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Fashion Design & Merchandising Association (FDMA)

Who We Are

The Fashion Design and Merchandising Association (FDMA) is a pre-professional organization that promotes student involvement in the fashion industry throughout the university and local community. The FDMA offers students, both fashion-related majors and otherwise, multiple opportunities for community, ministry, and leadership. Members participate in service projects that benefit local and international organizations and also enjoy monthly meetings where they can network with local professionals, entrepreneurs, and student-led businesses. The FDMA also fosters personal connections between its members by offering refreshments before and after each meeting as well as hosting an annual semi-formal gala at the end of each academic year.

Mission Statement
Seeking to prepare Christ-centered professionals for the fashion industry

Members of FDMA leadership are further able to participate in club-related activities by attending Student Government Association events, planning and conducting meetings, recruiting key-note speakers, and planning the annual gala. Students are elected each spring for the following academic year. FDMA Leadership will receive a recommendation letter from the Faculty Advisor as well as receive a FDMA cord to be worn on graduation day. FDMA offers students opportunities for leadership, fashion career exploration, networking, local and global community service, and monthly club meetings with fashion professionals. Each active member will receive a letter of active participation from the Faculty Advisor.

Member Qualifications

  1. A student at Liberty University with an interest in Fashion Design and Merchandising.
  2. Active participation in service projects during meetings.
  3. Attendance of 2/3 fall semester association meetings and 2/3 spring semester association meetings.



Fall 2023 Meeting Dates

All meetings are at 5:30-6:30 p.m. in DeMoss 1134 unless noted

  • Meeting 1: Tuesday, September 12, Allison Armstrong of Moore and Giles
  • Workshop 1: Tuesday,  September 26, Fabric Scavenger Hunt
  • Workshop 2:  Saturday, October 21, Thrifting Event, meet in DeMoss parking lot at noon
  • Meeting 2:  Tuesday, October 24, Natasha Lambkin, NYC designer on Zoom
  • Workshop 3: Tuesday, November 7, Denim Workshop
  • Meeting 3:  Tuesday, November 14, Kris Marcinik from Parkview Community Mission Clothing Connection
  • Service Outreach Project:  TBD

Spring 2024 Meeting Dates

All meetings are at 5:30-6:30 p.m. in DeMoss 1134 unless noted

  • Meeting 1: Tuesday, February 6
  • Workshop 1: Saturday, March 2, Nice As New Field Trip
  • Meeting 2:  Tuesday, March 19
  • Meeting 3: Tuesday, April 16
  • Spring Gala, Sunday, April 21
  • Service Outreach Project:  TBD

Fall 2023 Officers

  • Freedom Peters, President
  •  Krislyn Grigg, Vice President
  •  Maeve Wiegand, Treasurer
  •  Keturah Andress, Secretary
  •  Caleb Hibbs, Public Relations & Project Manager
  •  Caroline Stiles, Social Media Management Officer
  •  Marie-Valerie Zappardino-Johnson, Historian


Fall 2023 Officer Meeting Dates

All meetings are at 10:30-11:30 am in DeMoss 4116.

  • August 28th
  • September 25th
  • October 16th
  • November 6th

Spring 2024 Officer Meeting Dates

All meetings are at 10:30-11:30 am in DeMoss 4116.

  • January 29
  • February 19
  • March 18


Kim Cashman
Faculty Advisor

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