Michelle Beatty is an adjunct instructor and the Starfish Coordinator for the 2019 Education Advances Award (Student Success & Advising) winner SUNY Broome Community College in Binghamton, NY. Student persistence and retention have been a passion for her for nearly her entire career. Michelle brings her 22 years of experience in higher education including admissions, residence life, advising and student success/retention initiatives to the judging panel. Michelle earned a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Science degree in higher education and post-secondary counseling from West Chester University of Pennsylvania. Michelle is the mother of three active daughters and enjoys volunteering at their schools and with their church.