December 3, 2008

Owens Community College Enhances Bookstore Convenience with Fall Drive-Thru Book Buy-Back Program, Dec. 8-12

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, OH – Area residents attending Owens Community College will once again have the opportunity to sell their used or unwanted textbooks without leaving the convenience of their automobiles as the campus Bookstore announces its second annual Fall Drive-Thru Book Buy-Back Program on the Toledo-area Campus, Dec. 8-12.

The Drive-Thru Book Buy-Back Program is unique to the state as Owens is one of a select few academic institutions in Ohio to offer such a service to students. Colorado State University, Utah State University, Penn State University and California State University, Long Beach are among the select schools to provide students the drive-thru book buy-back service.

Blustery winds and cold wintery sleet and rain did not deter hundreds of Owens students from using the Drive-Thru Book Buy-Back Program for the first time during the 2007 fall term.

According to Rebecca Drayton, Owens Manager of the Bookstore on the Toledo-area Campus, the Owens Community College Bookstore is continuously looking for unique and innovative ways to enhance service for students.

“The Bookstore drive-thru program allows students to conveniently sell their textbooks without leaving the confines of their vehicle,” stated Drayton. “Last fall, hundreds of Owens students took advantage of this unique service and I anticipate a very similar turnout this year.”

The drive-thru site will be located at the northwest corner of the Audio/Visual Classroom Center parking lot (Lot N) on the Toledo-area Campus. Individuals will have the opportunity to drive up to one of two designated drive-thru windows from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., Monday-Thursday, Dec. 8-11, and from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Friday, Dec. 12. Owens is located on Oregon Road in Perrysburg Township.

For more information about the Bookstore’s new Drive-Thru Book Buy-Back Program, call (567) 661-2021 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 2021.

Owens Community College is one of the fastest-growing higher educational institutions in Ohio. On the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, Owens serves more than 45,000 credit and non-credit students. Owens is committed to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability. Owens Community College offers associate degrees that transfer to baccalaureate degrees in the Arts and Sciences and over 130 technical program areas in Agriculture, Business, Health Sciences, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Skilled Trades, and Engineering and Transportation Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor’s degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university. For more information, visit www.owens.edu.