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Harrisburg Students and Staff Honored by ‘Dress for Success’

BlogNews | May 6, 2014

Empire Beauty School in Harrisburg, PA receives award for service to cause.

Empire Beauty School students and staff were recently presented an Award from the Greater Harrisburg Dress for Success Program.  The Diamond Award was presented to the campus for the hard work and dedication student and staff offer to the Dress for Success clients.

Empire Beauty School in Harrisburg, PA was honored with the Diamond Award by the Dress for Success program.

The students do salon services and make overs for the participants in the Dress for Success program. The low no-cost services are done when clients are going for job interviews.

The award was given at the 8th annual Capital Area leadership breakfast “Women & Change.”

The organization also recognized Empire on a corporate level for our overall success with partnerships at many campuses across the system.


From left: Ruth Koup, President & CEO, Dress for Success, Faith Seiders, Career Planning Specialist, EBS Harrisburg, Mary Ann Batz, Executive Director, EBS Harrisburg.

Dress for Success solves the catch-22 that confronts disadvantaged women trying to enter the workforce:  without a job, how can you afford a suit?  But without a suit, how can you get a job?

While the suiting program remains a crucial part of the program’s work, it has expanded to include other services needed in a woman’s journey toward self-sufficiency.

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Empire Education Group provides quality in cosmetology education, offering students many of the finest training tools and facilities. For over 80 years, Empire has grown to become one of the largest providers of beauty and cosmetology education in North America. Empire’s 110 accredited cosmetology schools in 21 states and use exclusive Certified Learning in Cosmetology (CLiC) education curriculum; the company prepares students for successful careers in cosmetology (hair care, skin care, and nail care.)

Angela Watson

Written by Angela Watson

Angela Watson is Director of Public and Media Relations at Empire Education Group. A seasoned communicator, Angela spent 15 years as a broadcast journalist in several major media markets throughout the country. Today, her love of story-telling translates in the form of blogs, news releases and videos highlighting the best the beauty industry has to offer.

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