Celebrate Education Advances

Every day Hobsons clients are creating meaningful and measurable change within their organizations to help students make the best decisions to shape their own futures. We are proud to recognize these accomplishments, to celebrate our clients’ successes, and to share their best practices with the broader community.

Hobsons Education Advances Awards recognize the innovation that is possible when an institution combines people, process, and technology to make a difference in the lives of students. The awards ceremony will be held on Tuesday July 14, 2020 in Indianapolis, IN, where we will recognize finalists and winners from three categories:

  • Naviance
  • Intersect
  • Starfish

One winner and three finalists per award will receive:

  • Trip to HSI (flight, lodging, conference fees) for one member of their staff
  • $2000 (winner only) for their institution
  • Award finalist video
  • Success story of their program
  • Press related to the award

The call for submissions for the Education Advances Awards is now closed. Finalists will be notified by March 15, 2020.

Meet The Judges


Dennis Kelly
Senior Vice President and Chief Enrollment Officer
Wilmington College
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Stefan Hyman
Assistant Provost for Enrollment Strategies, Communications and Analytics
Stony Brook University
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Stephen Quinn
Acting Vice President, Enrollment Management
Caldwell University
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John McGrath
Deputy CEO
National Association for College Admission Counseling
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Jamey Rorison
Senior Program Officer, Post-secondary Success
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
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Toyia Younger
Vice President for Leadership Development
American Association of State Colleges and Universities
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Michelle Beatty
Adjunct Instructor and Starfish Coordinator
SUNY Broome Community College, Binghamton, NY
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Jen Ewing
Director of College Counseling
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School – Baltimore
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Morton Sherman
Associate Executive Director, Leadership Services
AASA, The Superintendents Association
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2019 Hobsons Education Advances Winners