Sarah Jayne is a Member of the First Fashion Program Graduating Class at SUNY Ulster
March 21, 2017
Stone Ridge, NY
Sarah Jayne One of Five Worldwide Accepted to Marist Fashion Program
Student is Member of the First Fashion Program Graduating Class at SUNY Ulster
Sarah Jayne, a current SUNY Ulster student and upcoming graduate of the Class of 2017, has been accepted into the Marist Fashion Design Program, one out of five transfer students globally. Sarah Jayne is part of SUNY Ulster’s first Fashion Design graduating class, a degree program that launched in Fall 2015.
Out of the 92 transfer students across the globe who applied to Marist’s Fashion Design program, Sarah Jayne was one of five selected. She received a personal phone call from the director of admissions letting her know about her acceptance. She was also accepted to SUNY Oneonta, but chose Marist after a longtime dream of attending.
Sarah Jayne has been interested in fashion for a number of years. She was inspired by her grandfather at a young age to pursue sewing by watching him patch his military wear. She began designing as a student at F.D. Roosevelt High School, which had a program for those interested in fashion. At SUNY Ulster, she assists the fashion program coordinator, getting firsthand experience and tips of the trade. Jayne wants to pursue a career in fashion, creating everything from bridal wear to street attire, though she especially enjoys designing evening gowns.
Kristin Flynn, coordinator of the fashion program at SUNY Ulster, says “Sarah Jayne’s interest in body positivity and clothing for all sizes is right on trend, and her designs and styles for this market are very attractive, wearable, and marketable. I am thrilled that Marist recognizes her talent!”
The SUNY Ulster Fashion Design Program was established in Fall 2015. This May, Sarah Jayne will be in the first graduating class of Fashion Design students, one of 11 students graduating with this degree. Student creations, including Sarah Jayne’s, will be on display at the student fashion show on May 19th. Students in the fashion design program study apparel drawing and design, pattern making, garment construction, design presentation, and costume history from faculty who are working professionals in the industry. The program provides foundational courses that can transfer into numerous four-year schools, and there are articulation agreements with several of them.