American Sentinel University Dean Devon A. Cancilla Awarded Top Honor by Sloan Consortium for Outstanding Achievement in Online Education

AURORA, Colo. – October 17, 2012 – American Sentinel University announced today that Dr. Devon A. Cancilla, dean, business and technology, has been awarded the Sloan Consortium’s (Sloan-C’s®) highest recognition for his outstanding achievement in online education at the 18th Annual Sloan Consortium International Conference on Online Learning in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. on Oct. 11, 2012.

Sloan-C, the country’s most prominent association of academic institutions championing online higher education, has awarded Dr. Cancilla the John R. Bourne Outstanding Achievement in Online Education Award for his innovative advances in higher education virtual learning. Dr. Cancilla received the award for his work in developing a method and platform for K-12 students and college students to do research and conduct scientific experiments entirely online.

In recognition of unusual professional distinction, the Sloan-C Board of Directors recognizes individual members of Sloan-C who have:

  • outstanding and extraordinary qualifications in the field of online learning;
  • significant experience in online learning or an allied field;
  • a record of distinguished service to Sloan-C or the field; and
  • extraordinary contributions or leadership in the field of online learning.

“We are honored that Dean Cancilla is the recipient of Sloan-C’s annual award,” says Mary Adams, president of American Sentinel University. “Our goal as a university is to provide our students with innovative online degree programs that prepare them for success in their professional and civic endeavors. This award is an important confirmation for us that through the exceptional leadership of Dean Cancilla and the efforts of our entire organization we are advancing online education and playing an important role in the success of our students.”

About American Sentinel University

American Sentinel University delivers the competitive advantages of accredited online degree programs in health care, information technology and business. The university is accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). The Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency. Its bachelor’s and master’s nursing degree programs are accredited by the Commission for the Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).