Dress for Career Success Presentation
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.