2013 New York Study Tour
Retail Center staff led 15 students on a five-day study tour of retailing in New York. This year’s tour introduced students to about a dozen retail and vendor locations focusing on buying, planning and merchandising, and provided an opportunity to meet UF alums who are in executive positions with these firms. Formal tours included:
Gators at DICK’s Sporting Goods
Betsy Goodman with Gators working at DICK’s Sporting Goods, Karsten P. Farrell, Lainie Rosemond, Chelsea Schaffer and Gabriela Perez.
Retail's BIG SHOW 2013
The Retail’s BIG Show is the place to explore innovative retail technologies, network with industry leaders and learn about ground breaking solutions. The Retail Center attended the BIG Show to connect with people, ideas and innovations that are revolutionizing retail. It is the BIG Show that we can master the techniques needed to transform retail and move it to the NEXT Level.
The 2013 Annual Retail Industry Luncheon to honor innovative retailers for their advancements and career achievements was held during the Big Show.
The Big Show allowed Betsy Goodman, Interim JCPenney Executive Director for the Miller Center for Retailing to network with companies and their representatives.
2013 YMA FSF Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Awards Dinner
The YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund is a national nonprofit association consisting of influential members of the fashion community. The organization is dedicated to promoting education of the fashion, arts and business by granting scholarships to talented students and facilitating internships, mentorships and career programs. The YMA partners with 35 schools across the country and awarded 125 scholarships ($5,000 apiece) three of the recipients were UF students.
Winners of the YMA FSF Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship
- Melissa Hebin
- Kristine Straker
- Stephanie Wayne