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How eCampus.com revolutionized the education landscape

Lexington company is celebrating its 25-year milestone with a community celebration and a scholarship contest

Lexington, KY, (June 17, 2024) — Celebrating a quarter-century of significant contributions to the local economy and the education sector, eCampus.com is hosting a 25th anniversary celebration on July 9 at its corporate headquarters in Lexington. Founded in July 1999, eCampus.com has been a cornerstone in Lexington, demonstrating a commitment to local workforce development and student success by offering the easiest, fastest, and cheapest way to obtain textbooks and course materials online.

As one of the original dotcom companies, eCampus.com pioneered selling used textbooks online. Dave Thomas of Wendy’s and the Vallasis Family of Vallasis Communications were among the organization’s founders, along with other visionary investors who embraced the changing textbook landscape and revolutionized the way students and educators accessed textbooks and educational resources. President/CEO Matt Montgomery has been with eCampus.com from the beginning. It is his “adapt or die” philosophy that launched the company’s textbook rental program, positioning eCampus.com to become the No. 1 textbook rental company in the industry. The company’s growth has not only provided stable jobs but has also contributed significantly to the economic vitality of the Lexington area and Kentucky at large. eCampus.com now employs over 350 team members and has served millions of students across the country.

“Our roots in Kentucky are deep, and they reflect in our commitment to the community and our workforce,” Montgomery said. “Celebrating 25 years is a testament to our team’s dedication and our community’s support. We don’t just sell textbooks. We’re an innovative technology company whose mission is to propel student success through accessible and affordable course materials.”

 Over the past 25 years, the company has been at the forefront of the digital education revolution, consistently expanding its offerings to include digital textbooks, comprehensive inclusive access and equitable access solutions, and seamless integrations with campuses nationwide. This innovative approach laid the groundwork for its expansive online bookstore and campus store solution suite. With over 375 K-12 and higher education partners, eCampus.com serves as the official online bookstore for leading higher education institutions including Princeton University, Duke University, Syracuse University, and Miami University, to name a few. Most recently, eCampus.com became the chosen partner for Ivy Tech Community College in Indiana to support one of the largest equitable access and campus store partnerships in the nation.

 In honor of its 25th anniversary, eCampus.com has announced the “25 Years, 25 Scholarships” contest. This scholarship contest will provide $1,000 scholarships to 25 students in Kentucky, aiming to support the educational ambitions of local students. “While we celebrate our past achievements, we look forward to empowering the next generation of learners,” Montgomery added. Details on scholarship eligibility and application processes are available on the eCampus.com website.

The 25th anniversary event will take place at 2415 Palumbo Drive in Lexington on July 9, 2024, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.. Scholarship winners will be announced at the event.