NSU Phi Beta Lambda Chapter/Business Club to hold clothing drive

ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Northern State University Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) Chapter/Business Club will be hosting a business attire clothing drive throughout the week of Feb. 5.

PBL/Business Club is asking NSU faculty and staff, as well as the Aberdeen community to donate any gently used dress clothes that they no longer want to their clothing drive.

From Feb. 5 to 9, collection boxes will be put out on the NSU campus in Lincoln Hall Room 101 and Spafford Hall Room 204.

Collection boxes will also circulate around local businesses in the Aberdeen community.

Collected donations will be given away on Feb. 15 from 2 to 7 p.m. in the Northern State University Lincoln Art Gallery.

“Every semester we have students interviewing and we know how important first impressions are in an interview.  We also know how expensive it can be to purchase a new outfit for the interview.  A dress clothes drive can help our students and the community find the outfit they need to feel confident while making that first impression in an interview,” mentioned Dr. Kristi Bockorny, assistant professor of management and co-advisor of the NSU Business Club.

NSU students and the Aberdeen community are invited to stop by and pick up any dress clothes that they need.

"We want to do our part to make sure people in our community have the clothing to be successful in interviews and at work in professional settings," said senior Amanda Clemen of Ipswich.

This event is being held in conjunction with PBL Week in the NSU School of Business.

For more information about how you can contribute to the clothing drive, please contact Bockorny at Kristi.Bockorny@northern.edu or Dr. Amber Mathern at Amber.Mathern@northern.edu.

About Northern State University

Northern State University is a regional university that offers outstanding academics and exceptional extracurricular activities at an affordable price on a safe, welcoming campus. Northern State recently announced its Educational Impact Campaign, with a goal of raising $45 million for a new South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, new athletic and recreation fields, and an on-campus regional sports complex. Once the campaign is complete, NSU will be the recipient of more than $100 million in privately funded building projects and scholarships within a decade. To learn more, visit NSU Admissions.