Ashland University Bookstore Receives Award

Ashland University Bookstore Receives Award

4/25/13 ASHLAND, Ohio – The Ashland University Bookstore has been recognized as one of the top collegiate bookstores in the country after being awarded the Collegiate Retailer of the Year (CROY) award.

Each year, the National Association of College Stores recognizes the top collegiate bookstores from across the United States through the Collegiate Retailer of the Year Award (CROY). The CROY award recognizes and celebrates successful collegiate stores and the award is based on six criteria: campus connection, academic support, customer commitment, shopping experience, workplace culture and profitability.

This year, the National Association of College Stores recognized the Ashland University Bookstore as one that lives up to the awards legacy by naming it to the CROY honor roll. The Bookstore’s excellence was summarized in a report submitted to the NACS by Terri Hudson, director of the Ashland University Bookstore.

In the report, each of the judgment criteria was addressed and the success of the bookstore was evident, including the Bookstore’s involvement with national Student Day, the Youth and Literacy Team, and the annual Food Show highlighted in the Campus Connection section.

According to Hudson, the Ashland University Bookstore strives to ensure that each one of the criteria items is met in order to provide the best possible service to students, staff and the Ashland community.

“The bookstore staff is honored to have made the honor roll for the Collegiate Retailer of the Year Award and we will continue to work hard exceed the expectations of students,” she said.

Ashland University, ranked in the top 200 colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2013, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University ( values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students. ###