Benjamin Costello

Executive Director, Constituent Engagement Strategy



As an individual:

  • Appreciation Awards - 2017 - from the Center for LGBT Education, Outreach & Services - "for outstanding leadership to improve systems for the LGBTQ community at Ithaca College"
  • IC Choice Award - 2003 - Individual - Creative and energetic contributions to web development in support of the Institutional Plan.
  • Sungard Development Partner - Selected to work with Sungard Higher Education on the inception of the “Enrollment Recruitment and Relationships” product - due to success of myIthaca - a custom prospective student portal - 2007
  • Art Exhibit - 16 original pieces displayed for the month of Sept, 2010 at the Upstate Medical College in Syracuse, NY
  • For web design of
    • featured on’s “most creative web designs” gallery
    • featured on the design blog
    • featured on’s “Zeitgeist of screen design” inspirations collection
    • featured on’s inspired web design gallery

As a group member:

  • IC Choice Award - 2007 - Group - Recognized for contributions to the Student Information System implementation
  • IC Choice Award - 2006 - Group - Recognized for design and implementation of the Web Profile Manager.
  • Gold Accolade Award 2006, CASE District II: Student recruitment website (as part of the web development team, creator and designer)
  • Gold Accolade Award 2006, CASE District II: Institutional home page (as part of the web development team, lead designer)
  • IC Choice Award - 2003 - Group - Technology Renewal Team