Everett Community College Selects Starfish by Hobsons as Student Success Platform

Using the Comprehensive Starfish Platform, Everett CC Plans to Enhance and Improve Advising Efforts on Campus

ARLINGTON, VA - July 26, 2018 - Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Starfish, today announced that Everett Community College has selected the Starfish Enterprise Success Platform to support student success and retention initiatives on campus through meaningful communication and connection.

“Our ultimate goal is to make it easier for our faculty and staff to have meaningful conversations with their students,” said Jessica Cain, Co-Chair of the Advising and First-Year Experience Subcommittee at Everett Community College. “Starfish will now enable our faculty and students to focus on those relationships, rather than spending time struggling to navigate our technology systems.”

“We are beyond excited about everything that Starfish has to offer,” said Betsy Stam, Chair of the Guided Pathways Technology Subcommittee at Everett Community College. “By surveying students and staff about the resources they wanted in our student success system, we discovered that our students especially wanted a system with an early alert tool. We are eager to introduce the many tools within Starfish, and believe it will make a great difference on our campus.”

Everett Community College joins a community of over 450 higher education institutions currently using the Starfish platform.

“Our mission at Starfish is to provide a system of tools and resources so faculty and staff can focus on what truly matters - connecting with and helping students succeed,” said Howard Bell, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Starfish by Hobsons. “We are excited to welcome Everett to the Starfish community, and share in their drive to streamline advising.”

The Starfish Enterprise Success Platform helps more than 450 colleges and universities efficiently scale their student success programs so that more students can achieve their academic and life goals. The Starfish platform helps higher education institutions identify at-risk students, pinpoint areas of concern, and connect students with valuable services. With Starfish, institutions can leverage reliable, actionable data to assess which services and interventions are working to keep students on track. Starfish was awarded the 2017 Guided Pathways to Success (GPS) Seal of Approval from Complete College America.

To learn more about Starfish, visit http://www.starfishsolutions.com.

About Everett Community College

Everett Community College educates more than 19,000 students every year at seven locations throughout Snohomish County, with most students and faculty at the main campus in north Everett. Students come to EvCC to affordably start their four-year degrees, earn certificates, train for a new job, experience hands-on training in professional and technical programs, learn English, develop basic skills, finish high school, train for a promotion, or to learn just for fun. For more information, visit www.EverettCC.edu

About Hobsons

A global leader in education technology, Hobsons helps more than 15 million students to identify their strengths, explore careers, match to best-fit educational opportunities, create academic plans, and reach their education and life goals. More than 13,000 K-12 and higher education institutions partner with Hobsons and leverage our expertise and our solutions -- Naviance, Intersect, and Starfish -- to improve college and career readiness, college recruiting and admissions, and higher education student success to support millions of students around the world.


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