Feb 26, 2009

ConnectEDU Selected as CODiE Award Finalist in Two Categories

Connect! Chosen as Top Product by the Software & Information Industry

(Boston, MA) February 26, 2009 - ConnectEDU’s premier web solution for college and career planning – Connect! – has been named as a finalist in two education categories for the CODiE Awards program presented by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA). Honoring excellence in achievement, the prestigious industry awards are designed to showcase the software and information industry’s finest products and services. In its first year being nominated, Connect! is a finalist in both the BEST EDUCATION SOLUTION category and BEST K-12 ENTERPRISE SOLUTION category. Now being recognized for its progress in building a data bridge to connect students with colleges and employers, Connect! has become one of the nation’s most prolific web solutions deployed in 2,000 high schools and over 300 colleges nationwide.

According to SIIA President Ken Wasch, "The competition is particularly steep this year during the 24th Annual SIIA CODiE Awards, making selection as a CODiE Finalist a real achievement." Wasch further added that "All the companies on this year's list of CODiE Finalists should feel justifiably proud of their accomplishment in making it to this stage, and have much excitement to look forward to regarding the upcoming CODiE Awards voting!"

“It’s an honor to be recognized by our peers for the mission we strive to achieve and for the work we do on a daily basis,” said Craig Powell, ConnectEDU President and CEO. “We know our partnerships with educational institutions are more than business agreements to implement innovative technology. They represent a shared vision to help students make seamless transitions to their future. For ConnectEDU, this recognition is not only about the technology, but more importantly, the collaboration to help our students succeed.”

The 24th Annual CODiE Awards Gala will be held at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, CA on May 5, 2009. The formal black-tie gala kicks off with a reception, and is followed by dinner and the awards presentation ceremony. For more information about Connect!, visit www.connectedu.net or call 617-532-3000.

About The CODiE Awards
The CODiE Awards, originally called the Excellence in Software Awards, were established in 1986 by the Software Publishers Association (SPA), now the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), so that pioneers of the then-nascent software industry could evaluate and honor each other’s work.

Since then, the CODiE Awards program has carried out the same purpose – to showcase the software and information industry’s finest products and services and to honor excellence in corporate achievement and philanthropic efforts.

The CODiE Awards hold the distinction of being the industry’s only peer-reviewed awards program, which provides member companies with a unique opportunity to earn praise from their competitors. Now in its twenty-fourth year, the CODiE Awards program has raised the standard for excellence and serves as prestigious representation of outstanding achievement and vision in the software and information industry.

About ConnectEDU, Inc.
ConnectEDU is the nation’s leading technology firm dedicated to providing students, educators and employers with comprehensive solutions to successfully navigate education and employment transitions. ConnectEDU's mission is to democratize access to higher education and career opportunities for all students by empowering them and their advisors with the information, resources and collective bargaining power required to realize successful life transitions.

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