Project Runway Winner Visits GCC

Wednesday October 23, 2013 ~ Genesee Community College ~ Batavia Campus

What:Project Runway Winner Visits GCC

When:Wednesday October 23, 2013
1:00 – 1:30 p.m.Media Opportunity / Roz Steiner Art Gallery
2:00 p.m. Public Presentation / T102

Where:Genesee Community College
One College Road, Batavia, NY 14020

Who:Open to the Public

Background: Project Runway Season 9 winner Anya Ayoung-Chee brings her story of determination and drive to fashion students at Genesee Community College on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 2 p.m. GCC’s DECA (Distributive Education Club of America) is organizing her visit. She will speak at the monthly Fashion Student Seminar. Her talk is open to the public, but seating is limited to 150. Those interested are asked to reserve a spot by calling (585) 345-6830. DECA is a national organization for students interested in pursuing careers in business, marketing, or fashion retailing.

Ayoung-Chee discovered a passion for fashion design while consulting on her wardrobe for the Miss Universe pageant. She was chosen in 2008 to represent Trinidad and Tobago in the competition. In 2009, she launched her own women’s clothing label, PILAR. She applied for Project Runway on a whim and won the Lifetime Television Network reality show in October 2011.

GCC has a highly regarded Fashion Business program that includes study options in Fashion Merchandising Management, Fashion Design, Event Planning, and E-Commerce. “Our solid reputation helps us attract people like Anya to talk to our students,” said Professor Rick Dudkowski. “We’re very excited to have her here, and we know our students will be inspired by her.”

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Editor’s Note:
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