recognizes LCCS' Randal H. Storm with Aspen Award
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[March 28, 2009]
O\BERLIN, Ohio -- The National
Association of College Stores presented the prestigious Aspen Award
to Randal H. Storm, manager of Lincoln Christian College and
Seminary Bookstore, Lincoln, Ill.
The Aspen Award was created by NACS to recognize collegiate
retailers who have made consistent contributions to the professional
development of others.
The award was named for the aspen tree, which symbolizes strength
in the face of adversity, growth, perseverance, protection and
Storm is "an inspiring facilitator with a wonderful ability to
capture -- and to keep -- the attention of a group. He is a mentor
to many and is a truly caring individual who guides people in the
right direction without much fanfare," said one of his nominators.
Storm has contributed to the industry in many ways, including
serving as a member of the NACS board of trustees and being an avid
supporter of NACS education. He has continuously volunteered for
events and facilitated countless NACS educational programs at
national, state and regional association meetings. He is a certified
collegiate retailer, or CCR, an earned professional designation
awarded by NACS.
To further honor Storm, a personalized brick will be laid at the
NACS headquarters in Oberlin, Ohio, in his name.
Prior recipients of the Aspen Award
2008 -- Danny Key,
CCR, director, Wingate University Bookstore
2007 -- Dennis A.
Mekelburg, CCR, associate director, Arizona State University
2006 -- Terence
Murphy, manager, Holyoke Community College Bookstore
2005 -- Maria L. Murtagh, director,
Student Store University of the Pacific
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Headquartered in Oberlin, Ohio, the National Association of
College Stores is the professional trade association representing
the $10 billion collegiate retailing industry. NACS represents more
than 3,100 collegiate retailers and approximately 1,100 associate
members who supply books and other products to college stores. NACS
member stores daily serve America's college students while
supporting the academic missions of higher education institutions
everywhere. Additional information on NACS is available at
NACS news release received from
Christian College and Seminary]