Three Vikings Compete in Marathon at Outdoor Track and Field Championships

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Marshall, Mo. (May 27, 2017)- The Missouri Valley College track and field teams competed at the 2017 NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships in Gulf Shores, Ala.  Five student-athletes competed at the National event.

Leading the team was Junior Victor Reveles (Los Angeles, Calif.) who placed ninth in the men’s marathon with a time of 2:46:14.  Junior Edwin Ortiz Lopez (Santa Ana, Calif.) placed No. 19 in the event, in a time of 2:57:54.  Also running in the men’s marathon was Junior Derek Wilson (Linneus, Mo.), but he did not finish the event.  A total of 77 individuals started the men’s marathon, but only 45 finished the event.  The conditions were 80 degrees with 90-percent humidity during the race.

Two more MVC student-athletes competed at the National championships, both in the 100 meter dash.  Freshman Maurice Davis (Benton, Mo.) ran a 10.67 in the prelims of the men’s 100 meter dash, but he did not qualify for the event finals.  Freshman Malon Lee (Kansas City, Mo.) competed in the women’s 100 meter dash, finishing with a time of 12.46 in the prelims, but she did not qualify for the event finals.

 

ABOUT MISSOURI VALLEY COLLEGE

Known for its dynamic, richly diverse, and friendly educational environment, Missouri Valley College offers many opportunities to grow in mind, body, and spirit. Grounded in the liberal arts, undergraduate studies empower students to master interdisciplinary skills needed to succeed in a knowledge-based global society. MVC offers over 30 academic programs, study abroad program, extracurricular activities, and 13 sports. The most popular majors include education and business, criminal justice and exercise science. Above all, Valley is committed to student success. For more information, call (660) 831-4000 or visit www.moval.edu.

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San Jose Summer Chess Camp to Celebrate 20 Years of Success

SAN JOSE, CA – 28 May, 2017 – Northern California chess instructor Chris Torres is celebrating his 20th anniversary teaching chess this summer. Two decades of experience have transformed Chris’s summer camps from a small beginner class held in a garage into the must attend event of the summer for many of California’s most successful youth chess players. To celebrate his 20 years of success, the Torres Chess and Music Academy is offering its San Jose summer camp at 1997 prices!

Twenty years ago, Chris Torres decided to leave a promising career at a legendary Silicon Valley company in order to combine his passions for chess and teaching. At just nineteen years of age, this change of occupation seemed unwise to many of Chris’s closest friends and family. Though after just one year of teaching chess professionally, Chris Torres’ teaching services were in high demand based on the outstanding results of his first crop of students.

The Torres Chess and Music Academy was established in 2005 in order to meet the growing demand for quality chess and music lessons in the Bay Area. That year, the TCAMA established several popular after school programs, weekend chess clubs, tournaments and summer camps. As word spread, these scholastic chess clubs and events quickly grew in size and number. During these periods of growth, Chris Torres regularly collaborated with other top instructors from around the United States in order to keep raising the bar for quality chess instruction in Northern California.

Today the Torres Chess and Music Academy’s successful approach is internationally recognized by FIDE (the world chess organization) which listed the TCAMA as an official FIDE Academy. Even with the rise in popularity of scholastic chess all throughout the Golden State, The Torres Chess and Music Academy remains the only California based chess organization to hold this important distinction. 

“This summer I will be celebrating 20 years of service as a professional chess instructor. I am thankful to the thousands of families who chose to place their children in my after school programs, tournaments and camps for making this anniversary possible. In recognition of this professional achievement, I have rolled back the prices on our summer camps back to 1997 levels. I look forward to teaching your children this summer and continuing to serve in my current capacity for another 20 years.”

The Torres Chess and Music Academy’s summer chess camp will meet July 17 to July 27 at St. Timothy’s Christian Academy, 5100 Camden Ave, San Jose. The tuition for this camp is only $160/week. For more information on the Torres Chess and Music Academy’s summer chess camp in San Jose, California, please visit: www.ChessAndMusic.com

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Tech Revolution: Youth Trumps Experience – TechGig Reports

NEW DELHI, May 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

69% of top scorers in Round 1 of India's Biggest Coding Arena have less than 2 years of experience     

Out of 2 lakh coders who tried their best to win prizes worth Rs. 3 crores, only the top 10K+ have made it to the Semi-finals of TechGig Code Gladiators 2017, and only the top 200 will make it to the Grand Finale Hackathon to be held in Bangalore on June 09. That's a pass percentage of less than 0.1%, which makes this a selection 7X tougher than the Joint Entrance Examination of the IITs*.

Interestingly, while working professionals constituted 72% of the participants, clearly the youth overtook experience in the qualifying round with a whopping 69% of top scorers with less than 2 years of experience.

"We are delighted to see such massive participation and such a successful first round. These truly exceptional results prove our purpose - being able to give these young talented coders a chance to super-accelerate their career growth, is an integral part of our mission. TechGig Code Gladiators is all about identifying and showcasing the new wave of tech talent that emerges every year, and revealing their coding chops to top corporates across the country." says Ramathreya Krishnamurthi, Business Head, TechGig.com.

Top Shots are Discovering Potential Talent     

Rakesh Barik, Partner, Deloitte India says, "We believe in constantly creating change to stay ahead in the markets. Innovative solutions drive our strategy in everything that we do. Our depth of technology capabilities and innovation mindset provide user-centric solutions to solve some of our client's most complex problems. TechGig Code Gladiators provides not just the right platform for us to explore and discover some of our best coders but also brings in opportunities to find potential talent that helps us succeed in our endeavors."

Amarinder Dhaliwal, CPO, IndiaMART says, "We have built a culture where our employees are provided with an opportunity to not only develop their professional skills but also the critical personal skills. We found TechGig Code Gladiators a great platform for rockstar coders to come together, compete and learn. Code Gladiators not only builds a healthy competitive culture in our organization but also boosts performance and motivation. Through this association, I expect to uncover some top tech talent, which might have been hidden otherwise."

Key Takeaways from Round One -     

  • Working professionals constituted 72% of the total participants
  • Almost 70% of the top scorers had less than 2 years of experience.

Bangalore Leads Participations but Delhi Tops     

  • The IT Hubs of Bangalore, Delhi, Hyderabad, Pune, Chennai and Mumbai accounted for 64% of participating coders.
  • Interestingly, while Bangalore coders led the pack in terms of participations, Delhi NCR had the best results with the most top scorers.

Java and C are the Languages of Choice     

  • Over 42% of coders preferred coding in C, while 35% preferred coding in Java.
  • Top scorers in round one used Java, C, C++, Python, C# and PHP as their top languages of choice.
  • Interestingly, coders from Bangalore, Mumbai and Delhi prefer coding in Java, while those in Delhi, Hyderabad and Chennai prefer C Language.

With such massive participations, TechGig has once again consolidated its position as presenting India's Biggest Coding Arena, 'TechGig Code Gladiators' - the undisputed leader in coding contests, which won the Limca Book National Record for the same in 2015 and 2016.

About TechGig.com:     

TechGig.com is a culmination of everything related to technology, a platform exclusively for IT professionals to synergize, share, exchange ideas, facts and information as well as showcase their work and express their views on the vast repertoire that the IT industry encompasses. Garnering cutting edge views, reviews and news, jobs as well as providing a podium for connecting with your colleagues, peers are the mainstay of TechGig.com. The TechGig network is operated by Times Business Solutions - a Division of Times Internet Ltd.

*Studies show that IITs have a pass percentage of 0.7%.

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Governor Walker Congratulates Sentry Theater Project SEARCH Graduates

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Madison – STEVENS POINT – Governor Scott Walker joined local partners today in celebrating the graduation of six Project SEARCH interns at Sentry Theater in Stevens Point. Project SEARCH is a business-led internship program providing employment opportunities in the workplace environment to Wisconsin youth with disabilities.

“Congratulations to the latest class of Project SEARCH graduates,” Governor Walker said. “A strong Wisconsin workforce is a diverse one – one that celebrates the unique abilities of each and every employee, including those with disabilities. Removing obstacles to employment for people with disabilities is a win-win. It benefits businesses, individuals with disabilities, their families, and the public at large. By helping our workers with disabilities gain the knowledge and skills they need to thrive in the workplace through programs like Project SEARCH, we’re improving businesses’ bottom line and spurring growth throughout the state.”

Governor Walker’s 2017-19 biennial budget includes the following initiatives to support the employment of people with disabilities:

  • $7.6 million in funding to support and expand programs that ensure students with disabilities gain the practical skills they need for life after high school. This includes $6.1 million to fund awards for school districts that successfully place students with disabilities in employment as well as $1.5 million to support the developments of school district efforts to connect students with disabilities with employment opportunities.
  • Requires the Department of Health Services (DHS) to implement reforms to the Medicaid Purchase Plan (MAPP), to eliminate the disincentive to work for people with disabilities, while protecting the most vulnerable by:
    • Eliminating the premium cliff by changing the program’s premium structure to replace the existing premium cliff with incremental premiums.
    • Strengthening the work requirement through proof of paid employment, substantial in-kind work, or participation in pre-employment programming.
    • Incentivizes work by allowing people with disabilities on the MAPP program to earn money and build up assets and plan for retirement without being penalized now or later in life.

Project SEARCH is part of Governor Walker’s Year of A Better Bottom Line. Developed in 1996 by Nurse J. Erin Riehle at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, the cornerstone of Project SEARCH is total immersion in a business environment for students with disabilities. In 2014, Governor Walker announced an expansion of the Project SEARCH program and allocated $850,000 to expand the number of Project SEARCH sites in Wisconsin from seven to 27 in the following years. Project SEARCH sites in Wisconsin have an average employment success rate of 88 percent, beating the national Project SEARCH employment rate by 15 percent. Learn more about

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Burleson Nissan Gives Away Two New Nissan Sentras To High School Students

BURLESON, Texas, May 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Burleson Nissan, in conjunction with Strive to Drive Texas, gave a Nissan Sentra each to two lucky winners at local schools, Dianna Hodza at Centennial High School on Tuesday May 23rd and Morgan Barnes at Burleson High School on Thursday May 25th.

Students from both schools had to record perfect attendance and be present all day to earn chances to win. Students earned extra bonus tickets for recording perfect attendance during any six-week grading period. There were four additional bonus tickets awarded to students that had perfect attendance for the entire semester and applied during the fall and spring semesters.  Lastly, ten bonus tickets were awarded to each student that recorded perfect attendance for the entire year.

Eligible students were then entered into a random drawing based on their number of accumulated chances. The random drawing narrowed it to ten lucky students to receive a key to a Nissan Sentra. At each event students then tried their luck by getting in the vehicle and trying to start the vehicle with the key they selected. For Dianna and Morgan their hard work paid off and their dreams were now headed to their driveways.  

"It was really amazing to see all of the students and their families that participated," said Burleson Nissan GM Justin Crain. "Perfect attendance is no small feat and being a part of this incredible event and rewarding these students is something truly special," Crain added.

In addition, to giving each student their new Nissan Sentra, Burleson Nissan will also pay all the tax, title and license fees on the day that each student and their family take possession of the vehicle.   

About Burleson Nissan

Burleson Nissan is one of the leading Nissan dealerships in the state of Texas. Owned by RML Automotive one of the largest privately held dealership groups in the United States, Burleson Nissan proud to sell and service the entire lineup of new and used Nissan vehicles. Winner of the Nissan Circle of Excellence Award  and run by General Manager Justin Crain, Burleson Nissan is proud to serve over 60 employees and thousands of Nissan owners in the Dallas/Ft. Worth market. Burleson Nissan is located at 300 N. Burleson Blvd, Burleson, TX just south of Interstate 35W and it is easily accessible from anywhere in the greater Fort Worth, Arlington, Cleburne and Dallas, Texas Areas.

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Hujiang EdTech Launches Online Museum Project in Copenhagen to Promote Global Cultural Exchange

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, May 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Hujiang EdTech ("Hujiang"), China's leading online education company, through its interactive online teaching platform CCtalk, launched the Cultural Exchange - "Aim at the World" Museum Children's Education Project ("the project") at the Frederiksborg Castle Museum in Copenhagen, Denmark. This live interactive broadcast is one of Hujiang EdTech's initiatives to link China and the rest of the world. The company intends to introduce exhibits and other content from world class museums to children worldwide through Virtual Reality (VR) technology.

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Nearly 10,000 students from China's rural villages took a virtual tour of the Fredeiksborg Castle Museum, which was led by Ms. Mette Skouggard, the museum's curator, Chinese representative Gao Yimeng and CCtalk contract teacher Dr. Henry Guo graduated from Oxford University who translated all of the content. "Our Danish partners understand the great importance of this event. They closed the renowned Treasure House for 3 hours just for us to do the live broadcast," said Guo.

The live event not only linked curious children to the far-away land, but also interconnected their experiences among distant Chinese provinces. Student representatives from two schools in Gansu (northwestern province of China), and Henan (middle eastern province of China) could raise questions in response to each other using CCtalk's two-way video tool.

Most of the children who participated in the live broadcast have never taken a step out of their hometowns. After the event, Sun Dongqiang, principle of Lianzhuang Primary School in Hebei Province, said, "Children in the village really need courses like this, not only to broaden their horizons, but to help increase knowledge as well."

Ms. Mette Skougaard said in a prior interview with China Central Television, "It is very important to promote cultural blending, but it is not easy to organize Danish students to go to China." But soon, Danish students will also be able to virtually travel to China and "walk inside" places such as Prince Kung's Mansion in Beijing as a part of the "Aim at the World" Museum Children's Education Project, which was initiated by China's National Culture and Arts Foundation, the Prince Kung's Mansion Management Center of the Ministry of Culture, the Frederiksborg Castle Museum and Hujiang EdTech.

With the use of panoramic live-broadcasting, two-way video, VR and other technologies, children in classrooms worldwide can learn world history, experience foreign cultures and gain a better understanding of other civilizations.

"Through the combination of high technology including VR, AI and big data and education, we hope to facilitate learning and make knowledge more available to a wider range of audience and build a bridge for cultural exchange worldwide," said Arnold (Cairui) Fu, Founder & CEO of Hujiang EdTech.

According to the Prince Kung's Mansion Management Center of China's Ministry of Culture, besides the Frederiksborg Castle Museum in Copenhagen, it is very likely that in the future, more and more world-class museums will offer similar experiences in collaboration with CCtalk. Courses covering the arts, nature, history, and technology will be available soon. This project will enhance the educational resources available to local schools.

To guarantee successful communication and interaction between students and foreign experts, multi-lingual simultaneous interpretation will be provided during the live streaming.

About Hujiang EdTech

Founded in 2001, Hujiang EdTech stands out from the booms and busts of the tech scene in China by offering solid answers to two questions: How can technology change the education industry? What is an educational technology platform, really? Started as an online BBS community offering online courses and now China's leading online education company, Hujiang EdTech strives to make high-quality education more accessible and enjoyable through mobile learning applications, online courses, and its interactive online teaching platform. Serving over 140 million users (including 110 million mobile users) in China, Hujiang EdTech offers a wide range of online educational programs, including international & domestic examination preparation, foreign language learning, professional skills training, and more.

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Hujiang EdTech Launches Online Museum Project in Copenhagen to Promote Global Cultural Exchange

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, May 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Hujiang EdTech ("Hujiang"), China's leading online education company, through its interactive online teaching platform CCtalk, launched the Cultural Exchange - "Aim at the World" Museum Children's Education Project ("the project") at the Frederiksborg Castle Museum in Copenhagen, Denmark. This live interactive broadcast is one of Hujiang EdTech's initiatives to link China and the rest of the world. The company intends to introduce exhibits and other content from world class museums to children worldwide through Virtual Reality (VR) technology.

Nearly 10,000 students from China's rural villages took a virtual tour of the Fredeiksborg Castle Museum, which was led by Ms. Mette Skouggard, the museum's curator, Chinese representative Gao Yimeng and CCtalk contract teacher Dr. Henry Guo graduated from Oxford University who translated all of the content. "Our Danish partners understand the great importance of this event. They closed the renowned Treasure House for 3 hours just for us to do the live broadcast," said Guo.

The live event not only linked curious children to the far-away land, but also interconnected their experiences among distant Chinese provinces. Student representatives from two schools in Gansu (northwestern province of China), and Henan (middle eastern province of China) could raise questions in response to each other using CCtalk's two-way video tool.

Most of the children who participated in the live broadcast have never taken a step out of their hometowns. After the event, Sun Dongqiang, principle of Lianzhuang Primary School in Hebei Province, said, "Children in the village really need courses like this, not only to broaden their horizons, but to help increase knowledge as well."

Ms. Mette Skougaard said in a prior interview with China Central Television, "It is very important to promote cultural blending, but it is not easy to organize Danish students to go to China." But soon, Danish students will also be able to virtually travel to China and "walk inside" places such as Prince Kung's Mansion in Beijing as a part of the "Aim at the World" Museum Children's Education Project, which was initiated by China's National Culture and Arts Foundation, the Prince Kung's Mansion Management Center of the Ministry of Culture, the Frederiksborg Castle Museum and Hujiang EdTech.

With the use of panoramic live-broadcasting, two-way video, VR and other technologies, children in classrooms worldwide can learn world history, experience foreign cultures and gain a better understanding of other civilizations.

"Through the combination of high technology including VR, AI and big data and education, we hope to facilitate learning and make knowledge more available to a wider range of audience and build a bridge for cultural exchange worldwide," said Arnold (Cairui) Fu, Founder & CEO of Hujiang EdTech.

According to the Prince Kung's Mansion Management Center of China's Ministry of Culture, besides the Frederiksborg Castle Museum in Copenhagen, it is very likely that in the future, more and more world-class museums will offer similar experiences in collaboration with CCtalk. Courses covering the arts, nature, history, and technology will be available soon. This project will enhance the educational resources available to local schools.

To guarantee successful communication and interaction between students and foreign experts, multi-lingual simultaneous interpretation will be provided during the live streaming.

About Hujiang EdTech

Founded in 2001, Hujiang EdTech stands out from the booms and busts of the tech scene in China by offering solid answers to two questions: How can technology change the education industry? What is an educational technology platform, really? Started as an online BBS community offering online courses and now China's leading online education company, Hujiang EdTech strives to make high-quality education more accessible and enjoyable through mobile learning applications, online courses, and its interactive online teaching platform. Serving over 140 million users (including 110 million mobile users) in China, Hujiang EdTech offers a wide range of online educational programs, including international & domestic examination preparation, foreign language learning, professional skills training, and more.

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Administrative Staff College of India (A S C I) picks SimpleCRM’s Education CRM Solution

BANGALORE, INDIA – 27 May, 2017 – In the first quarter of 2017 Administrative Staff College of India (A S C I) signed an agreement with SimpleCRM (www.simplecrm.com.sg) for providing a comprehensive CRM solution to help A S C I effectively manage end-to-end operations of its highly sought-after Management Development Programs (MDPs). After an exhaustive evaluation of several CRM platforms & solution providers in India, A S C I chose SimpleCRM because of its comprehensive set of relevant features, demonstrated ease of use, flexibility, scalability, as well as, SimpleCRM’s other reference-able customers in similar domain, such as Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A).

The Asian education sector has evolved over the last decade and has increasingly become more and more competitive and process driven. A S C I team was looking for an effective CRM solution for MDP to automate their Leads, Sponsor and Nomination Management processes. There was need for improved process efficiency in the program management that required seamless integration with systems in supporting departments. A S C I also required a comprehensive participant portal to enable self-service for participants and alumni to be able to access program information.

“We, at ASCI, are convinced that SimpleCRM’s comprehensive features would come in handy in effectively managing end-to-end operations of our MDP activity” says Prof. Nirmala Apsingikar Chairperson, Information Technology Area, ASCI.

“SimpleCRM team is excited to be selected as the software partner helping in the digital transformation initiative at A S C I” says Rahul Kumar, Sr. CRM Consultant, SimpleCRM.

SimpleCRM solution for MDP management is hosted on secure IBM Softlayer Cloud in Singapore and consists of:

1. Multi-Channel Enquiry & Nomination Management System

SimpleCRM’s lead management software focuses on managing the entire Enquiry lifecycle – initial engagement till conversion to nomination and subsequent participant generated from various sources. Moreover, SimpleCRM can be accessed by the mobile workforce on their mobile phones and tabs. The solution also identifies prospects through meetings, SMS, emails, tasks, to-do reminders and social listening. SimpleCRM facilitates higher Enquiry/Nomination to Participant conversion and enables targeted marketing to ensure higher growth and re-enrollment of alumni. Through use of Digital Marketing tools like in-built campaigns modules, b-school institutes can keep a track of their targeted audience for each program and get automated reports on the success (ROI) and status of their individual campaigns. 

Learn more about Sales Module and Digital Marketing Module.

2. Program Management & related Modules

SimpleCRM’s Program management helps and improves process efficiency. It also helps in internal co-ordination required for Program management. By giving a 360 Degree view of the entire program related modules, such as, Sessions, Budget, Schedule, Participants, Faculty etc., it provides better management visibility and control to executive management. Additional modules also allow effective management of Travel Logistics, Accommodation-bookings, Library, Hostel facility etc. SimpleCRM also allows users to create, save and download PDF versions of Program booklet, letters, case study, certificates, Invoices, Invitations, and keeping track and tally of Souvenirs distributed for each program.

Learn how Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A) uses SimpleCRM.

3. Participant Portal & MI System

SimpleCRM’s Participant Portal is designed to track participant personal details, program booking status, upcoming programs, history of programs attended, book and track travel details, download case study material, review program schedule (sessions), faculty profile, feedback/survey feature. It allows participants to get a 360-degree view of each program that they have enrolled and booked along with payment history. The built-in MI module is integrated with inter-departmental systems and provides real-time reporting related to participants, nominations, fees, enquiries, etc. The system also provides historical data reports like sponsor wise program by year, nomination by program by year, program wise participant by year, faculty wise sessions by program by year, along with financial reports like Pre-Program budget vs Actuals per program per year.

About Administrative Staff College of India (A S C I):

The Administrative Staff College of India is an institution of excellence and national importance. Established in 1956 at the initiative of the government and the corporate sector, the Administrative Staff College of India (A S C I) Hyderabad is the first and foremost institution of its kind in the country, having pioneered post-experience management education in India. A S C I equips corporate managers, administrators, entrepreneurs and academicians with the skills to synthesize managerial theory and practice; and respond to the ever-increasing complexity of managerial issues confronting government, industrial enterprises and non-government organizations.

About Simpleworks Business Solutions Pte Ltd (SimpleCRM):

SimpleCRM is a startup that provides enterprise grade, highly scalable, comprehensive and cost-effective CRM solutions for large enterprises in Asia, especially in Financial and Education domains. Organizations like Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A), ITM Group of Institutions, Orchid International School, Union Assurance, Reliance Foundation, Karvy, HSBC-Invest Direct etc. are using SimpleCRM for managing sales, support and operations. SimpleCRM product suite is available both in on-premise model and cloud model (hosted on IBM cloud). SimpleCRM is headquartered in Singapore and has presence in India (development centres in Bangalore & Nagpur and sales & support offices in Mumbai & Delhi) and Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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Administrative Staff College of India (A S C I) picks SimpleCRM’s Education CRM Solution

BANGALORE, INDIA – 27 May, 2017 – In the first quarter of 2017 Administrative Staff College of India (A S C I) signed an agreement with SimpleCRM (www.simplecrm.com.sg) for providing a comprehensive CRM solution to help A S C I effectively manage end-to-end operations of its highly sought-after Management Development Programs (MDPs). After an exhaustive evaluation of several CRM platforms & solution providers in India, A S C I chose SimpleCRM because of its comprehensive set of relevant features, demonstrated ease of use, flexibility, scalability, as well as, SimpleCRM’s other reference-able customers in similar domain, such as Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A).

The Asian education sector has evolved over the last decade and has increasingly become more and more competitive and process driven. A S C I team was looking for an effective CRM solution for MDP to automate their Leads, Sponsor and Nomination Management processes. There was need for improved process efficiency in the program management that required seamless integration with systems in supporting departments. A S C I also required a comprehensive participant portal to enable self-service for participants and alumni to be able to access program information.

“We, at ASCI, are convinced that SimpleCRM’s comprehensive features would come in handy in effectively managing end-to-end operations of our MDP activity” says Prof. Nirmala Apsingikar Chairperson, Information Technology Area, ASCI.

“SimpleCRM team is excited to be selected as the software partner helping in the digital transformation initiative at A S C I” says Rahul Kumar, Sr. CRM Consultant, SimpleCRM.

SimpleCRM solution for MDP management is hosted on secure IBM Softlayer Cloud in Singapore and consists of:

1. Multi-Channel Enquiry & Nomination Management System

SimpleCRM’s lead management software focuses on managing the entire Enquiry lifecycle – initial engagement till conversion to nomination and subsequent participant generated from various sources. Moreover, SimpleCRM can be accessed by the mobile workforce on their mobile phones and tabs. The solution also identifies prospects through meetings, SMS, emails, tasks, to-do reminders and social listening. SimpleCRM facilitates higher Enquiry/Nomination to Participant conversion and enables targeted marketing to ensure higher growth and re-enrollment of alumni. Through use of Digital Marketing tools like in-built campaigns modules, b-school institutes can keep a track of their targeted audience for each program and get automated reports on the success (ROI) and status of their individual campaigns. 

Learn more about Sales Module and Digital Marketing Module.

2. Program Management & related Modules

SimpleCRM’s Program management helps and improves process efficiency. It also helps in internal co-ordination required for Program management. By giving a 360 Degree view of the entire program related modules, such as, Sessions, Budget, Schedule, Participants, Faculty etc., it provides better management visibility and control to executive management. Additional modules also allow effective management of Travel Logistics, Accommodation-bookings, Library, Hostel facility etc. SimpleCRM also allows users to create, save and download PDF versions of Program booklet, letters, case study, certificates, Invoices, Invitations, and keeping track and tally of Souvenirs distributed for each program.

Learn how Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A) uses SimpleCRM.

3. Participant Portal & MI System

SimpleCRM’s Participant Portal is designed to track participant personal details, program booking status, upcoming programs, history of programs attended, book and track travel details, download case study material, review program schedule (sessions), faculty profile, feedback/survey feature. It allows participants to get a 360-degree view of each program that they have enrolled and booked along with payment history. The built-in MI module is integrated with inter-departmental systems and provides real-time reporting related to participants, nominations, fees, enquiries, etc. The system also provides historical data reports like sponsor wise program by year, nomination by program by year, program wise participant by year, faculty wise sessions by program by year, along with financial reports like Pre-Program budget vs Actuals per program per year.

About Administrative Staff College of India (A S C I):

The Administrative Staff College of India is an institution of excellence and national importance. Established in 1956 at the initiative of the government and the corporate sector, the Administrative Staff College of India (A S C I) Hyderabad is the first and foremost institution of its kind in the country, having pioneered post-experience management education in India. A S C I equips corporate managers, administrators, entrepreneurs and academicians with the skills to synthesize managerial theory and practice; and respond to the ever-increasing complexity of managerial issues confronting government, industrial enterprises and non-government organizations.

About Simpleworks Business Solutions Pte Ltd (SimpleCRM):

SimpleCRM is a startup that provides enterprise grade, highly scalable, comprehensive and cost-effective CRM solutions for large enterprises in Asia, especially in Financial and Education domains. Organizations like Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A), ITM Group of Institutions, Orchid International School, Union Assurance, Reliance Foundation, Karvy, HSBC-Invest Direct etc. are using SimpleCRM for managing sales, support and operations. SimpleCRM product suite is available both in on-premise model and cloud model (hosted on IBM cloud). SimpleCRM is headquartered in Singapore and has presence in India (development centres in Bangalore & Nagpur and sales & support offices in Mumbai & Delhi) and Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Media Contact
Company Name: Simpleworks Business Solutions Pte Ltd
Contact Person: Mangesh Deshmukh
Email: sales@simplecrm.com.sg
Country: United States
Website: https://www.simplecrm.com.sg

Jesse Kremer Amendment Would Make His Attack on Campus Free Speech Even Worse

MADISON, Wis. — State Republican Assembly Rep. Jesse Kremer, author of an unconstitutional plan to attack free speech rights on University of Wisconsin campuses, has offered an amendment that makes the plan even worse, according to a review by One Wisconsin Now. Kremer’s bill was the subject of a VICE News story featuring One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross and Research Assistant Savion Castro, who both previously testified against the bill.

There is already a chilling atmosphere on free expression for students of color like me on an overwhelmingly white campus,” said Savion Castro, One Wisconsin Now Research Assistant. “The bill’s authors have no clue what it is like to walk into a lecture hall of 200 people and be the only person of color. This amendment would intimidate students of color from speaking out against injustice for fear of making white people uncomfortable.”

The Kremer amendment, which One Wisconsin Now reviewed Friday, still includes unconstitutional disciplinary sanctions specifically for students who engage in their First Amendment right of protest, including suspension and expulsion.

In moves that make the bill even worse, the Kremer amendment would allow students to be investigated simply because two people make an allegation, meaning a student can have their life upended because two people from anywhere on planet Earth file a report.

In addition, the original bill creates a council to intimidate and bully students into staying silent, but mandated a representative from all 13 four-year universities. The amendment would strip that requirement away and put the appointment power in the hands of the Board of Regents and the Republican-controlled state legislature.

“We didn’t think it possible, but Jesse Kremer has made his unconstitutional attack on free speech even worse,” said One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross. “Kremer still wants to expel students for speaking out and still wants prior restraint for student speech.”

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