seattle central community college

Just a Girl and Her Horse. by Kamie Kahlo

Becky Wilson took this gorgeous photo of Hannah
with her grandmother's prize-winning horse Mazarati

My niece Hannah graduated with a 3.97! Her academic achievements were rewarded with the Deans Scholarship, the Fund Scholarship and the Pacific NW Title Scholarship. But is was her love of sport, her volunteer spirit and most importantly her dedication to horses that further solidified those scholarships and awarded her one more, the OHSET Scholarship for her work in an equestrian team.

So called extra curricular activities are often the spearhead of a young persons continuing education. We should always remember our bliss, work for it, nurture it and follow it wherever it may lead us. Hannah's ambition for being a genuine cowgirl isn't just family tradition, "It takes a lot of time and practice as well as a lot of patience. I have been lucky enough to have a grandma who shares my passion and would do anything to help me become the best rider, and person I can be." She has been taught the difficult lesson of try, try again. Literally being knocked off and getting back up to do it all over again, those are the types of skills that will carry this country girl through her major of Sports Business with a minor in Spanish.

I am so proud of Hannah's achievements mostly because all along the way, she has been kind and giving. She followed her dreams and they rewarded her well. You see for this young woman, college isn't just horseplay.

Business Major, Fashion Minor by Kamie Kahlo

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As a recent graduate, you may be thinking of what comes next. And since you visit my website often, I know that you may be thinking about Fashion as a future career. But, let me put a little twist in your thinking. Have you thought about Business as your major with a minor in Fashion?

I recently visited a business competition/fashion show for UW students attending the Foster School of Business. OM/MKTG 490: Supply Chain Management in the Apparel Industry has a 10-week course with research and design where six teams present their business plans, sample garments which are then made in a California factory and demonstrate their apparel line plans to a panel of fashion and marketing judges including the Director of the course (Mary Ann Odegaard), Assistant Director (Theresa Olson) of the Retail Management Program, Dr. Sam Eldersveld (Information Systems Management), Steve Richie from Union Bay and Shannon West from Costco (to name a few).

The presentation was held at Union Bay’s headquarters overlooking Lake Union. As I was off to another event during the competition I was only able to get a glimpse of the competing teams, Green, Yellow and Purple.

Nervous young men and women presented their designs and marketing plans and answered a 5 minute Q and A. Each of the groups had an amazing opportunity to show industry leaders their new ideas. No, there weren’t any budding Versace’s but maybe an aspiring Junior Executive for Eddie Bauer. Seattle, after all, is not known for it’s cutting edge Haute Couture but it is known for it’s multi-billion dollar corporations. But if you really love fashion and have a head for business, think of the possibilities!

Today's AdelitaStyle Self Portrait by Kamie Kahlo

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E.D. from Fancy Green sent me some darling little Keens to test. Yes, Keens! So I asked Sean if he wanted to take a stroll with me through the Capitol Hill neighborhood in Seattle. We stopped by
Broadway News to take a look at their HUGE magazine collection (around 2,000). Next I tested my little Mary Janes on one of the cute sidewalk dance steps on Broadway. After that, we took a peek at some artwork at Seattle Central Community College. (Did you know they were named, "College of the Year" in Time Magazine?!) I learned a lot on my little test drive for Keen! Take a peek at my review at Fancy Green.