April 18, 2022
$220,000 in Grants Presented to Winners During Ellucian Live 2022
April 14, 2022—RESTON, Va.—This week during Ellucian Live, the higher education industry’s top global technology conference, Ellucian announced the winners of the 2022 Ellucian Impact Awards. The annual awards, from Ellucian, the leading higher education technology solutions provider, celebrate visionaries in higher education who are inspiring others to push the boundaries of technology and innovation.
This year, eight winners spanning four categories, will each receive a $25,000 grant in recognition of their commitment to driving student success. In addition, four Rising Star recipients will each receive a $5,000 grant. Atlanta Technical College was one of the 2022 Impact Award Winners and Rising Stars for Student Experience. The Student Experience category “celebrates the work higher education institutions are accomplishing in support of evolving student needs and diversity among the student population; recognizing technology impacts on the student experience”.
Part of the Technical College System of Georgia, Atlanta Technical College is a recipient of the Student Experience award for its commitment to supporting economic mobility for its large minority student body through career coaching and internship opportunities. Using Ellucian Banner, a comprehensive ERP system, the institution embraced greater collaboration and cohesion across the community. In partnership with the City of Atlanta and the Atlanta Committee for Progress, Atlanta Technical College increased graduation and retention rates and achieved a 13 percent enrollment increase in career-related programs.
“The Ellucian Impact Awards recognize institutions using technology to solve challenges, operate more efficiently, and offer a better student experience. This year’s winners are incredibly inspiring and demonstrate true leadership in driving transformation in higher education,” said Laura Ipsen, President, and CEO, Ellucian. “We are honored to partner with institutions to deliver the modern solutions that empower and enable our customers to exceed students’ evolving expectations.”
“I appreciate Ellucian for this recognition and congratulate our faculty and staff on a job well done. Our focus on student-centered, data-driven work culminates in our Center for Workforce Innovation and our efforts to transform lives through the power of technical education,” said Dr. Victoria Seals, President of Atlanta Technical College. Dr. Katrina Hunter, Vice President of Student Engagement at Atlanta Tech, echoed Dr. Seals’ statement by saying, “It is indeed an honor to receive Ellucian’s commendation for ATC’s efforts to advance access to education, workplace equity, and career sustainability through the Center for Workforce Innovation. Our team remains committed to continuing the work toward preparing today’s emerging professionals for the career opportunities of tomorrow.” For more information on the Ellucian Impact Awards, visit: https://www.ellucian.com/impact-award.