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Five K-State Human Ecology students receive awards

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

MANHATTAN -- Five students in the College of Human Ecology at Kansas State University have recently been recognized with notable awards in their fields.

Gayathri Pidatala, graduate student in human ecology-apparel, textiles and interior design, Manhattan, won the Oris Glisson Graduate Student Fellowship award. The award is given annually to outstanding graduate students by the International Textile and Apparel Association. Pidatala received an award of $1,000 and attended the annual International Textile and Apparel Association meeting in San Antonio, Texas.

Four students from the college received top awards at the Fashion Group International of Kansas City Career Day 2006. Students had the opportunity to participate in competitions for both original garment designs and for illustration merchandising boards. Participants could compete under four design categories, including career wear, vacation attire, costume/historical garments and special occasion pieces.

The competition was part of the annual Fashion Career Day, which also included presentations by guest speakers in the industry, a tour of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and fashion show presentations.

Students that participated in the competition and their awards include:

Juan Carlos Garcia, sophomore in apparel and textiles, Herington, top 15, original garment design; Kolia Souza, senior in apparel marketing and design, Junction City, third place, personal shopper board; Mik-Young Whang, graduate student in human ecology, Manhattan, second place, original garment design; and Katharine Langer, senior in apparel marketing and design, Olathe, first place, personal shopper board.

This article was posted on Wednesday, November 29, 2006, and is filed under Apparel, Textiles, & Interior Design.