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Campus Technology Announces 2015 Innovators Award Honorees

For Immediate Release

(VIENNA, VA., June 9, 2015) — Campus Technology has officially announced the recipients of its 2015 Innovators Awards. After a nomination process that brought in submissions from all over the world, 12 honorees were selected in five categories.

The Campus Technology Innovators Awards annually recognize the exemplary colleges and universities, along with their visionary project leadership and technology vendor partners, that have used technology in innovative ways to solve campus challenges.

"From out-of-the-box learning spaces and cutting-edge tech to unique apps and invaluable tools for teaching, learning and administration, these Innovators illustrate the many wonderful ways that technology can enhance higher education. Congratulations to all of this year's awardees,” said Rhea Kelly, executive editor, Campus Technology.

The 2015 Campus Technology Innovators:

Administrative Systems

Wright State University
Project: Strategic Information and Business Intelligence
Project Lead: Sasanka Prabhala, executive director for strategic information and business intelligence
Vendors/technologies: IBM

IT Infrastructure and Systems

Austin Community College
Project: Highland Campus ACCelerator
Project Lead: Richard Rhodes, president
Vendors/technologies: Comtarsia, Dell, McGraw-Hill Education, Smart Technologies, VMware

Indiana University
Project: One.IU (OneCampus)
Project Lead: Eric Westfall, enterprise software architect
Vendors/technologies: Developed in-house, rSmart

Penn State University
Project: One Button Studio
Project Lead: Justin Miller, project manager
Vendors/technologies: Apple, Canon, Blackmagic Design, Griffin Technology, Indigo Domotics, Insteon, Reflecmedia

Student Systems and Services

Ball State University
Project: Ball State Achievements
Project Lead: Kay Bales, vice president for student affairs and dean of students
Vendors/technologies: Developed in-house

NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering
Project: Pre-registration Tutorial
Project Leads: Yona Jean-Pierre, director of faculty innovations in teaching and learning, and Melinda Parham, assistant dean for first-year students & academic initiatives
Vendors/technologies: Developed in-house

South Mountain Community College
Project: Learner Support System
Project Lead: Dawn Thacker, faculty
Vendors/technologies: Developed in-house

Teaching and Learning

University of Notre Dame
Project: E-Portfolios With Evidenced-Based Badges
Project Lead: G. Alex Ambrose, associate professor of the practice and associate director of e-portfolio assessment
Vendors/technologies: Credly, Digication

University of San Diego
Project: World Interactive Study Environment
Project Leads: Avi Badwal, senior director, ERP technologies, and Christopher Wessells, vice provost and CIO
Vendors/technologies: Developed in-house

Jackson State University
Project: CyberLearning@JSU
Project Lead: Robert Blaine, special assistant to the provost for CyberLearning
Vendors/technologies: Apple, Words and Numbers

Education Futurists

Ball State University
Project: The Traveler
Project Lead: Kyle Parker, senior software engineer for developing technologies
Vendors/technologies: Developed in-house

Georgia State University
Project: Collaborative University Research & Visualization Environment (CURVE)
Project Lead: Bryan Sinclair, associate dean, University Library
Vendors/technologies: Apple, CineMassive Displays, Dell, Nvidia

This year's honorees will be recognized with a special feature in the July print issue of Campus Technology and at an awards ceremony at the Campus Technology 2015 conference at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA, July 27-30. The winners will also receive in-depth coverage on the Campus Technology Web site.

For more information on the awards, visit the Campus Technology Innovators Web site:

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