Graduate students in Merchandising, Apparel and Textiles annually participate in the Southeast Graduate Consortium. The consortium is held each year for the purpose of providing masters students experience in presenting their research to a regional group of peers. Institutions who participate include: University of North Carolina at Greensboro, University of Tennessee, Florida State University, Auburn University, University of Georgia, and University of Kentucky.
UK students attending in 2012 included Mary Graham, Farah Delshad, Susannah Treese and Amanda Caldwell. (Pictured below from left to right.)
Each student's 20-minute presentation highlighted her current research.
Mary Graham - The Effect of Personal Scandal on Celebrity Athlete Endorsements and Shopper's Purchase Intentions
Amanda Caldwell - A Review of Consumer Expectations and Commitments from Rural Retailers
Farah Delshad - The Run for the Roses: Fashion Forecasting the Kentucky Derby
Susannah Treese - The Peacock Revolution and the Beatles: British Men's Fashion from 1963 to 1968