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Capella University Awards Fifth
“League for Innovation” Doctoral Scholarship

Online university awards its fifth-annual League for Innovation
scholarship to Generosa Lopez-Molina

MINNEAPOLIS, December 18, 2006 - Capella University (www.capella.edu), an accredited online university, and the League for Innovation in the Community College have announced that Generosa Lopez-Molina is the recipient of the university's fifth-annual League for Innovation doctoral scholarship.

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 PhD online degree program. The scholarship is valued at $50,000, and includes tuition for three years, residency fees for three, a one-week colloquia, and graduation fees.

Lopez-Molina currently serves as the director of the Division of Academic Foundations at Lorain County Community College in Elyria, Ohio, where she provides leadership and oversees academic foundation courses, international initiatives, the Office of Special Needs Services, and the Academic Support Center. She is also the secretary/treasurer of the National Alliance of Community and Technical Colleges (NACTC), an organization that aims to enrich sharing and networking among community and technical college members across the nation, and addresses challenges facing these colleges. She is pursuing her doctorate in leadership for higher education in Capella's School of Education.

“Learning and reflecting with other learners and faculty in the doctoral program has given me the opportunity to be exposed to different learning experiences and academic styles,” Lopez-Molina said. “All of the factors of Capella's doctoral program equip me with the necessary academic foundations to further expand my sphere of innovation and contributions to shape higher education in the 21st century, while achieving one of the most important goals in my life.”

Capella University and the League for Innovation also awarded three partial doctoral scholarships. Winners are:

  • Clara (Kaya) Ford, Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria, VA
  • Cheryl Richards, Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, NC
  • Nancy Zimmerman, Community College of Baltimore County, Cantonsville, MD

Capella is an online learning leader, with 23 doctoral specializations to choose from. Nearly 45 percent of its students are enrolled in PhD programs. Since Capella was founded in 1993, more than 1,000 teachers, principals and superintendents have chosen Capella for their master's and doctoral degrees.

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 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, www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org.

Media Contact:
Irene Silber
Capella University 
612-977-5544
Irene.Silber@capella.edu