As yet another example of a Genesee Community College alumnus on the fast-track to a booming career, former Fashion Merchandising student Mallory Morse is finding ways to become successful in a competitive field.
After getting her Associate’s degree in Fashion Merchandising at GCC in 2010, Mallory moved on to continue her studies at LIM College in New York City, “where business meets fashion.” She hopes to get a Bachelor’s degree from LIM and become a merchandiser for an apparel company working in a corporate office.
Originally from Penn Yan, NY, Mallory was recently chosen for induction into Sigma Beta Delta at LIM College in New York City. She currently attends school and works at the recently reopened American Eagle SoHo as part of the visual team for women’s fashion. The store is the same size as the American Eagle location in Times Square.
“Sigma Beta Delta is an internationally recognized Honor Society for students majoring in areas of business, management and administration,” she explained. “The purpose of this Society is to encourage and recognize scholarship and achievement among students and to encourage and promote aspirations toward personal and professional improvement.”
Mallory says her education at GCC has certainly set her apart from other students. “The skills that I learned at GCC are group skills like communication, being task-oriented, interview skills, resume writing, and presentation skills. It also instilled great work ethic and time-management which is invaluable to my schooling right now. “
Although she can’t make it back to the area for the “A la Mode” fashion show at GCC this year, Mallory wished this year’s students good luck and recalled how much she learned and enjoyed putting on the show when she was at GCC.
“The whole fashion show experience was special,” she said. “I loved seeing all of the scenes go smoothly and seeing how amazing the models looked. Showing a scene and filling those seats was a great accomplishment for the small group that we had of only 20 sophomores.”
She had a bit of advice for the sophomores who are working furiously to get the shows ready for April 30: “They have to put their best work forward and put on a great show – but enjoy it while it lasts and have fun!”
“A la mode” will have two shows on April 30 in the Forum of the Batavia Campus, one at 3 p.m. and one at 7 p.m. Presale tickets for $5 are strongly encouraged but they will also be available at the door for $7. To order tickets or for additional information place contact Fashion Show secretary Cheryl Young at (585) 345-6830.
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