Chaffey College Bookstore
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April 22, 2013

Contact: Jared Ceja
              Director, Auxiliary Services

Phone:   (909) 652-6561



Chaffey College Bookstore Named to the 2012-2013 National Association of College
Stores' Collegiate Retailer of the Year Honor Roll

(Rancho Cucamonga, CA) Chaffey College Bookstore was named to the prestigious 2012-2013 NACS Collegiate Retailer of the Year (CROY) Honor Roll last month. The 2013 CROY process recognized seventeen of the top college bookstores in the US and Canada for demonstrating superior levels of campus connection, academic support, customer commitment, overall shopping experience, and workplace culture. College bookstores from throughout North America are eligible for this distinction, but only seventeen were honored for 2012-2013.

Thousands of attendees were present at the Awards Ceremony held in Kansas City, Missouri during this year's national Campus Market Expo. Chaffey College was one of only five community colleges and three California schools recognized at the event.

Chaffey College Bookstore won this recognition with its industry leading textbook and tablet rental programs, student employment initiatives, textbook low price guarantee, "green" offerings, campus involvement/partnerships, scholarship contributions including the "Tips for Scholarships" program, multiple student focused locations, and extensive product assortment.

"Chaffey College is honored to be recognized as part of the 2012-2013 NACS Collegiate Retailer of the Year Honor Roll," said Dr. Ciriaco Pinedo, Associate Superintendent of Business Services. "The focus of the college bookstore is to provide outstanding services to our students and the campus community. The bookstore is a great partner, giving back to the campus through scholarships and department/program support," added Pinedo.

The Collegiate Retailer of the Year award is sponsored by the National Association of College Stores Foundation. It strives to recognize the best stores in the college bookstore industry. The last CROY group was honored in 2011.

"I'm very proud of the Chaffey College team for their continued commitment to improving the daily experience for faculty, staff, administration, alumni, and especially our students," said Jared Ceja, Director of Auxiliary Services. "We are grateful that the bookstore industry sees that commitment and considers us one of the best bookstores in North America."

The Chaffey College Bookstore is a non-profit organization committed to enhancing the student experience. More information is available at or

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