Transfer of the Eastern Iowa Community Colleges (EICC) bookstores to Barnes and Noble College recently took place on May 1. Barnes & Noble has assumed management of the Scott, Clinton and Muscatine Community College bookstores, as well as the Kahl Educational Center bookstore located on the Scott campus.
“In order for students to be really successful, it is very important that they have their textbooks in their hands the first day of class,” said Dr. Teresa Paper, Scott Community College president. “By using Barnes and Noble College, I feel that this goal is very reachable. With their knowledge of college campus bookstores, and the new technology and e-textbooks that are available, wait time for textbooks will be at a minimum.”
The bookstore will sell textbooks, course materials, emblematic clothing, supplies, and sundries. In addition, a number of new and innovative services focused on delivering cost savings and convenience will be introduced to students. Under the terms of the contract, EICC students will now have access to:
The EICC bookstores now have their own bookstore website (eicc.bncollege.com) and locally managed Facebook page, as well as access to Foursquare promotions and the student focused blog, thecollegejuice.com. Additionally, students will have access to the latest innovation in online shopping, known as social commerce, which allows students to shop for books, clothing, or school merchandise directly from the bookstores’ Facebook page.
With a total enrollment of over 8,000 students, EICC’s three colleges (Scott, Clinton, and Muscatine) offer both college transfer and career technology programs. The colleges also offer an online Associate in Arts Degree program in cooperation with the Iowa Community College Online Consortium.
As a comprehensive community college located in Davenport, Iowa, EICC’s programs stretch beyond traditional college classes. The district offers a wide range of worker training and re-training programs through its Business and Industry Center on a credit and non-credit basis. In addition, area residents have the opportunity to take advantage of Continuing Education classes that allow them to pursue a particular interest or hobby. More than 40,000 students will complete Business and Industry Center and Continuing Education classes each year.
Barnes & Noble College operates more than 650 of the finest campus bookstores in the country, serving nearly 4 million students and more than 250,000 faculty members. The Eastern Iowa Community College system is part of five higher educational institutions that Barnes & Noble College operates in the state of Iowa.
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