September 12, 2023

Education company EAB has named Nashua Community College as a finalist for the company’s Student Success Collaborative-Return on Education Award.

NASHUA – Sept. 12, 2023: EAB’s Return on Education Award recognizes an institution that has seen significant and measurable results from its efforts to help students persist, graduate, and thrive.

This is the tenth year in a row that EAB has recognized outstanding achievements in student success. Finalists were chosen from among the colleges, universities, and individuals that use Navigate, EAB’s student success management system, or Starfish, the student success platform EAB acquired in 2021.

“Many of the students arriving on college campuses today were profoundly impacted by the pandemic and staff have to innovate to ensure these students receive the support they need,” said EAB President of Technology, Scott Schirmeier. “The finalists for EAB’s Student Success Collaborative Awards are rising to the challenge, leading with empathy, and using technology in smarter ways to help students achieve their goal of earning a college degree.”

“We are pleased to be recognized as a finalist for the Return on Education award. At Nashua Community College, we have always kept student persistence and success at the heart of our mission,” said Lucille Jordan, President of Nashua Community College.

The following institutions and individuals also were named finalists for EAB’s 2023-2024 Student Success Collaborative Awards:

Technology Pioneer Award finalists:

  1. Rowan University
  2. Utah Tech University
  3. University of Montana

Return on Education Award finalists:

  1. Ashland University
  2. Columbus State Community College
  3. Idaho State University
  4. Nashua Community College
  5. Virginia Commonwealth University

Collaborative Citizen Award finalists:

  1. North Hennepin Community College
  2. University of Missouri – Columbia
  3. Utica University
  4. Winston-Salem State University

Excellence in Technology Administration Award finalists:

  1. Auburn University – Judith Sanders
  2. Southeast Missouri State University – Verona Lambert
  3. Weber State University – Ken Johnson
  4. University of Alaska Fairbanks – Jessica Skipper

Visionary Leadership Award finalists:

  1. Buena Vista University – Jamii Claiborne
  2. Germanna Community College – Cheri Maea
  3. Syracuse University – Kalpana (Kal) Srinivas

CONNECTEDness Award finalists:

  1. California State University, Fullerton
  2. Ramapo College of New Jersey
  3. Central Virginia Community College, Cerro Coso Community College, Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College, Porterville College,

The winners of this year’s awards will be selected from among the list of finalists and will be recognized at CONNECTED24, a three-day gathering of thousands of student success leaders from progressive community colleges as well as four-year colleges and universities taking place this January. The 25 finalists were selected from the more than 850 colleges and universities with whom EAB works to support student success.

About Nashua Community College
Since 1970, Nashua Community College has been successfully meeting the educational needs of Greater Nashua by delivering a high quality two-year, post-secondary education. The college partners closely with area industries that provide students with a unique perspective in their fields of study, allowing for a real-world experience to further their academic journey. Students can choose from a variety of associate degree, certificate, and career training programs. Nashua Community College is a member of the Community College System of New Hampshire. The seven community colleges in the system are committed to working with businesses throughout the state to train and retain employees to develop a robust workforce across all sectors.  Learn more at 

About EAB

At EAB, our mission is to make education smarter and our communities stronger. We work with more than 2,500 institutions to drive transformative change through data-driven insights and best-in-class capabilities. From kindergarten to college to career, EAB partners with leaders and practitioners to accelerate progress and drive results across enrollment, student success, institutional strategy, and data analytics. We work with each partner differently, tailoring our portfolio of research, technology, and marketing and enrollment solutions to meet the unique needs of every leadership team, as well as the students and employees they serve. Learn more at