13th Annual Style Show: Runway Rhythm
The Northwood University (NU) Style Show executive board is composed of 18 hard-working students who are busy planning this year’s event. The show is bound to be an experience to remember and is set to take place Friday, April 4, at 8:00 p.m. in the Hach Student Life Center on the Northwood University campus located at 4000 Whiting Drive in Midland. The public is welcome to attend the show as well as the gala reception directly following the event. For ticket information, please contact Lisa Moseler at 989.837.4806 firstname.lastname@example.org or Taylor McKenna email@example.com. For more information, please visit our website at www.northwood.edu/fashionshow/.
The 13th annual NU Style Show will feature a live gallery of couture throughout a fashionable mixture of art and music. “Runway Rhythm,” the theme for this year’s Style Show, is completely constructed by an executive board of 18 members, all from diverse majors. The diversity among the members allows each of them to bring their own unique interpretation of the overall theme into the show. Shelby Ott, the Style Show Chair, was chosen in May 2013 and has been hard at work planning the show and leading the executive board to produce a successful event. Shelby says, “I am beyond excited as the show is quickly approaching and we see all the pieces coming together. I was given the privilege to work with an amazing group of people who have poured their hearts and souls into this year’s show. It will be an incredible treat to see all of our hard work pay off and to finally see our dreams for ‘Runway Rhythm’ come true. I am positive it will be one to remember!”
Professor Jill Ouellette, chair of the Fashion Marketing and Management department, oversees the executive board and is a support system for her students and helps them execute the success of the show. Professor Ouellette says, “Northwood University students have been working extremely hard this year in preparation for another spectacular show. ‘Runway Rhythm’ is sure to please people of all ages. Add in the fashionable looks from our student designers, along with various stores, and this show will once again dazzle the audience. It’s always thrilling to be able to showcase our students and their talents in this wonderful annual event.”
Shelby Ott, Style Show Chair
Shelby Ott is a senior pursuing a degree in Fashion Marketing and Management with an International Business minor and the daughter of Lee and Kristi Ott of Byron Center. She enjoys being a member of DECA and Northwood University’s fashion blog, The Portfolio.
Courtney Carr, Style Vice Chair
Courtney Carr is a senior in the Fashion Marketing and Management program with a minor in Management. She is the daughter of Chris and Mary Carr of Grand Blanc and the lead Help Desk analyst at Northwood University.
Maeven Hirt, Marketing Vice Chair
Maeven Hirt is a senior in the Fashion Marketing and Management program and the daughter of Jan Carpenter and Brian Hirt of Kalamazoo. She is a blogger for the Northwood University blog, The Portfolio. Maeven hopes to pursue a career in the visual merchandising side of the fashion industry in California after graduation.
Brianna Blumenherst, Show Vice Chair
Brianna Blumenherst is a junior majoring in Fashion Marketing and Management and the daughter of Bill and Pam Blumenherst of Fort Wayne, Indiana. She is a member of Northwood University’s women’s golf team, vice president of Student Ambassadors and vice president of Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC).
Chelsea Tallarico, Production Chair
Chelsea Tallarico is a senior double majoring in Fashion Marketing and Management as well as Entertainment, Sport & Promotion Management and the daughter of Chris and Sue Tallarico of Byron Center. She is involved in DECA, Student Ambassadors and the Delta Zeta sorority.
Alecia Zack, Co-Event Chair
Alecia Zack is a junior majoring in Fashion Marketing and Management with a minor in Advertising and the daughter of Dominick Zack, Jr. and Loretta Zack of Shelby Township. In her leisure she enjoys spending time with her Delta Zeta sisters as well as her internship at Athalia’s Boutique located in Midland.
Allison Gustafson, Co-Event Chair
Allison Gustafson is a junior majoring in Fashion Marketing and Management with an Entrepreneurship minor and the daughter of Cindy and Gary Gustafson of Clinton Township. She is a member of Alpha Chi Omega- Zeta Rho sorority on campus.
Taylor Hallop, Gala Chair
Taylor Hallop is a junior pursuing a degree in Hospitality and the daughter of Robert and Patricia Hallop of Macomb. She is a member of Delta Zeta sorority, a participant in the Northwood University International Auto Show and Stafford Memorial Dinner.
Andres Franco, Chief Financial Officer
Andres Franco is a senior dual majoring in Finance and International Business with a double minor in Economics and Management. He is the son of Gregorio and Irma Franco of Dallas, Texas. Andres is involved in the International Business Association (IBA) as president, Sustainability Club, Business Professionals of America (BPA) and treasurer of Toms Club on campus.
Chloe Kinsey, Fundraising Chair
Chloe Kinsey is a junior pursuing a degree in Management and the daughter of Barry and Kelly Kinsey of Monroe. She is a member of Northwood University’s track and field team.
Angie Janssen, Publications Chair
Angie Janssen is a junior pursuing a dual major in Marketing and Management and the daughter of David and Denise Janssen of Cass City. She is involved in the Northwood University International Auto Show, Circle K, DECA, Student United Way and Student Alumni Association here on campus.
Taylor McKenna, Public Relations Chair
Taylor McKenna is a junior majoring in Marketing with a minor in Fashion Marketing and Management and the daughter of Matthew and MaryAnn McKenna of Waterford. She is a student ambassador for Northwood University’s admissions department, the marketing rep intern for Rent the Runway and a member of Team Volkswagen for the Northwood University International Auto Show.
Jessica Jarema, Beauty Chair
Jessica Jarema is a junior dual majoring in Fashion Marketing and Management as well as Finance and the daughter of Michael and Andrea Jarema of Midland. She is a member of the Northwood track and field team, a sister of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority and intern at ABBRx.
Sydney Nestor, Collections Co-Chair
Sydney Nestor is a junior pursuing her degree in Fashion Marketing and Management and the daughter of John and Karen Nestor of White Lake. She is a participant in the Northwood University International Auto Show, intramural volleyball and for fun enjoys shopping, eating, playing golf and working.
Maddie Vammer, Collections Co-Chair
Maddie Vammer is a senior majoring in Advertising and Marketing and the daughter of Paul and Pam Vammer of Midland. She is involved in the American Advertising Federation (AAF) and American Marketing Association (AMA).
Hannah Stine, Collections Co-Chair
Hannah Stine is a junior majoring in Management with a minor in Fashion Marketing and Management. She is the daughter of Tracy and Mark Oberst and Rick Stine of Findlay, Ohio. Hannah is vice president of TOMS Group on campus as well as interning with Rent the Runway as a runway rep at Northwood University.
Meaghan Gorkowski, Model Executive Chair
Meaghan Gorkowski is a junior majoring in Fashion Marketing and Management and the daughter of Timothy and Dolores Gorkowski of Bad Axe. On campus she is involved in Alpha Chi Omega sorority and enjoys spending time with her sisters.
Valerie Anderson, Student Design Chair
Valerie Anderson is a senior majoring in Fashion Marketing and Management with a dual minor in Hospitality and Accounting. She is the daughter of Brian Anderson and Connie Anderson-Forth of Oxford and enjoys playing sports, shopping, drawing, baking and hanging out with friends.