Barnes & Noble Education Announces LoudCloud Courseware Faculty Mini-Grant Winners

Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. (NYSE:BNED), a leading provider of educational products and services solutions for higher education and K-12, today announced the winners of its LoudCloud Courseware„¢ faculty mini-grant program. The 15 mini-grant recipients were selected based on a number of criteria including experience, teaching philosophy and approach to incorporating LoudCloud Courseware into instructional design. Each instructor will customize and implement affordable, digital courseware in their classes for the Spring 2019 semester, helping to ensure students have greater access to the materials they need for academic success.

The recipients stated a variety of reasons for participating in the program, including providing cost relief for students, facilitating mobile access, increasing engagement with course materials and customizing content to appeal to Generation Z.

We were thrilled to see the faculty interest in our inaugural mini-grant program, said Sean Sullivan, General Manager, LoudCloud. Access to high quality, affordable course materials remains a key barrier to student engagement, and we are pleased to see so many faculty members eager to break down that barrier by introducing digital courseware into their classrooms. We look forward to working with the mini-grant recipients to drive student engagement and cost savings on campuses nationwide.

After a detailed review process, the following faculty members were chosen to receive LoudCloud Courseware faculty mini-grants:

  • Teresa Hinkle, Kentucky Community and Technical College System – Somerset
    • Course: Criminal Law
  • Brandi Copenhaver, Kentucky Community and Technical College System – Somerset
    • Course: Criminal Procedures
  • Caroline Sawyer, University of South Carolina Beaufort
    • Course: Public Speaking
  • Lucinda Stanley, Wor-Wic Community College
    • Course: Introduction to Business
  • Sharath Krishna, Central State University
    • Course: Majors Biology
  • Elizabeth Ruth, Washington State Community College
    • Course: Entrepreneurship
  • Kathryn Winsted, Pace University Lubin
    • Course: Introduction to Business
  • Phyllis Keys, Morgan State University
    • Course: Financial Management
  • Kimberly Buerger, Niagara County Community College
    • Course: Public Speaking
  • Erica Lannan, Prairie State College
    • Course: Majors Biology
  • Gary Will, Southwestern Oregon Community College
    • Course: Criminal Investigation
  • Wendy Berry-West, Central State University
    • Course: Principals of Marketing
  • Haithem Zourrig, Kent State University at Stark
    • Course: Principles of Marketing
  • Jessica Finkeldey, SUNY Fredonia
    • Course: Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Verl Anderson, Dixie State University
    • Course: Principles of Management


Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. (NYSE:BNED) is a leading provider of higher education and K-12 educational products and solutions. Through its Barnes & Noble College and MBS Textbook Exchange segments, Barnes & Noble Education operates 1,437 physical and virtual bookstores across the U.S., serving more than 6 million students and faculty. Through its Digital Student Solutions segment, the Company offers a suite of digital software, content and services including direct-to-student study tools, serving approximately 100,000 subscribers in more than 15 countries and receiving more than 20 million unique monthly visitors to its sites. The Company also operates one of the largest textbook wholesale distribution channels in the United States. For more information please visit

BNED companies include: Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, LLC, MBS Textbook Exchange, LLC, BNED LoudCloud, LLC, Student Brands, LLC, and Promoversity, LLC. General information on Barnes & Noble Education may be obtained by visiting the Company’s corporate website:

Carolyn J. Brown
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Corporate Communications & Public Affairs
& Noble Education, Inc.
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