In the academic world of fashion, design and merchandising, tuition can be an extra concern for students already facing the difficult task of making a name for themselves in a competitive industry. However, thanks to gifts of $1,000 from both the Joy Kingston Foundation and Argyle Partners, three California State University, Northridge seniors have been awarded scholarships that will allow them to focus on their dreams of creating the next biggest fashion craze.
Olivia Valdez, a single parent and senior majoring in apparel merchandising, was awarded the Houman Salem/Argyle Partners Scholarship. Houman Salem ’94 (History) is founder and CEO of Argyle Partners, which provides management consulting services to companies in the fashion, apparel and retail industries. “This gift was not only meant to help students,” said Salem, “but to also let them know that Argyle Partners is here for them and to extend opportunities to them that otherwise would not be available.” Read the whole story on the CSUN Giving Page