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Follett Donates $100,000 in Scholarships to All-USA Community College Academic Team

April 12, 2016
WESTCHESTER, IL – Follett Higher Education Group, in partnership with Phi Theta Kappa, is proud to announce its continued sponsorship of the All-USA Community College Academic Team. Follett will again donate $100,000 in scholarships, translating to $5,000 for each 2016 All-USA team member. Follett’s ongoing relationship with Phi Theta Kappa and sponsorship of the All-...

Follett Receives Gold Zero Waste Facility Certification from the U.S. Zero Waste Business Council

October 27, 2015
WESTCHESTER, IL – As the higher education community gathers for the 2015 AASHE (Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education) Conference, Follett is proud to announce a major sustainability milestone for its Aurora Distribution Center (ADC) in Aurora, Ill. The facility, which supports its higher education business, has been awarded the Gold Zero Waste...

As College Costs Continue to Increase, Textbook Costs Decline

August 19, 2015
WESTCHESTER, IL – While tuition prices continue to soar, the cost of textbooks and other course material is being kept in check by an increasing number and variety of low-cost alternatives. In the 2014-2015 school year; college students spent an annual average of $563 on textbooks and course materials, according to the National Association of College Stores. That's down ...

Follett Sponsors Thirst Project’s Annual Gala and Engages Students in the Water Crisis

June 25, 2015
CHICAGO – Follett Higher Education Group, operator of nearly 1,200 college campus stores, is proud to sponsor the Thirst Project’s 6th Annual Thirst Gala taking place on June 30 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The fundraiser and multi-media exhibit is hosted to promote and raise awareness of the Thirst Project’s efforts to build freshwater wells in ...

Follett Appoints Ray A. Griffith as President and CEO

May 4, 2015
WESTCHESTER, IL – Follett Corporation, a trusted partner to preK-12 schools, districts and college campuses for more than 140 years, today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Ray A. Griffith as the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. He succeeds Mary Lee Schneider, who has retired from Follett as both President and Chief...

Follett Doubles Scholarship Award to the 2015 All-USA Community College Academic Team

April 28, 2015
CHICAGO – Follett Higher Education Group, in partnership with Phi Theta Kappa, is proud to announce that Follett is doubling its sponsorship of the 2015 All-USA Community College Academic Team to $100,000 in scholarships. Follett’s growing sponsorship reflects its shared commitment to Phi Theta Kappa’s mission to encourage student achievement, support ...

Follett Partners with Thirst Project to Engage Students in the World Water Crisis

April 7, 2015
WESTCHESTER, IL – Follett Higher Education Group is pleased to announce the continued growth of its partnership with the Thirst Project, the world’s leading youth water activism organization aimed at ending the world water crisis. This year, Follett and the Thirst Project will be delivering a series of new awareness campaigns and programs across Follett’s network ...

Follett Partners with XanEdu, Leverages Follett Discover to Streamline Creation of Custom Course Materials

March 9, 2015
WESTCHESTER, IL – Follett Higher Education Group is excited to announce the launch of a new streamlined process for creating and ordering custom course materials within Follett Discover, its proprietary course materials application comprised of the Faculty Discover and Student Discover tools. Partnering with XanEdu, the nation’s leading provider of custom course ...

Follett Partners with University of Notre Dame and the Center for the Homeless to Help SOCK Out Homelessness

January 26, 2015
WESTCHESTER, IL – Following the conclusion of the SOCK Out Homelessness campaign, Follett’s Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore is donating $12,649 to the Center for the Homeless (CFH), South Bend. SOCK Out Homelessness, which ran from October through December, promoted the donation of a portion of the bookstore’s proceeds from each Under Armour sock purchase to the CFH. ...

Follett Expands Partnership, Driving Alta Gracia Awareness and Operation Sustainability

December 18, 2014
WESTCHESTER, IL – Follett has closely partnered with socially conscious apparel manufacturer Alta Gracia since the brand's inception to maximize orders and presence in Follett campus stores nationwide. Just in time for the holiday season, Follett is significantly extending this partnership to deliver a deeper assortment of fair trade apparel as well as drive forward Alta ...

Skyo Awards Winner of Dirty Little Secret Contest with Trip to The Thirst Project's 5th Annual Thirst Gala

June 18, 2014
CHICAGO, IL – University of Florida student Sylvia Lai is the winner of Skyo's Dirty Little Secret photo contest. In partnership with The Thirst Project, Skyo sponsored the contest to engage students nationwide in spreading the world's dirty little secret - that nearly one billion people do not have access to clean water. Raising awareness of this stark reality...

Follett Achieves Two Million Pound Recycling Milestone

March 31, 2014
WESTCHESTER, IL – For 2013, Follett set a monthly goal to defer 95 percent of its Aurora Distribution Center’s total waste away from landfills through a robust recycle, reuse and repurpose program. Today, Follett proudly announces that it exceeded its goal. In the past year alone, the Aurora Distribution Center recycled more than two million pounds of waste. This ...

Follett Invests in Campus Quad Mobile Platform for College Campuses

October 30, 2013
RIVER GROVE – Follett Corporation today announced it has invested $1 million in Campus Quad™, a mobile-first platform designed for creating and consuming content within higher education communities. Created to leverage the market penetration and usage of smartphones among 18- to 24-year-olds, Campus Quad allows students to instantly create and connect to content ...

Follett Higher Education Group President Thomas E. Christopher to Retire

August 13, 2013
OAK BROOK – Follett Corporation today announced that after nearly 12 years as President and Chief Operating Officer of the Follett Higher Education Group, Tom Christopher will retire, effective August 30, 2013. The company has named Don Germano, former Senior Vice President of Operations for Dick's Sporting Goods, to succeed Christopher. "Tom's many ...

Follett To Create Corporate Campus In Chicago's Western Suburbs

July 30, 2013
RIVER GROVE – Follett Corporation today announced that it will consolidate several of its facilities in Chicago's western suburbs at a single property in Westchester, Ill., as part of its growth plans for the future.  Follett recently signed an 11-year lease to occupy Three Westbrook Corporate Center, a 160,000 square-foot tower that represents the largest ...