HIGH POINT, N.C., September 25, 2017 – As part of its ongoing vision to support the growth of the textile industry through education, ITA is donating $100,000 to Jefferson University (the newly named institution resulting from the merging of Philadelphia University and Thomas Jefferson University). A gift from ITA’s Educational Foundation, the donation will be recognized by the university at a naming celebration for its textile design studio on Thursday, October 5 at 5:00 p.m. at the university. The textile design studio will be named the ITA Textile Design Collaborative Studio.
“We are very excited to be partnering with Jefferson University to promote textile education and student development,” said Catherine Morsell, executive director of ITA. “It’s an honor to have the textile design studio branded with the ITA name. We’re proud to be a part of this exceptional educational institution and its initiatives benefiting textile students and future textile industry professionals.”
“ITA is committed to the growth and advancement of the textile industries and is working to secure its future by attracting fresh talent and future leaders from today’s up and coming generation of students,” said Todd Nifong, chair of the ITA Educational Foundation. “We see great things happening for students and the industry at the ITA Textile Design Collaborative Studio and we’re proud to be partnering with Jefferson University.”
The naming celebration will take place during ITA’s two-day Design Symposium happening in tandem with the city-wide Design Philadelphia celebration. ITA’s Design Symposium will include educational presentations by ITA members and a panel discussion with the ITA Board of Directors and staff.