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Big Bend Community College Selects Starfish by Hobsons as Exclusive Student Success Platform

Big Bend Community College (BBCC) has chosen to collaborate with Hobson’s Starfish Enterprise Success Platform in order to increase retention and graduation rates on their campus.

Saint Joseph’s University Grows Relationship with Starfish to Include Starfish Analytics

The college will begin working with Starfish in an expanded capacity beginning in the fall of 2019.

Hobsons Announces Completion of 2019 Internship Program

Hobsons, the leader in education technology and company behind Naviance, Intersect, and Starfish, announced today the culmination and success of its 2019 Summer Internship Program. Across Hobsons’ Arlington and Cincinnati office locations, 20 college students gained firsthand experience over 10 weeks, working in various departments across all three product lines.

Hobsons Announces Winners for the 2019 Education Advances Awards

Three K-12 and Higher Education Institutions Recognized by Hobsons for their Impact in Student Success

Hobsons Kicks Off 2019 Hobsons Summer Institute in Marco Island, FL

The Second Annual HSI conference brings together hundreds of K-12 and Higher Education Leaders to Discuss Advancements in Student Success

Cambridge College Selects Starfish by Hobsons as Exclusive Student Success Platform

ARLINGTON, Va. – May 28, 2019 – Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Starfish, today announced that Cambridge College has chosen to partner with Hobson’s Starfish Enterprise Success Platform in order to increase the retention and graduation rates of the undergraduate student population.

Starfish by Hobsons to Present at the 99th AACC Annual Convention

ARLINGTON, Va. - April 10, 2019 - Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Starfish, announced today that Starfish will host a client panel at AACC’s 99th Annual Convention hosted by the American Association of Community Colleges at 4:00 p.m. (EST) on Saturday, April 13.

Blackhawk Technical College Selects Starfish by Hobsons as Student Success Platform

ARLINGTON, Va. - April 9, 2019 - Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Starfish, today announced that Blackhawk Technical College has chosen to partner with Hobson’s Starfish Enterprise Success Platform in order to provide flexible learning and impactful advising for all students.

California Community Colleges Expands Starfish Usage to All Institutions

ARLINGTON, VA - March 12, 2019 - Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Starfish, announced today that Starfish has reached an agreement with the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office to offer Starfish solutions to all CCC institutions. Currently, 43 institutions within the CCC system utilize Starfish solutions.

Starfish by Hobsons to Present at ACE 2019

PHILADELPHIA - March 11, 2019 - Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Starfish, announced today that Ellyn Artis, Director of Strategic Consulting, will host a client panel at ACE 2019 hosted by the American Council on Education at 2:30 p.m. (EST) on Monday, March 11.

General Manager of Starfish by Hobsons to Present at DREAM 2019

ARLINGTON, VA - February 19, 2019 - Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Starfish, announced today that Howard Bell, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Starfish, will present at DREAM 2019 hosted by Achieving the Dream at 12:00 p.m. (PST) on Wednesday, February 20.

Nevada System of Higher Education Selects Starfish By Hobsons as Student Success Platform

ARLINGTON, VA - January 15, 2019 - Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Starfish, today announced that the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) has chosen to expand their partnership with Hobson’s Starfish Enterprise Success Platform in order to provide the solution to all four community colleges in the system.

Murray State University Selects Starfish By Hobsons as Student Success Platform

ARLINGTON, VA, December 18, 2018 - Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Starfish, today announced that Murray State University has chosen to implement Hobson’s Starfish Enterprise Success Platform in order to increase retention by providing students and faculty with easy-to-use and robust resources.

Starfish by Hobsons Exhibits at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference

DENVER, October 30 - Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Starfish, will today exhibit at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference in booth #635.

Starfish by Hobsons Awarded Two Technology Trailblazer Awards by Complete College America

ARLINGTON, VA, October 26 - Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Starfish, today announced that its student success platform has been awarded two Technology Trailblazer Awards as part of the 2018 Technology Seal of Approval by Complete College America.

Starfish by Hobsons Sponsors the SUNY Student Success Center Summit

ALBANY, NY, October 25 - Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Starfish, will today sponsor and attend the SUNY Starfish Student Success Center Summit, hosted by the State University of New York.

Starfish by Hobsons Hosts Student Success Summit in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS, October 23 - Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Starfish, will today host a Starfish Student Success Summit at the University of Missouri in St. Louis.

Starfish by Hobsons to Present at the ATD 2018 Holistic Student Supports Institute

ST. LOUIS, October 9 - Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Starfish, will today present at the 2018 Holistic Student Supports Institute, hosted by Achieving the Dream.

Hobsons Sponsors #RealCollege 2018: A National Convening on Food and Housing Insecurity

ARLINGTON, VA, October 1 - Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Starfish, joined higher education leaders this weekend at #RealCollege 2018: A National Convening on Food and Housing Insecurity. Hobsons’ sponsorship of the event represents its extended commitment to the work of Sara Goldrick-Rab, Ph.D., founder of #RealCollege, and her mission to assist students throughout the U.S. to overcome the many challenges they face on their journey to accomplish their higher education goals.

Starfish by Hobsons to Present at the 2018 NACADA Annual Conference

ARLINGTON, VA - September 27, 2018 - Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Starfish, will present next week at the 2018 NACADA Annual Conference, hosted by the National Academic Advising Association.

East Stroudsburg University Selects Starfish by Hobsons as Student Success Platform

ARLINGTON, VA - September 26, 2018 - Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Starfish, today announced that East Stroudsburg University (ESU) has partnered with Starfish to launch the Starfish Enterprise Success Platform to increase communication and connection between students, faculty, and staff across campus.

Starfish by Hobsons to Present at ATD 2018 Data & Analytics Summit

COLLEGE PARK, MD - September 6, 2018 - Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Starfish, will today present at the 2018 Data & Analytics Summit, hosted by Achieving the Dream.

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Everett Community College Selects Starfish by Hobsons as Student Success Platform

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.

Starfish Analytics Increases Understanding of Student Barriers for Higher Education Leaders

PALM DESERT, CA - July 18, 2018 - Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Starfish, today announces a series of enhancements within Starfish Analytics that will enable higher education institution leadership to make decisions based on data in order to break down barriers to student achievement.

Starfish by Hobsons Launches New Product Features to Encourage Community Collaboration

PALM DESERT, CA - July 18, 2018 - Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Starfish, today announces a series of new features within the Starfish Enterprise Success Platform to assist in breaking down barriers to student achievement. The new features, which include enhanced capabilities within the Student Success Matrix (SSMx), were announced today at Hobsons Summer Institute 2018.

Hobsons Announces Education Advances Award Winners at HSI 2018

PALM DESERT, CA - July 18, 2018 - Hobsons, the education technology leader, is pleased to announce the 2018 Education Advances winners. One K-12 district and two higher education institutions were named the 2018 Education Advances winners in a ceremony today at Hobsons Summer Institute 2018. The winners were selected by a panel of independent judges and represent leaders in the education space.

Starfish by Hobsons Renews Commitment to Student Engagement Through Product Updates

PALM DESERT, CA - July 17, 2018 - Hobsons, the education technology leader and company behind Starfish, today announces a renewed commitment to increasing student engagement through updates and new features to the Starfish platform.

Hobsons Announces Hobsons Summer Institute 2018 Keynote Speakers

ARLINGTON, VA - July 12, 2018 - Hobsons, the education technology leader, is pleased to announce the keynote speakers at Hobsons Summer Institute 2018.

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Franklin University Selects Starfish By Hobsons Student Success Platform

ARLINGTON, VA - June 26, 2018 - Hobsons, the education technology leader, today announced that Franklin University has chosen to partner with Hobson’s Starfish Enterprise Success Platform to support its student success and retention initiatives. Franklin is joining a community of more than 450 higher education institutions that currently use Starfish.

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Kellogg Community College Selects Starfish By Hobsons Student Success Platform

ARLINGTON, VA - JUNE 11, 2018 - Hobsons, the education technology leader, today announced that Kellogg Community College in Battle Creek, Mich. has selected the Starfish Enterprise Success Platform as part of its initiative to increase student success and retention rates on campus.

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Starfish Clients Named 2019 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Finalists

ARLINGTON, VA - MAY 24, 2018 - Starfish by Hobsons is pleased to announce that two Starfish clients have been selected as finalists for the 2019 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence.

Hobsons Announces Release of the Benchmarks Report within the Starfish Platform

ARLINGTON, VA, May 17, 2018 - Starfish by Hobsons today announced the release of the Benchmarks report, a new data dashboard to help Starfish institutions compare their students’ performance with student performance at similar institutions.

Starfish Student Success Summit Brings Together Nearly 100 Higher Education Leaders

ARLINGTON, VA - May 14, 2018 - Hobsons, the education technology leader, will hold a free Starfish Student Success Summit hosted by Jefferson ( Philadelphia University and Thomas Jefferson University) in Philadelphia, Penn today.

Hobsons Announces Finalists for 2018 Education Advances Awards

ARLINGTON, VA - May 7, 2018 - Hobsons is pleased to announce that three K-12 districts and six higher education institutions have been selected as finalists for the 2018 Hobsons Education Advances Awards.

Hobsons Celebrates National Community College Month

ARLINGTON, VA, April 30, 2018 - Hobsons, the education technology leader, is proud to acknowledge the hard work of our nation’s community and technical colleges during National Community College Month.

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