2018 SCACS Speakers Announced

SCACS is proud to welcome Brittany Conley and Bryan Narcisse as speakers at our 2018 Annual Meeting.

Brittany Conley will be presenting on industry trends and the impact on your college store during her session on October 3rd.

Conley is the Research Analyst at OnCampus Research, the research division of the National Association of College Stores (NACS). She joined NACS in 2016, and manages the Student Watch and Faculty Watch studies as well as OnCampus Research’s student panel of more than 24,000 college students.

Conley graduated from Kent State University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Advertising, with minors in Marketing and Sociology. In her spare time Brittany enjoys trying out new recipes and visiting her home town of Akron, Ohio.

Bryan Narcisse will be the SCACS Motivational Breakfast speaker on Thursday, October 4th.

Narcisse was raised in North Augusta, SC.  He played in over 100 career games for Clemson University.  With a 7 foot wingspan, he was known as a dunking and rebounding specialist.  Narcisse appeared in 3 NCAA Tournaments was a key reason the Tigers defense was among the nation’s best.  He finished 3rd in the 2012 College Slam Dunk Championship before being drafted by the Harlem Globetrotters.  Once retiring from basketball, “B-Nice” began a career as a ministry coordinator with Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

2018 Annual Meeting

Join us October 2 – 5, 2018 for our annual conference at The Beach Cove Resort, North Myrtle Beach, SC.  This year’s event features educational sessions relevant to the challenges facing college stores in an ever changing retail landscape.  It’s also an opportunity to partner with our vendors and network with peer leaders within the industry.  We hope to see you at the South Carolina Association of College Stores 2018 Annual Meeting.

Trooper Rebecca Winstead, 2017 Motivational Speaker

SCACS is honored to announce one of South Carolina’s finest as the 2017 Breakfast Motivational Speaker.  Highway Patrol Trooper Rebecca Winstead has recently been presented the 2017 Director’s Medal of Valor, the Crime Stoppers’ Russ Sorrow Award, and nomination for the SC Trooper of the Year Award.   Her heroism and dedication to serve has been documented on local and national news networks including ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX and CNN with a feature from Ashleigh Banfield.

We hope you will join us at the 2017 SCACS annual meeting at the Beach Cove in North Myrtle Beach, SC, Thursday morning, October 5th at 7:30am, to hear Trooper Winstead’s story.

Tony Ellis to Present at SCACS

Tony Ellis

Biography: Tony joined the National Association of College Stores (NACS; Oberlin, Ohio) as the director of education in October 2001. In October 2010, Tony was promoted to Chief Knowledge Officer, and in December 2016, to Vice President, Association Services. He is responsible for setting direction for and guiding the professional development program, membership, volunteer relations, certification program, vendor engagement programs (advertising, sponsorships, and exhibits), and CAMEX functional areas of the association.


Tony’s experience includes more than 25 years of work in training, teaching, coaching, and leadership education. He has been working in associations for more than 20 years. Prior to coming to NACS, Tony was the Associate Executive Director of the Association of College Unions International (ACUI). Tony earned the Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation in May 2001, and holds a Master of Science in Education from Indiana University-Bloomington and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Arlington.

2017 Annual Meeting – “Rock You Like a Hurricane”

Beach Cove Resort, North Myrtle Beach, SC

October 3 – 6, 2017



Come join us as we “Rock You Like a Hurricane”
SCACS is proud to bring innovative topics and networking opportunities to college stores.  Our industry is changing and now is the time to share and learn how your store can remain relevant.  We welcome store personnel and vendors to this unique setting in the beautiful Beach Cove Resort of North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Check this SCACS website in the coming months as we share our 2017 plans.