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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Northern Michigan University is one of nine colleges and universities nationwide being recognized by University Business magazine in its “Models of Efficiency” national recognition program.
The program recognizes innovative approaches for streamlining higher education operations through technology and/or business process improvements. At NMU, the Foundation Scholarship application and selection process was inefficient and labor intensive.
Two staff members, Brian Larson, senior web developer, and Robyn Stille, executive director of alumni relations and annual giving, collaborated to create a web application that matched students’ profiles to scholarship selection criteria.
The new system reduced data entry, paper, timing and labor costs, increased data accuracy and provides more information to selection committees.
Processing time by Financial Aid was reduced by 88 percent.
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