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Dr. Eike Wins 2016 Green Eagle Award

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Pictured are (l to r): Rachel Eike, Ph.D., Beth Myers, Ph.D., Kyler Arnold, FMAD student, and Diana Sturges, Ph.D.

The Center for Sustainability awarded Rachel Eike, Ph.D., assistant professor of Fashion Merchandising and Apparel Design (FMAD), the 2016 Green Eagle Award on April 21.

Dr. Eike won the award for her work with the FMAD Stitch Shop, a student-managed and sustainability-focused service learning program, which provides alterations, mending, hemming and small fitting services to the University community at no charge.

In addition to the sustainability benefits, FMAD students are given the opportunity to practice construction and garment-fitting skills learned in the classroom, build client relations in a business-management environment and practice professional communications and problem-solving.

The Green Eagle Award honors individuals who exhibit excellence in supporting Georgia Southern’s commitment to sustainability. The Center for Sustainability held campus-wide nominations for students, staff and faculty that demonstrated a commitment to go above and beyond to ensure campus sustainability goals.

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