Five Capella University Online Doctoral Students Chosen as Presidential Management Fellow Program (PMF) Finalists The prestigious federal program is designed to develop government leaders Business Wire MINNEAPOLIS -- June 18, 2013 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, has announced that five Capella online doctoral students have been chosen as Presidential Management Fellow Program (PMF) finalists. This prestigious federal leadership development program is designed to attract the nation’s best advanced degree candidates into government service and prepare them for leadership positions. There were more than 12,100 applicants for the 2013 program, from which 663 finalists were chosen. The Capella University students chosen for the program include: *Shane Charbonnet, a third-generation war veteran earning a PhD in Education *David Dean, a veteran earning a PhD in Public Safety *Courtney Jacobs, a Department of Homeland Security employee earning a Doctor of Business Administration *Wesam Mahmoud, a former Marine who earned an MBA from Capella while still in active service and who is now earning a PhD in Psychology *Preston Rich, a leadership development and IT consultant earning a PhD in Organization and Management Only finalists are eligible to receive salaried, two-year appointments to designated PMF positions within the federal government. These positions feature challenging work assignments designed to promote leadership and strategic-thinking skills; one or more development assignments and rotational opportunities; career development activities; and 160 hours of training on leadership, management, policy, and other topics. “My experience at Capella has taught me the value of being a scholar-practitioner,” said PMF finalist Rich, an Air Force veteran who served two tours in Desert Storm and now owns his own consulting business. “Other programs I evaluated before I chose Capella focused solely on theory, while Capella not only provides scholarly theory but also prepares graduates to make a difference in the world after graduation. When I finish my requirements this year, I feel that I will be ready to tackle any obstacle and to make a difference in this world. Being a PMF will further my leadership journey and allow me to learn more about how I can use my expertise to help the nation through government service and leadership.” As of March 31, 2013, 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. 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 22 certificate programs. More than 36,000 learners were enrolled as of March 31, 2013, 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). Visit the Capella Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/CapellaUniversity. Follow Capella on Twitter at http://twitter.com/CapellaU. *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. Contact: Capella University Michael Walsh, 612-977-5661 firstname.lastname@example.org
Five Capella University Online Doctoral Students Chosen as Presidential Management Fellow Program (PMF) Finalists
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