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Fern Mallis, Creator of New York Fashion Week, Speaks at Art Institute of Atlanta Fern Mallis, Creator of New York Fashion Week, Speaks at Art Institute of Atlanta

On August 3, 2016, Fern Mallis spoke to a standing room only audience at The Art Institute of Atlanta. Mallis discussed her early years at the Council of Fashion Designers of America and how she went on to create New York Fashion Week. Before the discussion, Mallis spent over an hour greeting guests and taking photos. 

 

During the lecture, Mallis shared details about herself and her career, and offered advice to students. She humbly discussed her many accomplishments and her belief in giving back to the community. Mallis also told stories about her famous designer friends, including Calvin Klein and Michael Kors.

 

Additionally, Mallis spoke about her book Fashion Lives, a hardcover coffee table book featuring some of the greatest American fashion designers.

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Sacramento Culinary Teams Compete in California State Fair Sacramento Culinary Teams Compete in California State Fair

On July 24, 2016, two teams of student chefs from The Art Institute of California—Sacramento, a campus of Argosy University, faced-off at the California State Fair Culinary School Challenge. 

 

Brandon Ott and Chang Yang competed against Brian Hughes and Mary Records. All students are working toward an Associate of Science in Culinary Arts from The Art Institute of California—Sacramento. Each team was given a mystery ingredient and asked to prepare a 3-course meal in front of a live fair audience and a panel of qualified judges. 

 

The mystery ingredient was pineapple and team Brandon and Chang took home the victory. They prepared a seared steak with pasta entrée, fried tofu with dipping sauce appetizer, and blueberry peach cobbler for dessert.

 

Congratulations Brandon, Chang, Brian, Mary, and the entire school’s culinary program for a great show at the California State Fair.

 

See http://ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/1372 for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

 

 

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Chicago Fashion Alum Shows Collection at Neiman Marcus on Michigan Avenue Chicago Fashion Alum Shows Collection at Neiman Marcus on Michigan Avenue

Alante Baugh, who in 2016 earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design from The Illinois Institute of Art—Chicago, recently debuted his fashion collection at Neiman Marcus department store on Chicago’s Michigan Avenue. Baugh was the winner of the top prize in the Driehaus Design Initiative Awards for Fashion Excellence, which led to the opportunity to showcase his designs in the famous department store.

 

See ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/231 for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

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Fort Lauderdale Faculty Member Discusses New Book at Tower Club Fort Lauderdale Faculty Member Discusses New Book at Tower Club

Kerry Szymanski Colda, a fashion instructor at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, recently served as a guest lecturer at the Fort Lauderdale Tower Club. She discussed new book, Seduce Your Customers, as well as marketing ideas to help small businesses.

Szymaski Colda’s book is based on a dating cycle. Seduce Your Customers provides readers with tools to identify and attract customers, increase sales by boosting retention rates, implement effective loyalty programs, study competition to prevent the dreaded “affair,” analyze business to avoid customer “divorce,” and manage overall marketing efforts more efficiently.

Szymanski Colda has worked for The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale since 2004. In addition to her teaching experience, she owns and manages her own business, Kerry Communications, where she assists clients with marketing needs, web, and social media content. She holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Oregon and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from Syracuse University.

Licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, License No.1287.


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Press Releases

Phoenix Instructor Directs Sold Out Musical

Russ Williams, media art instructor at The Art Institute of Phoenix, recently directed a sold out musical called "This Moment In Time.”


The event was sponsored by the Holliday Charitable Foundation to raise funds for a variety of charities that help orphaned or disadvantaged children. The evening's activities included a silent auction, a raffle, and the stage play.

Williams served as an early consultant on the script and later agreed to stage and direct the play. The event raised more than $12,000, which was benefitted the following charities: Compassion International, The Shrine of St. Joseph and NPH USA (operates the orphanages in Mexico and South America), and Phoenix Center for the Arts.

 

 

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Alumni Success

Chef Richard Ingraham to Provide Cooking Demonstration at The Art Institute of Atlanta

On Monday, August 29, 2016, Chef Richard Ingraham will hold cooking classes and a private dining experience at The Art Institute of Atlanta. Chef Ingraham graduated from The Art Institute of Atlanta in 1998 with an Associate of Arts in Culinary Arts. He’s a private chef with clients including a professional basketball player—and he prepares meals for journalists and national corporations including Wal-Mart.

 

Chef Ingraham will lead a lecture discussing his career as a personal chef. He’ll also discuss trends in nutrition, tips for working with celebrities, and how chefs can grow their business. Chef Ingraham will serve as a guest instructor for the day. Current culinary students are required to obtain permission from their instructor and The Art Institute of Atlanta’s Culinary Academic Director, Chef James Paul, to attend the class.

 

Chef Ingraham will also award a culinary student from The Art Institute of Atlanta with a $1,000 scholarship. Student candidates will be nominated by Chef James Paul, will complete an application, and the winner will be selected by Chef Ingraham.

 

See http://ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/310 for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

 

To request accommodations in connection with this event, contact the Student Affairs Department or program organizer in advance at 770.394.8300.

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