June 7, 2007
The University of Maine at Fort Kent has signed an agreement with Computer Associates, one of the world's largest information technology management software companies, which will provide the University with free licensing on state-of-the-art computer software for use in student computer laboratories and faculty workstations.
The agreement was arranged under the auspices of a new program from Computer Associates called the "CA Academic Initiative," which provides powerful tools and resources to help institutions of higher education integrate leading-edge technologies into the classroom at no charge. The program is designed to complement computer science, information systems, software engineering and business academic programs.
The agreement was secured for UMFK by Assistant Professor of e-Commerce, Anthony Gauvin.
In thanking Computer Associates for its donation, Dr. Raymond T. Albert, professor of computer science and chair of the University's Natural and Behavioral Sciences Division, wrote to Connie Hanlon, Director of University Relations at the Islandia, New York-based firm:
"Please accept our sincere gratitude and thanks for your company's very generous offer to provide free licensing of your AllFusion ERwin Data Modeler and Model Manager products for our computer lab and faculty workstations. This grant will greatly enrich our Electronic Commerce and Computer Applications programs. Students enrolled in COS 346 Databases and COS 333 Systems Analysis and Design will particularly benefit from the availability and experience they gain with these applications.
"Special thanks to you as well for working with Professor Gauvin to secure this agreement. I look forward to continuing our mutual efforts to supply our students with cutting edge technologies and software. Thank you and your company again for your generosity," added Dr. Albert.