Women and Philanthropy Holiday Lunch

125 guests hear update on fashion program at ASU

Arizona State University Women and Philanthropy held its annual holiday lunch at the Omni Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Montelucia on Dec. 12. Approximately 125 members and guests attended the event, co-chaired by Sybil Francis and Dionne Najafi. Sharon Dupont McCord served as honorary chair.

Dennita Sewell shared an overview of the ASU fashion program that was established in the fall of 2017. Sewell, curator of fashion design at Phoenix Art Museum, heads the rapidly growing program as professor of practice with the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. The program has already surpassed the three-year goal for enrollment, with 325 students selecting it as a major and 175 as a minor. Its students are from all disciplines and campuses, bringing a diverse population with new perspectives, experiences and knowledge. At the luncheon, students Patrick St. Clair and Iris Smith spoke about how this program has shaped their ASU journey.

PHOTOS COURTESY ASU WOMEN AND PHILANTHROPY

Kiffee Robbins, Paula Trom, Ann Chafoulias and Dee Nowell

Dennita Sewell, Phoenix Art Museum curator of fashion design, and Dr. Steven Tepper, dean, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

Fashion design students Patrick St. Clair and Iris Smith

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