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NMC Group Formed to Maximize Benefits of Student Information Software (August 7, 2008)

To enhance the services provided to Northern Marianas College students, President Carmen Fernandez recently formed a working group”the Power Users Group”to maximize the benefits that a recently-upgraded, comprehensive student information software can provide.

The software, named the PowerCAMPUS Unified Digital Campus program, will streamline the registration process by providing students the ability to register for classes more quickly and easily. The software will also, for example, accelerate the billing portion of registration, the preparation of lengthy financial reports, and the turnaround time for the processing of transcripts.

Equally important, the software will better enable the College to track and report student achievement data which are required for accreditation purposes. Reports that had to be produced manually before now only take the push of a button.

“The Power Users Group is composed of dynamic individuals who are passionate about simplifying tasks that used to be too time consuming and cumbersome,” said Dr. Fernandez. “I have no doubt the NMC community will soon realize the practical benefits of their work through shorter registration lines, a more efficient admission process, and a quicker turnaround time on routine requests.”

President Fernandez named staff and faculty members to the Power Users Group on August 3, 2008. The Power Users Group consists of key individuals who regularly use the software to tap into the College’s database. Members also went through a two-week training session that was facilitated by the software’s vendor.

Heading the group is Joyce Taro of Academic Programs & Services, and serving as vice-chair is Leo Pangelinan from Counseling Programs & Services. Other members include Rose Cepeda (Admissions), James Santos and Eric Abragan (Information Technology), Solita Barnes (Finance), Janice Tenorio (Student Support Services), Loly Kingzio (Fine Arts Department), Cynthia Deleon Guerrero (School of Education), Colleen Villagomez (Financial Aid), Lisa Hasckaylo (Institutional Effectiveness), Bobbie Hunter (Human Resources), David Apatang (Community Programs & Services), and Wil Maui (Business Department).

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