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Clarke’s FYP Seeking Donations for “Dress for Success”

By Clarke News  |  November 6, 2017

Clarke University’s Future Young Professionals (FYP), a Clarke University club and a chapter of the Dubuque Chamber of Commerce’s FYP organization, are conducting a clothing drive from Nov. 6 to Nov. 10. They are seeking professional attire that students may wear for interviews, conferences, and their future careers. Professional attire includes suits, blazers, dress shirts, blouses, trousers, dress shoes, and any accessories that may benefit the students. Donations can be dropped off at Clarke’s R.C. & Celeste Wahlert Atrium Welcome Desk from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

This clothing drive is in preparation for FYP’s annual “Dress for Success” event that will run Nov. 14, 15, and 16 at Clarke University. At this event, Clarke University students may come and pick out free professional attire to make a good impression at an interview or conference. Leftover items from the event will either be donated to local charities or held until next year’s “Dress for Success.”

When asked what this opportunity means to the students, Tyler Ries, President of Clarke University’s FYP, said, “’Dress for Success’ gives students the opportunity to receive professional attire without having to pay the expensive costs associated with most dress shirts, pants, and suits. For students, this means they have business outfits that they can wear to give presentations, attend professional events, and attend job interviews.”

For more information about the clothing drive or “Dress for Success” event, please email Tyler Ries, FYP President, at or call B’Ann Dittmar, FYP Co-advisor, at (563)588-6419.

Clarke University is a Catholic, liberal arts and sciences university dedicated to preparing students who positively impact their workplace, family, and community. Academic offerings include more than 40 undergraduate liberal arts and pre-professional programs, and six graduate degree programs. Founded in 1843 by the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Clarke is located near the Mississippi River in the thriving city of Dubuque, Iowa. It is the only BVM university in the country.