UW-Parkside receives national recognition for achievements in student success

Published: November 8, 2021

Debbie FordSOMERS, Wis. – UW-Parkside has been named as one the national winners of the CONNECTEDness Award from the education company EAB.

UW-Parkside joins it’s three other partners UW-Milwaukee, Milwaukee Area Technical College and Carthage College in receiving the award for the Moon Shot for Equity Program, a national program aimed at helping students from underrepresented populations succeed in college. The Wisconsin partnership was the first regional consortium in the country to commit to the Moon Shot program.

“We’re proud to be a part of this award and to share it with our partners,” said UW-Parkside Chancellor Debbie Ford. “What we’re most excited about, though, is what we can achieve through the Moon Shoot for Equity Program and be able to offer everyone a better chance to succeed in achieving their education goals.”

The CONNECTEDness Award recognizes education institutes that build relationships across institution types in order to aid students regardless of their institution. 

This is the eighth year in a row that EAB has recognized outstanding achievements in student success. Awardees are chosen from among the colleges, universities, and individuals that use Navigate, EAB’s student success management system, or Starfish, the student success platform EAB acquired earlier this year.

“Students, faculty, and campus staff are still learning how to access and deliver the right combination of online and in-person support services that are critical to student success,” said, EAB President of Technology, Scott Schirmeier. “The winners of EAB’s 2021 Student Success Collaborative Awards have gone above and beyond in their mission to keep students on track to graduate at a time when the pandemic has completely upended the traditional student support model.”

The awards were presented at CONNECTED21, a three-day gathering, virtual this year, of thousands of student success leaders from progressive community colleges as well as four-year colleges and universities.

EAB works with more than 2,500 institutions, leaders, and practitioners to accelerate progress and drive results across five major areas: enrollment, student success, institutional strategy, data & analytics, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is committed to high-quality educational programs, creative and scholarly activities, and services responsive to its diverse student population, and its local, national, and global communities. We are a dynamic learning community grounded in academic excellence and focused on student success, diversity, inclusion, and community engagement. The campus serves as a premier comprehensive public institution and a destination of choice, serving as a focal point of local, regional, and global progress. 

Media contact:

Andrew Savagian
Communications Director
University of Wisconsin-Parkside

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