Feb 25, 2010

ConnectEDU Selected as CODiE Award Finalist

Connect’s Technology Chosen as Top Product by the Software & Information Industry for the 2nd Consecutive Year

(Boston, MA) February 25, 2010 – ConnectEDU, the web-based leader in empowering students to manage their education and launch their career, is pleased to announce that Connect! has been named as a finalist for the 2nd straight year in the CODiE Awards program. Presented by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), these prestigious industry awards are designed to showcase the software and information industry’s finest products and services. This year, Connect! is a finalist in the BEST K-12 ENTERPRISE SOLUTION category.

“This is the twenty‐fifth year we have recognized excellence in the software, education and information industries through the CODiE Awards program,” noted Ken Wasch, President of SIIA. “In this economic climate, companies are doing even more to innovate. ConnectEDU has demonstrated a commitment to innovation and quality that is reflected in their selection as a finalist for the CODiE Awards. I am pleased and proud to have them listed among the candidates, and I wish them the best in the final round of voting.”

“We are excited to once again be recognized by SIIA and our peers as a CODiE finalist,” said Craig Powell, ConnectEDU President and CEO. “Never before has the education industry had such a high demand for accessible technology that utilizes and integrates data to drive decision-making and early intervention initiatives. This recognition affirms the daily focus we place on our mission of creating data-driven solutions that bridge the transitions between high school, college, and career, by making certain that students take the necessary steps at the right time to reach their goals.”

The 25th Annual CODiE Awards Gala will be held at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, CA on May 25, 2010. 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. Click here to view the list of all Finalists.

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 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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