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MVCC student places in Top 10 in national video contest

Mohawk Valley Community College student Samuel K. Steffen of Holland Patent recently placed in the top 10 in the national Get Connected and Win Video Contest hosted by McGraw-Hill Higher Education.

Steffen, a second-year accounting major at MVCC, placed in the fourth- through tenth-place category of the contest, winning an iPad. More than 100 students from across the country submitted videos about how McGraw-Hill Connect and digital learning has helped to improve their education. Winners were selected based on creativity, originality, theme communication, and the number of public votes received online. Steffen’s video illustrated how the Connect Economics online program is a benefit to students in courses such as microeconomics, which he completed this spring at MVCC.

The top three winners received $5,000, $2,000 and $1,000 scholarships, respectively, and their winning videos will be featured on several McGraw-Hill websites and social media channels. Winners in fourth through 10th place received an iPad, and winners 11 through 20 received an iPod Touch. To see the all the winning videos, visit the Get Connected and Win website (http://getconnectedandwin.com) and YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLF388426D699166CB).

“It is so inspiring to see students use McGraw-Hill Connect in such a creative, unique way and participate in a contest that showcases how they learn differently,” said Brian Kibby, president of McGraw-Hill Higher Education. “We thank all those who participated and offer congratulations to all of our winners, and are so inspired by seeing these students engaged in their own learning and we’re seeing great results.”