Another Successful User Conference & Training Workshop!

Jul 05, 2012

The CollegeSource 2012 User Conference and Training Workshop took place June 11-14th, at the historic Catamaran Resort on Mission Bay. The CollegeSource staff all agreed that the experience was amazing, and conference evaluations from our product users seem to affirm this sentiment!

“As always – GREAT conference!”

“Kudos to the CS staff.  You are so present & helpful! You give a great feel to the conference / family-like, friends to users.”

“I love the user presentations and hearing about new upgrades / updates to software.”

“Love the availability of CS staff.  Definitely appreciate the face-to-face time.”

Over the next few months, our company news page will feature highlights from the conference and user presentations, so stay tuned! In the meantime, if you are a client and didn’t get the chance to attend, you may download some of the presentations in the Support Center.

Thanks to everyone who helped make the 2012 User Conference a huge success!

Community Honors Jim Steele

Jul 05, 2012

The Associate Registrar for Student Records at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Jim attended his first workshop in 1989 and virtually every User Conference since 1990. His ready smile and thoughtful demeanor put everyone around him at ease. New members of the community found in Jim an eager listener, and experienced users found him to be full of practical advice.

When I started attending conferences around 2001, Jim was one of the first personalities I came to associate with the community and the company’s products. I quickly realized that at the core of everything Jim said was genuine concern for students’ success. I looked forward to connecting with him every summer and not seeing his face in the crowd at this year’s conference was extremely hard. I’m sure many other community members felt the same.

Donations from users during the conference amounted to $480, after a dollar-for-dollar match by CollegeSource. The money was given to the Scleroderma Foundation on July 5th on behalf of the “DARS/CollegeSource User Community.”