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K-State apparel expert wins industry award

Monday, October 30, 2006

MANHATTAN -- Deborah Meyer-Brosdahl, associate professor in the department of apparel, textiles and interior design at Kansas State University, has been selected a 2006 Apparel magazine All-Star Award winner.

The award recognizes those who make outstanding contributions through teaching, research or service activities in the textile and apparel field. Meyer-Brosdahl will receive the award at a ceremony Nov. 8 in New York at the Fashion Institute of Technology. She also will be featured in the December issue of the magazine.

Meyer-Brosdahl was the only educator among the 10 national winners selected. She was initially nominated by Sara Kadolph, professor of textiles and clothing at Iowa State University, and she chosen to represent the International Textile and Apparel Association.

"This is a tremendous honor for both me and the department," Meyer-Brosdahl said. "I think it underscores the importance of outstanding education in the apparel and textiles industries, and how crucial it is to prepare students for their professional lives."

"I nominated Dr. Meyer-Brosdahl because we have worked together for so many years, and she is so creative in developing things that help students learn," Kadolph said. "I have always been impressed with her commitment to students and how much time she spends with them. Student learning is her main focus. In fact, when I read the criteria for the award, no other name came to my mind."

Meyer-Brosdahl's areas of teaching and research interests include textile and apparel sustainability, consumer education and consumer behavior. She has been recognized with awards for teaching excellence and leadership. She also has received many grants, including three U.S. Department of Agriculture Challenge grants.

This article was posted on Monday, October 30, 2006, and is filed under Apparel, Textiles, & Interior Design.