Scoring an unprecedented 6 out of 5 on the knock your socks, shoes and toewarmers-off scale, North Hennepin Community College (NHCC) launched one of the most exciting new pilot programs with which Better World Books is involved. From the press release of the NHCC Communications Department:
“BROOKLYN PARK – On Tuesday, November 27, 2007, a newly formed partnership between Better World Books, The North Hennepin Community College (NHCC) Bookstore, the NHCC chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, and the NHCC Foundation yielded its first donation toward a new textbook scholarship for NHCC students with a $822.00 check.”<
What’s so interesting about this is that the Phi Theta Kappa group helps organize and promote the book drive in support of Books for Africa. The main collection point is at the bookstore during buyback and the Phi Theta Kappa group has a table set up to help promote the literacy cause. The scholarship check is given to the NHCC Foundation whose main function is to distribute scholarship money to deserving students. This particular scholarship is unique for the Foundation because it’s distributed via the bookstore and specifically for textbooks! It’s a great combination of effort from Phi Theta Kappa students and faculty on campus working with the bookstore and the school’s administration to build a stronger campus community, help support literacy in Africa, AND reuse and recycle thousands of books that might otherwise go to waste. Ingenuity and goodwill in action- what Better World Books was founded upon and what our partnerships with NHCC and Phi Theta Kappa are continuing to spread.
Pictured left to right, (front) Tom Snorek, Amy Cloutier, Joe Crowe, Beth Frykman
(back) Peggy LePage, Tom Curtis, DeeDee Heitzman, Matt Cici, Niko Tomlinson (Better World Books), Carole LaFleur