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

AESHM alum Anna Lingling Perry highlighted in MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Operations) magazine

Anna Lingling Perry was recognized for winning the Outstanding Graduate Student Design, Best in Show award at the  International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference.



Iowa State apparel, merchandising, and design faculty and staff took home six awards from the International Textile and Apparel Association Conference. Contributed Photo. AESHM students and faculty win six awards at International Textile and Apparel Association Conference

Iowa State apparel, merchandising, and design faculty and staff took home six awards from the International Textile and Apparel Association Conference, Nov. 12-16 in Charlotte, N.C. Iowa State won three paper of distinction awards and three design awards.



The Fashion Show 2015 hosts model tryouts

The Fashion Show 2015 is hosting its female model tryouts on Nov. 19 and 20 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. in LeBaron Hall 2088. 



Students created costume designs for a fashion show during the Greater Iowa Pet ExpoStudents' designs are going to the dogs

Apparel, merchandising, and design students from Dr. Ellen McKinney’s Pattern making I class created dog costumes and avant-garde outfits for the Greater Iowa Pet Expo's “Wait for me in Pawris” fashion show on Oct. 18-19.



Graduate students becomes scholarship recipient

Sangwook Kang and Kelly Abdelmassih, apparel, events, and hospitality management graduate students, are the recipients of the Partnership for Food Safety Education's scholarship to attend the Consumer Food Safety Education Conference this Dec. 4-5 in Arlington, Va.



American Hotel & Lodging Association Scholarships awarded to AESHM students Renea Rathmacher, Allison Dittmer, and Jennifer Forney

Two undergraduate and one graduate student in hospitality management were awarded scholarships from the American Hotel and Lodging Association at the Nov. 2 Iowa Lodging Association annual meeting. The students awarded were undergrads Renea Rathmacher and Allison Dittmer and distance graduate student Jennifer Forney.



Jessica Florac, event management student, featured in online student profile

Jessica Florac, a junior at Iowa State University studying event management, was featured in a student profile on the College of Human Sciences' website. More»



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.



AESHM News Stories from the College of Human Sciences

Fashion Show hits its stride in the past decade
What started decades ago as a small, informal gathering on the steps of MacKay Hall has grown into one of the largest, most prestigious student-run fashion shows in the nation.
Students design scarves sold in book store
Apparel, merchandising, and design students helped to design and produce silk scarves that are sold in the Iowa State University Book Store.
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.
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