Apparel Merchandising students partner with businesses
The Ellsworth Community College Apparel Merchandising students partnered with The Ugly Peanut/Trendy Threads and Country Girl Way on Thursday, April 17, to present a spring fashion show in Iowa Falls. The students modeled outfits from both retailers from 5:30 to 6 pm and then demonstrated how to accessorize outfits.
“The retailers offered discounts to students with their college identification,” explained ECC instructor Jane Kramer. “Both are great retailers for a college town and offer clothing for all ages. The students also assisted customers in coordinating possible personal clothing purchases.”
The Apparel Merchandising program is a two-year Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree program that gives students many career opportunities. Many students also choose to achieve an AA degree in addition to their AAS, which makes transferring to a major university to achieve a four-year degree easier. The ECC program provides small class sizes with one-on-one hands on projects and internships that provide students great opportunities. That coupled with the low cost of a junior college makes for an excellent choice for those interested in an Apparel Merchandising degree.
PHOTO CAPTION – Pictured after the style show are, from left, ECC Apparel Merchandising students Olivia Ballhagen of Parkersburg, Maisey Ranfeld of Guernsey, Rachel Wolf of Cedar Falls, Jess Eberl of Underwood, Shawntanise Sterling of West Des Moines, and Mary Jane Halder of Iowa Falls. The fashion show was emceed by Dr. Lisa Stock (not pictured), ECC Dean of Students & Academic Affairs.