President Mackin blesses renovated campus store and mailroom

September 04, 2013

Newburgh, NY -

Campus Store

Fr. Kevin E. Mackin, OFM (right), Mount Saint Mary College president, blesses the new campus store and mailroom with Fr. Francis Amodio, O.Carm., campus chaplain and director of campus ministry.

The newly renovated Mount Saint Mary College bookstore and mailroom was blessed recently by Fr. Kevin E. Mackin, OFM, college president, at the grand opening ceremony attended by dozens of students, faculty, and staff.

Located on the ground floor of Aquinas Hall, the campus store and mailroom received significant improvements over the summer to become a more beautiful, welcoming, and efficient space.

“With this grand opening, we celebrate a 21st century campus store,” said Fr. Mackin, noting that students can purchase scrubs, lab coats, Mount apparel, textbooks, and other supplies, as well as sending and receiving mail.

The Mount worked with Sodexo, the college’s food services provider, to utilize one of their partners, BBA Solutions, to operate the store and mailroom.

BBA Solutions runs 125 bookstores in the United States. Their purchasing power allows students to recognize savings and access to more used textbooks, a robust rental program, higher buy-back, and a better variety of goods.

Sodexo/BBA Solutions provided more than $300,000, and the college provided around $85,000, for renovations and improved technology in the store and mailroom.

Campus Store

Mount president Fr. Kevin E. Mackin, OFM (left), Sodexo vice president of operations Reza Rafizadeh (center), and Fr. Francis Amodio, O.Carm., campus chaplain and director of campus ministry, cut the ribbon at the grand opening of the college’s new campus store and mailroom.