National Organization for Human Services Honors Capella University PhD Student with Outstanding Human Service Student Award

Narketta Sparkman, who is earning a PhD in Human Services from the online university, will be honored at the upcoming NOHS conference in Milwaukee

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The National Organization for Human Services (NOHS) has selected a PhD student of Capella University (http://www.capella.edu) to receive an Outstanding Human Service Student award. Narketta Sparkman, who is earning a PhD in Human Services from Capella, an accredited online university* that has built its reputation by providing high quality online degree programs for working adults, will be formally recognized with the award at the upcoming NOHS conference in Milwaukee. A snapshot of Capella and what makes it unique is available through the university’s infographic. The learning and career outcomes of Capella’s students and alumni can be found at www.capellaresults.org.

The award is presented to a student member of NOHS who has demonstrated a significant contribution to the field of human services. Specifically, Sparkman has presented on homosexuality at the Midwest Organization for Human Services (MWOHS) conference, and also serves on the board of the MWOHS. In addition, she is a founding member of the Tau Upsilon Alpha National Organization for Human Services Honor Society and is active in local community service projects through Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Lastly, she is a recipient of Capella’s Robert C. Ford scholarship, which is in honor of Dr. Robert C. Ford, who served as dean of the Capella University School of Human Services from 1997 until his death in 2001. The scholarship is awarded to Capella students who demonstrate academic and professional objectives reflective of Dr. Ford's mission to help people help themselves, while serving traditionally underserved and disadvantaged members of society.

“This award is a blessing and I am truly honored to be recognized by the pioneers of the field of human services,” Sparkman said.

About Capella University
Capella University 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 149 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 21 certificate programs. More than 36,000 learners were enrolled as of June 30, 2012, from all 50 states and 59 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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