By Gena Checki
Gateway mascot, Rudy the Red Hawk shows all of the great Gateway Red Hawk gear available at Gateway Gifts.
If you happen to be on the Kenosha Campus, you might want to see what’s new in the Gateway Gifts store. Formerly, the store was run as a gift shop by Gateway students for a business course. The revamped store is a partnership between the college and Follett Bookstore.
Students receive training from Follett and staff the store as paid interns, where they gain work experience.
“This is a unique partnership with Follett to provide training to marketing and business students,” said Ed Grochowski, marketing and small business instructor. In fact, this is the first partnership that Follett has done at any college, Grochowski said.
The store exclusively features Gateway and Gateway Red Hawk merchandise, including bags, purses, lanyards, T-shirts and sweatshirts. The Gateway Gifts store also serves as an extension of the Kenosha Campus bookstore.
Gateway Gifts is located adjacent to the Kenosha Campus student commons and is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday.