Capella University to Hold Its 27th Commencement Ceremony in Minneapolis

Award-winning actor, bestselling author and philanthropist Hill Harper to speak to the graduates

MINNEAPOLIS--()--Capella University (http://www.capella.edu), a regionally accredited online university* that offers online degree programs designed to help working adults advance in their careers, will host its 27th commencement ceremony on August 16, for more than 800 graduates who are expected to attend the event at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

Addressing the graduates will be Hill Harper, an award-winning actor, bestselling author and philanthropist. Harper starred on the CBS TV drama CSI: NY from 2004 to 2013. As of March 2013, he joined the USA Network spy drama Covert Affairs. He is the author of four New York Times bestsellers and he has earned seven NAACP Image Awards for his writing and acting. Mr. Harper is the founder of the Manifest Your Destiny Foundation, dedicated to empowering underserved youth through mentorship, scholarship and grant programs.

“Reaching graduation is a significant achievement that required our learners to exemplify hard work, determination and commitment to academic excellence. All of us at Capella University are extremely proud of our new graduates and we extend our heartfelt congratulations,” Scott Kinney, Capella University president, said.

There will be two ceremonies for the commencement event. The first ceremony is at 10 a.m. for the School of Education, School of Business and Technology, School of Undergraduate Studies. The second ceremony is at 2:30 p.m. for the School of Public Service Leadership and the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Capella will provide live and archived webcasts 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 August, and in another major U.S. city each February or March.

About Capella University
Capella University (www.capella.edu) is a regionally accredited online university* that offers online degree programs designed to help working adults advance in their careers. As of June 30, 2014, over 70 percent of Capella students were currently enrolled in master's or doctoral degree programs in business, counseling, education, health administration, 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 141 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 25 certificate programs, including six new direct assessment degree delivery programs. Approximately 36,000 students were enrolled as of June 30, 2014, 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
Alicia Amling, 612-977-4836
alicia.amling@capella.edu

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Capella University to hold its 27th commencement ceremony in Minneapolis. Award-winning actor, bestselling author and philanthropist Hill Harper to speak to the graduates.

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Capella University
Alicia Amling, 612-977-4836
alicia.amling@capella.edu