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

See photos of the latest exhibit at the Textiles and Clothing Museum

Checked out the latest exhibit at the Textiles and Clothing Museum? “Textiles, Teaching, and Travel: The Life of Work of ISU Professor Agatha Huepenbecker Burnet” runs from Sept. 15 to Nov. 14. It's open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. More»

Fashion Show 2015 producer team co-hosts Women's Breast Cancer Symposium

 The Fashion Show 2015 producer team joined Bliss Cancer Center in planning the Women's Breast Cancer Symposium, held Oct. 16 in the ISU Alumni Center.

AMD graduate student Sara Jablon featured on the cover of Iowa State Daily

Sara Jablon, graduate student in apparel, merchandising, and design, was featured on the cover of the Iowa State Daily for her work as a costume designer.

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 News Stories from the College of Human Sciences

Students create alien costumes for Reiman Gardens event
Seven apparel design students designed and produced a "nature-inspired" alien costume for the Spirits in the Gardens event at Reiman Gardens.
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.