Friday, February 26, 2010

Connect! a CODiE Finalist…Again



February 26, 2010 - In the spirit of the Winter Olympics, I couldn’t be prouder that our “team” was recently notified that we have advanced to the “medal round” in this year’s CODiE Awards. This is the 2nd consecutive year that we have received the Finalist nomination by the Software and Information Industry Association. This year we advanced, once again, in the Best K-12 Enterprise Solution category.

The CODiE Awards for us, as I have said before, affirms the daily focus we place on our mission of creating data-driven solutions that bridge the transitions between high school, college, and career. Indeed, winning a CODiE and stepping up onto that podium at the 25th Annual CODiE Awards Gala would be remarkable. But the CODiEs remind me how great our charge is and how much greater it needs to be as we help every student, from every neighborhood across the country, use technology and data to make informed decisions as they achieve their dream of a college education and promising career.

View the complete listing of Finalists

Thursday, February 18, 2010

They Tell Me I Have a Face for Radio

February 18, 2010- All of my friends have reminded me that I have a face for radio, and I have countered with the fact that "the camera adds 10 lbs"... (I actually say 15lbs and they correct me to 10lbs); regardless the message is an important one. The following segment was broadcasted on Fox 25 in Boston and provided an opportunity to talk about some of the important trends and issues in college admissions. Those that know me, know that I could have used another 25 minutes, but in the world of TV it’s about sound bites and short snip-its, so what can a long-winded guy like me do? Regardless, our support team stood ready and responded to a number of parents/viewers to help them gain a deeper understanding of the trends/issues in college admissions.

BTW – catch phrase of the day was “you got it"...

Enjoy!

Monday, February 8, 2010

ConnectEDU Welcomes Governor Jane Swift to CDU Team

February 8, 2010 - I am pleased to announce that former Governor Jane Swift has joined the ConnectEDU Team as our Senior Vice President of Government Solutions and Strategy. Governor Swift has been an un-official member of the ConnectEDU family for some time now and it is great to have her on board in an official capacity. Governor Swift was an “education governor” when she held the post and has a clear understanding of the needs of states, schools and families relative to college and career planning.

We are excited to have Jane on board!

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to learn more about Jane and the work that she will be doing at CDU.