Students can save money with college discounts for area businesses


Kim Harms

Staff reporter

The college offers several student discounts for both college and non-college events. The discounts are offered all over campus and some off campus. Many students enjoy the chance to catch a sporting event or have a fun night out while saving some cash.

Student Elvis Lopez bought discounted tickets from the Welcome Desk located in the Student Center.

“Each ticket was $43 versus $53 from Worlds of Fun. I checked on the internet to compare prices, and I realized they were a lot cheaper here,” said Lopez.

In addition to Worlds of Fun, the Welcome Desk in the Student Center offers tickets to AMC Theatres, Coco Key and Royals games. Keith Davenport is the Student Activities Manager and he explained the benefit to students when they buy discounted tickets.

“It’s an opportunity for students to go to an event together. It’s an extra thing that they get to do that’s fun,” said Davenport.

Student discounts are not limited to just sports games and events. Many student discounts are offered in the bookstore. One of the items students can get discounts on is computer software such as Adobe.

“What Adobe has done is turn into a subscription based service. For $239 a year you’ll get access to all of their programs,” said Ashawnte Thompson, bookstore sales supervisor.

Discounts offered through the box office and Welcome Desk differ from the discounts offered in the bookstore. Jennifer Keffer is the Bookstore Manager and she described the difference between the two.

“We don’t really have what you would call a typical discount model. In our technology area we have student pricing. We do have sales throughout the store and throughout the year,” said Keffer.

Some examples of those sales are the discounts offered at the very beginning of the semester. Current art students can receive a 20 percent discount on all art supplies in the bookstore.

As the beginning of the fall semester approaches, students can learn more about discounts the Box Office located in the Carlsen Center, the Welcome Desk located in the Student Center, or the bookstore also located in the Student Center.


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