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Avila IT team wins big award at Jenzabar Annual Meeting

June 28, 2011
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KANSAS CITY, Mo - - Members of Avila University’s Information Technology department were honored recently at the Jenzabar Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tenn.

Jenzabar Inc., a leading provider of software, services and strategies for higher education, bestowed the inaugural Jenzovation Award to the Avila team for its outstanding use of Jenzabar technology.

Sue King, vice president for information services and vice provost at Avila, commended the work of Mallika Ramaswamy, Melissa Mixon and Jared Banks from the IT team as instrumental in the development of the Jenzabar portlet on MyAU. The University’s admissions notepad portlet allows it to keep track of all communications with prospective students and share information with multiple offices across campus, including general admissions representatives, faculty and coaches.

“We needed to find an innovative yet simple way to make our process more efficient without sacrificing our commitment to our students or creating more cumbersome processes on our faculty and staff,” King said. “This admissions portlet will be easy to use by other departments that travel and talk with potential constituents of the institution. We also anticipate that we will offer functionality to advancement staff to enter notes for prospective donors and/or alumni as they travel on visits.”

Users of the admissions portlet at Avila can easily enter and access information anytime and anywhere. The new, efficient process significantly benefits prospective students as well as the institution during the recruitment process, ensuring messages are accurate, clear and not repetitive.


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