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Winthrop University and York Technical College Receive National Recognition for Achievements in Student Success Collaboration

Education Advisory Board’s CONNECTEDness award recognizes institutions that build relationships across institution types.
Education company EAB has named Winthrop University and York Technical College the winners of its Student Success Collaborative - CONNECTEDness Award.
 
The Education Advisory Board’s CONNECTEDness award recognizes institutions that build relationships across institution types, connecting community colleges, four-year schools, and the broader higher education community. This is the ninth year in a row that EAB has recognized outstanding achievements in student success. Awardees are chosen from among the colleges, universities, and individuals that use Navigate, EAB’s student success management system, or Starfish, the student success platform EAB acquired in 2021.
 
“Students, faculty, and campus staff have become savvier with respect to combining both online and in-person student support services,” said EAB President of Technology, Scott Schirmeier. “The winners of EAB’s 2022 Student Success Collaborative Awards are leading the way in rethinking the student support model and using technology in creative ways to keep students on track to graduate.”
 
"This award recognizes the strong commitment of both York Tech and Winthrop University to ensuring the success of transfer students," stated York Technical College's Executive Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, Dr. Jamie Cooper. "This partnership has involved careful work by both institutions to streamline curriculum plans and ensure students have a clear path to a four-year degree when they start at York Tech."
 
The following institutions and individuals were also named winners of EAB’s 2022 Student Success Collaborative Awards:
 
Technology Pioneer Award winners:
  1. Bakersfield College
  2. Pepperdine University
Return on Education Award winners:
  1. South Puget Sound Community College
  2. Lynn University
Collaborative Citizenship Award winners:
  1. Texas Southern University
  2. Ramapo College of New Jersey
Excellence in Technology Administration Award winners:
  1. Pooja Agarwal, EAB Navigate App Administrator, Key Trainer & Data Analyst, University of Wisconsin – Green Bay
  2. John W. Ellenberger, Programmer/Analyst – Starfish Consultant, Penn State University
Visionary Leadership Award winner:
Dr. Jose Aviles, Vice President for Enrollment Management
Louisiana State University


The awards were presented at CONNECTED22, a three-day gathering of thousands of student success leaders from progressive community colleges as well as four-year colleges and universities.

Starting second from the left: Rachel Simpson, Enrollment Operations Manager (York Technical College); Cassie Verardi, Associate Dean for Academic Support Services (York Technical College); Dr. Jamie Cooper, Executive Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs (York Technical College); Dr. Tourgee Simpson, Assistant Dean for Academic Success (Winthrop University); Dr. Stacey Moore, President (York Technical College); Dr. Bill Cook, Interim Vice President of Communications and External Relations (York Technical College)