MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- One of the nation’s most prominent pharmaceutical corporations is making an investment in the future with a donation to the Raiders’ Closet at Middle Tennessee State University.
AstraZeneca contributed professional outfits to the racks of free gently used items available at the closet, which is located in Room 130A of the Business and Aerospace Building on cmapus. It houses suits, ties, dresses, blouses, skirts and accessories suitable for job interviews. Students may keep the items they choose.
Raiders’ Closet is the brainchild of Virginia Hemby-Grubb, a professor in the department of business communication and entrepreneurship. Hemby-Grubb said she discovered that many students are misinformed about the type of clothing they need to make a good impression on a prospective employer, and others simply cannot afford nice clothes.
Hemby-Grubb delivered a presentation in late September about the initiative to the company’s leadership and selling team at the Hampton Inn and Suites in Murfreesboro.
“These individuals truly care about the mission of Raiders’ Closet and believe in the pay-it-forward concept we use as part of the closet’s philosophy,” Hemby-Grubb said.
The presentation was made possible with the help of Mecole Vaughn Springer, an AstraZeneca executive sales specialist and MTSU alumna.
Donations may be made at Raiders’ Closet each Friday or in the department's office in Room 429N of the Business and Aerospace Building between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
For more information, contact Hemby-Grubb at 615-898-2369 or email@example.com, or Jaye Kiblinger at 615-898-2902 or firstname.lastname@example.org.