Awards and Recognition

SCHOLARSHIPS, AWARDS & RECOGNITION

INTERNATIONAL

2011

Testa, D. & Dixon, S. Fashioning the Future Awards Finalist. Maintaining cultural skills in global knitwear production. Centre for Sustainable Fashion. London, England. 1300 applications, 50 finalists, 5 winners.

2009

Fashioning the Future: The International Awards for Sustainability in Fashion Finalist. Gene Regen International: Sustainability in the international mass market. Fashioning the Future Awards: Centre for Sustainable Fashion and London Sustainable Development Commission. London, England. Applications unknown, 40 finalists, 5 winners.

NATIONAL

2009

Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship Award Recipient. Gene Regen: Sustainable fashion business proposal. Applications unknown, 8 finalists, 3 winners. Scholarship Award $25,000.

2008

YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund national scholarship recipient. Applications and total recipients’ unknown. Scholarship Award $5,000.

LOCAL & UNIVERSITY

2009

Graduating Student Marshall & Commencement Speaker, College of Human Sciences, Iowa State University

2009

Endorsed Marshall Scholarship Candidate, Iowa State University

2009

Student Sensation Award Recipient, College of Human Sciences, Iowa State University

PUBLICATIONS, EXHIBITS & PRESENTATIONS

CREATIVE CONTRIBUTIONS

2011

Busch, O.V. Community Repair: Strategic Skill Mobilization for Sustainable Fashion. London College of Fashion. London, England. Retrievable at http://www.selfpassage.org/CoRep/CommunityRepair_cat-w.pdf

2010

Mikkelsen, M., Bohl, K., Flinck, A., et al. International Design Camp: New Ways of Transportation. Design School Kolding. Kolding, Denmark. Retrievable at https://issuu.com/designskolen_kolding/docs/dk_designcamp2010_screen-5-/40

JURIED EXHIBITS

2011

Sponder, D. & Dixon, S. (2011, November 1013). The Flourish Approach. Exhibit in Fashioning the Future Awards 2011: Fashion’s Campaign for ‘Unique’ Exhibit. Enterprise category. Centre for Sustainable Fashion. London, England.

  • Level: International
  • Acceptance: 1300 applications, 50 finalists, 5 winners
  • Award Status: Finalist
  • Retrievable: not retrievable

2009

Sponder, D. (2009, November 19 – 30). Gene Regen: International. Finalist in Fashioning the Future: The International Awards for Sustainability in Fashion. Centre for Sustainable Fashion. London, England.

  • Level: International
  • Acceptance: 40 finalists, 5 winners, applications unknown
  • Award Status: Finalist
  • Retrievable: not retrievable

INTERNATIONAL PRESENTATIONS

2010

Sponder, D., Anderson, T., & Kusk, V. The Buskit [Exhibit & Presentation]. Design School Kolding. Kolding, Denmark.

INVITED SCHOLARLY PRESENTATIONS

2012

Sponder, D. (2012, February 22). The Flourish Approach: Systems to Synergy Presentation. London College of Fashion. London, England.

2011

Sponder, D., Lee, K., Theba, H., Towers, E., Clowes, R., LaCroix, R., et al. (2011, May 14 – 15). Community Repair: Strategic Skill Mobilization for Sustainable Fashion Exhibit. Opening presentation, purpose, and study findings also presented during private viewing. London, England.

2009

Sponder, D. (2009, April 15). Cultural influences affecting fashion in the American society. Poster presentation. Iowa State University. Ames, IA.

Sponder, D. (2009, January 7). Gene Regen. Geoffrey Beene Scholarship Presentation. YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund. New York, NY. Presentation to YMA Board of Governors. 8 presenters to determine outcome of case study competition. 

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL & HONOR SOCIETIES

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

International Textile and Apparel Association [ITAA], Member, Since 2017

YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund Alumni Network, Member, 2015 – Present

HONOR SOCIETIES

Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society, Member, 2008 – 2009

Golden Key Honors Society, Member, 2008 – 2009

University Honors Program, Iowa State University, Member, 2005 – 2009

 

SERVICE & OUTREACH ACTIVITIES

NATIONAL

YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund Mentor, 2012 – 2017

Reducing the Impact of Textiles on the Environment [RITE] conference, Volunteer, 2010

UNIVERSITY

Iowa State University Department of Residence, Community Advisor,  2006 – 2009

Iowa State University Trend Magazine, Fashion Director, 2006 – 2009

DEPARTMENT

London College of Fashion M.A. Fashion and the Environment, Course Representative, 2010 – 2011

London College of Fashion Sustainable Design Society, Secretary, 2011

 

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