Sep 29, 2009

ConnectEDU Announces 2009 Award for Excellence Winners

Top Colleges and High Schools including Baltimore City Public Schools and Yale University Recently Recognized at the Annual NACAC Conference

(Boston, MA) September 29, 2009 – ConnectEDU, Inc., ( the Web-based leader in empowering students to manage their education and launch their career today announced the winners of the 2009 ConnectEDU Award for Excellence. The award recipients were recognized at the 2009 Annual NACAC (National Association for College Admission Counseling) Conference which was held in Baltimore, Maryland, from September 24 – 26.

Winners were selected for this distinguished award based upon their progressive use of ConnectEDU’s technology and their leadership in education as they provide their students and families with the necessary tools and resources to make informed decisions about their college and career plans.

“Our impressive group of winners exemplifies our ongoing mission at ConnectEDU – giving every student access to the best opportunity to maximize their education and career choices,” said ConnectEDU President and Chief Executive Officer, Craig Powell. “The key, which this group of educational leaders clearly excels at, is keeping the needs of the student at the center of the focus – these education leaders understand that the student must remain at the center of the college and career planning process for anyone involved in the process to be successful.”

The top colleges and high schools in the ConnectEDU National Network™ were chosen from among a growing network of over 2,200 high schools and over 325 colleges nationwide.

The Winners of the 2009 ConnectEDU Award for Excellence:

Yale University
Niagara University
Northern Michigan University
University of St. Francis

High Schools
Baltimore City Public Schools – Baltimore, MD
Cleveland Public Schools – Cleveland, OH
CollegeBound Foundation – Baltimore, MD
Connections Leadership Academy – Baltimore, MD
Digital Harbor High School – Baltimore, MD
Fenwick High School – Oak Park, IL
Hastings High School – Hastings, MI
Hudson High School – Hudson, OH
Mergenthaler Vocational Technical Senior High School – Baltimore, MD
Oakwood High School – Dayton, OH
Patapsco High School & Center for the Arts – Baltimore, MD
Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School – Livingston, NJ
St. Petersburg Collegiate High School – St. Petersburg, FL
Sparrows Point High School – Baltimore, MD
Tarbut V’Torah High School – Irvine, CA
Westerville North High School – Westerville, OH

For more information on ConnectEDU or the 2009 Award for Excellence, call 888-887-8380 or visit

About ConnectEDU, Inc.

ConnectEDU is devoted to helping students find and enroll in the right college, get a degree, and launch their career. Created, developed and run by people who have worked in every area of college counseling, admissions, and career development, ConnectEDU uses information technology to connect real students and real data with real colleges, and real career opportunities. We make the college admissions process simpler, more efficient, more reliable and more effective. ConnectEDU’s approach gives every student, from every neighborhood across the country, the best opportunity to achieve their dream of a college education and promising career.


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