Title of Program: Urban Fashion and Entrepreneurship
E-mail Address: Tpatten1@vols.utk.edu
Hometown: Chattanooga, TN
Anticipated Graduation Date: 2020
Description of Program: The culture of street wear in the urban communities has branched out to so much that it is basically running the economy in urban communities as well as driving the art scene. Streetwear brands have way more control over urban communities then we think. Some will rob, kill, steal and start selling drugs just to keep up with the fashion. That's the two things that will make people go crazy. Hype and fashion are a deadly combination that run the streets in the urban community. My emphasis on urban fashion and entrepreneurship will discover the intersection between two. Providing and answer of why people act this way over fashion and create a new way of doing things in the realm of streetwear culture.
Departmental Emphases: Retail and Consumer Science, Business, Art, Sociology, Geography, Art History, Theater, Marketing
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Mary Campbell
Plans after graduation (career, graduate/professional school, etc.): To attend graduate school either immediately after undergrad or after some years in the fashion world if I decided it is not for me.
Other Academic Interests: Philosophy, Music, Poetry
Prior Enrollment at Other Colleges or Universities: N/A
Part-time employment; Hobbies; Campus Clubs/Activities: Student Director for the Office of New Student and Family Programs, General body members of Brothers United for Excellent and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Off Campus Senator, Emerging Leaders.