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Meet Our Admissions Staff

Our admissions staff is here to help you with whatever you may need as you explore your interest in Capitol Technology University. Below you’ll find their names and be able to learn a little bit more about what they do and why they love the role they play in helping students become a part of our community. We invite you to use this page to reach out to them with any questions you may have throughout your admissions process.

Cameron Newsome
Director of Admissions
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Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland

What I’ve learn from working with Capitol Students: I’ve learned that transformation is not a passive process, evolution is an intentional process and neither require you to lose your sense of self. Students come into Capitol Tech and really find a place to grow and they take a lot of ownership over that process. The faculty and staff here are very protective of the students and the learning environment because they really want to allow students to cultivate maturity and skills that will last long past graduation.

My advice to someone applying to Capitol: First, relax and be confident when you present yourself. You are already impressive. Second, be your authentic self in your application and essay. We really do care who you are. Third, get involved in extracurricular that are related to your major because the clubs and activities you participate in can really pay off in scholarship dollars at Capitol.

What I love most about Capitol: The community and in particular the faculty. With almost a decade in higher education, I have never met a group of faculty more excited about working with students. Relationships with professors are essential to student success and we have the faculty that really got the extra mile—working as professors and advocates.

Sheila Taylor
Admissions Office Manager
(301) 369-3629

Hometown: Long Island, New York

What I’ve learn from working with Capitol Students: I learned that is ok to be different from the “norm”. Our students have different personalities and interests and they feel completely free to explore them. I admire how they don’t let anyone discourage them from exploring and expressing themselves.

My advice to someone applying to Capitol: Do your homework! Check out different schools to see what a good fit is for you.  Part of doing your homework includes visiting campus. You will be there for at least 4 years so make the best of it. Incoming students often say Capitol feels like home when they visit. Stay focused on your goals and have fun!

What I love most about Capitol: The Students! I feel we have the most unique students. They are truly into science and Technology. You won’t find them playing football or baseball, but you will see them huddled around a laptop or TV playing a video game that one of them has designed. They are the definition of Geek!

Dionnah Weiss-Yates
Graduate Admissions
Administrative Assistant

Hometown: Washington, D.C.

What I’ve learn from working with Capitol Students: Being a Capitol graduate, and now working in the graduate admissions office of the university; I learned time management is the most useful skill to have. Prioritizing and knowing how to schedule time based on the task at hand, and getting things done based on their level of importance.

My advice to someone applying to Capitol: The most critical piece of advice I would give students applying to Capitol Technology University would be the internship, work, and professional certification opportunities. This will allow students to bridge that gap between the educational and professional atmosphere. It would make it easier to transition from the academic life into their career field of interest if you are an undergrad student and help ground you in your discipline if you are a graduate student.

What I love most about Capitol: Capitol is where I met my husband. We both are alumni’s from this institution. I received my Bachelors of Science in Business Administration in May of 2014.