OBERLIN, Ohio, Oct. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today more than 560 college stores across North America are celebrating the inaugural National Student Day. Sponsored by the National Association of College Stores (NACS), National Student Day promises to be an annual event that seeks to celebrate and promote student's social responsibility.
"College students are a unique bunch. They go to school, often work one, if not two, jobs and many still find the time in their busy schedules to give back to their community by volunteering," says Brian Cartier, NACS Chief Executive Officer. "Our whole intent in developing National Student Day was to simply say 'thank you' to students, to give them recognition for the effort they put forth. They truly are an example to all of us."
As part of National Student Day, NACS sponsored a national contest in which students can submit stories chronicling the ways they give back to their community and be entered to win a variety of prizes including scholarships and iPads. To date more than 160 stories have been submitted.
"Today many participating college stores are hosting specials events, from author signings to special sales; from bringing exceptional student volunteers to the store for recognition to charity drives, the variety is exciting," said Charles Schmidt, NACS public relations director. "And, it's all just to say thank you!"
Headquartered in Oberlin, Ohio, the National Association of College Stores (NACS) is the professional trade association representing the $10 billion collegiate retailing industry. NACS represents more than 3,100 collegiate retailers and approximately 1,000 associate members who supply books and other products to college stores. NACS member stores serve America's college students while supporting the academic missions of higher education institutions everywhere. Additional information on NACS can be found online at www.nacs.org.
SOURCE National Association of College Stores