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Design Students Take on Denim Runway 2012

For the third consecutive year, students in the Apparel Design and Manufacturing (ADM) Program at Texas Tech are stretching their minds to come up with the latest in denim fashion, with the supervision of the program director, Su Shin.

The Plains Cotton Cooperative Association and Cotton Council International Denim Runway 2012 Design Contest provides students with an opportunity to compete in three categories. First is a high-fashion category for men and/or women, and second is a casual wear competition.

The third is a cotton trend board, which gives students the opportunity to research trends that could utilize cotton. Contestants will be judged on their ability to effectively deliver a strong message about cotton, their selling strategy to a target market, how appropriate it is for current and future trends, plus its creativity and design. Students may use a variety of materials to achieve their goal, including fabrics, adhesives, computer designs, magazine clippings and more.

This is a wonderful opportunity for students to learn about the denim process, both current and future. The students of the program are exposed to the fast-paced area of design

PFP Students Success at Competition

Placing second nationally, four Texas Tech financial planning students were awarded $2,000 at the Financial Service Professionals National Industry Issues Competition for their research on social media within the financial services industry.

The Department of Personal Financial Planning students Tyler Boyce, Nathan Davis, Jacob Storey and Paulina Veloz submitted their paper to be judged by a panel of highly recognized financial professionals and received notification they were one of the three finalist teams. As finalists, the students made an oral presentation in Phoenix to a panel of judges from among the Foundation for Financial Services Professional institute attendees.

According to reports, the students were very successful in using their own experiences with social media and financial planning establishments when they interned with their respective companies. "We enjoyed the opportunity to represent Texas Tech and demonstrate the education we are receiving," said Jacob Storey.

RHIM Students in Switzerland!

Students in the Restaurant, Hotel and Institutional Management program at Texas Tech University have the amazing opportunity to head to Switzerland to learn all about their culture, in regards to hospitality and tourism!

Assistant Professor, Kelly Phelan will be leading the group this year and is looking very forward to this new and exciting opportunity for our students and Texas Tech. Topics covered by the course include destination management and marketing, resort operations, travel and tourism, attractions, entertainment, culinary tourism, and the history and culture of Switzerland.

The trip will include visiting and touring chocolateries, cheese making factories, the Alps, wineries, microbreweries, restaurants, five star hotels, and experiencing the famous Swiss hospitality. Students even have the opportunity to earn (3) credit hours in this one week trip! We wish them safe travels and a wonderful experience!