Being intentional about student success makes an impact
Wake Technical Community College talks about being recognized as an Impact Award winner at Ellucian Live 2019
Laila Shahid-El, Grant Project Coordinator, Wake Technical Community College
I'm Laila Shahid-El. I am the grant project coordinator for Project COMPASS at Wake Technical Community College. Project COMPASS is a U.S. Department of Education First in the World Grant, and these are grants that were awarded to institutions who have innovative solutions to persisting problems in higher education. We leverage technology to increase engagement in the classroom and ultimately impact retention and success rates for students.
Winning the Impact Award was a great honor for Wake Tech. We have a really, really great project team that's been involved in this project from beginning up until now. And Wake Tech is really just a great institution. It's an institution that cares a lot about continual improvement, continual successes for students. So, for us to have this recognition from an organization as reputable, as far reaching as Ellucian, it really is a great feeling.
It was a great honor to receive the award at Ellucian Live. It was so good to be in the presence of peers and leaders in the higher education community and to be on stage with the leadership of Ellucian. It felt really great, and it was a great honor for my institution.
It's very affirming to be the recipient on behalf of my team and on behalf of Wake Tech for this award. And we're going to take this honor, and we're going to continue building on our successes. I think this is just another reason for us to continue being intentional about student success and being intentional about making sure that we're making an impact on both students and our community.