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 graduate student Kelly Abdelmassih featured in Quad City health magazine

Abdelmassih and her mother, Julie Martens, are featured in Radish magazine for their in-store cooking demonstrations at the Greatest Grains store in Davenport.



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

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



Hospitality mangements students Christopher Debo, Brandon Farhat, Timarah Harris, Hannah Steinfadt, Kristina Pickard, Xi Yao, and Boning Zhou completed internships this fall

The students are the first to be recognized via Iowa State University's new merit system. The system recognizes student achievements via news releases, email, social media, websites, and more. More»



Eojina Kim and Rebecca Tang awarded Helen LeBaron Hilton funds

Eojina Kim, a Ph.D. student in apparel, events, and hospitality management, and Rebecca Tang, an assistant professor in AESHM, were awarded Helen LeBaron Hilton funds for their proposal that identifies how consumers respond to different formats of menu labeling.



Dominique Williams elected treasurer of National Society of Minorities in Hospitality

Dominique Williams, a senior in Hospitality Management, will serve on the National Society of Minorities in Hospitality national board as treasurer. The National Society of Minorities in Hospitality is the premier student-led organization for minority students in hospitality and works to establish a relationship between the hospitality industry and minority students.



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.



AESHM News Stories from the College of Human Sciences

College of Human Sciences builds on strong legacy
Iowa State University's reputation for excellence in human sciences began in the 1800s with groundbreaking programs in home economics.
Graduation events will celebrate student achievement
The Iowa State University College of Human Sciences will celebrate the achievements of hundreds of graduating students in a series of events this weekend.
Iowa State’s distance learning programs open doors to higher education
Enrollment in College of Human Sciences online and distance education courses has grown 48 percent in the past five years.
Technology changes teacher-student communication
Different forms of social media is changing the way some College of Human Sciences faculty communicate with students in and outside of the classroom.
Anonymous donors establish endowed Dean’s Chair in the College of Human Sciences
Pamela White is the inaugural holder of the new dean's chair, which allows her unrestricted use of earnings to advance the college’s priorities.
Learning communities promote academic and social support
Participation in learning communities by College of Human Sciences students has more than tripled over the past decade, from 182 students in 2005 to 635 students in fall 2014.
Joan Bice Underwood Tearoom adjusts to industry changes
Iowa State University's Joan Bice Underwood Tearoom is adapting to industry changes in order to give students the best on-campus restaurant experience.
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.
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