CARS Industry Summit

Students from the Consumer, Apparel, and Retails Studies (CARS) program recently competed in their department’s fifth annual Industry Summit. Teams were challenged with studying a heritage brand currently facing challenges, analyzing the reason(s) for those challenges, and developing solutions.

First prize in the Case Competition (studied New Balance):

Kerri Byrd
Ginna Levandoski
Sarah Lide
Megan McAbee
Stephanie Nguyen
Stephanie Shaneyfelt

Second prize in the Case Competition (studied Playtex):

Stephanie Plante
Kyane Epps
Zee Lavenhouse
Hannah McKinney
Sydney Miller

Third prize in the Case Competition (studied Gap):

Kaley Blankenship
Anna Hall Oliveira
Myan Le
Charlotte Maurno
Alexis Smith
Emily Stamm

Winners of the Poster Competition:

Sarah Dickerson
Ashley Hurley
London Kasmir
Emily Lyons
April Whiting

Special thanks to the outstanding industry board members who judged the competition and provided students with valuable feedback.