Marlboro College

NewsPress Release: 10/29/01

BRATTLEBORO, VT - Scott Looney of Agawam, Massachusetts, earned a Master of Science in Internet Management Strategy from The Persons School of Marlboro College.

Looney, who has worked in the field of physical therapy for more than a decade, is the administrative director of the Eastern Rehabilitation Network in Newington, Connecticut. Looney also holds a seat on the board of directors of the Connecticut Physical Therapy Association.

Looney was among 77 students receiving master's degrees in August 2001 from the Persons School's three programs: 40 for the Master of Science in Internet Strategy Management, 23 for the Master of Internet Engineering, and 14 for the Master of Arts in Teaching with Internet Strategies.

To graduate from one of the Persons School's programs, students must complete a Capstone project, the equivalent of a traditional master's thesis. A Capstone project demonstrates the mastery of the interdisciplinary curriculum and the implementation of an innovative concept for the use of the Internet in an organizational or educational setting.

Looney's Capstone was entitled, "Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Internet Training Module." The project included a thorough review of HIPAA and the regulatory impact on a rehabilitation provider organization in Connecticut. Specifically addressed was the requirement to educate an employee base of 400-plus people. Through fiscal and operational analysis, an Intranet training module was determined to be the most cost-effective and efficient method of staff training.

Established in 1997, the Persons School of Marlboro College has become nationally known for preparing individuals for the multidisciplinary demands of the online profession, and for producing leaders who understand the latest technology and the fundamental challenges that occur when schools and businesses go online. The yearlong programs are designed for working professionals who meet every other weekend and online for their studies.

For more information on The Persons School of Marlboro College, please call (802) 258-9200 or visit the college online at

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