Founded in 1887, Gonzaga University is a four-year comprehensive Jesuit university with over 7,800 students enrolled in 75 academic majors and programs and 26 graduate programs. Gonzaga collaborated with Next IT in 2004 to create a unique interface that quickly and accurately connects every visitor to the Gonzaga website with the site's most relevant information.
Gonzaga University's leadership is interested in creating strong, positive relationships with current and prospective students, families and friends, while fostering and maintaining warm, long-lasting relationships with Alumni. As students, grads and their families became more and more technologically reliant, Gonzaga needed to develop an effective and creative communications experience for their website.
In 2004, Alme became the enabling software behind 'Spike,' the Gonzaga mascot who serves as an intelligent virtual assistant for all things Gonzaga. Spike's accuracy, scalability and operational effectiveness allow visitors to the website to quickly and easily find the answers they need. The success of Spike has been a crucial tool in keeping Gonzaga's commitment to serve the individual needs of every student, faculty and alumnus.
The results have been incredible, proving Alme’s effectiveness in making the connection between people and technology.