Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management (AESHM)

Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management, otherwise known as AESHM,  is composed of three majors:

  • Apparel, Merchandising, and Design
  • Event Management
  • Hospitality Management 

Through each of these three programs, students gain skills and knowledge to help them succeed in the real world. In addition to coursework, they complete an internship that closely relates to their career aspirations.

Graduates of these programs are the managers of your favorite resorts, the designers of your best jeans, and the coordinators of lavish events.  From fine dining to fine apparel, our students, alumni, faculty, and staff have an eye for the original and a taste for quality.

AESHM Announcements

McKenna Wragge, AESHM student, featured on website

Event management major McKenna Wragge, is featured in a recently published student profile on the College of Human Science's website. More»

AMD graduate student Sara Jablon featured on WHO-TV

Jablon, a Ph.D. student, was featured on television for her work as a costumer designer. More»

Two HM grad students receive external funding for food safety research

Dawei Li, MS student in the Hospitality Management program, and Kelly Abdelmassih, a PhD candidate in the Hospitatliy Management program, received an external grant from the Foodservice Systems Management Education Council (FSMEC).  

Twenty seven undergrad students were inducted into Eta Sigma Delta, an honor society for event management and hospitality management students. Top Students in Events Management and Hospitality Management Programs Invited to Join International Honor Society

The Events Management and Hospitality Management Programs at Iowa State University congratulated the 27 undergraduate students and 10 graduate students who earned invitations to Eta Sigma Delta membership in fall 2014. 

AESHM students featured in online student profile

Event management students Gabriela Devine and Melissa Sheret are two recently featured student profiles on the College of Human Sciences website. More»

Des Moines Register quotes AMD professor

Sara Marcketti, associate professor in apparel, events, and hospitality management, was quoted in a Des Moines Register article on Des Moines-born designer Halston's new exhibit at the city's Art Center.

AMD grad students and faculty member present at the Costume Society of America regional meeting

Iowa State University's apparel, merchandising and design program was well represented at the Costume Society of America regional meeting. Master’s student Emily Cokeley, two Graduate doctoral students Ashley Garrin and Sara Jablon, and AESHM faculty member Sara Marcketti presented. Several alum and faculty serve on the CSA regional and national boards, as well.

AESHM assistant professor to keynote Science Center event

Ellen McKinney has been selected to be the keynote speaker for Meals with Mentors, 6 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Science Center of Iowa as part of the Girls in Science Initiative. The event brings together girls in grades 7-12, undergraduates and STEM professionals.

AESHM professor co-chairs inaugural Textile Society of America’s juried exhibition

Eulanda Sanders, the Donna R. Danielson Professor in Textiles & Clothing, co-chaired the inaugural Textile Society of America’s juried exhibition, entitled "New Directions: A Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Textiles," along with professor Geraldine Craig from Kansas State University. Four hundred pieces of textile art were submitted to the exhibition by 159 artists internationally with 19 art works selected for the exhibition.

See photos of ISU students at Art Meets Fashion luncheon

AMD student design work created in AMD 328 - Wearable Art on display at the Art Meets Fashion Luncheon in Des Moines. Keynote address during the luncheon was given by ISU/AESHM/AMD alum Todd Snyder. More»

AESHM News Stories from the College of Human Sciences

New assistant professor joins the growing event management program
Assistant professor Eric Olson joins Iowa State University as the newest faculty member in the growing event management major.
MacKay Hall event celebrates building’s history and future
Faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends of Iowa State University gathered last week to celebrate the recently completed $3.2 million renovation of MacKay Hall.
McCracken gift empowers student to immerse fully in college experience
A $200,000 gift from Ana and Ed McCracken will provide four years of tuition support for some students entering the apparel, merchandising, and design program.
Costume designer makes her way from Broadway to Iowa State University
Sara Jablon spent 10 years there dressing actors for productions of the Lion King, Cabaret, and Rent before coming to Iowa State University to earn a Ph.D. in fashion and apparel.
College of Human Sciences enrollment tops 5,000
Student enrollment in the College of Human Sciences topped 5,000 this fall for the first time. The college also saw record enrollment this fall with its minority and international students.
Canadian professor to lead Iowa State’s product development and technical design team
Guowen Song of Edmonton, Alberta is Iowa State University’s new Noma Scott Lloyd Chair in Textiles and Clothing.
New hires bring international acclaim to College of Human Sciences
Nationally and internationally renowned experts are among 41 new employees joining the College of Human Sciences this fall.
Event Management Club finds signature event
The Iowa State University Event Management Club will plan, coordinate, and execute the College of Human Science's annual service day, Day of Caring.
MacKay Hall remodeling ends, ribbon cutting scheduled
The $3.1 million MacKay Hall remodeling project at Iowa State University is scheduled to end Thursday. A ribbon cutting will be held Oct. 9.
Westergard credits much of her success to 4-H
Caine Westergard of Akron, who just graduated from Iowa State in apparel, merchandising, and design, reflects on the role 4-H played in her success.