Monday, December 17, 2007

Keep Your Eyes Out for This Year's Top 25

December 17, 2007- As numbers are almost through being crunched, we are getting excited to once again announce our 2nd Annual Top 25 Colleges & Universities. Ok, so our Top 25 list may not create the controversy that the BCS (Bowl Championship Series) will create in college football this holiday season, but the results nonetheless will turn some heads. Early polls are indicating that we may have a new #1 as well as some new schools joining our list.

Our Top 25 Colleges & Universities are based on the number of students choosing the college for their college list. College lists represent the schools to where students will use Connect! to apply this year. Connect! students have already applied to nearly 2,500 colleges and universities in the U.S. this year.

Stay tuned for the posting of our list in early January…

Friday, December 14, 2007

There Is a Star Among Us!

Congratulations to CDU Team Member, Jeff Alderson and his Acappella Group- Overboard

December 14, 2007- Our very own Director of Strategic Partnerships, Jeff Alderson and his acappella group Overboard have been selected among thousands as a Top Five Finalist in the CBS News Early Show/Boyz II Men Acappella Competition. If Jeff and the rest of the members of Overboard win the competition, (and we are certainly all pulling for you Jeff) they will be performing this Wednesday, live at CBS in New York City at 8:00 AM with yes – Boyz II Men.

We are also thrilled to be having Overboard perform this evening at the CDU Holiday Party. Best of luck Jeff!

Click here to watch the announcement of the finalists.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Connect! in the News in Ohio

December 5, 2007- The Connect! National Network! has quickly become the nation’s largest “going-to-college-to-career” web solution. We’re the only solution with integration that builds a data bridge between high schools and colleges…and more importantly for students focusing on college choice…we’re national, so students are not limited by state borders.

A recent news story featured Connect! in Ohio and showcased a student making college plans to one of our college partners in Michigan. As our regional networks strengthen, we expand opportunities for young people and help them find the schools that are a best fit, regardless of location.

Check out this great story below from WTOL-TV in Toledo.

Record-Breaking Month for ConnectEdu

November 29, 2007- This Fall the Connect! National Network™ has welcomed a record number of colleges and universities. In November over twenty new institutions joined the Connect! Network, highlighted in our recent press release. In addition to expanding our network nationally, these additional partners have strengthened our regional networks in Missouri, Michigan and New Jersey.

With four new colleges – Central Christian College of the Bible, Drury University, Washington University and William Woods University- our total participation by colleges in the Show Me State is now 20. In Michigan, Ferris State University became the 13th college to join the Michigan network and in New Jersey, we welcomed both Bloomfield College and Montclair State University to our expanding east coast network.

This fall we’ve also launched Connect! in new states including North Dakota, West Virginia, Illinois, and Tennessee. In Massachusetts and Kansas, we are establishing a two-year to four-year pipeline as more community colleges in those states recognize the value of an integrated web solution to streamline admissions and the transfer process.

While these state and regional networks continue to grow, more and more students are enjoying national exposure to higher education. Good stuff!