RCGC Gets Students Suited Up for ‘Career Readiness Fashion Show’

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By: SNJ Today Staff

Rowan College at Gloucester County (RCGC) and Brooks Brothers are holding the third annual Suit A Student Career Readiness Fashion Show performance next week.

On Thursday, April 11, nine students will walk the red carpet to receive fashion advice and business etiquette tips from Brookes Brother’s salespeople to get ready for the career world.

Clothing and accessories are individually selected for each student based on their career choices and lifestyle.

This year’s fashion show will also feature an American Association of Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC) member, one of the fundraising event’s main sponsors, and a student selected by one of the College’s Business Advisory Boards.

Celebrity fashion editor Stacy Wallace-Albert returns for a second year to provide runway commentary. Wallace-Albert is the principal stylist for Brooks Brothers, is a former fashion editor, and shared fashion expertise with CBS-Ch. 2 Chicago, The Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, and the “Home Shopping Network.”

A group of sponsors has volunteered to “suit” a student for future success. The Gloucester Premium Outlets, Document Concepts Inc., South Jersey Biz and Gloucester County Institute of Technology cosmetology students are also providing support.

The career readiness fashion event highlights the attributes and goals of each RCGC student model. Students were required to submit an application to become one of the nine lucky participants to receive a suit, dress or outfit, including accessories and a makeover.

The fashion show starts at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center at RCGC. A meet and mingle reception to be held after the event to meet the RCGC students who modeled and fashion show sponsors.

Tickets are $10 for general admission and can be purchased by visiting RCGC.edu/SuitAStudent. Student tickets are free with ID. Proceeds from the event fund RCGC’s AAWCC scholarship endowment.


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