Two State Fair Community College students won cash prizes in a drawing for participating in Student Watch™, a national research project sponsored by the NACS Foundation, a subsidiary of the National Association of College Stores.
The Student Watch™ was conducted online through the SFCC Campus Store during fall semester. As an incentive, one student at each participating campus was selected to win $100, and one student from the total number of participants was selected to win $1,000.
On Dec. 5, Polly Grapes, SFCC Campus Store director, presented freshman Heather Viles the $100 check and sophomore James Blacklock Jr. the $1,000 check from NACS. Both are Sedalia residents.
More than 12,000 students from 20 campuses across the U.S. participated in the study that gauged college students’ attitudes and behaviors concerning course materials, online learning and technology. More than 800 SFCC students took the survey.
“We are very pleased to take part in this national research initiative and happy for our students who won the drawing,” said Grapes, SFCC Campus Store director. “On a local level, the results of the survey will help our store better meet the needs of our students and evaluate the Campus Store’s performance. “
SFCC will conduct a second survey in February to track textbook spending, monitor how students acquire course content and evaluate fall term buyback.
NACS, based in Oberlin, Ohio, is a professional trade association with nearly 3,000 members representing a $10 billion collegiate retail industry. Photo submitted.