoting
further educational opportunity for community college faculty and
staff, as well as recognizing innovative accomplishments in the
field,” says Gerardo E. de los Santos, president and CEO,
League for Innovation.
Founded in 1993, Capella University is an accredited*
online university that offers graduate degree programs in business,
information technology, education, human services and psychology, as
well as a Bachelor of Science online degree program with 10
specializations in business and information technology. The online
university currently serves more than 13,000 enrolled learners from
all 50 states and 55 countries. Capella University is a wholly-owned
subsidiary of Capella Education Company, headquartered in
Minneapolis. For more information, visit http://www.capella.edu or call 1-888-CAPELLA (227-3552).
About the League for Innovation
The League for Innovation in
the Community College is an international organization dedicated to
catalyzing the community college movement. The League hosts
conferences and institutes, develops Web resources, conducts
research, produces publications, provides services, and leads
projects and initiatives with more than 700 member colleges, 100
corporate partners, and a host of other government and nonprofit
agencies in a continuing effort to make a positive difference for
students and communities. For more information about the League for
Innovation, visit www.league.org.
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,