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

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»

AMD program ranked nationally

Iowa State is one of the top fashion design and merchandising schools in the nation, according to

AMD student interns in Africa with Global Mamas

Claire Kean, junior in apparel, merchandising and design, will soon return from a China field study trip and spend the next two months in Ghana, Africa interning with Global Mamas, which aims to improve the lives of African women and their families. 

Ann Marie Fiore receives Exemplary Faculty Mentor Award

Ann Marie Fiore, a professor in apparel, events, and hospitality management, was one of 16 who received the Exemplary Faculty Mentor Award on May 7 from the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost.

Students traveled to Adventureland in Altoona, Iowa as a part of their final assignment in HRI 320: Attractions and Amusement Park Administration. Amusement Park course culminates with visit to Adventureland

As part of the final assignment in HRI 320: Attractions and Amusement Park Administration students in the class took a trip to Adventureland Park located in Altoona, IA. 

AESHM News Stories from the College of Human Sciences

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.
Iowa State students develop way to mass produce pediatric hospital gowns
Iowa State apparel students created a production manual for Iowa Prison Industries to mass produce pediatric hospital gowns and gave 60 prototypes to Blank Children's Hospital.
Students use Trashion Show to raise environmental awareness
The Trashion Show is a new event created by Iowa State students that aims to educate the community on environmental issues through garments created out of trash.
Wedding gown collection wins top honor at Iowa State’s fashion show
Whitney Rorah won Best in Show for her collection of eight wedding dresses at Iowa State’s 32nd annual fashion show, held Saturday night at C.Y. Stephens Auditorium.