January 6, 2015 | by Jonathan Shar | in Partnerships

Roanoke College Adopts Innovative Online Bookstore Solution

We're pleased to announce that Roanoke College, a private liberal arts college in Virginia, has joined our list of partner schools. Roanoke, along with Bridgewater College in Bridgewater, VA, is among the growing list of Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia (CICV) member schools that are moving to Akademos.
Roanoke College

Starting in Fall 2015, Roanoke students can shop for textbooks in the format of their choice — new, used, rental or eBook — and place their orders anywhere, anytime through an online bookstore and marketplace. As an added benefit, Akademos’ planned integration with Roanoke’s Blackboard Transact OneCard will enable students to seamlessly apply financial aid toward their purchases.

“At Roanoke College, our mission is to develop students into community leaders and responsible citizens while also preparing them for productive careers,” said Mark Noftsinger, Vice President of Business Affairs. “As Roanoke’s academic curriculum is continually evolving to support student success, so too must the campus bookstore.” 

“We’ve operated a very successful campus store for many years, but now we need an online platform to best serve our faculty and student needs for learning materials,” said Noftsinger. “Akademos’ eCommerce platform will give students a personalized shopping experience, and the Marketplace will meet student demand for competitively priced textbooks. In addition, we’ve consulted with Akademos to develop a plan to transition our on-campus store to a spirit shop that will focus on soft goods and service. We believe this approach will give Roanoke College the best combination of service and value.”

Akademos is excited for Roanoke students to experience our new store design and online college bookstore. We’re also committed to continuous innovation around the concepts of value and ease of use to improve service for Roanoke students, faculty and administrators alike.

View the full press release, here.

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