May 16, 2011

CNU Announces The Captain's Locker to be Managed by the Follett Corporation

Wider variety of items and services will be offered

(Newport News, Va.) - Christopher Newport University announced today that it has contracted the Follett Corporation to oversee operations of The Captain's Locker, the retail venue specializing in spirit-wear and school supplies located inside the David Student Union. The contract will go into effect June 1, 2011.

Follett provides universities with a wide range of educational tools and services. Products will be available to The Captain's Locker customer both in-store and online.  These items include school supplies, apparel, gift items, personal essentials and computer accessories. A wide variety of name brands will be offered, including Adidas, Under Armour Cold Gear, Under Armour Heat Gear, JanSport, Champion, Cutter & Buck and Alta Gracia – whose products are created at a living-wage facility in the Dominican Republic.

Follett will employee student workers from CNU. All items related to graduation (sale of caps and gowns, diploma frames, class rings, etc.) will continue to be offered. 

The Captain’s Locker phone number is (757) 599-5170.

A four-year public university in Newport News, Virginia, Christopher Newport University enrolls 5,000 students in rigorous academic programs through the College of Arts and Humanities, the College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences, and the College of Social Sciences including the Luter School of Business. CNU offers great teaching and small classes as well as an emphasis on leadership, civic engagement and honor. For more information about CNU and its programs, please visit www.cnu.edu.

A four-year public university in Newport News, Virginia, Christopher Newport University enrolls 5,000 students in rigorous academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences through the College of Arts and Humanities, the College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences, and the College of Social Sciences, including the Luter School of Business. CNU offers great teaching and small class sizes with an emphasis on leadership, civic engagement and honor.

Media Contact:
Lori Jacobs
Director of Public Relations
lori.jacobs@cnu.edu

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