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BHSU Bookstore director earns national recognition

 
 Michael Jastorff, director of the University Bookstore at Black Hills State University
Michael Jastorff, director of the University Bookstore at Black Hills State University, recently earned recertification for the designation of Certified Collegiate Retailer by the National Association of College Stores (NACS).

“This credential is a mark of distinction earned only by those who have demonstrated the representative knowledge essential to success in college store management, expertise on collegiate retailing issues, and commitment to the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct,” according to Brian E. Cartier, chief executive officer of NACS. He noted that fewer than 10 percent of all eligible candidates earn this distinction. 

To achieve the CCR credential, candidates must have a high level of relevant experience and must pass a comprehensive examination on the core knowledge and management functions of collegiate retailing including store operations and financial management. To recertify, Jastorff was required to complete at least 60 hours of continuing education and professional development activities in the profession to keep his knowledge of the industry, trends, and successful operations current. 

Jastorff has been director of the University Bookstore since 1988. He has a bachelor’s degree from Black Hills State University and a master’s in business administration. Jastorff has been honored with several awards at BHSU including the Outstanding University Service Award in 2003 and Outstanding University Area award in 1999.  Under Jastorff’s leadership, the University Bookstore earned the Community Service Award in 2008 and the Economic Impact and Innovation Award in 2012. The store has also had several placed in the top three multiple times in the National Association of College Stores Contest for creative promotions 

The University Bookstore, which is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 until 4:30 and Saturday from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., is located the David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union.   Students as well as visitors and community members shop regularly at the University Bookstore.  Merchandise is also available online at www.bhsubookstore.com.

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