“The College store strives and thrives within the context of its campus community. The vital, dynamic, and forward-thinking store identifies, builds and sustains relationships with key partners on campus to fulfill its mission and meeting owner experiences.”
— Tommye Miller
The NACS Foundation Collegiate Retailer of the Year Award recognizes the store with the highest level of innovative collegiate retailing excellence. One store will be recognized on a biennial basis and presented with a $5,000 award.
The Collegiate Retailer of the Year Award is underwritten through the Tommye and Keith Miller Endowment fund. Their passion for the industry inspired the Millers to endow a prestigious award that would celebrate a dynamic and forward-thinking store’s achievement.
This award honors a successful college store’s novel approach to becoming an indispensable resource for its campus. The winning store will demonstrate that they hold their staff accountable to the highest standards possible; develop key relationships with faculty, students and administrators; implement innovative merchandising; embrace new and emerging technologies; create an exciting, original, and inviting store environment; and develop staff to help them reach their career goals — all while supporting the academic mission and maintaining profitability from a retail perspective.
If you think your store exceeds the criteria, please self-nominate, or if you know of a store worthy of the Collegiate Retailer of the Year designation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org so that the Foundation staff can follow-up as appropriate.
Contact Vicki Morris Benion at the NACS Foundation at email@example.com or call (800) 622-7498, ext. 2286.