Jenzabar Community Sets New Records at JAM 2006; ''Building Communities'' Theme Resonated Throughout Largest Conference To Date.
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JENZABAR COMMUNITY SETS NEW RECORDS AT JAM 2006; ''BUILDING COMMUNITIES'' THEME RESONATED THROUGHOUT LARGEST CONFERENCE TO DATE
Jenzabar, Inc., the pioneer of Total Campus Management (TCM) solutions for higher education, announced that according to customer feedback, its 2006 Jenzabar Annual Meeting (JAM) was a resounding success. The fifth Jenzabar Annual Meeting, the largest corporate event in the company's history, hosted nearly 1200 attendees, including client representatives, partners, and other industry luminaries, at a four-day event held at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando, FL. Attendees overwhelmingly upheld the conference theme of "Building Communities" and lauded the exceptional quality of the overall experience.
"I found the Jenzabar Annual Meeting to be a wholly worthwhile experience," said George Claffey, CIO for Charter Oak State College, a new Jenzabar client. "JAM provided a great opportunity to not only network and exchange information with our peers from around the country, but to also hear about Jenzabar's corporate and product visions. The company's commitment to its customer community and our success is clearly at the forefront of its efforts, and JAM brought that message home."
"The Jenzabar Annual Meeting is always a much anticipated and well-received event, and this year's JAM was no exception," stated Robert A. Maginn, Jenzabar's Chairman & CEO. "With the opportunity to interact with an increasing number of client institutions first-hand, the 'Building Communities' theme of JAM 2006 could not have been more appropriate. We salute the Jenzabar Nation and applaud the excellent work our client institutions are doing to support and enrich the greater community of teachers and learners throughout the world."
This year's JAM highlighted Jenzabar's leadership position in delivering community-building solutions that help institutions create stronger bonds with their constituents. As many institutions are grappling with constituents' use of social networking sites as a facet of their educational experience, JAM offered nearly 60 client and corporate presentations discussing the application of Jenzabar's Internet Campus Solution (JICS) and Constituent Relationship Modules (CRMs). These discussions included ideas on how to leverage JICS, acknowledged by the Software and Information Industry association as the "Best Postsecondary Educational Portal" in the industry, to assist in building community and affinity and create their own social networks.
Incorporating an Executive Track for institutional leaders, JAM 2006 also featured a keynote address on "What Do Our Net Generation Students Expect from Us?" delivered by Dr. Joel Hartman, Vice Provost for Information Technologies and Resources at the University of Central Florida. The conference delivered a highly interactive information exchange between the company and its clients, extensive user training sessions, product demonstrations and user group meetings. Additionally, Maginn established the state of the "Jenzabar Nation" as the community of Jenzabar's client institutions and their constituencies in a session designed to explore key success factors for these institutions.
The JAM Executive Program provided a unique forum that included commentary from Gartner, Inc., a President/CIO panel on the application of technology in support of institutional strategy, and a panel of students discussing their expectations and usage of technology in their educational experience. As with the overall conference, attendance at the Executive Program also increased significantly over the previous year.
"Jenzabar's Executive Program at JAM provided an informative and stimulating discussion of many issues relevant to the strategic direction of my institution and higher education in general," commented Dr. Jairy Hunter, President of Charleston Southern University. "I appreciate Jenzabar's commitment to bring CEO's in higher education together with key administrators. This effort demonstrates Jenzabar's willingness to partner with clients and gain a holistic understanding of our goals and day-to-day operational needs."
Continuing a tradition established at JAM 2005, Jenzabar honored customers that have reached the 25-year milestone in their relationship with the company. This year's conference recognized: Carl Albert College, Eastern University, John Brown University, Kalamazoo College, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Point Loma Nazarene University, Seton Hill University and Thomas Moore College.
"We welcome Jenzabar's recognition of its long-standing clients," said Rita Lamphear, Director of Technical Services for John Brown University. "With the many changes that have occurred in the 25 years since we first began our relationship, one of the constants has been that there is a relationship, and that Jenzabar respects the value of customer loyalty and continues to build the relationship through venues such as JAM."
JAM attendees came from public, private, two-year, four-year and specialty schools, representing more institutions than at any previous JAM. The Jenzabar Annual Meeting comprised over 350 user information sessions that covered the entire range of Jenzabar's product and service offerings, along with several fun-filled activities designed to facilitate networking among attendees and interaction with Jenzabar associates. Jenzabar clients delivered almost half of these presentations, an unprecedented number that is a testament to the vitality of the Jenzabar community. Attendees also enjoyed a special evening at Walt Disney World Epcot.
About Jenzabar, Inc.
Jenzabar, Inc. is a leading provider of enterprise software and services developed exclusively for higher education. With more than 30 years of combined experience offering technology solutions to colleges and universities, Jenzabar is the trusted partner of choice to 700 campuses worldwide, including private liberal arts, state, and community colleges and business, medical, law and other graduate schools. Jenzabar is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with regional offices located across the United States. For further information, please visit www.jenzabar.net.
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