Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 9:30am

Mercy College has been named the winner of the 2017 Technology Pioneer Award presented by the Education Advisory Board company (EAB).

The Washington, D.C. based EAB provides research, technology and services to over 1,200 member educational institutions.

The award was accepted by Vice President of Student Affairs Kevin Joyce, Assistant Vice President of Institutional Assessment, Planning & Analytics Jessica Haber, Executive Director of PACT Rajesh Kumar, Director of PACT & Community Standards Nick Canzano and Associate Director of PACT Leighann Van De Bogart.

“While there are many members who have demonstrated strong qualities, we could not think of a more fitting winner for this award,” wrote EAB Managing Director Richard Stanley in its presentation to Mercy.

In a statement from EAB Mercy College was credited for getting the Technology Pioneer Award because the “professional mentors use EAB Campus every day to support students holistically, helping them choose classes, explore careers, and address financial barriers to completing college.”

EAB’s mobile application simplifies school communications, helps students make more informed decisions on their own, and reminds students to take action at the right time. By ensuring students have the assistance and technology they need, Mercy achieved a 20 percent increase in college-wide retention over the past seven years.

The Technology Pioneer Award provides for a $1,500 scholarship and will be formally presented at EAB's annual CONNECTED conference, a “student success collaborative," to be held in Washington D.C. on October 5-6.