TMFD Students receive Mary Mitchell Fashion Excellence Awards


TMFD Students receive Mary Mitchell Fashion Excellence Awards

22 Apr 2013    

Jurors Nicole Ruskamp, Shubha Bennur and Kiersten Runnels score a garment in the 2013 Sheldon Runway Show

TMFD is happy to announce the winners of the Mary Mitchell Fashion Excellence Awards for the Spring 2013 Sheldon Museum of Art Biennial Runway show held on April 9 in the Great Hall of the Sheldon, and the Hillestad Gallery student exhibit "Renewable Dreaming" now on view in the gallery through May 3:

Graduate Student Best of Show, $300 -  Lindsay Ducey,  black and white sculptural garment, TMFD 871 Experimental Fashion
Undergraduate Best of Show, $300  - Kendra Morgan, black, white and red jacket and pants, TMFD 416 Line Development
Award of Merit, $200 - Jennifer Jefferson, gray and black dress with vinyl, TMFD 403 Draping
Award of Merit, $200 - Amanda Dendinger, red brocade and leather dress, TMFD 416 Line Development

Congratulations to each of the award recipients! A formal presentation of the awards took place in the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery on May 1, 2013.


We'd like to thank the jurors whose scorings of the student work determined the awards: Dr. Shubha Bennur, TMFD Merchandising Assistant Professor; Nicole Ruskamp, TMFD design alumna and owner of Colea Alterations here in Lincoln; and Kiersten Runnels, TMFD Merchandising alumna and until recently an assistant buyer at Saks Fifth Avenue's New York City flagship store. The judges had a challenging job in evaluating the numerous outstanding entries and we sincerely appreciate their time and the seriousness they brought to the task.

We once again thank Mary and John Mitchell for establishing the awards fund and for their support of and interest in our students' achievements.

Mary Mitchell award winners

l. to r.: Lindsay Ducey, Kendra Morgan, Jennifer Johnson and Amanda Denbinger


Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design