Ellucian Announces 2019 Impact Award Winners
Mercer County Community College, Saint Peter's University, and Wake Technical Community College honored for innovation and achievement
- Ellucian announced the winners of its 2019 Impact Awards at its annual users conference, Ellucian Live.
- The awards honor exceptional Ellucian customer institutions using technology to produce a better student experience, become more efficient, and creatively resolve challenges.
- Mercer County Community College, Saint Peter’s University, and Wake Technical Community College were honoured for innovation and achievement.
RESTON, VA – Ellucian, the world’s leading provider of software and services built to power higher education, announced the winners of the 2019 Ellucian Impact Award. Winners were recognised today during Ellucian Live, the world’s largest user event in higher education technology.
The Ellucian Impact Award honors exceptional Ellucian customer institutions using technology to produce a better student experience, become more efficient, and creatively resolve challenges. The three winners of the 2019 Ellucian Impact Award will each receive a $25,000 grant, and a $5,000 grant will be presented to three finalists.
The recipients of the 2019 Ellucian Impact Awards are:
- Mercer County Community College – West Windsor, New Jersey
In April 2017, Mercer County Community College (MCCC) became the first higher education institution to deploy Ellucian Colleague SaaS, migrating from on-site hosting to a cloud environment in only four months. The SaaS-based ERP has enabled MCCC to meet the expectation of the digital generation of students through new mobile and cloud-based services resulting in two milestones in fall 2018: a four point increase in graduation rate, and being the only community college in NJ to report increased enrolment.
- Saint Peter's University – Jersey City, New Jersey
Saint Peter’s University adopted a research-based approach to its mission of identifying and deploying technology that directly improves student success. The university worked with Ellucian to harness the full capacity of Colleague, resulting in greater administrative efficiencies, improved student engagement, and a transformed “Culture of Care” — providing students with the integrated tools and support necessary for a successful college experience.
- Wake Technical Community College – Raleigh, North Carolina
Wake Tech’s Project COMPASS was designed to improve retention and student success rates for online courses by employing high-tech and high-touch tactics designed to increase teaching, social, and cognitive presence in the online environment. The institution engaged Ellucian Colleague to aggregate and analyse historical data, track progress towards goals, and make informed decisions to improve the project based on real-time student retention and success insights.
“This year’s Ellucian Impact Award recipients are transforming both the student experience and institution-wide operations by leveraging modern cloud solutions,” said Laura Ipsen, Ellucian President and CEO. “Congratulations to the winners, finalists and all of the applicants for this year’s award. We are honoured and humbled to partner with such powerful innovators who are using technology to transform the higher education experience around the world.”