A CUSP Update

Here’s What’s Been Happening…

Summer’s nearly over and as colleges across the country get ready to welcome in a new crop of young students, we have been busy here at CUSP getting ready for some exciting “news” of our own.

Here’s what’s been happening…

CUSP Is Accredited by the Better Business Bureau

Last month (July 2017) CUSP was honored by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) with full accreditation. The BBB has been around since 1912 and its mission is to promote trust within the marketplace through setting standards and promoting best practices. After going through an application process which asked questions about our services and clients, CUSP was awarded full BBB accreditation and an A+ rating because of our high level of standards and integrity.

Learn more here.

Welcome to the Team, Andrea

This month we are also excited to welcome Andrea Ditter-Middleton to the team here at CUSP. Andrea will be serving as our new Communications Director. In this new role, Andrea will be providing company news (like this!) as well as industry insight to our readers and clients on a more regular basis. Read Andrea’s bio below and be on the lookout here on the blog, as well as on our social media outlets, for regular updates and content from Andrea and the communications department. Check out her bio below:

Hi. My name is Andrea Ditter-Middleton and I am excited to be the newest member of the CUSP Educational Services team. In addition to working as a marketing and social media manager and communications specialist for the past 6 years, I am also a seasoned post-secondary educator and academic intervention specialist. I hold a BA and MA in English from SUNY New Paltz and am currently working towards my M.Ed. in Higher Education through Penn State University. During the school year, I teach composition courses at SUNY Dutchess in Poughkeepsie, NY as well as work with TRiO and EOP students as an academic specialist, helping them transition into college-level work as well as learn critical communication skills.

In addition to my professional duties, I am also the proud (and somewhat tired) mother of three young children, a local Girl Scout leader, and avid crocheter.

SUNY Polytechnic Social Skills Group Enters its 6th Semester

Finally, as the temperatures begin to drop and the smell of fall is in the air, remember that the start of school means more than books and class schedules. Finding community and support on campus for co-curricular needs is just as important.

We are excited to announce that the SUNY Polytechnic campus in Utica, NY will once again be hosting a CUSP Social Skills group on campus this coming fall. Entering its 6th consecutive semester, this program has helped dozens of students with their transition into college and we are proud to announce our largest enrollment to date this fall. You can learn more about the services offered CUSP social skills groups like the one at SUNY Polytechnic here and feel free to reach out with any questions or for additional resources and help transitioning into your new school environment.



Here’s to a bright new college year and a successful fall semester for all!


The CUSP Team