Meet Our 2017 Education Advances Award Winners

Through our annual Education Advances Awards program, we are able to shine a spotlight on this great work and celebrate the accomplishments of those institutions that are leading the way in student success. This year, we were pleased to recognize two winners (a first-ever tie!) of the Student Success Award at Hobsons University 2017.

Morgan State University (Baltimore, Md.)

Morgan State University implemented the Starfish platform to support the Office of Student Success and Retention and the university’s retention program and to help increase student retention rates and persistence to graduation through early intervention and systematic tracking of undergraduate students. Starfish has allowed the university to provide higher-quality advising, introduce a more transparent and efficient method of early risk targeting and intervention, and improve student accountability.

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (Green Bay, Wis.)

At this two-year technical college, every employee is responsible for finding ways to help students master their courses, remain in college, and achieve a college credential. NWTC implemented Starfish to help weave the concept of student success into every facet of the student experience, improving course pass rates, student grades, and persistence toward graduation, and a rise in program persistence.

Congratulations to these well-deserved winners and thank you for all you to do support students.

To see videos of the winners, read the full blog post.