Bookstore Staff

Barnes & Noble College is honored for the opportunity to serve Seminole State College as its new bookstore partner. We look forward to celebrating and supporting Seminole State's academic community and working to understand the needs of its diverse students, faculty and staff.

Stephanie Birnbaum

General Manager

Stephanie Birnbaum brings more than 11 years of experience in bookstore management to her new position as general manager of Seminole State College's bookstores. Stephanie began her career with Barnes & Noble College in 2004 while completing her bachelor’s degree in business administration at the University of Central Florida. She was quickly promoted and served in various supervisory roles. Beginning in 2009, Stephanie managed a $14 million textbook department at UCF's bookstore in Orlando and was subsequently promoted in 2012 to store manager at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. As a result of her textbook adoption work with the university’s faculty and departments, she saved students more than $1 million last academic year through textbook rentals. Stephanie looks forward to bringing her vast experience to support and serve Seminole State College.

Helena Falcon

Store Manager, Altamonte Springs Campus

Helena Falcon returns to Central Florida to helm the Altamonte Springs Campus bookstore as its new store manager. Helena joined Barnes & Noble College in November 2005 as the assistant manager at UCF's bookstore. After seven years, she accepted the general manager position for the Florida Atlantic University bookstores in Boca Raton, where she oversaw the three store locations. Helena brings a diverse retail background to her position, having worked in such markets as Ann Taylor, Victoria’s Secret and Burdines. Previously, she earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in merchandising.

Jennifer Wharton

Store Manager, Oviedo Campus

Jennifer Wharton will oversee the Seminole State College Oviedo Campus. She began her career with Barnes & Noble College in 2002 as a bookseller at UCF's bookstore and since then has held a variety of supervisory and management positions at this location, including online textbook supervisor and cafe manager. In 2007, when the second bookstore location opened next to the UCF Arena, Jennifer accepted the position of assistant store manager. She looks forward to this new opportunity to bring an excellent bookstore experience to Seminole State College.

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