Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors
Blevins credits TMI staff, faculty members for helping chart her course
Fashion Merchandising with an emphasis in Product Development and Design
- Activities and Honors
Dean’s List; Graduating Cum Laude; HOPE Scholarship; Georgia Soft Goods Education Foundation Scholarship; Julia Ann Simpson Elliot Scholarship; Member of Kappa Delta Sorority; Children's Miracle Network
- Why I chose my major
Growing up as a contractor’s daughter has allowed me to use my passion for design and interior decorating. When I enrolled at UGA, my pursuit was surprisingly not in design or fashion merchandising. I came to UGA to pursue a degree in Speech Pathology, but I wasn’t accepted into the program. At this point in my college career I did not know what the future looked like, but God always opens the right door. I’m a firm believer that things happen for a reason and my passion for design resulted in changing my major to Fashion Merchandising - Product Development & Design. After a much-needed meeting with Anne Allen, I knew this is where I was meant to be. She was the first FACS staff member I came in
contact with and has been with me every step of the way. I am so thankful for the redirection of my journey and I couldn’t imagine myself anywhere else.
- What I like most about FACS
My time as a FACS student has been nothing short of spectacular. I have had professors who molded me into the passionate student I am today and opened so many doors for me. I consider myself lucky to have professors who have been in the industry and taught me the ropes for what lies ahead. I am grateful Dr. Sharma has shared his insight and knowledge in Product Development & Design. His instruction has given me more confidence to grow in my studies. One of my favorite parts of being a FACS student is feeling loved and cared for when I walk through the doors of Dawson Hall. The faculty and staff truly care about each student’s future. I am thankful for professors like Dr. Sharma, Dr. Clair McClure, Greg Vessels, and Dr. Yoo-Kyoung Seock, who are dedicated to make sure we have the tools for success.
- Post-graduation plans
The next step sounds frightening to say the least. I have big dreams and goals set in the future that seem so far away due to the impact of COVID-19. After graduation in December, I plan to search for jobs within Product Development & Design. I am eager to see what God has in store for me as I close this chapter and a new one begins.