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‘329’ offers expanded clothing for students

October 15, 2018

Troy University students have access to a wider array of low-cost, gently worn professional clothing thanks to “329.”

The Career Services office, which opened a “Clothes Closet” in March, was able to expand its offerings and space, thanks to a partnership with the Sorrell College of Business.

“Dean Edwards was able to make Bibb Graves 329 available and that, in turn, allowed us to expand the Clothes Closet and turn it into more of a boutique space,” said Lauren Cole, who coordinates Career Services. “We have had fabulous support from individuals and businesses and the quality of donations is exceptional.”

Cole said it was important for students have the professional clothing they need for interviews and first jobs.

Partnering in helping meeting that need is Max Federal Credit Union, which donated some 500 articles of clothing to 329, and Enterprise Holdings (Enterprise Car Rentals) that helps supports the endeavor.

“When we were in college, our clothes were multi-purpose,” quipped Dr. Hal Fulmer, Associate Provost and Dean of Undergraduate and First-Year Studies. “We could go to class in them, go on a date in them and sleep in them. Today, however, our students are entering a highly competitive work environment and we want them to be as competitive as possible and represent Troy University well. We are happy to offer this service to all our students.”