Professional suits needed for ETSU's 'Bucky's Career Closet'


A new project at East Tennessee State University that wants students to be dressed for success at their next job interview is seeking donations.

The school announced Tuesday the launch of the 'Bucky's Career Closet' project- an idea proposed by ETSU First Lady Donna Noland earlier this year that will hopefully dress men and women from head-to-toe in suits donated from the public.

"We know our students are prepared academically, but we also want to make sure they represent ETSU and themselves with the utmost pride," Noland said in a statement.

The organizers need new or gently used professional clothing in ready-to-wear condition, clean or dry-cleaned, and on hangers. Bags of clothes will not be accepted, the report said.

Deserving students will be designated with one outfit based on financial need and they must be prepared to sign a form explaining their hardship and what the outfit will be used for.

The closet project will be opened on campus at Nell Dossett Hall once adequate supplies have been donated. Donations will be accepted at 325 Treasure Lane near the Buc Ridge Apartments complex.

More information about the project is available by contacting University Career Services at or call (423) 439-4450 or visit

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