SOURCE: Timecruiser Computing Corp

October 10, 2006 10:35 ET

Two More Texas Colleges Select CampusCruiser® for All Online Communications

Amarillo College and Alvin College Join Others: Over 80,000 Students Now Served in Texas by CampusCruiser

FAIRFIELD, NJ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 10, 2006 -- Timecruiser Computing Corporation, a leading provider of easy-to-use, Internet-based applications for the educational market, today announced that Amarillo College and Alvin College, two community colleges in Texas, have adopted CampusCruiser as their communications platform for students, faculty and staff.

"The Campus Cruiser portal will allow Amarillo College to center all campus communication to one common location and media for students, faculty and staff. It will be the single point of access for all internal information and most major applications only limited by internet availability. Although it will benefit all students, Distance Education students should obtain the most gain from the service." Victor Fite, Dean of ITS, Amarillo College

"CampusCruiser has enabled Alvin Community College to provide a communication piece that was missing to our students: college-issued email. With this email account, we expect to communicate more frequently with our students regarding important registration or graduation deadlines as well as other critical information. From a campus perspective, our students are now connected with campus announcements that affect a student's campus life." Sulema Cabrera, Director of Information Technology, Alvin Community College

"We take pride in the ability to implement CampusCruiser very quickly, compared to most other portal solutions which can take over a year to build and implement." David Kraus, Vice President, Timecruiser Computing Corp. Implementation of CampusCruiser was complete in a matter of weeks for both Alvin and Amarillo.

"The technical and client support we have received was above our expectations during the implementation." "Overall acceptance to the portal has been phenomenal. Faculty and staff have filled almost all training sessions we've offered. Students seem to pick it up naturally. Being from the data age, they are ready!" Victor Fite, Dean of ITS, Amarillo College

"We welcome Amarillo and Alvin Community Colleges into the growing community of CampusCruiser colleges," said Allen Wang, president and CEO of Timecruiser Computing Corporation. "CampusCruiser's built-in ability to blend into a college's total branding, user-defined access and robust features make it the number one institutional destination for all constituents."

With Amarillo and Alvin as its newest partners, Timecruiser is now providing a portal and electronic communications services for over 80,000 students in Texas. The other colleges include two large community college districts -- North Harris Montgomery Community College District and Tarrant County College District -- and Southwest Texas Junior College. CampusCruiser will help students navigate through their daily college activities and events.

About the CampusCruiser Portal System

The CampusCruiser portal system has been specifically designed to meet the needs of higher education. Using CampusCruiser, students, alumni, faculty and school administrators can use the Internet-based solution to collaborate and exchange information regarding all aspects of collegiate life, including courses, campus events, college services, career services and alumni information. CampusCruiser offers higher education institutions the following product and service features:

--  A complete e-mail solution and personal productivity suite, a group
    module fit with bulletin boards, chat rooms, and an Academics Module with
    an integrated grade book, journal tool and traditional coursework
    management solutions. Colleges using CampusCruiser are able to target
    students with key information using campus-wide email, calendars, news and
    announcements.
--  Supports open standards and readily integrates with third-party campus
    information systems, including student information system (ERP) and course
    management systems (CMS).
--  CampusCruiser modules can be deployed as a complete portal solution or
    as individual modules to add value to an existing portal environment.
--  CampusCruiser can be up, integrated and running in 4 weeks or less.
    
About Timecruiser Computing Corporation

Founded in 1995, Timecruiser Computing Corporation has developed innovative internet technology solutions that deliver leading edge internet software services for educational institutions nationwide. Colleges and universities rely on our enterprise portal solutions to:

--  Improve Campus Communication
--  Implement Effective Course Management
--  Build Cohesive Campus Communities
    
In 1996 TCC invented an innovative web calendaring technology which received multiple patents for its innovation and is now an integral part of our award winning CampusCruiser® offering. As an education technology partner, Timecruiser provides essential technologies that lead institutions into the new frontier of institutional branded online solutions. For additional information, visit http://www.CampusCruiser.com or call 877-450-9482.

About Amarillo College

Amarillo College, a public community college, is dedicated to providing educational, cultural and community services and resources to enhance the quality of life for the diverse population in the service area. .http://www.actx.edu

About Alvin Community College Alvin Community College is a public, two-year, comprehensive community college with a strong educational heritage and a continuing emphasis on providing quality educational experiences for all of its students. http://www.alvincollege.edu

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Contact Information

  • For more information, please contact:

    Contact: David M. Kraus
    Title: Vice President
    Voice: 973-244-7856 ext. 127
    Email: Email Contact