This archived article was written by: Ryan Ware
Some recognizable faces now have new positions at the campus bookstore.
Susan Leonard, College of Eastern Utah’s bookstore manager has worked at the bookstore 12 years as a receiving clerk. After the previous manager retired, she became the new manager. She saw it as a “natural course” that she should take. She already knew the “ins and outs” of the position. She took this position in November 2008.
Leonard noted that her least favorite part of her job has been “trying to compete with the Internet.” She enjoys working with the “students, faculty and staff.” Because she has been working at the bookstore for 12 years, she has had a few weird and funny experiences at the bookstore. She stated that the weirdest thing is “how fast time goes by”.
The new receiving clerk that replaced Leonard did not come until mid-January. This was rough for her getting ready for spring semester practically by herself. Jessica Prettyman now occupies the post. She accepted the position because she knew Leonard from before and likes working with her.
She has implemented a few new programs to help the bookstore bring in new sources of revenue, as well as, give some attention to the youth on campus. One of the new programs she introduced a concept the bookstore has never tried before. They sell items at ball games.
As graduations comes close Susan urges students to come and get their caps, gowns, tassels, caps, announcements and anything else from the bookstore.