Student Requests Answered; ATM Coming to Blanchard

The most frequent request from students in the survey taken by the Blanchard Campus Center Advisory Board in the spring of last year was to have an automatic teller bank machine (ATM) installed in Blanchard. As a result, the College Bookstore is cooperating with Follett College Stores, Bank of America, and Mount Holyoke to have an ATM installed in the lower lobby of Blanchard.

The machine was scheduled to arrive on Monday, September 22, and should be in operation no later than Friday, September 26. There will be a $1 service charge on each transaction in order to reduce the cost of the installation and operation of the machine. Those using a Bank of America card will not be charged.

Mount Holyoke is one of four colleges to be chosen nationally by Follett College Stores and Bank of America for this market test, according to John Bowen, manager of the College Bookstore. The other three are SUNY-Buffalo, the University of South Carolina, and the University of Ohio. Bowen welcomes comments on this new service.