November 2010

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November 2010


Costume Commission Leadership Adjusted

Donna Meester Costume Design & Technology Commissioner

Student Leadership Initiatives will showcase projects that feature imagination and fresh approach to design technology, management and organization innovation, and digital and social media uses.

More information will be posted soon; to be included in an e-mail list, contact

As always, the Costume Design & Technology Commission is working to ensure that all of its members’ interests are addressed. Two groups within the membership have been growing at a rapid rate, and it is now time to develop special areas for each.

The area of Make-up, Hair, and Wigs has been steadily growing and another Vice-Commissioner was added to the Commission. Martha Ruskai will serve as Vice-Commissioner for Make-up, Hair and Wigs, with Heather Fleming as her assistant.

The number of student members in the Commission is multiplying quickly. Requests have been coming from these students to present workshops and sessions. Because the slate of sessions for each conference is determined a year in advance, students are often not able to present. One costume session at the conference will be reserved for the Student Leadership Initiative. Students will be able to apply before the conference to present their work at this session. Rafael Jaen will direct this project.

Mr. Jaen relinquished his position as director for the portfolio reviews to his assistant, Steven Stines. Esther Van Eek will assist Mr. Stines.