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April 20, 2011 07:15 ET

Josh Cote, Proud Graduate of Springfield College Now Ranked in America's Best Colleges

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - April 20, 2011) - Josh Cote, Entrepreneur and Managing Director of EA Worldwide based in London Bridge graduated from Springfield College in 1998 which has been ranked in U.S. News Media Group 2011 America's Best Colleges.

U.S. News release rankings annually for America's Best Colleges. The indicators of excellence and factors considered are graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, alumni giving and financial support and resources. Springfield College reports a freshman retention rate of 82% and has been ranked again in the top tier in the category of Best Regional Universities for the North Region. Springfield College is known as the Birthplace of Basketball, a game invented at the College in 1891 by instructor James Naismith (http://www.spfldcol.edu/home.nsf/The-Birthplace-of-Basketball). Josh Cote, now an entrepreneur based in London, UK, attended the College in the mid 90's and graduated with a Sports Management Degree ''I loved my time at Springfield College; the skills developed throughout my study have made a huge impact on my career and the success of my businesses. It's great to see the College getting recognition through the U.S. News College rankings'' says EA Worldwide's Josh Cote.

Josh Cote played football at Springfield College while studying Sports Management and as a new graduate took his first job at the Waterbury Spirit, a minor league baseball team in Waterbury, CT. ''Football and baseball were a huge part of my life while I studied at Springfield College, it was through sports and the competitive environment of my team that my leadership and motivational skills grew. Many of these attributes I have applied to business and with the success of my companies I have the opportunity to further educate budding entrepreneurs. Team sports and my time at Springfield College is something I regularly refer to.'' continues Josh Cote.

The accredited colleges and universities results are published in the U.S. News college rankings online www.usnews.com/colleges and in the U.S News & World Report Newspaper. The America's Best Colleges ranking package has been available over the past 26 years. It includes multimedia resources which outline college admission, financing options, university events and shows, campus life videos, application deadlines, sports and activities and is now referred to as the most comprehensive research tool for students and parents when conducting research into college and university education.

EA Worldwide Managing Director Josh Cote is a proud graduate of Springfield College. Originally from New Hampshire, Josh opened his first business in Boston, Massachusetts. His success in the outsourced sales industry led to him expanding the company to London, UK in the spring of 2007 and most recently to the European market. Josh Cote has grown his organisation through one of the toughest economic climates in recent years and credits much of the success to perseverance, developing an innovative business model and the ability to adapt to change.

Josh Cote is dedicated to fostering greater education in entrepreneurship and plans to offer further business development opportunities.

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