The Bookstore at Central Baptist College is now “Mustang Outfitters.” CBC President Terry Kimbrow unveiled the new Mustang Outfitters logo at the CBC all employee pre-college meeting on Monday, August 10, 2015. The new name more accurately conveys the broad range of products and services available in the store.
Located in the Mabee Student Services Complex, the “bookstore” was for many years the primary resource for CBC students to buy textbooks and subsequently sell them back at the end of each semester. “A few years ago, we discontinued our textbook sales and buyback program,” said Kimbrow. Textbook Brokers in Conway is the official textbook provider for CBC. Students can place an order at cbctextbooks.com.
Northwest Arkansas real estate developer Jim Lindsey was the general contractor for the Mabee center, deducting his fee as an in-kind donation. “What he saved the College made him the largest contributor to that segment of the campaign, recalled CBC President Terry Kimbrow. “I was the Vice President for Advancement then, but I knew Jim and much of his family because I previously lived in his home town of Caldwell, a small community just north of Forrest City.”
Because of his involvement, it was suggested something in the building bear his name. “He would have none of that,” said Kimbrow. “He asked that we do something to memorialize C. C. Bishop, the pastor who led him to Christ and baptized him at First Baptist Church in Caldwell.”
Occupied in 1997, the structure was named in honor of the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation for a grant toward not only the student building, but also for two previous projects. “We acquired a photo of C.C. Bishop for display in the bookstore,” recalled Kimbrow. The Office of Public Relations is working to reframe the photo, and an acknowledgement plaque of Mr. Lindsey’s generous participation will accompany the picture. “Jim’s gift of time, labor, and fees is an important part of CBC’s history. We need to preserve the story, added President Kimbrow.
Mustang Outfitters carries a wide range of Mustang and CBC logo gifts, collegiate clothing, accessories, supplies, study guides, and much more! New to Mustang Outfitters is “Ticket to the Moon” hammocks, which are comparable to the popular Eno brand. The store has also recently become a licensed dealer for Innova–the premiere leading manufacturer in disc golf and accessories.
Jessica Faulkner, Director of Special Events at CBC, is the manager of Mustang Outfitters. “The new Mustang Outfitters logo will be used in branding the new store and will be soon be seen on a variety of merchandise including t-shirts, sweatshirts and outdoor apparel,” commented Faulkner. The phone number for Mustang Outfitters is 501.205.8892 and the hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.