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 Student featured in HandEye magazine

Claire Kean, junior in apparel, merchandising, and design is featured in Hand/Eye magazine for her work this summer with Global Mamas as an apparel design intern.

AESHM lecturer wins blue ribbon at Iowa State Fair

Tina Denekas won the ribbon in fabric and threads. Patrick Lose, a well-known quilter and pattern developer, held a racer quilt competition using jelly rolls of fabric. Contestants were timed on sewing it into a quilt top. Last year, Denekas had 43 minutes for time. This year, she did it in 36:44, which set a new record. Aside from the blue ribbon, Denekas won 40 yards of quilt batting.

AMD student takes $10,000 Omaha Fashion Cup

Whitney Rorah, May 2014 graduate and incoming graduate student in apparel, merchandising, and design, won the $10,000 Omaha Fashion Cup prize last week in Omaha, Nebraska.

AMD alum featured for work at Walt Disney World

Kristie Syring, an apparel, merchandising and design graduate, was featured by her hometown Advocate Tribune in Granite Falls, Minn. for her work at Walt Disney World.

Iowa State Daily features ADM grad in One-on-One series

Talia Jensen, a 2009 graduate in apparel, merchandising and design, is featured in the Iowa State Daily's One-on-One series. Jensen is the owner of Portobello Road, a boutique located on Welch Ave in Ames.

AMD alum fashion designer Joi Mahon publishes a new book

Joi Mahon, an alum of the ISU Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management - AESHM, just came out with a new book, "Create the Perfect Fit."

Dana Rupe, ADM alum, presented to a group of Ph.D. ADM students about collaborating project with Ryka, a pop-up retail mobile. AMD Ph.D. students collaborate with Rykä Mobile Pop-up Retail

Dana Rupe, president of the Daden Group and graduate of the AMD master’s program, presented a proposal for a collaboration between Rykä mobile pop-up retail and twelve Ph.D. students in the Consumer Aesthetics and Retail Branding course on June 20.

AMD product development and technical design team featured by a2ru

The article on the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities website features the team of apparel experts who were among four finalists in a national competition to develop a method for non-destructive testing of ballistic vests used by law enforcement, with the goal of predicting the useful life of the soft body armor. More»

Dr. Gerrie DuRand, a lecturer from the University of Pretoria in South Africa, presented to students in the Hospitality Sanitation and Safety class.Students learn about food safety issues in South Africa

Students in the Hospitality Sanitation and Safety class gained an international perspective in food safety through a web presentation by Dr. Gerrie DuRand, a senior lecturer in hospitality management at the University of Pretoria in South Africa.

AESHM alum Todd Snyder up for National Award

AESHM alum Todd Snyder is up for national Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) award for best new menswear designer, Monday at the Lincoln Center in New York. More»

AESHM News Stories from the College of Human Sciences

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.
Human Sciences students gain new international experiences
New opportunities are opening up for College of Human Sciences students to travel abroad, to both learn and teach in countries such as South Korea, Taiwan, Ecuador, China, and South Africa.
Two Iowa State professors to talk technology at Chicago symposium
Two professors in apparel, events, and hospitality management are presenting on technology in the classroom at an educational symposium in Chicago
ISU students propose business innovations at annual showcase
Students in entrepreneurship and industry-applications courses pitched their ideas for innovations to business leaders, as part of the College of Human Sciences Entrepreneurship Showcase.
Iowa State wins with leather-like vest at National Sustainable Design Expo
Iowa State University was one of seven winners among 40 teams competing this weekend at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Sustainable Design Expo in Washington, D.C.