WESTON, Fla., Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Copley Retention Systems is a leading provider of advanced student success and retention software services through the use of customized, private social networks and Smartphone applications.
Copley recently acquired a lead investor for their Series A funding from Thomas DiBenedetto and his Junction Investors Ltd. "I have been following Copley's growth for some time now and believe that the company has created a cutting edge software application that focuses on significantly reducing the severe student attrition problem facing all facets of higher education. My specific involvement in Higher Education has given me a keen insight into the power of collaboration, early intervention and academic assistance that are the key drivers of the Copley Square student success application," said Mr. DiBenedetto.
"We are excited to build momentum for Copley Retention Systems with the addition of our financing from Mr. DiBenedetto and with our new university clients. The combination of embedded retention tools combined with a private collaborative social network creates a powerful education collaboration tool for today's interactive student," said Keith Clougherty, CEO of Copley Retention Systems.
Copley deploys its student retention tools through the "Copley Square"™ application, a vibrant, private, collaborative social network for daily engagement of students, faculty and administrators. Copley improves student success through the social media tools increasingly used by today's student. Increased student retention is achieved through the use of proven, real world student success practices delivered online and via Smartphone, including early intervention, on demand video with up to 20 people for face-to-face video study groups, collaboration, tutoring and more.
The company is currently under contract and installed with multiple university clients including St. Thomas University, Miami, FL, North East Louisiana Technical College, Delaware State University, Eastern New Mexico University and Universidad Interamericana Puerto Rico.
"Copley Retention Systems software is one of a kind, providing institutions with an invaluable, cutting edge tool capable of fully integrating the curricular and co-curricular student experience," said Issac M. Carter, Dean of Students, St. Thomas University, Miami, FL.
Copley Square Software
The Copley Square™ Student Success Application has successfully migrated real world, proven student success practices and tools onto media that students demand and use in their everyday life. Copley uses social networking to unite students on their preferred media such as On Demand Video and Smartphone Applications.
Educational institutions have access to instant reporting on a multitude of student activities gathered through the collaborative social network, which communicates heavily with custom smartphone applications to assess student experience, participation and state of mind from application through graduation.
About Copley Retention Systems (Weston, Florida)
Copley Retention Systems is a "Software as a Service" (SaaS) company that provides a comprehensive online software solution to increase student success. www.copleysystems.com.
About Thomas DiBenedetto and Junction Investors Ltd. (Boston, MA)
President of Boston International Group, President of Junction Investors Ltd., Chairman of the Board of Jefferson Waterman International and Managing Director of Olympic Partners.
Mr. DiBenedetto is a partner in New England Sports Ventures, who own the Boston Red Sox and soccer club Liverpool F.C. He is also the new owner of the Italian football team A.S. Roma and a trustee at Trinity College, Hartford Conn.
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