New suits awarded to 12 scholarship winners


TUSKEGEE, Ala. (July 15, 2014) — Twelve Tuskegee men and women will be looking a little sharper thanks to members of the 2013-2014 student leadership. A scholarship essay contest was held during the spring to provide new suits to six female and six male students to support and promote the importance of college students having a professional appearance. The contest was organized by: Dominique Foster, Mr. Tuskegee University 2013-2014; Randi Harrison, Miss Tuskegee University 2013-2014; Joshua Renfroe, Mr. Student Government Association 2013-2014; and Asya Steele, Miss Student Government Association 2013-2014.

The Tailored for Success Suit Scholarship was for male students and The Success Suits You Scholarship was for female students. A faculty committee judged the applicants’ essays. The top six male winners were awarded a suit, tie, and dress shirt, courtesy of The Men’s Warehouse in Montgomery, Ala. 

The top six female winners were awarded a suit and blouse courtesy of Dillard’s in Auburn, Ala. The attire is intended for important occasions such as Tuskegee’s annual career fair, job interviews or internships. Former Tuskegee Acting President Dr. Matthew Jenkins and former first lady, Roberta Jenkins, sponsored the contest. 

Winners of the Tailored for Success Scholarship are:
  • Demarcus Brown
  • DeAndre Fuller
  • La’Fred Gibbons
  • QuenDesmond Kellum
  • Eric Marks Jr.
  • Jamon Pulliam

Winners of the Success Suits You Scholarship are:
  • Kalauna Carter
  • Ashlyn Goodwin
  • DesTenee Green
  • Kendra Greene
  • Miriam Hammond
  • Tiareah Jacks

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