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Spring Splash

We made a Big Splash in the Big Apple! Honorary Host Wesley Card ’70, CEO of The Jones Group; URI President David M. Dooley and Reverend Lynn Baker-Dooley; and URI Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design faculty attended a cocktail reception featuring fashion collections from URI's top student designers.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The Jones Group
1411 Broadway, 36th Floor
New York, NY

Our 2nd annuall NYC Spring Splash complemented the annual campus runway show that featured the work of URI Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design students. The evening also honored two individuals who have made significant contributions to the fashion industry.

  • Dorothy Wahl ’81, Fashion Apparel Executive, Former Senior Vice President Delta Galil Industries, Ltd and Vice President of Sales Jockey International
  • Barry Emanuel ’62, President of Copen Associates Inc., New York City

See photos from Spring Splash NYC 2013

Spring Splash

The Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design program in the URI College of Human Science and Services consists of 400 students, nearly half of whom hail from the New York area. Many of our graduates are employed in companies headquartered in New York City. In addition to hiring our graduates, major New York fashion houses and brands have provided corporate support, including those pictured above.


Event Chair, Wesley Card ’70
CEO and Director, The Jones Group Inc.

Sara Baird ’07, Associate Manager:
Fabric Research & Development,
Macy’s Merchandising Group

Susan Berti ’83, Civic Volunteer

Jessica Bondur ’95, Vice President of Planning, The Jones Group Inc.

Lori Ciccomascolo, Dean of the College of Human Science and Services

Ira Dansky ’67, Executive V.P., General Counsel, The Jones Group Inc.

Mary Beth Downey ’79, Design Director, Tiger J. LLC

Courtney Kraven ’98, Retail Planning Manager, Jones New York Collection

Elaine Mack ’58, Head Personal Shopper,
Bergdorf Goodman-New York

Suzanne Duffy Romano ’90, Wealth Management Professional, Goldman Sachs & Company

Gabrielle Simon ‘05, Account Executive, Jones Jeanswear Group

Ashleigh Verrier, Partner, Verrier Fashion LLC

Jude Verrier ’72, Partner, Verrier Fashion LLC

Angela Weinreich ’07, Handbag Product Developer, The Sak Brand Group

Linda Welters, Chair, URI Department of Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design

Photo albums

Spring Splash 2012 Photos

Spring Splash 2012 Video from Robert DeMaio

Spring Splash NYC 2013 Photos

More Information

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