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

AMD senior Brenna Lyden featured in Trend magazine for internship

Brenna Lyden, a senior studying apparel, merchandising, and design, was featured in Trend for her summer internship experience at Nordstrom in Seattle, Wash. More»

Hospitality management senior Dominique Williams receives MLK Advancing One Community Award

Williams, a senior studying hospitality management, was the student recipient of the Martin Luther King Advancing One Community Award.

Iowa State Daily features YMA scholarship winner Sally Stringham

Sally Stringham, senior in apparel, merchandising, and design and product development, won a $5,000 scholarship this year from the Young Menswear Association scholarship, aimed at encouraging gifted students to pursue careers in the apparel industry. More»

Apparel, merchandising, and design alum Whitney Rorah's gown worn at Critics' Choice Awards

Rorah, an apparel, events, and hospitality management alum, had one of the gowns she designed, Luella from her Primavera Collection, worn at the 20th Annual Critics' Choice Awards on Thursday, January 15. It was broadcast on the A&E TV network. More»

Bob Bosselman elected President of Ames Convention and Visitors Bureau

Bob Bosselman, chair of the Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management, has been elected President of the Board of Directors for the Ames Convention and Visitors Bureau for 2015.  In this role he will lead the Ames Convention and Visitors Bureau forward on its mission of bringing visitors to the Ames market with the potential of returning (hopefully often), and strengthening the hotel occupancy throughout the year. 

Hospitality management program excels at research conference

Hospitality management graduate students from Iowa State University made a strong impression on the field at the recent Graduate Student Conference in Hospitality and Tourism in Tampa.

AMD student selected as Cyclone Aide

Isis Devalle, apparel, merchandising and design, was selected to represent the College of Human Sciences as a 2015 Cyclone Aide. Devalle was selected from a top group of CHS applicants and hundreds of applicant university-wide.  Cyclone Aides will helps to welcome all of the new freshmen and transfer students during orientation programs in the coming year.

Hospitality management distance student wins community nutrition award

Sandy Curwood, Iowa State University hospitality management distance doctoral student, received the 2015 Excellence in Community Nutrition Award from the California Dietetic Association. This award is given to a California Dietetic Association member for professional excellence in the practice of community nutrition.

Iowa State University Fashion Show featured in Fashion Glitter Magazine

Fashion Glitter Magazine featured the 2013 Iowa State University Fashion Show in the November 2014 issue, available for download on iTunes. Fashion Glitter Magazine showcases trends from fashion schools and universities across the globe. More»

AMD alum Allison Ramsing receives regional award for top new academic adviser

Ramsing, a 2010 Iowa State alum who's now an academic adviser for the Oregon State University College of Business, in December received the National Academic Advising Association's award for top new adviser in Region 8.

AESHM News Stories from the College of Human Sciences

College of Human Sciences offers new international programs in Chile, South Africa
Two new study abroad opportunities offered by the College of Human Sciences will allow Iowa State University students to study in South Africa and Chile this summer.
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.