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October 3, 2008
HACU media contact:
Norma Jean Revilla-García

Fashion design students to walk the runway

-Finalist compete for scholarships at HACU’s 22nd Annual Conference

Five students, majoring in a fashion apparel design program at a member institution from the Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU), will walk a fashion runway at the HACU 22nd Annual Conference.

The students are finalist from the Design Your Future/Diseña Tu Futuro competition presented by HACU and Gap Inc. The students were selected from entries that included an essay and artwork submitted of an original design of a suit to be worn at a job interview. The finalist have now created their design and will model their entry during a fashion show taking place on Sunday, October 12 from 1:45-2:45 p.m. at the Centennial Ballroom F-H of the Hyatt Regency Denver, located on 650 15th Street.  

Students from the following institutions will compete for a chance to receive $1,000 to $5,000 in scholarships:

  • Columbia College, Chicago, IL - Bianca Aguirre
  • Santa Fe Community College, Santa Fe, NM - Michelle Lange
  • University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX - Allison Andrews
  • University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX - Rachel Ross
  • Woodbury University, Burbank, CA - Natalie Andrade 

About HACU

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) was established in 1986 with a founding membership of 18 institutions. Today, HACU represents approximately 450 colleges and universities committed to Hispanic higher education success in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Latin America, Spain and Portugal. HACU is the only national association that represents Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs). Recently, HACU was named one of the nation’s top Hispanic non-profits by Hispanic Business magazine (May 2008). HACU is committed to assuring higher education access and success for Hispanic students.