Akademos Awards Nine Textbook Scholarships

Akademos, Inc., has recognized nine students at colleges across the country for their creativity in this year’s Akademos/TextbookX Textbook Scholarship Contest. The first place winner, two runner-up winners, and six honorable mention winners all received a textbook scholarship to apply towards course materials for fall 2014.

To participate in the contest, students posed with their favorite book and submitted their self-taken photos with a creative caption to the TextbookX Facebook page.  After uploading their#BookShelfie —a play on the word “bookshelf” and the social media “selfie” trend— students encouraged friends and family to vote for their entry.

The scholarship contest winners were announced on August 12th, during what Akademos has designated as “Textbook Affordability Week.”  Textbook Affordability Week was developed to educate students about the benefits of shopping for textbooks early in the back to school shopping season, when prices are the most competitive.

After most college Spring terms end and right before fall term begins, the market is flooded with used books that students have sold back into circulation as part of textbook buy-back initiatives, thereby increasing inventory and decreasing book costs. College students who buy earlier in the summer are more likely to find discounts on textbooks.

The Akademos / TextbookX Textbook Scholarship winners are listed below:

  •     Grand Prize Winner ($500 Textbook Scholarship)– Faizan Haque, University of California Irvine
  •     Runner Up ($250 Textbook Scholarship) – Chrissi Lopez, Fort Myers Institute of Technology
  •     Runner Up ($250 Textbook Scholarship) – Michelle Stock, Millikin University

Our honorable mention winners, awarded with a $25 textbook scholarship, were:

  •     Honorable Mention – Holly Tidwell, Union College of Kentucky
  •     Honorable Mention – Tori Thoutt, University of Northern Colorado
  •     Honorable Mention – Tiffany Latshaw, Central College
  •     Honorable Mention – Katie Perry, Columbia International University
  •     Honorable Mention – Breanna Berry, Hamline University
  •     Honorable Mention – Joy Law, Columbia International University

To view the entries, visit http://textbookx.com/scholarship.

Akademos / TextbookX would like to thank all students for entering their fall 2014 Textbook Scholarship Photo Contest. To stay updated on TextbookX Scholarship opportunities, like TextbookX on Facebook.

 

  • No Comments

New Additions to the Akademos Sales Team

In order to help us accommodate our rapid sales growth, I am pleased to announce the addition of two new Senior Regional Sales Managers, Leslie Sands and Shana Neely to the Akademos team.

With over 35 years of collective education sales experience, Leslie and Shana are well positioned to work with the increasing number of prospective institutions seeking to partner with Akademos to provide innovative online bookstore solutions.

Both our new team members come to us from the Pearson Learning Solutions Strategic Partnerships Group. In their previous roles as Executive Directors, they worked with Presidents, Chancellors, Provosts and other Academic leadership to develop cutting edge content solutions for large Universities, Colleges and System Offices such as the Kentucky Community & Technical College System, Tennessee Board of Regents and West Virginia University at Parkersburg.

In addition, during their education sales careers they have created partnerships with major Higher Education institutions such as the Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS), Community College of the District of Columbia (CCDC), Pennsylvania Department of Education and The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), delivering online learning programs for universities, community colleges and adult education.

Leslie is based out of Virginia and will be covering the Mid-Atlantic States while Shana will cover the South out of her Mississippi home base.

With these new additions to our existing stellar sales team, we are well positioned to continue and accelerate our engagements with major Higher Ed institutions.

Please join me in welcoming Leslie and Shana to Akademos!

Visit our careers page to learn more about job opportunities with Akademos.

 

  • No Comments