Lexis Kambour, a graduating senior at the University of Delaware, was selected as AATCC's 2016 Outstanding College Graduate of the Year. Kambour was selected from the nominees submitted by the AATCC student chapter faculty advisors of an outstanding graduating senior from their respective university. The award was presented to Kambour at the University's annual Fashion and Apparel Studies Department Retreat in May, 2016 by Hye-Shin Kim, chair of the Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies.
Kambour, a fashion merchandising major with a minor in journalism, has demonstrated herself as a leader at the University of Delaware. She currently serves as president of the Student Chapter of AATCC and is the Editor-in-Chief of UDress Magazine, the largest student-run fashion club on campus.
In 2015, Kambour was the first-place winner of the AATCC Concept 2 Consumer® Student Merchandising Competition.
She is also a recipient
of two YMA-FSF scholarships in 2014 and
2016, as well as the National Retail
Foundation Ray Greenly
Scholarship in 2015. She has a special interest
in 3D printing and enjoys the challenge of case study competitions because they require analysis and
problem solving skills to
develop solutions to complex
Martha Carper, University of Delaware’s AATCC student
chapter faculty advisor,
presented Kambour with the US$1,000
that accompanies the award,
as well as a letter
of congratulations from AATCC.
About AATCC: AATCC, the Association of Textile, Apparel & Materials Professionals, is the world’s
leading not-for-profit association serving
textile professionals since 1921.
AATCC, headquartered in Research
NC, USA, provides test method development, quality
control materials, and
professional networking for members in about
50 countries throughout the world.