November 29, 2011


Dress for Career Success Presentation at NACC

Northeast Alabama Community College recently hosted the first annual Dress for Career Success Day during National Career Development Week, sponsored by the NACC College and Career Planning Center and the NACC Salon Institute.

According to the Director of the College and Career Planning Center Sherry Whitten, “This was a great opportunity for students to learn about appropriate dress for the workplace and professional appearance.” Julise Clement, Director of the NACC Salon Institute added, “We want NACC students not only to receive the best education and training but also always look their best in the workplace.”

Five students were selected for complete makeovers, including complete hair and make-up as well as professional clothing. The students’ ages ranged from 20 to 57 years old.. The clothing was provided by JC Penney of Scottsboro. NACC President Dr. David Campbell thanked Store Manager John Gorman and his staff at JC Penney of Scottsboro for providing the great clothing for the NACC students’ make-overs. JC Penney has excellent clothing options for students entering or reentering the workforce.

Clement and Salon Institute Instructor Regina Gilliland provided consultations for the students. They discussed hair and facial analyses with each of the make-over students and also members of the audience. Cosmetology students actually provided the services under the direction of the NACC Salon Institute staff. Door prizes provided by the NACC Salon Institute were also given to members of the audience.

For more information about this event, contact Sherry Whitten at college ext.*2315, or by email at

Pictured at the Dress for Success event are (L-R) Director of the Cosmetology Julise Clement, CIS major Tessica Burch, NACC graduate and Athens State student Liz Callahan, Office Administration Students Beverly Finch and Carol Higgins, Pre-Occupational Therapy student Whitney Townsel, and Salon Instructor Regina Gilliland.