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Campus Technology Announces Prestigious 2013 Innovators Awards Winners

For Immediate Release

June 7, 2013
Karen Barak
Phone: 818-814-5301
[email protected]

Campus Technology Announces Prestigious 2013 Innovators Awards Winners

Chatsworth, CA — Campus Technology, the leading monthly publication produced by 1105 Media Education Group that delivers relevant news, updates and real-world experiences on the use of technology to advance the way colleges and universities operate and educate, officially announces the winners of its ninth annual Innovators Awards. This year, nine honorees were selected in six categories out of 235 nominations submitted from outstanding higher education institutions around the globe:

Category: Teaching and Learning
Rochester Institute of Technology,
Rochester, NY
Project: The Research Network
Project lead: Chandra McKenzie, Assistant Provost for Academic Affairs

  • Developed in house

Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY
Project: Open Academic Analytics Initiative
Project lead: Josh Baron, Senior Academic Technology Officer

  • ASAHI Net International
  • Pentaho
  • rSmart
  • Sakai

Category: IT Infrastructure and Systems
Lane Community College,
Eugene, OR
Project: Automated Lighting System
Project lead: Alen Bahret, Programmer/Analyst

  • CollegeNET
  • Musco Lighting

Category: Student Systems and Services
Lone Star College System,
Houston, TX
Project: Education and Career Positioning System
Project lead: Michael Mathews, Chief Strategist for Innovation and Research

  • IMS Global Learning Consortium
  • Personal
  • SmartHires
  • US Department of Education
  • Valpar International

University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Project: SpaceScout Mobile App
Project lead: Janice Fournier, Research Scientist

  • Developed in house

Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA
Project: The Dissertation Portal
Project lead: Amanda Rockinson-Szapkiw, Chair of Doctoral Research

  • Microsoft

Category: Leadership, Governance, and Policy
Union County College,
Cranford, NJ
Project: Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Plan
Project lead: Margaret McMenamin, President

  • Blackboard
  • Facebook
  • Twitter

Category: Administrative Systems
Cal State University San Marcos,
San Marcos, CA
Project: Strategic Class Scheduling
Project lead: April Grommo, Director, Projects Office

  • Microsoft
  • Oracle

Category: Education Futurists
San Jose State University,
San Jose, CA
Project: SJSU Plus
Project lead: Ellen Junn, Provost

  • edX
  • Higher One
  • Instructure
  • Oracle
  • Udacity

Each year, the Campus Technology Innovators Awards recognize exemplary colleges and universities, their visionary technology project leadership, and their innovative technology vendor partners that have taken technology to extraordinary new heights to meet today's challenges on campus.

"It's my pleasure to congratulate all the 2013 Innovators Award winners for their exceptional work and their crucial roles as leaders in the advancement of education through technology," says Wendy LaDuke, President and Group Publisher, 1105 Media Education Group.

This year's honorees will be recognized with a special feature in the July, all-digital issue of Campus Technology magazine ( and a special print edition distributed only at the Campus Technology 2013 (CT 2013) conference at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA, July 29-Aug.1. The 2013 winners will also receive in-depth coverage on the Campus Technology website along with recognition at an exclusive awards ceremony during the CT 2013 conference.

For more information on the 2013 Innovators, and to learn more about our awards program, visit the Campus Technology Innovators web page For information on Innovators at CT 2013, visit the conference site Be sure to follow us on LinkedIn (, Twitter ( ), and Facebook ( ).

About Campus Technology
Campus Technology is one of higher education's top information sources ̶ delivering valuable information via a monthly magazine, website, newsletters, webinars, online tools and in-person events. It's the go-to resource for campus professional—providing in-depth coverage on the technologies and implementations influencing colleges and universities across the nation. You'll discover valuable how-to content, best practices, industry trends, expert advice and insightful articles to help administrators, campus executives, technologists and educators plan, develop and successfully launch effective IT initiatives. Our annual conferences showcase expert speakers, thought leaders and technology solution experts exchanging ideas on the latest technological innovations in use on campuses worldwide ̶ offering campus technology professionals opportunities to collaborate, network and gain valuable information that helps them succeed.

About 1105 Media, Inc.
1105 Media, Inc. is a leading provider of integrated information and media in targeted business-to-business markets, including specialized sectors of the information technology community; industrial health, safety and compliance; security; environmental protection; and home healthcare. 1105's offerings span print and online magazines, journals and newsletters; seminars, conferences and trade shows; training courseware; and web-based services. 1105 Media is based in Chatsworth, CA, with offices throughout the United States.


About the Author

Karen Barak is a formerly worked in the marketing department at 1105 Media.

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