RUNWAY 7.0 – Scholarship Highlights

Ragot2Runway 2013 winner Lucile Ragot


Every year the Fashion and Textile Technology department at Buffalo State offers various scholarships and financial aid to their students. For this year’s annual Runway 7.0 fashion show, three scholarships have been offered. Departmental scholarships such as the Elaine Polvinen Scholarship ($775) and the Marion T. Swenson Scholarship ($875) were available for FTT students in Junior or Senior status. Students who had interest in these scholarships were asked to compose a 1-2 page paper letter stating their activities and intentions as a student as well as their career goals and how this scholarship will help them achieve their future goals. They must have completed 15 credit hours of work in FTT. In addition, must be returning to Buffalo State in the fall or traveling abroad. The winner of these scholarships will be awarded Fall 2014.

Runway Awards- to be announced after the 8pm show

Complete set of professional shears courtesy of Eastman Machine, Coats & Clark thread pack, PGM Dress form and photo shoot with Luke Copping.

Nancy Belfer is a fiber and mixed-media artist and professor emerita at the Design Department at Buffalo State College. She received a diploma from the Albright Art School, a Bachelor of Science from the State University of New York College at Buffalo, and a Master of Fine Arts from the School of American Craftsmen at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Professor Belfer has had solo exhibitions at the Sylvia Rosen Gallery at the Burchfield Penney and Indigo Gallery and has also shown at the UB Anderson Gallery, the Carnegie Center for the Arts, the Albright Knox Collectors Gallery, and Hallwells. She is also a Crafts Fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts. She has been a mentor and inspiration to a multitude of students and a supporter of the Runway fashion show since its inception. We are grateful for her continued support!


Coats & Clark thread pack, PGM Dress form


PGM Dress form, Coats & Clark thread pack, PGM Dress form


PGM Dress form, Coats & Clark thread pack

The Erika Hoerner Fashion Show Production Award ($1000), is in memory of Erika who was a former Buffalo State Fashion Merchandising student whose life was taken by a drunk driver in February 2011. This award will be given to a fashion merchandising or product development student who was part of this year’s Runway 7.0 production team (FTT452 course). Students interested were asked to compose a 1-2 page letter stating their role in the fashion show production class during the Spring 2014 semester and what they have contributed toward the success of the show. The $1000 award may be divided among more than one student. The winners will be announced at Runway 7.0.

With the success of the Fashion and Textile Technology program being the first official year as a stand-alone department in the new Technology building and another year of Runway in the books – the staff is proud to award these students for their time, effort and passion for not only fashion but for the department.

Tickets for Runway 7.0 are still available, click HERE!

Come support various designers and celebrate with the FTT department Saturday, May 10 at 3pm or 8pm!


Runway Team


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