Meet Our Staff | Bookstore Liaison

Deborah DiFranco Deborah DiFranco
FSA Bookstore Liaison Faculty Student Advocate
Phone: (631) 632-9828

What kind of duties do you and your staff perform?

My staff and I work to ensure that students are able to obtain all of their course material information at the time of registration which is required in order to meet compliance of the Higher Education Opportunity Act. The information my office receives is then shared with the University Bookstore to ensure the Bookstore has their course materials in time for their classes. Our purpose here is to also be sure that both the students and faculty have the best experience possible when utilizing the services of their University Bookstore. In order to help this process along, the Bookstore Liaison's Office with the assistance of the University Bookstore now provide desk copies for the faculty. Each semester our office also hosts Campus Lifetime Events that allow students and organizations to perform. We are always seeking new talent an fun ideas! For inquiries, please visit our Events tab - Campus Lifetime Events.

What should students know about the bookstore?

It's not just for books!!! Great dorm furnishing, eco friendly items, logo clothing, cards, gifts and more are all available at the bookstore. I want students to know that their University Bookstore is a fun place to shop and enjoy events in addition to offering the most buying options for their textbooks at the best possible prices.

How can students save the most money when they shop for textbooks?

A used textbook is always the most cost effective way to obtain your textbook. But if cash flow is a problem there is the Textbook Rental Program, which allows students to get their books at a fraction of the cost of a new one. There are so many new options now available for students to take advantage of, I suggest they stop into the store and visit with the Bookstore Staff for an exceptional experience to learn the many different ways that they can purchase their textbooks at the bookstore, including new, used books, rental textbooks and eBooks. There is a different buying option for every student - you just have to know where to look!

Ieisha Hinson Ieisha Hinson
Office Manager
High School: Brentwood High School
Academic Year: Junior
Major: Engineering Science

After I graduate from Stony Brook, I hope to…?

I aspire to work for a company such as Proctor & Gamble or Estee Lauder to get a strong foundation in the industry to one day make my own line of organic products such as soaps, creams, shampoos, and make-up so that everyone, especially women of color, can feel comfortable and beautiful in their own skin.

What's your favorite place to eat on campus?

My favorite place to eat on campus would have to be the Union Deli. There are fresh cold cuts, when you want a nice deli sandwich, and you can also get gyros and beef patties, yum!

What clubs or organizations are you involved in?

I am a member of the Women in Science & Engineering (WISE) Program here at Stony Brook. I am also a member of the Collegiate Science & Technology Entry Program (CSTEP), National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), and the Student African American Brotherhood (SAAB). I am the Professional committee head for the Alpha Omega Epsilon sorority chapter on campus as well.

Alexis Nicholas Alexis Nicholas
Office Associate
High School: Monsignor Scanlan High School
Academic Year: Junior
Major: Computer Science

What's your favorite place to eat on campus?

My favorite place to eat on campus would have to be the Union! I enjoy the variety of dishes offered. Especially being a Pesco-Vegetarian, it is very challenging finding something to eat, but for some reason I can always find something at the Union, whether it be a tuna sandwich from the Union Deli or a bean burrito from Picantes.

What is your favorite event at Stony Brook?

My favorite event at Stony Brook would without a doubt be Homecoming! I love the atmosphere and seeing alumni and students be super proud of being a Seawolf!

What would you tell prospective Stony Brook students?

I would tell prospective Stony Brook students to get involved as much as possible. Networking, especially in todays day and age is extremely important. Most importantly, enjoy your time here at Stony Brook!