Del State students dress in the donated professional attire pose with Coach Foundaton’s Peythia Stubbs.
Delaware State University students have received some support in the development of their professional representation as the Coach Foundation has donated about 1,000 piece of business-ready attire to the institution.
The Coach Foundation – which supports global philanthropic initiatives that are community focused – has partnered with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund and other organizations to launch “The Coach Closet,” a source of professional attire to support students in their higher education journey and career readiness.’
The Coach Closet is part of The Coach Foundation’s “Dream it Real” initiative, which is designed to help break cycles of inequality by empowering the next generation to reach their full potential through higher education.
“Professional business attire for interviews, workshops, receptions, and meet & greet events coupled with self-confidence, awareness and focus on set goals is a formula for career success,” said Terry Bankston, Director of the University’s Office of Career Services. “We are proud to partner with Thurgood Marshall College Fund and Coach Foundation and be chosen as one of six HBCUs to receive 1,000 pieces of new Coach clothing to supply DSU students with professional attire and enable them to dress for success.”
Students interested in accessing this professional attire resource should contact the Office of Career Services at (302) 857-6120 or go to Suite 333 in the MLK Jr. Student Center.