Spring is coming!

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Spring is coming!

We have many exciting things in the works for spring! Take a second and catch up with all that's happening in the Campus Store!

Hello 2018!  The fall of 2017 saw a few changes in the Campus Store.  Katie Petersen, long-time store director, retired at the end of September.  Katie is responsible for bringing Under Armour, Champion and Gear for Sports to the Campus Store as well as expanding the offering of merchandise.  Katie was Store Director for 5 years and I can't thank her enough for the amazing shape of the store upon her retirement.


My name is Deb Derry and I'm the new Campus Store Director.  After working in the President's Office for almost 2 years, when Katie announced her retirement, I jumped at the chance to get back into retail sales.  I loved my job in the President's Office and Dr. Ryan is wonderful to work with, but my heart has always been in sales and I knew this position would be a great fit for my personality as well as for Dowling Catholic.


One of my goals upon accepting this position was to take the store online.  Katie left a great base and I was able to quickly move the store online before my self-imposed deadline of December 1.  Beginning November 1, the Dowling Catholic Campus Store officially began shipping items around the country.  This was met with much enthusiasm from our customer base and by the end of December, we had shipped over 80 packages of fan gear around the country!


Updating this website and making it more user friendly continues to be one of my main priorities.  I'm always open to suggestions. so if you see something that needs updated or changed, don't hesitate to let me know.


2018 promises to be an exciting year for the Campus Store.  We will introduce our Spring Line February 15 which will include shorts for adults and youth, new jackets, tanks, tees and more!  This new line will ensure you have fresh DCHS gear to wear through the summer months!


We are working hard to make the uniform ordering and pick up process more streamlined as well.  It is my hope that very soon, you'll be able to order uniforms online and have them shipped directly to your home year-round.


In the fall of 2018, begin looking for Nike brand clothing in the store.  DCHS has signed an all-school agreement with Nike the covers sports uniforms, coaches apparel, fan gear and sports equipment.  This is a great deal for the school and for the Campus Store.  You'll see a little less Under Armour and a lot more Nike as our current inventory is sold and new inventory is ordered.


Just a little about me.  I am a 1989 graduate of Dowling Catholic and in May, our 3rd child will graduate with the 100th graduating class from Dowling Catholic.  I am married to Wade and we reside in Granger.  For 20 years, before coming to Dowling Catholic, I ran a home-based business with The Pampered Chef.  It was a great career that made it possible for us to afford private education for our children, take over 20 trips with PC and it provided the flexibility for me to be the mom I wanted to be for our children.  After 20 great years, I was ready for a career change and an opening at my alma mater was too good to pass up.  I look forward to many more years at Dowling Catholic and serving the students, staff, faculty and parents of this amazing school.


Did you know that the Campus Store is the ONLY authorized vendor for Dowling Catholic fan gear and the proceeds from Campus Store purchases directly impact our students and this school?  We have been made aware of 2 vendors who are trying to sell DCHS merchandise - Van Ginkel's and prepsportswear.com  Neither of these vendors have permission to use our trademarked images or the words Dowling Catholic High School, Dowling Catholic Maroons, DCHS Maroons or any variation of those words.  They give nothing back to the school when you purchase from them.  Make sure you purchase your fan gear from the Campus Store where each purchase makes a difference to our students.


Stop in and see what's new and thanks for your continued support of Dowling Catholic High School and the Campus Store!

See you soon, 

Deb Derry

Campus Store Director




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