Capella University to Hold Its Spring 2013 Commencement Ceremony March 16 in Long Beach, California

Jeannette Walls, journalist and author of the New York Times best seller “The Glass Castle,” to speak to graduates

MINNEAPOLIS--()--Capella University (http://www.capella.edu), an accredited online university* that has built its reputation by providing high quality online degree programs for working adults, will host its spring 2013 commencement on March 16 for more than 700 Capella students who are expected to participate in the event at the Long Beach, California, Convention Center. As of Dec. 31, 2012, more than 36,000 students were pursuing an online degree at Capella. The learning and career outcomes of Capella’s students and alumni can be found at www.capellaresults.org.

Addressing the graduates will be Jeannette Walls, journalist and author of the New York Times best seller The Glass Castle. The memoir details Walls' life growing up in extreme poverty and describes the obstacles she faced. It has sold more than 3.5 million copies in the U.S., been translated into 22 languages, and was named one of the "Top 10 Books of the Decade" by Amazon.com.

“Capella’s commencement ceremony is an emotional event. Reaching graduation is a significant milestone of perseverance and strength for our graduates and their families,” said Scott Kinney, president of Capella University. “All of us at Capella would like to congratulate our new graduates.”

Capella will host two commencement ceremonies for graduates at the Long Beach Convention Center:

  • 10 a.m. PT - The School of Business and Technology, School of Education, and School of Undergraduate Studies
  • 2 p.m. PT – The Harold Abel School of Social and Behavioral Sciences and the School of Public Service Leadership

Capella will provide a live webcast of the ceremony (www.capella.edu/watchcommencement) for graduates, family and friends who are unable to attend in person. Capella holds commencement ceremonies twice each year: in Minneapolis each summer, and in another major U.S. city each February or March.

About Capella University
Capella University (www.capella.edu) is an accredited online university* that has built its reputation by providing quality online degree programs for working adults. About 75 percent of Capella students are currently enrolled in master's or doctoral degree programs in business, counseling, education, health administration, homeland security, human resource management, human services, information technology, nonprofit management and leadership, nursing, psychology, public administration, public health, public safety, and social work. Capella also offers bachelor's degree programs in business, information technology, nursing, psychology, and public safety. Within those areas, Capella currently offers 145 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 23 certificate programs. More than 36,000 learners were enrolled as of Dec. 31, 2012, from all 50 states and 61 other countries. Capella is committed to providing high-caliber academic excellence and pursuing balanced business growth. Founded in 1993, 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)

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*Capella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA), www.ncahlc.org.
Capella University, Capella Tower, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402, 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552), www.capella.edu.

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Capella University
Michael Walsh, 612-977-5661
michael.walsh@capella.edu

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Capella University
Michael Walsh, 612-977-5661
michael.walsh@capella.edu