SOURCE: Certain Software, Inc.

Meetings and Events Software Solutions

July 14, 2010 09:00 ET

Certain Software Announces the Recipients of the 2010 Rising Star Scholarship Awards, a Key Component of Certain's Rising Star Program Designed to Enhance Educational Opportunities for Aspiring Meeting Planners

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - July 14, 2010) - Certain Software, the leading provider of event management solutions for the global meetings and events planning industry, announces the winners of its 2010 Rising Star Scholarships:

  • Ashley Dunn -- Southern Cross University
  • Desiree Matchett -- Auckland University of Technology
  • Angela Miles -- TAFE Sunshine Coast Institute
  • Ricci-Lee Wheeler -- TAFE NSW Hunter Institute
  • Miyeong Yim -- Canberra Institute of Technology

The Rising Star Scholarship is awarded each year to 5 students studying full-time in an event management program that is participating in Certain's Rising Star educational project. After receiving essays, transcripts, and teacher recommendations, Certain representatives choose the most ambitious and enthusiastic students to receive the prize. This year there was a terrific turn out and many talented students to choose from. Universities and Colleges participating in the Rising Star program offer hands-on training in Certain Events software solutions to better prepare aspiring event planners for their careers. Certain has partnered with teachers at educational institutions for four years to provide the meeting management software solutions and training materials that make the classes a success.

"The Rising Star Program is a great opportunity for us to immerse ourselves into the event community. This is a significant award to bestow upon aspiring event planners and we are glad to have the opportunity to acknowledge the talent and potential of students in the event industry," says Certain CEO Peter Micciche.

Peter Wynn-Moylan, professor at Southern Cross University, said, "The scholarship awards are a tremendous support for students entering the Business Events industry. Certain Software is to be congratulated for its initiative and foresight."

For more information on the Rising Star program and the Scholarship awards, please visit http://www.certain.com/risingstar.

About Certain Software, Inc.
Certain Software® is the leading provider of event management solutions for the global meetings and events industry. Certain's innovative solutions deliver to meeting and event professionals streamlined processes, reduced expenses, greater return on investments, and improved overall value of meetings and events. Certain's event management solutions support a full range of events -- from small meetings and educational sessions, to large conferences and world events. Please visit www.certain.com

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