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A FLAIR for fashion

LaParia Speight ‘21 (Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies), ‘22 MS fell in love with fashion in the seventh grade. “I was in a home economics class, and I learned I could make things on my own,” she remembers. Speight started sewing pillows and purses and selling them to family members. … Continued


CARS Students Win Big

Department of consumer, apparel, and retail studies

Three CARS students took home awards at the 16th annual Carolyn and Norwood Thomas Undergraduate Research and Creativity Expo on April 22, 2022. The Thomas Undergraduate Research and Creativity Expo participants uploaded video presentations to the URSCO Virtual Expo site for perusal by visitors and judges, as part of a … Continued


CARS Faculty and Doctoral Student Recognized for Excellence in Teaching

Congratulations to Dr. Trish Kemerly and Ms. Annie Williams for being recognized with Bryan School Excellence Award for the 2021-2022 academic year! These awards recognize excellence in facilitating student learning and development. Dr. Trish Kemerly, a professional track faculty member in CARS, was awarded the Lecturer Teaching Excellence Award for … Continued


Blue Bell Foundation gifts $2 million to Bryan School CARS department

Denim has a long history in Greensboro. So does UNC Greensboro’s scholarly focus on apparel. This week, UNCG announced a $2 million gift from the Blue Bell Foundation, to support the University’s academic work in all aspects of the apparel industry. Through this gift, the foundation honors the legacy of … Continued


Welcome new PhD students to CARS

Department of consumer, apparel, and retail studies

With the start of a new academic year comes a new incoming class of doctoral students, ready to collaborate with faculty and contribute to research and learning in the Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies (CARS) Department.  Fall 2021 has brought CARS three new PhD students–Narmin Nasibli, Kavita Singh, and Kaylah … Continued


Bryan School junior stitching together impressive resume

Department of consumer, apparel, and retail studies

On February 6, junior Sarah Woods addressed the crowd at the Bryan Foundation Luncheon. She was grateful to the foundation for providing her with a scholarship and spoke for a little while about her pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in consumer, apparel, and retail studies (CARS), revealing plans to study … Continued