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College of Human Environmental Sciences

Alumni & Friends

The Department of Textile and Apparel Management takes great pride in the students who have graduated from TAM over the years. TAM alumni are contributing their expertise to the public and private sectors around the US and many foreign countries. The college relies on these former students for advice, leadership, and assistance in continually enhancing the quality of its programs. Opportunities to become involved are endless! Please visit the links below to find out more about these opportunities, alumni resources, and college events.

Linked in logo The University of Missouri Textile and Apparel Management Group was created to help expand the network of people and ideas needed to support individual growth and foster collaboration. Open to all MU TAM Advisory Board Members, Faculty, Alumni, Students and Friends.

Alumni in the News

Jennifer Ouellette

Alumna Jennifer Ouellette is the model of what a successful young entrepreneur should be. She combined her talent and creativity with the passion and persistence required to be a growing presence in the fast-paced, competitive fashion industry. Her work was exhibited at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London; and, she is featured in the MIZ-ZOU commercial 2009.

Giving to TAM

The Department of Textile and Apparel Management is grateful for the generous gifts of private donors, who are alumni, friends, industry and foundations. They recognize the importance of supporting our students, faculty, program and facilities and that such support assists us in reaching new heights of excellence. With shrinking dollar support from the State, every year the need for private funding becomes more critical.

Opportunities for private giving include:

  • Scholarships, assistantships and fellowships for our outstanding students
  • Funds for faculty development, endowed professorships and chairs
  • Endowed funds and unrestricted support that will enhance the programs in Textile and Apparel Management, enabling them to evolve relevant to the times
  • Gifts that will allow for expansion and renovation of facilities and to purchase state-of-the-art equipment and computing technology for the Collection Research Center for the Missouri Historical Costume and Textile Collection and the Apparel Technology Laboratory.

Several ways to support the outstanding Department of Textile and Apparel Management is through gifts of cash, corporate matching gifts, planned gifts, testamentary gifts, gifts of life insurance, charitable trusts, securities and real estate.

We hope that you will designate your contribution to your TAM home. To do so, go to MU's online giving site and choose "College of Human Environmental Sciences," under the gift information fund, and specify the amount.

When you join the MU Alumni Association, we hope that you will use the HES referral code. That way, a portion of your membership dues will help fund the alumni scholarships for HES students. Learn more about the HES Alumni Association!

For additional information regarding ways to support the Department of Textile and Apparel Management, please contact Nancy Schultz, Sr. Director of Development, at 573-882-5142.

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