This event continues to remind me of how engaging and philanthropic the Joplin community can be. This year, 437 Missouri Southern State University students benefited from community members contributing their time, opinions, clothes, shoes, accessories, and everything in between. I saw students smile and blush as community volunteers complimented their professional outfits and “new looks.” These reactions, these boosts of confidence, are directly related to the amazing partnership between Missouri Southern State University and the Young Professionals Network, a program of the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce.
Thank you to each of you and our Leadership Joplin Class of 2020: Whether you sorted clothes, sized countless pairs of pants, organized accessories, polished and shined shoes, or shopped with a student, each of you are appreciated for your time and efforts. Thank you for helping better prepare and equip MSSU students for their careers.
Director of Career Services
Missouri Southern State University