BOZEMAN, Mont., March 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, John Paxton, Computer Science Department Head at Montana State University (MSU), and Lance Trebesch, CEO of TicketPrinting.com and TicketRiver.com, announced the TicketPrinting.com Computer Science and TicketRiver.com Computer Science Scholarships -- two new undergraduate scholarships established to support computer science students from rural Montana. Both scholarships will contribute $750 annually toward tuition with the selection criteria targeting computer science students at MSU who come from rural Montana, specifically towns of less than 5,000 people.
TicketPrinting.com and TicketRiver.com have a special affinity for rural America. From their operations center in central Montana, the firms have created new jobs and built an impressive base of customers for event marketing services, ticket printing, and online event promotion and ticket sales. Their advanced e-commerce technology and superb customer service have helped TicketPrinting.com and TicketRiver.com meet a growing global demand for their products and services.
Trebesch explains, "We are very proud of the fact that our roots and the majority of our operations are in rural Montana, specifically Harlowton, with a population of just over 900. We consider our location in rural Montana, and, for that matter, rural America, to be a competitive advantage for us. These scholarships are focused on computer science students from rural Montana who bring a strong work ethic and 'get-it-done' mentality to MSU."
"The Computer Science Department is delighted to receive two new scholarship opportunities from TicketRiver.com and TicketPrinting.com," said Paxton. "It is particularly exciting that these scholarships will support students from small towns and rural areas in Montana. Because most of our students come from Montana, much of which is rural, we thank TicketPrinting.com for their wonderful support."
TicketPrinting.com and TicketRiver.com CEO Lance Trebesch said, "Computer science education and skills are a cornerstone of our competitiveness. Through our software development and e-commerce technology, we have been able to compete in North America and abroad in Europe and the Asia-Pacific from our headquarters in Montana. It's essential for our competitiveness and for America's that we greatly increase the number of computer science and engineering students."
TicketPrinting.com and TicketRiver.com serve over 85,000 customers in entertainment, sports, nonprofit, education, performing arts, and music across North America, Australia, the U.K., and Europe. With over 600 ticket templates, design-your-own functionality, several event products, and most importantly, superior customer service, the online event and ticketing company has perfected the customer experience, making ticket design, event printing, and online ticket sales as easy as ordering a book online. Lance Trebesch is the CEO of TicketPrinting.com and TicketRiver.com and also serves on the Board of the Better Business Bureau.