Follett Higher Education Becomes Exclusive Campus Retail Partner of A&T

09/29/2023 Students

EAST GREENSBORO, N.C. (Sept. 29, 2023) – North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University announced Follett Higher Education, the largest campus retailer in North America, will become the exclusive campus retail partner, effective Sunday, Oct. 1.

Through this partnership, N.C. A&T and Follett will enhance students’ higher education experience by developing customized solutions that support learning, accelerate affordable access to course materials and foster a memorable collegiate retail experience.

“Follett’s innovative approach to campus retail, ecommerce capabilities and course materials affordability will build the foundation needed for a successful higher education experience for A&T students,” said Angela Peterson, associate vice chancellor for Campus Enterprises. “We recognize Follett as the leading provider of quality, low-cost course materials and innovative digital solutions that support learning and growth, and we are proud to partner with them to enhance our campus retail operation.”

With more than 150 years of experience in the education industry, Follett is trusted by more than 1,000 campuses across the U.S. and Canada to help drive student success and support the higher education journey.

As the latest to join the Follett network, A&T will benefit from Follett’s unique industry perspective and expertise, giving students, faculty, staff, alumni and the entire Aggie community a cohesive and engaging campus retail experience.

“Follett Higher Education is honored to partner with North Carolina A&T – one of the most innovative and transformational institutions in the nation. The Aggie community has cultivated a strong reputation for fostering academic enrichment, driving student attainment and evoking campus pride,” said Follett CEO Emmanuel Kolady. “Through this partnership, we will revamp the campus store with an expanded selection of apparel, including professional attire and game day apparel from notable brands like FISLL and Lululemon.

“The new store will also partner with Apple to supply students with a wide assortment of the latest tech and offer convenient access to a full-time Apple support rep right on campus,” said Kolady. “Most importantly, we’re excited to continue to expand A&T’s efforts to promote academic equity and affordability through Follett’s equitable access program, which ensures every student has all required course materials and textbooks at the lowest possible price – eliminating barriers to success and helping to raise outcomes for all.”

The Follett experience also will be extended to A&T’s online campus store, offering access to classroom materials, apparel, technology and more. Online shoppers can find an expanded assortment of merchandise and enjoy 24/7 access to the products and course materials they need.

Follett is a leading educational service provider and omnichannel retailer providing students, faculty and staff, parents and fans the course materials, learning tools and retail services needed to successfully support the academic, athletic and collegiate journey. Follett supports more than six million students through its more than 1,000 physical and ecommerce collegiate retail stores.

Media Contact Information: jtorok@ncat.edu

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