Bookstore gives students their day

Students crowded into the A-building lobby for National Student Day on Oct. 3.

Sponsored by the MCCC Bookstore, the event was designed to show that the college cares about students and their hard work, said Kelli Plumb the event coordinator.

Plumb is an administrative assistant to the director of Auxiliary Services.

“I think the turnout was very good,” Plumb said.

She said the day is intended to help students become more socially responsible and to provide resources for college success.

This year, the bookstore showed its appreciation to students by providing food and a band for entertainment.

The college received a $1,200 enhancement grant from The Foundation at MCCC to help pay for the event.

About a dozen booths were spread throughout the building’s lobby, sponsored by various student clubs and business organizations.

Vendors included Habitat for Humanity, Ballroom Dancing, Drama, the International Studies Club, the LAL (Learning Assistant Lab), and Education Plus Credit Union.

For next year, the bookstore wants to include more booths and more entertainment, Plumb said.

She said more involvement will be sought from clubs on campus and outside community organizations.

National Student Day was started by the National Association of College Stores and is designed to promote student volunteerism and social responsibility through a variety of events, according to the college press release that announced the enhancement grant.

“This day gives the MCCC bookstore a chance to foster a more positive relationship with students,” according to the press release.