Marlboro College

NewsPress Release: 10/29/01

BRATTLEBORO, VT - Brian Corson of Uncasville, Connecticut, earned a Master of Science in Internet Engineering from The Persons School of Marlboro College.

Corson 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.

Corson's Capstone was entitled, "Recipe Repository." The premise of his project was that many Internet users receive a lot of emails that are recipes being shared. Users stand to benefit if the volume of emails could be reduced by having a central recipe repository from which to store and/or obtain recipes. He created a recipe database in MySQL with an application combination of Java Server Pages, HTML, JavaBeans, JavaScripts, and CGI scripts.

According to Corson, "The Grad Center offers an excellent accelerated master's curriculum in which you have three trimesters crammed packed with just core courses, the Capstone project, lots of homework and, on top of that, it all fits within 11 months. You also obtain a 'ton' of applicable hands-on knowledge and skills along the way. Every student in MSIE gets their own server for the duration of curriculum, which I think is great."

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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