The idea for the Start Here, Go Far Boutique began when several students expressed concern because they didn’t feel well dressed when attending the Ulster Community College Foundation’s Scholarship Luncheon. With financial support from Darlene Pfeiffer, a Foundation board member and scholarship benefactor, the Boutique was established through Ulster’s Reaching Independence though Supportive Education (RISE) program.
In the beginning, the Boutique was supposed to assist graduates who needed business attire for job interviews, but after Hurricane Irene, the focus expanded to include basic clothing items as well when many students lost their possessions. The boutique is currently being managed by student aides and Meg Sheeley, the Interim Coordinator of Campus Life.
Where Can I Find It?
Hours will be updated and advertised for the Spring Semester. To make a donation, contact Meg Sheeley at firstname.lastname@example.org.