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By Rhiannon Arellano

When I walked into the new Academic Center at Owings Mills North campus, my first thought was ‘where is the map?!’  Once I found the map, I quickly scanned it to see if I could find my classroom number and realized that the map was for the first floor. My room was 233, so now my next mission was to find the stairs to get up to the second floor. I quickly followed other students down a long hallway past many classrooms only to realize I could not ...Learn More

We would like to start off by wishing all of our new and returning students an excellent start to the new year!  We have many exciting things to share with you!


  • Don’t forget that the Fashion Design program has relocated to the Owings Mills North campus in the new stunning Academic Center. All of the Fashion Design studios and offices are located on the second floor of the building.


11200 Ted Herget Way

Owings Mills, MD 21117


  • New this year is the Fall Break/Holiday. Please note that the college will be CLOSED from Sunday, October 9 to Wednesday, October 12.


  • You won’t want to miss out on The Lego Challenge, which encourages participation from all First Year Seminar classes to construct their version of Career Architecture out of Lego’s. This exciting event will be held in the Owings Mills Gym on Friday, September 30th from 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 


  • “Rhythm & Style” is an exhibition of original fashions created by the junior fashion design majors who were influenced by musical artist and genres.  These beautiful garments will be displayed at the new Academic Center on the Owings Mills North campus. Please join us for the Opening Reception on Thursday, December 1th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.        

Please continue to check out our blog for more information regarding future events and cool blogs written by students from the Writing for Fashion course!!

The Fashion Department welcomes you to a fabulous fall semester!


By the first week of June all packing had been completed and everything had been moved to Owings Mills North.  Immediately after the move, Studio Manager, Leah Aronhime, and I began unpacking and we have been diligently working on setting up the new studio for the last few weeks!

In my last blog, I mentioned our need for expansion. Well… our former studio consisted of one large room with a cubicle wall to separate the sewing equipment from the CAD lab –most excitingly we now have two beautiful sewing studios, a textile room, and a CAD lab!!

Please enjoy few teaser pictures of our new studio!


                     [Pictured: Candiesas Harris, Sherese McLean, and Jasmine Ward]

On a beautiful spring day, Stevenson University’s 63rd Commencement Ceremony took place on the Greenspring campus.  At 3pm, on Thursday, May 19th five fashion design seniors, Elizabeth Altaye, Candiesas Harris, Sherese McLean, Janic’e Sethman, and Jasmine Ward, excitedly crossed the stage, officially completing their Bachelor’s Degrees in Fashion Design with a minor in Art.  





Prior to graduating, Janic’e Sethman, began working for Paul Francis Designs, based in Towson, Maryland, and is still currently a part of their cutting and sewing team. 



Jasmine Ward will be a featured “Couture Designer” on the runway at “A Night of Fashion.”  This fashion extravaganza will take place on July 30th, 2016 at 6pm.  Please check out the following website to get more information about the fashion show and to purchase tickets!




Elizabeth Altaye told me, “I am trying to put together a fashion studio in my basement.”





Congratulations Ladies!

We wish you the best of luck with your future fashion endeavors!

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