Bolen wins bookstore giveaway

A photo of Ashley Bolen with a 50 inch flat screen television.

Ashley Bolen won a 50-inch flat screen television in the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville bookstore’s drawing. Bolen is seeking her associate’s degree in general education. Students who completed the spring semester and returned their rented textbooks by the deadline were eligible to enter the drawing.

Gayle Cooper, vice chancellor for finance and administration, said UACCB launched the textbook rental program in the 2016 fall semester. “We implemented the textbook rental program to help relieve students of the high cost of textbooks,” Cooper said.

Cooper said the program has been successful, with almost every student participating. Most textbooks are available through the rental program. He said the bookstore would do another incentive giveaway next year with a different prize.