Emily Carol Blalock - College of Family and Consumer Sciences

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Emily Carol Eichelberger Blalock, M.S.
Lecturer/ Internship Coordinator
Department of Textiles, Merchandising, and Interiors
317 Dawson Hall, Athens, Georgia 30602
Phone: 706.542.4884
Email: [email protected]
EDUCATION
Master of Science, (2006). M.S. in Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors. Emphasis: Fashion Merchandising
and African American Studies. Department of Textiles, Merchandising, and Interiors, University of Georgia,
Athens, GA. GPA: 3.73 out of 4. Advisor: Jan Hathcote. Master’s thesis: African American College
Students’ Perceptions of Professional Dress.
Bachelor of Science, Fashion Merchandising, (Honors, 2004). Minor: Marketing. Department of Fashion
Merchandising, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS. GPA: 3.4 out of 4. Advisor: Cynthia
Easterling. Honors: Dean’s list all semesters, Most Outstanding Junior in Fashion Merchandising, March
2003, Most Outstanding Freshman in Fashion Merchandising, April 2001, University of Southern
Mississippi’s Student of the Month, Oct. 2001.
RELATED COURSEWORK
Fashion Merchandising: Retail Management and Strategies, Consumer Behavior, Apparel Trade and
International Retailing, Apparel and Textile Testing, Apparel Construction and Evaluation, Apparel Design
and Promotion
Marketing: Marketing Principals, Professional Selling, Statistical Methods I & II, Demography and Public
Policy
Management: Race and Gender in the Workplace, Organizational Psychology, Supply Chain Management,
Human Resource Management
COMPUTER SKILLS
Microsoft Office, WordPerfect, SPSS- statistical software, Endnote 9, Photoshop
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Lecturer, Department of Textiles, Merchandising & Interiors. University of Georgia, Athens, GA. (Fall
2007- present). (.75 EFT) Teach undergraduate fashion merchandising and textile courses; both professional
electives and required core courses. Responsible for creating new courses, substantially revising current
courses, and working on the TMI curriculum committee. Provide internship and career advising for 20+
students each semester. Actively participate in recruiting new students. Lead or co-supervised the New York
Study Tour for three summers. Supervised the Interdisciplinary Ghana Study Tour for two semesters.
Offered the first entrepreneurship course in FACS (2010) and recently developed an Interdisciplinary
Certificate in Entrepreneurship for the college (2012).
Internship Coordinator, Department of Textiles, Merchandising & Interiors. University of Georgia,
Athens, GA. (Fall 2006- present). Teach undergraduate seminar course (TXMI 5900) and supervise the
fashion merchandising internship experience (TXMI 5910). Prepare 70+ students each semester for
practical realities of the fashion industry and introduce them to industry professionals. Develop and
implement weekly seminars, initiate industry contacts for future internship opportunities, invite industry
leaders to participate in discussion panels, revise resumes and cover letters, advise students and aid in finding
career opportunities.
Part-time Lecturer, Department of Textiles, Merchandising & Interiors. University of Georgia, Athens,
GA. (Fall 2006 – Summer 2007). Educated over 280 students and directed the FM internship program.
Taught, Textile Testing, using industry ASTM & AATCC equipment, innovative student projects, and
developed a textile testing lab manual which is now adopted by a fellow Textile faculty member.
Graduate Instructor, Department of Textiles, Merchandising & Interiors. University of Georgia, Athens,
GA. (Fall 2005 – Spring 2006). Worked under Dr. Helen Epps and supervised the lab portion of TXMI 3520
Textile Testing. Introduced 31 undergraduate students to the physical analysis of textiles with the goal of
teaching students how to evaluate fabric suitability for a specific end use, developed and taught course
content, made weekly demonstrations of the proper use of lab equipment, graded student work and projects.
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Textiles, Merchandising & Interiors. University of Georgia,
Athens, GA. (Fall 2004 – Spring 2006). Worked under Dr. Patricia Annis (Fall 04- Spring 05) and Dr. Ian
Hardin (Fall 05 – Spring 06) in TXMI 3520 Textile Testing and TXMI 2100 Textiles for Consumers. Assisted
in teaching course content for textile labs, prepared equipment for lab use and demonstrated proper use of lab
equipment, graded student work and tests, conducted library research, developed and taught course content in
lab portion of the class, made weekly demonstrations of the proper use of lab equipment, graded student work
and projects.
NEW COURSES DEVELOPED
TXMI 3010 Retail Analysis in Ghana: An Entrepreneurial Case Study. I have the opportunity to co-lead the
Interdisciplinary Ghana Study Tour with 4 faculty members from UGA. I introduced a new course that
connects female entrepreneurs in the Ghanaian textile trade with female boutique owners in Athens, Georgia.
While in Ghana, students get to interact with designers, sewers, carvers, dyers, weavers and artisans in the
fashion and retail industries. In preparation, the students are partnered with select boutique owners in Athens.
Each student is given money to act as a buyer and source merchandise from Ghana for resale in the boutiques.
I call it the Ghana Community Trade Program, which has been financially sponsored by the James Family
Foundation for the past two years for a total of $20K. Not only does the program equip the rural women of
Ghana to feed their families, but it helps educate the Athens community of the beautiful fashion and culture of
West Africa and the importance of fair trade.
TXMI 3010 Directed Study in Social Entrepreneurship. This is a non-traditional service learning class that
will allow students to work in the community empowering women to succeed professionally and to facilitate
research on the trends of social entrepreneurs in the fashion industry. The mission of the class is to better the
lives of low income women living in the Rocksprings Public Housing by teaching entrepreneurship
workshops, leading skill training exercises in DIY crafts and helping start a non-profit, PALS of Athens
Music. In addition, the class focused on preparing students for non-profit management and entrepreneurship
through hands-on activities with PALS and an analytical research paper.
TXMI 4900 Special Topics: Entrepreneurial Merchandising. This is the first entrepreneurship course offered
by the College of Family and Consumer Sciences. It prepares students to open a small business and maintain
financial success through smart planning, research, and creative merchandising techniques. I teach the
students to write business plans, research the market and run a business, Couture a-la-cart, the first store at
UGA operated by students selling student designs.
TXMI 5230 Forecasting Trends in Fashion. This course provides an overview of the fashion forecasting
function in fashion, design & merchandising. Students critically analyze color and trend forecasting, design
research and concepts, and fabric direction using multi-media and observational primary research. Students
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apply their knowledge in "hands on" development of a trend boards, blog and portfolio emphasizing concept
development, visualization and design presentation. (course approved, not taught)
TXMI 5250 Global Retailing of Apparel & Textiles. This is a core course which enables students to
understand the strategies unique to the retail industries of countries around the world. Emphasis is placed on
successful retail organizations and structures, merchandising and organization of market resources in apparel
and textiles. For the major project students write a retail business plan of internationalization based on the
target market and culture of a particular country.
COURSES SUBSTANTIALLY REVISED
TXMI 3210 Fundamentals of Fashion Merchandising. The principle of this course remains the same, but I
developed interactive power-point lectures that include current happenings in our world and projects that
support the text. Videos, radio broadcasts, student presentations, and speakers have been incorporated to
facilitate all types of student learning. The major project changes each semester to include a service learning
component. I share my power-point lectures, notes and research with instructors of other sections of this
course.
TXMI 3520 Textile Testing- This course has been taught for years and taught well. I did not rework the
logistics of the course, but developed an 88 page full color lab manual. My lab manual bridges the gap
between academics and real word situations that students will encounter after graduation. It communicates
the principles of textile science in the students’ own language, while applying principles from ASTM &
AATCC test methods.
TXMI 3530 Apparel Quality Analysis. I reintroduced the course after a three year break; therefore I was able
to create the objectives and requirements from scratch (i.e., innovative student projects, lectures, books, and
overall course content). In my opinion, this course is the most essential in preparing students for a career in
fashion merchandising which was recognized by the faculty after voting to make this a major required course.
This class analyzes the functions, characteristics, and applications of fabric, support materials, closures,
thread, and trims relative to quality, cost, and performance of apparel.
TXMI 5260 Consumer & Employee Case Studies. I reintroduced the course after a two year break; therefore I
was able to create the objectives, lectures, innovative student projects, and readings from scratch. I love this
class! The retail environment is constantly evolving which poses great challenges and unique opportunities
for retailer managers. Because of the environment of the workplace, students need to be able to think quick
and think smart in all situations. The goal is to prepare students the workforce through studying academic
theory and applying to real life case studies with local businesses.
TXMI 5900 Internship Orientation. The course is offered every fall semester. It is my mission to educate the
students on career paths within the fashion industry by inviting industry leaders to share their experiences.
Since teaching, I have invited over 75 industry leaders from the Atlanta Metro to share their experiences with
my students. These influential business men & women inform the students on what it takes to succeed in
today’s business world and provide them with internship/ career opportunities. In addition, I instruct the class
on resumes, cover letters, interviewing tips, professional dress and professionalism at work.
PUBLICATIONS
COLUMNS. (2011, October 17). Material Lessons. Vol.39, No.12. University of Georgia
Publication.
FACS Magazine. (Fall 2011). Marketplace Lessons. University of Georgia Publication.
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PUBLIC SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS & GUEST LECTURES
Women in Entrepreneurship, Terry College Speaker Series, Panel Participant, November 2012
Piedmont College, See For Yourself Ghana Community Trade Program Seminar, Guest Lecturer for
Anthropology Department, August 2012
“Get REAL About Entrepreneurship” Athens Technical Institution, Entrepreneurship at UGA, Guest
Lecturer for workshop, April 18, 2012
Kappa Alpha Theta Educational Speaker Series, Women in Business Seminar Presentation, March
2012
TXMI 2000. Introduction to Family and Consumer Sciences; Professional Dress Seminar, every
semester, fall 2006 – present
TXMI 2000. Introduction to Family and Consumer Sciences; TMI Internship Opportunities Seminar,
every semester, fall 2006 – present
CFD 5900. Child and Family Development Internship Orientation; Professional Image: Fix up look
sharp, November 2011
Women in Business, Career Networking Gala & Fashion Show, Professional Dress Seminar, March
2011
Society of Women Engineers, Workforce Seminar, Professionalism at Work, October 2010
HACE 5900. Housing & Consumer Economics Internship Orientation; Professional Image: Fix up
look sharp , September 2009
TXMI 2100. Introduction to Textiles and Merchandising; Fashion Industry Trends Seminar, fall
2007
TXMI 5901. Furnishings and Interiors Professional Development Seminar; Maintaining a
Professional Image Seminar, Spring 2007, 2009, 2010
FACS Summer College; Fix Up, Look Sharp: Professional Dress Seminar, June 7, 2007
AWARDS FOR TEACHING/ADVISING
Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors Teacher of the Year Nominee, 2006 – present
UGA Career Center, Career Development Award, May 2012
Junior League of Athens, Community Service Award Nominee, 2012
Alpha Chi Omega, Outstanding Professor Honoree, March 2012
Family and Consumer Sciences Creswell Alumni Award, 2011/2012
Young Dawgs Employer of the Year, 2011
University of Georgia, Advisor of the Year, 2011
Family and Consumer Sciences, Outstanding Advisor of the Year, 2010
Textiles, Merchandising & Interiors, Advisor of the Year, 2010
Textiles, Merchandising & Interiors, Teacher of the Year, 2008
Sigma Delta Ta Sorority, faculty appreciation coffee day, spring & fall 2008
Sigma Delta Ta Sorority, annual faculty appreciation dinner-date, fall 2006
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EFFECTIVENESS SHOWN BY STUDENT EVALUATIONS (since 2006)
Semester
TXMI
Course
#
F
F
2012
2012
3210
3530
F
F
SU
SU
SP
SP
SP
SP
F
F
F
F
SU
SU
SP
SP
SP
2012
2012
2012
2012
2012
2012
2012
2012
2011
2011
2011
2011
2011
2011
2011
2011
2011
5260
5900
3010
5910
3210
3530
4900
5250
3210
3530
5250
5900
3010
5910
3530
4900
5250
SP
F
F
F
F
SU
2011
2010
2010
2010
2010
2010
5260
3210
3530
5250
5900
5910
SP
SP
SP
SP
2010
2010
2010
2010
3210
3530
4900
5250
F
F
2009
2009
3210
5250
F
F
SU
SU
2009
2009
2009
2009
5260
5900
5710
5910
SP
SP
SP
2009
2009
2009
3210
3530
5250
SP
2009
5260
Name of Course
Fundamentals of the Fashion
Industry
Apparel Quality Analysis
Consumer & Employee Case
Studies
Internship Orientation
Retail Development in Ghana
FM Internship Experience
Fundamentals of Fashion Industry
Apparel Quality Analysis
Entrepreneurial Merchandising
Global Retailing
Fundamentals of FM
Apparel Quality Analysis
Global Retailing
Internship Orientation
Retail Development in Ghana
Internship Orientation
Apparel Quality Analysis
Entrepreneurial Merchandising
Global Retailing
Consumer & Employee Case
Studies
Fundamentals of the FM
Apparel Quality Analysis
Global Retailing
Internship Orientation
FM Internship
Fundamentals of the Fashion
Industry
Apparel Quality Analysis
Entrepreneurial Merchandising
Global Retailing
Fundamentals of the Fashion
Industry
Global Retailing
Consumer & Employee Case
Studies
Internship Orientation
New York Study Tour
FM Internship
Fundamentals of the Fashion
Industry
Apparel Quality Analysis
Global Retailing
Consumer & Employee Case
Studies
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Mean
Enrollment Score
38
36
4.69
4.79
23
81
7
32
41
30
17
53
32
17
29
60
6
39
17
17
34
4.81
4.74
*
*
4.57
4.75
5.00
4.87
4.7
4.9
4.8
4.7
*
*
4.5
4.8
4.6
17
60
15
37
60
40
4.8
4.4
4.9
4.8
4.8
*
42
15
15
41
4.6
4.9
4.9
4.7
37
46
4.8
4.8
20
96
24
32
4.9
4.7
*
*
37
25
61
4.6
4.6
4.5
17
4.6
F
F
F
F
SU
2008
2008
2008
2008
2008
3520
5250
5900
5910
5910
SP
SP
2008
2008
3210
3530
SP
2008
5260
F
F
F
F
SU
2007
2007
2007
2007
2007
3210
3520
5900
5910
5910
SP
SP
2007
2007
3210
3520
F
2006
3210
F
F
2006
2006
3210
5900
Textile Testing
Global Retailing
Internship Orientation
FM Internship
FM Internship
Fundamentals of the Fashion
Industry
Apparel Quality Analysis
Consumer & Employee Case
Studies
Fundamentals of the Fashion
Industry
Textile Testing
Internship Orientation
FM Internship
FM Internship
Fundamentals of the Fashion
Industry
Textile Testing
Fundamentals of the Fashion
Industry
Fundamentals of the Fashion
Industry
Internship Orientation
34
50
88
4
41
4.6
4.6
4.8
*
*
28
35
4.8
4.6
28
4.8
40
41
75
8
44
4.8
4.9
4.5
*
*
31
29
4.6
4.7
28
4.6
68
78
4.4
4.6
*Course evaluations not taken in internship/ off campus research classes
**Department doesn’t evaluate student participation in study tours
***Current classes; evaluations taken at end of semester
DIRECTED RESEARCH PROJECTS, TXMI 3010
Spring 2013
TXMI3910, supervised 2 students, FM Internship Practicum Project (1 credit hour).
Fall 2012
TXMI3010, supervised 3 students, Directed Research in Social Entrepreneurship. Service learning
project with local nonprofit, PALS. Taught a 42 hour “creativity in entrepreneurship” workshop with
low income women living in Athens.
TXMI3910, supervised 2 students, FM Internship Practicum Project (1 credit hour).
Summer 2012
TXMI3010, supervised 7 students in Ghana, West Africa, Retail Development in Ghana: An
Entrepreneurial Case Study. Facilitated students in product development and marketing of collections
for Ghana Community Trade Program.
Spring 2012
TXMI 3910, supervised 1 student, FM Internship Practicum Project (1 credit hour).
Fall 2010
TXMI 3010, supervised 1 student, FM Internship Project (6 credit Hours).
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Spring 2010
TXMI 3010, supervised 2 students, FM Internship Project (6 credit Hours).
TXMI 3010, supervised 1 student, Directed Study in Textiles, Merchandising, and Interiors with a
focus on Apparel Quality: the Relationship between Nonwovens and the Women’s Liberation
Movement. Student: Katie Deray
Fall 2009
TXMI 5710, supervised 24 students, New York City Fashion Study Tour (3 credit Hours).
TXMI 3010, supervised 1 student, FM Internship Project (6 credit Hours).
Spring 2009
TXMI 3010, supervised 2 students, FM Internship Project (6 credit hours)
TXMI 3010H, Honors Thesis; The Relationship Between Interior Design & Fashion Design. Honors
Student: Katie Crider
Fall 2008
TXMI 3010, advised 4 students, FM Internship Project (6 credit hours)
TXMI 3520, Honors Research Project in Textile Testing; The Relationship between Interior Design
& Fashion Design. Student: Katie Crider
Spring 2008
TXMI 3010, supervised 1 student, FM Internship Project (6 credit hours), and 1 student in a directed
study in TMI with a focus on Twenty-First Century Designers’ interpretation of Women: Feminine &
Powerful. (3 credit hours) Student: Princess Crumpton
Fall 2007
TXMI 3210, Honors Research Project in Textiles, Merchandising, and Interiors with a focus on
Media’s Relationship with American Health & Fashion: A Content Analysis. Student: Kaki Read
Summer 2007
TXMI 3010, Directed Study in TMI (2 credit hours). Student: Katie Foushee
Spring 2007
TXMI 3010, Directed Study in TMI with a focus on Media’s Relationship with American Fashion:
20th Century to Present (3 credit hours). Student: Kristine Cholakian
INTERNSHIP DEVELOPMENT
Invited industry leaders to share their professional experiences in the fashion industry. (2006 – Present)
Abercrombie & Fitch. Speaker: Ty Griffin, SE Campus Recruiter
Agora. Speaker: Airee Hong, Owner & Manager
Alumni Hall. Speaker: Derek Dust, Director of Stores
Athens First Bank & Trust. Speaker: Derek, VP of Small Business Accounts
Atlanta Falcons. Speaker: Angela Bostick, Manager of Retail Marketing and Merchandise
Altanta Falcons. Speaker: Danny Branch, VP of Information Technology & Store Development
Belk of Athens. Speaker: Julia Shelton, Area Sales Manager
Bella Bridesmaid of Atlanta. Speaker: Mandi Jackson, Franchise Owner and Manager
Bill Dabney Showroom, Americasmart. Speaker: Bill Dabney, Owner and Sales Rep
Blonde Boutique. Speaker: Brandy Chandler, Owner & Manager
Boxercraft Inc. Speaker: Luiza Raposo, Marketing Manager
Boxercraft Inc. Speaker: Liz Poulin, Product Development Manager
Boxercraft Inc. Speaker: Jamie Henry, Product Development Manager
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Buckle of Atlanta. Speaker: Todd Singleton, Regional Manager
Career Center. Speaker: Holly Getchel, Director of UGA Career Center
Cheeky Peach. Speaker: Katie Jacobs, Entrepreneur & Manager
Chico’s FAS Inc. Speaker: Leah Limano, College Recruiter
Chico’s FAS Inc. Speaker: Kristen Bruchey, Assistant Merchandiser
Cillies Clothing. Speaker: Jennifer Hayes, Owner and Buyer
Community Boutique. Speaker: Sanni Baumgartner, Owner & Manager
Dillard’s of Atlanta. Speaker: Linda Burrill, Manager of Mall of GA
Dillard’s of Atlanta. Speaker: Christina Dabbs, College Recruiter
Dixie Peaches Couture. Speaker: Erica Esco Nelson, Owner/ Product Development
Fabric Arts. Speaker: Anita Heady, Owner/ Weaver
Fab’rik Inc.. Speaker: Dana Spinola, Owner and Buyer
Fab’rik Inc.. Speaker: Angelique Diorer, Manager/ Social Media Manager
Flirt. Speaker: Ashley & Tim Becker, Owner and Manager
Fortson’s Boutique. Speaker: Brian Fortson, Owner & Manager
EvoShield. Speaker: Justin Neiffer, Entrepreneur and Product Development
EvoShield. Speaker: Bob Pickney, CEO
Gap Inc. Speaker: Chris Wright, National Delivery Consultant for Learning and Development
The Gap of Athens. Speaker: Terry Ward, Store Manager
George Gibson’s. Speaker: Thomas Hinson, Store Manager
Gilt Group. Speaker: El Lewis, Stylist Assistant Menswear
Ginger Howard Selections. Speaker: Ginger Howard, Owner and Manager
Global Ties. Speaker: Jimbo Graves, Social Entrepreneur & CEO
Go With the Flow. Speaker: Chera Bernard, Visual Merchandiser & Assistant Buyer
Jenny Sue Cosmetics. Speaker: Jennifer Duvall, Cosmetic Stylist and Blogger
JCPenney. Speaker: Keith Booker, Mall of GA Store Manager
JCPenney. Speaker: Jessica Price, Mall of GA ASM
JCPenney. Speaker: Candace Wang, National Campus Recruiter
Kent State University. Speaker: Emily Aldredge, recruiter for fashion study abroad in Paris
Kohl’s. Speaker: Nicole Dushman, ASM of Atlanta
Kohl’s. Speaker: Kirsten Wells, National Campus Recruiter
Kohl’s. Speaker: Lauren Fylstra, National Campus Recruiter
Lappers. Speaker: Ashley Hatcher, Founder and Entrepreneur
Lotusgrace. Speaker: Gregg Pelligrini, President and Designer
Luna. Speaker: Shelly, Store Manager and Buyer
Macy’s. Speaker: Blake Witters, Manager of College Relations
Macy’s. Speaker: Katie Foushee, Store Manager of Douglasville, GA
Macy’s. Speaker: Carissa Chapman, Manager of College Relations
Macy’s. Speaker: Jennifer Lagrotta, College Relations Specialist
Macy’s. Speaker: Bernard Worthy, College Relations Specialist
Mcolly’s. Speaker: Ashley, Entrepreneur & Owner
Neiman Marcus. Speaker: Jim Johnson, Human Resource Director
Neiman Marcus. Speaker: Jodi Kahn, Corporate Recruiter
Nordstrom. Speaker: Natalie Lauten, ASM Mall of GA
Nordstrom. Speaker: Megan Underwood, Top Shop Manager
Nourish, a Boutique. Speaker: Lyn Louise Larson, Owner & Designer
Office of Institutional Diversity. Speaker: Mimi Sodhi, Director Administrative
Opulence. Speaker: Karin Usry, Owner & Manager
Pitaya. Speaker: Mallory Odom, Manager & Buyer
Planet Productions, LLC. Speaker: Adam Sokoloff, President
Planet Productions, LLC. Speaker: Carrie Anderson, Marketing & Development
Pretty In My Pocket LLC. Speaker: Caroline Van Sickle, Entrepreneur/ Inventor/ CEO
Ralph Lauren International Collection. Speaker: Lisa Brormann, Sales Specialist in Belgium
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INTERNSHIP DEVELOPMENT (… continued)
Ray Harris Fashions. Speaker: Ray Harris, British Fashion Designer/ Entrepreneur
Recipe For Press. Speaker: Amy Flurry, Entrepreneur/ Editor/ Stylist
The Red Dress Boutique. Speaker: Diana Best Harbour, Owner and Manager
SBDC. Speaker: Kay Remar, Area Entrepreneurship Coordinator
Simply Charming Socials. Speaker: Kristine Cholakian, Owner and Event Planner
Slippers. Speaker: Amy Bray, Owner and Manager
So Worth Loving. Speaker: Erika Edwards, Owner and Product Development
Sonia Says. Speaker: Sonia Steffes, Entrepreneur & Manager
SPANX. Speaker: Tosha Hays, Product Development Coordinator
Stein Mart. Speaker: Stefanie Ellis, Buyer & University Relations
Suska. Speaker: Suzanna Drennen, Entrepreneur & Manager
Talbot’s Athens. Speaker: Linda Phillips, Manager
Target Inc. Speaker: Kara Gapinski, HR Manager, Hiram, GA
Target Inc. Speaker: Morgan Strode, HR Manager, Athens, GA
Tibi. Speaker: Amy Smilovic, Fashion Designer & Owner
TigerLily Kids. Speaker: Laurie VanLanding, Owner and Manager
Whole: Mind.Body.Art. Speaker: Michelle Sharky Vaught, Owner/ Buyer
Vanity Fair Brands. Speaker: Kristy McCrory, Human Resource Manager
VON MAUR. Speaker: Justine Keen, Talent Recruiter
DEPARTMENT SERVICE
UGA Fashion Week, Co-organizer, September 2011 – present
Georgia Soft Goods Education Foundation Cocktail Party, Exhibit Organizer, November 2010, 2011& 2012
Georgia Soft Goods Education Foundation, Member, 2010 – present
EDENS Retail Challenge, FACS Liaison & Student Mentor, November 2012 – present
TXMI & Co Fashion Show, Coordinator, November 2011
TMI Lecture Series with Ray Harris, Coordinator, September 2012
TMI Lecture Series with Humane Society Trade Association of USA, Coordinator, October 2012
TMI Lecture Series with Gregg Pelligrini of Lotus Grace, Coordinator, January 2012
Job Placement and Internship Informational Sessions, Founder & Coordinator, 2006 – present
Cotton Inc. “Cotton Is Our Everyday” Design Competition, Judge & Organizer, 2011
Couture a-la-cart, Owner & Manager, March 2010 – Present
AAFA Accreditation Curriculum Audit & Development Committee, member, October – present
INROADS, TMI Faculty Liaison, 2009
Georgia Square Mall Visual Merchandising Team, Faculty Supervisor, fall 2009 – present
FM Curriculum Development Committee, 2007 – present
Fashion Design Student Association, Faculty Advisor, 2006 – fall 2012
TMI Scheduling Committee, 2009 – present
Internship Planning & Review Committee, Chair & Event Planner, 2007- present
Textile Science Search Committee, 2008
TMI PR Committee, Creative Team Lead, fall 2008
FACS South Campus Tailgate Committee for TMI, Chair, 2007-2008
COLLEGE SERVICE
FACS Task Force in Entrepreneurship, Committee Chair, August 2011 – present
UGA Young Dawgs Internship, Internship Mentor, worked with high school student, Forrest, January 2011 –
May 2012
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FACS Alumni Association, TMI faculty representative, fall 2007 – December 2012
FACS Curriculum Committee, Department Representative, August 2010 – Present
Student Faculty Affairs, faculty advisor rep, fall 2007 – present
Christian Faculty Forum, member, 2008 – present
FACS Alumni Luncheon “Re-Discover Dawson,” Organizer, November 2011 – February 2012
FACS Student Leader Retreat, TMI Faculty Rep, August 2011
UGA Advisor of the Year Committee, Faculty Member, 2011
FACS Advisor of the Year Committee, TMI Representative, 2011
UGA Guest Lecture Series with Amy Smilvoic “Tibi”, October 2009
FACS Alumni Director Search Committee, fall 2008
GRANTS AND DONATIONS
Helped acquire a $50,000 endowment from the James Family Foundation for my entrepreneurship interests in
undergraduate education. With verbal commitment of an additional $50K, Fall 2012
Received $1,300 funding from the College of Family & Consumer Sciences to attend the National Retail
Federation Big Show conference in NYC, January 2011
Received two donations of $5,000 each from the James Family Foundation for my entrepreneurship interests
in undergraduate education, October 2010 & 2011
Received $2,500 grant from the GA Soft Goods Education Foundation for the implantation of Couture a-lacart, January 2010
Received $2,000 funding from the College of Family & Consumer Sciences for the creation of Couture a-lacart, January 2010
Received $500 funding from the Department of Textiles, Merchandising & Interiors for the creation of
Couture a-la-cart, January 2010
Received $500 Travel Award from the College of Family & Consumer Sciences to attend the ITAA
conference in LA, November 2007
SERVICE/ PROFESSIONAL CONSULTING
Interdisciplinary Certificate in FACS Entrepreneurship, University of Georgia
FACS Representative/ Task Force Chair, May 2012 – present
 Collaborated with 6 faculty across disciplines to develop a strong plan to bring entrepreneurship to
the college via 2 new courses and revisions of existing courses
 Work with other colleges at UGA to implement entrepreneurship courses
 Developed and taught the first course in entrepreneurship, TXMI 4900 Entrepreneurial
Merchandising, Spring 2010 – present
 Introduced the first retail concept on UGA’s campus operated by students selling student designs
 Represented FACS at the 30th Annual Consortium of Entrepreneurship Education, Oct 2012
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Ghana Community Trade Program, Athens, GA/ Ghana, West Africa
Coordinator & Founder, January 2011 – present
 Coordinate a team of local small businesses to participate in the retail & textile trade with Ghana,
West Africa
 Network with Ghanaian female entrepreneurs to establish sustainable contacts with Athens retailers
 Work with students to buy merchandise for resale in the US
 Responsible for PR and marketing of trade program with local boutiques: Avid, Agora, Cheeky
Peach, Flirt, Frontier, Homeplace Gifts, Native American Gallery, Whole: Mind. Body. Art.
 Created “See for Yourself”, photography exhibition that has been on display in 3 locations: Georgia
Theater, Tate Center and Whole: Mind.Body.Art.
Interdisciplinary Ghana Study Tour, Athens, GA/ Ghana, West Africa
Faculty Leader & Organizer, Maymester 2011 – present
 Engaged students in service learning projects in Ghana with local non-profit organizations including:
 Life Line Street Girls Project: textile entrepreneurial training
 Kumasi Children’s Home Card Project and playground revival
 Accra retail tour with local female entrepreneurs
 Collaborated with Global Mamas to plan innovative workshops in batik dying, bead
making and drumming/dancing lessons
International Entrepreneurship Institute, Hilton Head, SC
Workshop Leader, June 2013
 Planning course and activities in entrepreneurship for a 1 week workshop hosting up to 100 adults
 Will co-teach GA REAL curriculum
GA REAL, Athens, GA
Consultant, November 2010 – present
 Meet with president on monthly basis to discuss entrepreneurship curriculum and community
outreach activities at UGA and the state of Georgia
 Working with team of faculty leaders & GA politicians to help UGA become number 1 in
entrepreneurship training and academics
 Working with Consortium of Entrepreneurship Educators to plan the 30th Conference in Atlanta,
November 2012
Burkina Faso Entrepreneurship Training, Burkina Faso, West Africa
Teacher & Grassroots Organizer, November – December 2011
 Administered a week long Entrepreneurship Workshop for 50 students at Lycee Technical Training
School
 Helped young professionals hone their business ideas and write professional business plans
 Participated in a grassroots development program organized by Women to the World where we
worked with rural village women to develop profitable businesses
 Spent 1 week teaching the women of Boursouma & Tillie villages to make jewelry and fabric flower
accessories for resale in the local markets and US
 Problem solved and brainstormed ideas with village women via translator and nonverbal
communication
 Raised over $2,500 in jewelry sales in US for Boursouma Village Women
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PALS, Athens, GA
Workshop Facilitator/Teacher, August 2012 – December 2012
 Created curriculum for 14 week workshop “Creativity in Business: Learn to think like an
entrepreneur”
 Taught 20 low income women living in Rocksprings Public Housing skills in entrepreneurship and
business planning
 Recruited students to teach upcycle seminars in product development and creativity
 Working with women to start a sewing co-op in doll making for 2013
Life Skills Coach, January 2011 – September 2011
 Coached 15-20 disadvantaged women to improve their professionalism and confidence in order to
gain experience in the workforce
 Taught life skills classes twice a month pertaining to: professionalism at work, professional dress,
resume writing, cover letters, introductions and managing conflict
Gains School Sewing Club, Gains Elementary School, Athens, GA
UGA Faculty Mentor, 2009 – present
 Host the sewing club each spring to discuss the fashion industry, fashion design, and textiles via
innovative workshops and lectures
 Mentor the young girls to improve their self-esteem and aspirations for college
 Facilitate their relationship with UGA & the Fashion Design Student Association
EvoShield, Athens, GA
Merchandising Consultant, December 2010 – present
 Work with the product development team to improve the apparel quality of EvoShield products
 Conduct case studies to solve problems and produce effective marketing and product placement
Women to the World, Athens, GA
International Merchandising Volunteer, January 2011 – present
 Work with non profit womens organization to save marginalized women around the world
 Visually merchandise the fashion products to increase sales
 Connect WTW with vendors and wholesalers in the Atlanta metro area
Global Ties, Athens, GA & Uganda
Board of Directors Member, December 2010 – December 2011
 Worked with president to place the socially responsible products in retail stores
 Provide suggestions to improve apparel quality and fashion appeal
 Conduct case studies to solve problems and produce effective marketing
COMMUNITY SERVICE
Food Pantry of North East Georgia, Athens, GA
Volunteer, 2012 – present
 Collaborated with Life Church of Athens to feed needy families in the Athens Clarke County area via
the mobile food pantry
 Served of 160 families providing over 300 pounds of food on 2 separate occasions on the Berrny
Harris Lyons school campus
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Sparrow’s Nest Homeless Shelter, Athens, GA
Volunteer, 2011 – present (seasonal)
 Work as a team to prepare & serve breakfast one Saturday a month
 Fellowship and participate in bible studies with homeless population
Life Church of Athens, Athens, GA
Greeting Team Coordinator, Summer 2009 – present
 Organize & motivate volunteers on a weekly basis
 Develop yearly greeting team schedule for 15 volunteers
Jackson Park Ministry, Columbia, South Carolina
Camp Volunteer, June 2012
 Collaborated with Life Church of Athens to plan a camp for at risk youth living in government
housing
 Organized and planned athletic games to inspire teamwork and leadership
 Spent 32 hours engaging 50 children in games, singing, fellowship and learning
Barnett Shoals Elementary School, Athens GA
Fall Carnival Chair, October 2010
 Organized the ‘cake walk’ fundraiser for the PTO
 Encouraged the donations of over 200 cakes
Project Safe, Groovy Nights Fundraiser, Athens, GA
Marketing Chair, Summer 2010
 Helped plan and organize the Athens area yearly dance party fundraiser, Groovy Nights
 Worked to secure $13,000 in donations and gifts to promote awareness & to help stop violence
against women and children
East Athens Girl Scout Troop, Athens, GA
Guest Speaker/ Mentor, July 2010
 Participated in a speaker panel to help the girls identify possible careers in fashion
 Encouraged positive self esteem to 15 girl scout troops while helping them earn their career badge
“What Not To Wear” Community Fashion Show, Barnett Shoals High School, Athens, GA.
Creator/ Fashion Show Director, March 2009
 Selected 15 FM students to help develop & execute fashion show displaying
 Educated low income high school students on tips for completing a successful job interview
 Facilitated a discussion panel to spread awareness to FM program, interview etiquette, and job hunt
techniques
“Ecuadorian Night” Barrow Elementary, Athens, GA.
Guest Educator/ Display Coordinator, February 2009
 Developed an interactive display on Ecuadorian culture and textile science
 Facilitated the exploration of wool & cotton fibers using microscopes with K-5th graders
 Participated in question and answer session with students & parents
“Career Expo at Coile Middle School” Athens, GA.
FDSA Liaison, February 2009
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AWANA Inspirational Program of Life Church, Athens, GA
Leader and Mentor, August 2004 – 2009
 Provide consistent guidance and supervision to 40+ elementary age boys and girls
 Teach students reading skills, comprehension skills, and memorization techniques
 Help students reach a positive self-esteem by encouraging goal achievement
Oconee County Schools Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education Department
Advisory Board Member for Marketing Education, September 2005- 2008
 Provided recommendations that update, modify, and improve the quality of the CTAE curriculum
 Developed and implement seminars to the following classes: Intro to Fashion Merchandising and
Sports Marketing
 Encouraged high school students to consider fashion merchandising/ marketing as a career option
 Supported and strengthen the relationship between Oconee County Schools, local industry, and the
University of Georgia
March of Dimes Fairy Tale Fashion Show, Athens, GA
Fashion Show Coordinator, November 2006
 Coordinated 32 children and wardrobe changes for the yearly benefit
 Worked with clothing retailers to style children
East Athens Community Center Teen Girl’s Club, Athens, GA
Program Director/ Teacher of “Love Your Body: Teaching Teens Self-Esteem through Body Appreciation,”
October 2005 – May 2006
 Researched and pioneered a 12 month program to develop positive self-esteem in female African
American youth in the Athens area
 Organized and executed monthly seminars using multi-media to teach goal achievement, life-skills,
health education, and well-being to female teens
Junior-High Bible Study of Green Acres Church, Athens, GA
Teacher and Mentor, August 2005 – August 2006
 Developed and teach exciting weekly lessons to 20+ boys and girls
 Implemented creative teaching techniques to reach visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learning styles
 Supervised open discussion of lesson to facilitate group learning
Boys and Girls Club, Hattiesburg, MS, Tutor & Mentor, August 2000 – May 2001
 Tutored and mentored 20+ youth on a weekly basis
 Organized and creatively executed murals on 6 walls incorporating the University of Southern
Mississippi and the Hattiesburg community
RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
Research Assistant for Dr. Ian Hardin, Professor of Textiles, Department of Textiles, Merchandising, and
Interiors, University of Georgia, Summer 2006. Developed a 88 page lab manual to use in the course TXMI
3520, Textile Testing Lab; researched current trends in industry dealing with fabric, fiber, and finishes; and
using AATCC manual, ASTM test methods and previous knowledge of the course, I created detailed
instructions on how conduct the labs.
Study Abroad Program Participant, Textiles in Ecuador Study Tour, Summer 2006. Selected to study
textile production and international trade in the country of Ecuador, South America. Worked along side
traditional Ecuadorians in textile plant, toured textile villages, discussed the politics of international trade with
fashion industry leaders, researched selling and merchandising techniques of local markets and retailers.
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Research Assistant for Dr. Hunt-Hurst, Department Head, Department of Textiles, Merchandising, and
Interiors, University of Georgia, Fall 2005. Provided research on Women in Pants Pre 1960; studied
magazines, journals, and books in UGA’s Library collection for historical evidence of topic.
Research Assistant for Dr. Ian Hardin, Professor of Textiles, Department of Textiles, Merchandising, and
Interiors, University of Georgia, Spring 2005. Provided research for The Soft-Goods Foundation of Georgia;
compiled a comprehensive reference page of retail and manufacturing companies of apparel and textiles that
are located in Georgia; and assisted with course related responsibilities.
Research Training, studied under Dr. Patricia Annis for TXMI 8050 Research Methods. University of
Georgia, Fall 2004. Graduate research course that taught philosophy of research applicable to clothing,
textile, and interior studies, instruction on how critically analyze the methodology of research, and
interpretation of research literature. Conducted my own research on African American consumer behavior
within the realm of the fashion industry.
Independent Study Research under the direction of Dr. Patricia Hunt-Hurst, Department Head, Department
of Textiles, Merchandising, and Interiors, University of Georgia, Fall 2004 and Summer 2005. Independently
defined the topics to support my academic interests. Topics: 1) African Persuasion in Vogue: Exploited,
Repackaged, Reused, and 2) Black Skin: A Study of Female Black Skin 1960- Present.
EDUCATIONAL AWARDS
Textiles, Merchandising, and Interiors .33 percent time assistantship. University of Georgia, five semesters
2004 - 2006.
Ecuador Study Experience Award Scholarship. University of Georgia, Summer 2006.
Nancy Hailey Hunt and Mary Strickland Hailey Scholarship. University of Georgia, Fall 2005 – Spring 2006.
National Residence Hall Honorary. University of Southern Mississippi, Fall 2003.
Betty Duke Craft Award and Scholarship. University of Southern Mississippi, Fall 2003 – Spring 2004.
Mary and Tom Wolfe Fashion Merchandising and Apparel Studies Scholarship. University of Southern
Mississippi, Fall 2000 – Spring 2001.
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education Conference, board member& presenter, October 2012
National Retail Federation Big Show Conference, Faculty Participant, January 2011
Spanish & Culture for Absolute Beginners, Faculty/ Student, Jan-April 2009
Costume Society of America, member since 2006
International Textile and Apparel Association, Reserve member since 2006
American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists, Student Member, Conference Participant, August
2004- 2005
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South Eastern Graduate Consortium, participant and presenter, Research Presentation: “African American
College Students’ Perceptions of Professional Dress,” March 2006
Quint State Graduate Consortium, Conference Participant, February 2005
WORK EXPERIENCE
Department of Residence Life, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS
Programming Consultant of Staff & Student Development, August 2003- May 2004
 Assisted with advertising and public relations for all Resident Life programs
 Facilitated the development of proper programming techniques to 88 resident assistants and other USM
student organizations
 Developed and implemented monthly seminars to promote diversity on USM’s campus
Department of Residence Life, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS
Resident Assistant, August 2001- May 2003
 University of Southern Mississippi’s Resident Assistant of the Year, 2001-2002
 Outstanding Resident Assistant for Creativity and Positive Energy, Dec. 2001
 Employed effective organization skills to develop social and educational programs
 Assisted in problem solving, crisis prevention/ intervention, and made referrals in an 24 hour on-call
capacity for 240 undergraduate students
 Maintained order through reinforcing administrative functions, judicial reports, and conflict management
skills
 Participated in the selection and hiring process for new housing staff
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, Sandestin, FL
Retail/ Management Intern, May 2003- August 2003
 Performed managerial duties in 11 different retail stores on the resort, 40+ hours a week
 Responsible for opening, closing, cleaning and all night deposits for Sandestin’s Retail Department
 Participated in receiving functions of Sandestin Retail department including: shipping, tagging,
interpreting invoices and organizing records
 Assisted in buying decisions for the retail department
 Coordinated windows and floor displays based on design principles learned in college
 Trained and supervised new employees on product knowledge and policies
 Politely declined a full-time management position to pursue graduate school
The Fashion Office of America’s Mart, Atlanta, GA
Production Assistant/ Dresser, June Market 2002
 Assisted in advertising and public relations between the Fashion Office and America’s Mart vender/
showrooms
 Recruited vendor participants for the bi-annual fashion show through one-on-one interaction with
showroom sales representatives
 Dressed and organized the models for the fashion show
The Body Shop International, Ridgeland, MS
Assistant Manager, May 2001 – November 2002
Sales Associate, March 2000 – May 2001
 Responsible for all managerial implications including: opening, closing, sales goals, weekly conference
calls, managing employees, loss prevention, and handling customer complaints
 Supervised and trained employees on a daily basis in product knowledge, application of products, and
corporate guidelines
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Maintained a clean, organized atmosphere while keeping stock on shelves
RETAIL BACKGROUND IN SALES
Habanna Shoppe, Jackson, MS, November 2002 – June 2004
 Worked holidays, summer breaks and some weekends
 Managed floor displays, inventory, and signage
 Organized and implemented public relations campaigns for monthly social events and charities
The Buckle, NorthPark Mall, Ridgeland, MS, Spring 1999
 Gained training in customer service techniques, stellar seller performance standards, denim product
knowledge, loss prevention, and visual display techniques
 Met and exceeded weekly sales goals
 Maintained teammate national ranking for multiple months
 Received Buckle Teammate of the Year award 1999
Lee’s Clothing Boutique, Brandon, MS, Summer 1998 – Spring 1999
 Learned work ethic and retail sales skills at 14.5 years of age
 Opened and closed store along with nightly deposits
 In charge of coordinating window displays, floor moves, merchandising walls, inventory, loss prevention,
security, markdowns, and selling
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