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Grant Helps Fund McKendree Mobile App

LEBANON, IL, September 09, 2017 — A $60,000 grant from Campus Consortium will enable McKendree University to develop an official mobile app through the technology provider Unifyed. The grant will cover mobile app licensing and development costs.

The new app will include public information such as campus news, emergency numbers, events social media, parking, dining, a directory, athletics and maps. It will also include the ability for students to register, see grades and class schedules; Blackboard, for courses and grades; social networking, including Facebook and Twitter. The app has a tentative release date of mid-October.

“In today’s hyper-connected age, having a well thought out and executed mobile app goes a long way for attracting and retaining students and employees,” said George Kriss, director of information technology at McKendree University. “By working with Campus Consortium, this allows us to fulfill our strategy of offering the best system and services for our community.”

“Our Campus Consortium Grant Committee is proud to present this grant to McKendree University for Mobile App,” said Anjli Jain, Campus Consortium chairman. “The mobile app solution provides out-of-the-box integration and increases engagement, in addition to the beauty of adding new features on the go. We believe this will be a great opportunity for McKendree University to grow and we wish them all the luck.”

About Campus Consortium:

Campus Consortium is a leading education association with more than 37,000 higher education institutions and K-12 school district members. The Campus Consortium's mission is to help members reduce the time, cost and effort associated with implementing enterprise IT services by leveraging shared IT services, lessons learned and best practices so that each member can avoid reinventing the wheel. For more information, visit www.campusconsortium.org.