NCC students help promgoers

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Each year, students in the Marketing & Fashion programs at Nassau Community College host a “Prom Boutique” for invited young women from area high schools, youth centers and at-risk agencies.  The boutique provides girls who would otherwise not be able to obtain a dress with a complete outfit for their prom, graduation or sweet 16.  This year’s Prom Boutique was on April 17.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The same NCC students who planned and publicized the Prom Boutique — and supervised the collection of dresses and accessories — got retail experience when they set up the multi-purpose room and lobby of the CCB in preparation for the event and on the day of the boutique itself.  The students spent the day before setting up the “store,” complete with on-site seamstresses, cosmetic demonstrations, signage, mannequins, clothes racks, and, of course, the dresses.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
All of this was under the guidance of NCC professors Heidi O’Connell and Joe Pescatore, who have been working on the Prom Boutique at Nassau for the past five years. Also, before the event, NCC fashion students had met with two individual high school students in order to find out what kind of outfit they wanted and then designed a dress specifically for them. “This is a project that our students will remember for the rest of their lives,” said Prof. Pescatore.  “It’s the perfect opportunity for them to take what they have learned in the classroom and apply it to a real life situation.”
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