Glenville State College partners with Barnes & Noble College for new course material delivery model and campus bookstore

GLENVILLE, W.Va. – Glenville State College has partnered with Barnes & Noble College to implement BNC First Day Complete, a course material delivery model that will drive student success by ensuring all students are prepared to begin learning on the first day of class.

First Day Complete, an innovative course material delivery model, addresses equitable access, convenience, and affordability across all courses at an institution by bundling the cost of course materials into tuition and ensuring students have all of their materials for the semester available on or before the first day of class. In addition, First Day Complete fully supports academic freedom and faculty choice. Faculty members can choose the materials that are best suited for their teaching, regardless of publisher or format.

Barnes & Noble College will also be operating a new on-campus retail location where students, alumni, and community members can purchase books, Glenville State branded merchandise, and other supplies. Glenville State Vice President for Administration Rita Hedrick-Helmick spearheaded the effort to bring a brick and mortar bookstore to the College’s campus. “I believe that having a bookstore on campus will enhance the student experience which will ultimately improve recruitment and retention of students,” she said.

“Glenville State College is very pleased to be working with Barnes & Noble as our campus bookstore partner,” said Glenville State College President, Dr. Mark A. Manchin. “The First Day Complete model will be very beneficial to our students, allowing them to have all of their books ready to go on day one of classes. We are equally excited to be welcoming a physical bookstore back to campus this fall and I appreciate the work of Vice President Hedrick-Helmick and the implementation teams on campus and with Barnes and Noble for their hard work.”

Glenville State College will implement First Day Complete beginning August 2021 for the fall term. Before the start of the term, students will receive an email from the Bookstore prompting them to select their preferred delivery method. The bookstore will prepare the materials for each student, and notify them when the materials are available. Digital materials will be delivered directly through students’ learning management system.

“We are excited to be Glenville State College’s new bookstore provider and are looking forward to enhancing the student experience with First Day Complete,” said Jonathan Shar, Executive Vice President, Retail & Client Solutions, Barnes & Noble Education. “First Day Complete will ensure students are prepared to begin learning on day one, driving greater student success while also offering a more affordable and convenient way for students to obtain their course materials. We know this program will greatly benefit this campus community.”

Barnes & Noble College, a Barnes & Noble Education company, currently operates more than 770 campus stores nationwide. For more information about Barnes & Noble College’s services and locations, visit www.bncollege.com.

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