Ellumination Awards

Recognizing Exceptionalism

Higher education is filled with visionaries, hidden heroes, and mission-driven leaders sparking change. We’ve created the EllumiNation Awards to celebrate the higher education institutions in our global community that use Ellucian software and services to drive innovation, resolve challenges, and make the impossible, possible.

We will acknowledge exemplary efforts on both the institutional and individual level that helped advance society by:

  • Supporting student success
  • Enhancing constituents’ experience
  • Improving operational efficiency
  • Driving institutional growth

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Award Categories

EllumiNation Technology Award

Awarded to the institution that uses technology to enhance the student and/or campus experience, driving measurable growth in effectiveness.

EllumiNation Community Award

Awarded to the individual (faculty or staff) who makes things happen and creates best practices by collaborating with peers across the higher education community, identifying new solutions to common challenges.

EllumiNation Executive Award

Awarded to the executive leader that has sparked positive change, driving focus on the institutional mission to support student success with technology.

Award Details


Customers of all sizes and types and from all countries are eligible and encouraged to nominate. Program participants should highlight specifically how Ellucian solutions or services helped to facilitate their success story.

How to nominate

Please use the nomination form for the appropriate award category. You may nominate your institution, peers, or yourself for recognition.

Consider including an optional video component when submitting your nomination. Send your video links to [email protected] and include the award category in the subject line of your email.

Submissions will be accepted beginning Wednesday, January 17, 2018 through Friday, February 12, 2018.


Winners for each category will be announced at Ellucian Live 2018. Winners will receive:

  • Engraved trophy and recognition in opening session at Ellucian Live 2018
  • VIP seating at open and closing sessions at Ellucian Live 2018
  • Comp full conference pass for 2019 Ellucian Live (1 individual per winning organization)
  • Comp hotel at 2019 Ellucian Live (1 individual per winning organization; 3 nights stay)
  • Recognition in Ellucian Live 2018 program
  • EllumiNation merits (10,000)

What we’re looking for

Reportable metrics are imperative. Results can be quantifiable or anecdotal, but better measurement and examples will result in better scoring.

The evaluation process

An internal Ellucian committee will judge all submissions. Top entries will advance to the Ellucian Executive Advisory Council Judging Committee. The decisions of this committee are final.

All winners agree, as a condition of their receipt of the award, to allow Ellucian to use their image, name, and nomination information in any markets, media, and other forms of publicity.

It is incumbent upon the institution or individual to confirm there is no prohibition imposed on the institution or individual, either by statute or institutional policy or practice, that would preclude the institution or individual from accepting the award.

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