Centric’s client, Michigan College Access Network (MCAN), was recently named a quarterly finalist for the 2012 Sextant Award from ServInt, a pioneering provider of managed cloud hosting for enterprises worldwide. The award recognizes ServInt customers who are making the most profound community impact with their Internet-based enterprises.

MCAN’s mission is to dramatically increase the college participation and graduation rate in Michigan, particularly among low-income students, first-generation students and students of color. To fulfill this goal, MCAN has two innovative web-based solutions that help students learn about and apply for college. The Michigan College Access Portal was developed by Centric and is a one-stop web portal for students to plan, apply and pay for college. In addtion, “It’s MI Life” is a social networking site that engages students directly in planning for life after high school.

MCAN was chosen as a finalist for the award from among ServInt’s customers. In addition to receiving three free months of hosting, MCAN is entered to win the grand prize of $5,000, which will be announced in December.

Congratulations, MCAN, for receiving the award and for making such an innovative difference in your community!