Clothing Major Meredith Wins Women’s Toy Scholarship; Tickets for fashion shows on sale

Lexi Meredith will be honored at the upcoming Women in Toys professional development and networking events.


Lexi Meredith will be honored at the upcoming Women in Toys professional development and networking events.

Alexandria “Lexi” Meredith, a U of A clothing merchandising and product development major, has been named a winner of a Women in Toys Foundation Inc. Scholarship for 2022.

Meredith, a Rogers senior, earned a $ 2,500 scholarship. Scholarships are awarded to students seeking degrees in business, design, engineering, business studies, and other industry-related programs. Candidates run on the basis of merit, innovation and leadership.

“While small efforts are being made to combat the downsides of the fashion industry, a new type of product and tool will be needed to help spread this information to younger generations so they can feel confident in their work, creations and ultimately. , in itself to create a cleaner and better world moving forward, ”Meredith said. “What I believe the essence of my studies is the science of textiles and how it relates to nature, sustainability, culture and education.”

Previous U of A apparel scholarship recipients include India Callahan in 2017, Parker Milner in 2018, Jessie Daspit in 2019, and Lauren Walters in 2020. No scholarships were awarded in 2021.

Meredith will be honored at upcoming WIT networking and professional development events this spring or summer.

The WIT Foundation honors the achievements of women studying in the fields of toy design, engineering, entrepreneurship and business with the aim of highlighting students in toy-related careers.

The AMPD program is part of the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences School of Human Environmental Sciences.

The garments designed and created by students in the apparel merchandising and product development program will be showcased Thursday at the Enclothe: Embody fasion show at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, 600 Museum Way. The shows are at 5:45 pm and 7:30 pm

More information and tickets are available here, available for purchase until March 29.

U of A student tickets cost $ 25 for general admission, and students must present their student ID. General admission tickets cost $ 45, reserved seating cost $ 75 and includes admission to the pre-show event with live music and hors d’oeuvres, and priority reserved seating tickets cost $ 100 and include priority reserved seating , the pre-show event with live music and appetizers and name recognition in the program.

If tickets remain, they will be available at the door on the day of the shows for $ 50.

About the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences: Bumpers College offers life-changing opportunities to position and prepare graduates who will be leaders in businesses related to food, family, environment, agriculture, sustainability and the quality of human life; and who will be employers’ first choice candidates looking for leaders, innovators, policy makers and entrepreneurs. The college is named after Dale Bumpers, a former Arkansas governor and longtime United States senator who made the state prominent in national and international agriculture. For more information on Bumpers College, visit our website and follow us on Twitter at @Bumpers College and Instagram at BumpersCollege.

About the University of Arkansas: As Arkansas’s flagship institution, the U of A offers internationally competitive education in over 200 academic programs. Founded in 1871, the U of A contributes more than $ 2.2 billion to the Arkansas economy through teaching new knowledge and skills, entrepreneurship and job development, discovery through research and l creative activity also providing training for professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation ranks the U of A in the top 3% of US colleges and universities with the highest level of research activity. US news and world report ranks the U of A among the best public universities in the nation. See how the U of A works to build a better world on Arkansas Research News.

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