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NewsPress Release: 9/14/01George Earns Master's Degree from Persons School of MarlboroCollege

BRATTLEBORO, VT - Linda George earned a Master of Arts in Teaching with Internet Technologies from the Persons School of Marlboro College in August 2001.

A Hampton, New Hampshire, resident since 1974, George is newly employed as of September 1 as a computer teacher at Noble High School in Berwick, Maine. She worked at Lincoln Akerman School prior to receiving her master's degree, and also has a Behavioral Science degree from the College of Lifelong Learning.

George was among 77 students receiving master's degrees 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.

George's Capstone was a course entitled, "Legal, Ethical and Societal Issues for Educators." This project began with a poll among colleagues to discern the most relevant topics and incorporate them into the course, which revealed how the topics are constantly changing. Online courses are making a significant impact in the industry. This particular course, by way of discussions and readings, will help educators in the classroom as they come up against these topics and will serve its purpose well before the field and time determine its obsolescence.

According to George, "This time spent at the Grad Center of Marlboro College has been very meaningful to me personally and academically. It was an amazing, fulfilling time for me."

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 year-long 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 http://persons.marlboro.edu.


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