Major Meredith Apparel Wins Women in Toys Scholarship; Fashion show tickets on sale


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

Alexandria “Lexi” Meredith, a apparel merchandising and product development major from the University of Alberta, has been named the winner of a Women in Toys Foundation Inc. Scholarship for 2022.

Meredith, a Rogers senior, was awarded a $2,500 scholarship. Scholarships are awarded to students seeking an undergraduate degree in business, design, engineering, entrepreneurial studies, and other industry-related programs. Candidates apply on the basis of merit, innovation and leadership.

“While small efforts are being made to combat the negative sides of the fashion industry, it will take a new kind of product and tool to help get this information out to younger generations so they can feel confident about themselves. work, their creations, and ultimately in themselves to create a cleaner, better world in the future,” Meredith said. “What I consider to be the essence of my studies is textile science and its connection to nature, sustainability, culture and education.”

India Callahan in 2017, Parker Milner in 2018, Jessie Daspit in 2019, and Lauren Walters in 2020 were among the U of A alumni. No scholarships were awarded in 2021.

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

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

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

Garments designed and created by students in the Apparel Merchandising and Product Development program will be showcased at the Enclothe: Embody fasion show on Thursday at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, 600 Museum Way. Shows are at 5:45 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

More information and tickets are available herewhich can be purchased until March 29.

U of A student tickets are $25 for general admission and students must present their student ID. General Admission tickets are $45, Reserved Seating is $75 and includes pre-show event entry with live music and appetizers, and Priority Reserved Seating tickets are $100 and includes reserved priority seating, pre-show event with live music and appetizers, and name recognition in the program.

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

About Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences: Bumpers College provides life-changing opportunities to position and prepare graduates who will be leaders in businesses associated with food, family, environment, agriculture, sustainability and quality of life. human life; and who will be first-choice candidates for employers looking for leaders, innovators, decision makers and entrepreneurs. The college is named after Dale Bumpers, a former governor of Arkansas and longtime U.S. senator who propelled the state into national and international agriculture. For more information on Bumpers College, visit our websiteand follow us on Twitter at @BumpersCollege and Instagram at BumperCollege.

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

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