Lora Bates, of Barnes & Noble, Concord Mall, Wilmington, gave a check for $1,015 to Charles “Chuck” Baldwin on Nov. 16, in conjunction with his book signing of “Carrier to Classroom” at the store Nov. 4.

The money represented a portion of the proceeds from other business conducted in the store during the signing. The book encourages military veterans to enter teaching. It details 10 “Deckplate Leadership Lessons” for all teachers learned during his 28-year career in the U.S. Navy, followed by years of experience as a public school principal and later founding of the Delaware Military Academy in 2003.

“Carrier to Classroom,” can be ordered on Amazon.com. Proceeds from the book are going to the Delaware Veterans Trust Fund.

For more, visit delawareveteranstrustfund.com.