Online School of Design, Sessions, Wins ANGEL IMPACT Award

July 05, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Education News
New York, New York–July 5, 2006–Sessions has won one of the inaugural ANGEL IMPACT Awards for Success Tracker©, a key component of Session’s recently launched Student Success Program©. The awards were developed to recognize efforts to impact education, exemplary ANGEL implementation, and fostering innovation and collaboration.

In February 2006, Sessions, the leading instructor-led, project-based, online school of graphic and web design, announced the implementation of Success Tracker©, an online resource to track, measure, and report each Sessions’ student’s academic progress.

Accessible to students on the Sessions’ web site, Success Tracker© provides students with a personalized cumulative status report chronicling their course work, portfolio projects and activity history. Sessions’ students have password-protected access to their own confidential profile. In addition, Success Tracker© facilitates one-on-one guidance and motivational support for students via phone and email with Sessions’ student advisors and success managers.

"With the Success Tracker© available at every login, and personalized advice and support standing-by, Sessions students are reporting a level of personal support and motivation that is unique to the online learning environment and in some ways superior to the learning tradition at most conventional campuses," said Doris Granatowski, Sessions’ CEO.

"We were extremely impressed with the quality and diversity of nominations for the ANGEL IMPACT Awards,” said Christopher Clapp, president and CEO, ANGEL Learning. “Competition for the awards was tough. ANGEL Learning applauds every IMPACT Award nominee and especially commends Sessions and Success Tracker © as one of the 12 winners of the inaugural ANGEL IMPACT Awards."

Response to Success Tracker© have been positive and enthusiastic. "Access to the status of my personal performance helps boost my morale,” said Pauline Tremain, a married mother of two and co-founder of a graphics agency in the United Kingdom. She recently enrolled in a Sessions’ graphic design certificate program and feels the help Sessions provides students to connect with one another makes the online educational experience more of a community. “I find it inspirational to view how I'm doing, and where I'm going, and seeing my progress has instantly lifted my spirits. It's such a good idea to have this, it definitely helps motivate. It’s great to know Sessions’ cares."

About, Inc. (, Inc., founded in 1997, was created with the goal of bringing new media design education to graphic and web designers worldwide, through online education.

Once a pioneer and now a leader in the distance education industry, Sessions' has delivered tens of thousands of courses to students in over 100 countries. Sessions is accredited by the Distance Education Training Council ( and the first of only two online schools licensed by the New York State Department of Education.

Sessions Online Design School, offers certificate programs and courses in graphic design, web design, multimedia, business marketing design and digital arts. For more information about Sessions Online School of Design, visit or