WMU News

Senior LaToya Flanigan earns fashion, merchandizing award

Nov. 6, 2002

KALAMAZOO -- Western Michigan University student LaToya Flanigan has received one of only six scholarships awarded by Fashion Group International-Detroit Chapter for study during the 2002-03 academic year.

Flanigan, of Flint, Mich., is a senior majoring in textile and apparel studies, with an emphasis on fashion merchandising. After graduation, Flanigan says she plans to apply all the knowledge she has gained at WMU by working as an assistant buyer.

Based on academic achievement, industry experience and stated goals to achieve success in a fashion design and merchandising career, the FGI scholarship includes a $500 award for each of its recipients. FGI, a non-profit global organization of men and women from all facets of the fashion industry, supports young and promising talent in the field. The award Flanigan received was given at the organization's annual Career Day, an event that brings together successful, experienced industry professionals and fashion design and merchandising students for a day of presentations, seminars and networking through the FGI job fair.

Flanigan is the daughter of Linda and Larry Flanigan, both of Flint.

Media contact: Tonya Hernandez, 269 387-8400, tonya.hernandez@wmich.edu

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