Apparel studies major wins fashion Career Day award

Hillary Newth wins scholarship at Fashion Group International of Dallas Career Day

April 23, 2012
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Kathy Smith, Assistant Director, Apparel Merchandising and Product Development
School of Human Environmental Sciences,
Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Silences
479-575-4307, kasmith@uark.edu

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Hillary Newth (front row, fourth from left) won first place

APPAREL STUDIES -- Hillary Newth (front row, fourth from left) won first place for her merchandising board in a competition at the Fashion Group International of Dallas Career Day. She posed with classmates, Front row, from left: Kendra Baxter, Silvia Martinez, Rachael Redd, Hillary Newth, Julie Qualls, Bronwyn Lane. Second row from left: Kathy Smith, Ann Marie Velasquez, Sarah Clark, Mollie Booth, Mary Semon, Katie Caplener, Tobie Spelts, Kreelie Ford, Nicole Allen, Jessica Smiley, Jessica Duffy and Morgan Liesenfelt. Back from left: Ally Brock, Alex Allen and Jennifer Jacoby.
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Hillary Newth

FIRST PLACE -- Hillary Newth, an apparel studies major from Overland Park, Kan., won first place in the DAVACO Retail Services merchandising board competition at the annual Fashion Group International of Dallas Career Day attended by students from 37 universities and college.
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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Hillary Newth, an apparel studies major from Overland Park, Kan., won first place in the DAVACO Retail Services merchandising board competition at the annual Fashion Group International of Dallas Career Day April 13 in the World Trade Center in Dallas.

Newth received a $500 scholarship for her first place entry, which was one of 120 in the competition. She was one of 30 University of Arkansas apparel studies students among some 1,038 students and guests from 37 universities and colleges at the event.

Apparel studies is a major in the School of Human Environmental Sciences, which is part of Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences.

Newth’s merchandising board was the culmination of a multi-faceted project that included researching the Havaianas footwear company and developing a merchandising and brand identity plan for the in-store environment in the student’s home market.

Kathy Smith, assistant professor, said the competition was a component of the senior capstone merchandising class in the apparel studies class.

Career Day, hosted by Fashion Group International of Dallas, provides a philanthropic, educational outreach program for students seeking careers in the fashion and lifestyle industries. In addition to student competitions, it provides networking opportunities and speakers and exhibits by leading professionals and companies.