Academy of Art University Hosts Inclusivity in Fashion Panel

Based in San Fransisco, California, The Academy of art university is a privately owned institution offering a variety of courses related to arts and design. Founded in 1929 by Richard S. Stephens, the university has grown to become one of the most significant art and design schools in the U.S.

With its open admissions policy, the school has an acceptance rate of 100%. By 2012, the institution had approximately 18000 students. Offering certificate, professional and undergraduate programs, the university produces well trained and capable artists every year.

Innovation and progress in education are critical drivers in the school. They have adopted technology in the application process to ease the procedure. The university also has online programs for their courses so that students can study from anywhere in the world.

In early 2018, the university’s alumni were invited to a panel discussing inclusivity in fashion design. Hosted by Flore Morton the Assistant director of fashion styling, guests and students were challenged to embrace diversity in designing clothes.

Clothing for people with disability is a challenge that the industry needs to consider seriously. The guests and students were challenged to redefine their approach to designing clothing that would accommodate the neglected group. The components of good designs and the elements needed to serve disabled people were some of the issues discussed.

Chelsea Werner who won the special Olympic U.S National Championship in gymnastics four times joined the panelist. She suffers from downs syndrome and once walked the runway at the New York Fashion Week. Chelsea’s mother explained how her daughter wants to wear high heels but due to her condition is forced to buy children wear. She encouraged designers to be brave in diversifying their designs to accommodate everyone.

Stephanie Thomas who was born with a missing thumb and several toes and is also an alumnus of the Academy of Art University also joined the panel. She is the founder of Cur8able, a company that seeks to inspire and create space for designs suitable for disabled people. She told the audience that they need to accept that disabled people are people first and that each of them expresses themselves differently which is part of being an individual.

Orange Coast College Rowing Competitive Spirit Bows Down the Giants

David A. Grant Collegiate Rowing Center in the Orange Coast College boathouse is not just a sporting base but hold much history. It has some indigenous gleaming boats – red and White- and wall hanging of its triumphant championship titles in the 60 years the school has been active in sporting. Rowing is a demanding sport that requires about 20 hours of practice weekly. The school has successfully participated in the national and international championship and Olympic competition.

 

Craig Amerkhaian is one of the elite rowers the Orange Coast College has produced among the many esteemed rowers. He is currently the Stanford University Men’s Head Coach. Cameron Brown is yet another one of OCC which is now the Oklahoma City University’s men’s coach. Daniel Amado, a 22-year-old player, says that rowing improves ones mental and physical skills and helps one rejuvenate. John Kinner, OCC’s rower and the title bearer of “outstanding oarsman of the year” believes that OCC is ready to take on the big wings in the industry.

 

OCC is scheduled for a rowing competition involving 40 schools. The boats will be subjected to a distance of 2000meters to cover in 6 minutes. The school in the past has received ten national titles including the most recent one last year. They have also participated in Rowing at the University of Washington for the UC Berkeley. In fact, one of their elite rowers has the Boston University Scholarship. This only serves to boost confidence and reassurance of victory.

 

About Orange Coast College

It is a community college registered in 1947 and is based in California, Orange County, United States. Within the Orange County, it is third regarding student population and educational programs. It offers degree programs in arts and sciences faculty and diplomas and certificate courses and is a transfer institution.

 

OCC is fully equipped with both curricular and extracurricular faculties to bring forth a fully fledged student in all spheres of life. The school is home to the student of different ethnic origins from Asians, Hispanic, Black, Native Americans to Caucasian. Dr. Dennis Harkins and Kevin Ballinger are the OCC’s President and Vice President respectively. Learn more: http://www.occsailing.com/