Apparel Major Meredith Wins Women in Toys Scholarship; Fashion Show Tickets on Sale

Lexi Meredith will be recognized at upcoming Women in Toys networking and professional development events.
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Lexi Meredith will be recognized at upcoming Women in Toys networking and professional development events.

Alexandria "Lexi" Meredith, a U of A apparel merchandising and product development major, has been named winner of a Women in Toys Foundation Inc. scholarship for 2022.

Meredith, a senior from Rogers, earned a scholarship for $2,500. Scholarships are awarded to students seeking undergraduate degrees in business, design, engineering, entrepreneurial studies and other industry-related programs. Candidates apply on the basis of merit, innovation and leadership.

"Although there are small efforts being made toward combating the negative sides of the fashion industry, it will take a new type of product and tool to help disperse this information to younger generations so it can feel confident in its work, creations and ultimately in themselves to create a cleaner and better world moving forward," Meredith said. "What I believe the essence of my studies are the science of textiles and how that relates to nature, sustainability, culture and education."

Previous U of A apparel scholarship recipients include India Callahan in 2017, Parker Milner in 2018, Jessie Daspit in 2019 and Lauren Walters in 2020. No scholarships were awarded in 2021.

Meredith will be recognized at upcoming WIT networking and professional development events this spring or during the summer.

The WIT Foundation honors achievements of women studying in fields of toy design, engineering, entrepreneurship and business with the purpose of highlighting students in toy-related careers.

The AMPD program is part of the School of Human Environmental Sciences in the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences.

Garments designed and created by students in the apparel merchandising and product development program will be highlighted at the Enclothe: Embody fasion show Thursday at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, 600 Museum Way. Shows are at 5:45 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

More information and tickets are available here, which can be purchased through March 29.

U of A student tickets are $25 for general admission, and students must present their student ID. General admission tickets are $45, reserved seating is $75 and includes entry to the pre-show event with live music and hors d'oeuvres, and priority reserved seating tickets are $100, and include reserved priority seating, the pre-show event with live music and hors d'oeuvres, and name recognition in the program.

If tickets remain, they will be available at the door the day of the shows for $50.

About the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences: Bumpers College provides life-changing opportunities to position and prepare graduates who will be leaders in the businesses associated with foods, family, the environment, agriculture, sustainability and human quality of life; and who will be first-choice candidates of employers looking for leaders, innovators, policy makers and entrepreneurs. The college is named for Dale Bumpers, former Arkansas governor and longtime U.S. senator who made the state prominent in national and international agriculture. For more information about Bumpers College, visit our website, and follow us on Twitter at @BumpersCollege and Instagram at BumpersCollege.

About the University of Arkansas: As Arkansas' flagship institution, the U of A provides an internationally competitive education in more than 200 academic programs. Founded in 1871, the U of A contributes more than $2.2 billion to Arkansas' economy through the teaching of new knowledge and skills, entrepreneurship and job development, discovery through research and creative activity while also providing training for professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the U of A among the top 3% of U.S. colleges and universities with the highest level of research activity. U.S. News & World Report ranks the U of A among the top public universities in the nation. See how the U of A works to build a better world at Arkansas Research News.

Contacts

Robby Edwards, director of communications
Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences
479-575-4625, robbye@uark.edu

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