CU-COLORADO SPRINGS STUDENTS GET BOOST FROM LOCAL HIGH-TECH FIRM

Mike Smith, director of executive communications, FrontRange Solutions, 268-4261

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO — Graduate students at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs interested in careers in the high-tech industry will be eligible for fellowships provided by FrontRange Solutions Inc., university officials announced today, March 6.

FrontRange Solutions, headquartered in Colorado Springs and with offices worldwide, will contribute $105,000 over the next three years to the CU Foundation to create an endowment for use by the Graduate School of Business Administration at CU-Colorado Springs. The funds will be used to support outstanding graduate students enrolled in the college’s top-ranked master of business administration program.

“FrontRange Solutions Inc.’s purpose in establishing this endowment is to work with the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs to foster growth and long-term security within the infrastructure of Colorado Springs,” Patrick Bultema, president and CEO of FrontRange Solutions said. “We wish to ensure a more healthy ecosystem for the creation and growth of high-technology companies.”

Students selected for the fellowships will be chosen on the basis of academic achievement and stated interest in pursuing a career in a high-technology field. The scholarship recipients will be considered “FrontRange Solutions Fellows” and a FrontRange Solutions employee will serve as an ex-officio representative to a selection committee consisting of university officials.

“The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs is extremely grateful for the support of FrontRange Solutions,” Chancellor Pam Shockley said. “Through this gift, FrontRange Solutions has invested in the future of our community and its people.”

FrontRange Solutions Inc. develops software solutions that allow organizations to manage their business relationships and provide exceptional service. An international market leader in customer-centric software for almost 15 years, the company is headquartered in Colorado Springs with offices in Los Angeles, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, South Africa, Australia and Singapore. For more information, visit the company’s web site, http://www.frontrange.com.

U.S. News and World Report has recognized the high-quality of the master’s of business administration program in the university’s Graduate School of Business Administration and calls CU-Colorado Springs a top Western regional university. The College of Business and Administration and the Graduate School of Business Administration is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, International. AASCB accreditation is awarded to the nation’s top business schools.

CU-Colorado Springs, located on Austin Bluffs Parkway in northeast Colorado Springs, is the fastest growing university in Colorado and one of the fastest growing universities in the nation. The university offers 25 bachelor’s degrees, 17 master’s and two doctoral degrees. The campus enrolls more than 7,400 students annually.