Faculty Advisor Award

This award recognizes and promotes the work of AATCC student chapter faculty advisors who are active AATCC members and who work to ensure their AATCC student chapters are active and growing. AATCC chapters are different from other student activity groups because they encourage a connection with the greater textile industry, which will continue to benefit students after graduation.


Nomination Form (due March 31)

Send completed form to Manisha Patel

Award Details

All AATCC members (including Student Members) may nominate candidates for this award. Self-nominations are accepted.

Award cannot be awarded to the same individual in two consecutive years. If no qualified individuals are nominated in a given year, no award will be presented that year.

The Faculty Advisor Award is presented at the AATCC Textile Discovery Summit. The award includes a complimentary conference registration in the year an individual receives the award.

The award also includes:

  • US$500 honorarium
  • Award certificate/plaque
  • Invitation to the Award Recipients’ Reception at AATCC Textile Discovery Summit, formal photos, and recognition at Awards Luncheon.
  • AATCC Review article, with bio and photo of winner
  • Mention in the AATCC News newsletter and AATCC social media
  • Press release about the award and winner
  • Poster displayed throughout the AATCC International Conference

Award Requirements & Qualifications

Must be an AATCC Faculty Advisor of an AATCC Student Chapter for at least 2 years (if judges must choose between 2 candidates who are otherwise equal, preference will be given to the candidate who has been an advisor for longer)

Must advise an active AATCC student chapter

    • Active Student Chapters have at least 15 or more student members (as of AATCC’s May 1st count)
    • Active Students Chapters also must organize a minimum of 2 activities per school year

Advisor must be an active senior AATCC member

    • Must be a Senior AATCC member
    • Must participate in AATCC activities besides being an advisor, such as attending International Conference, attending or presenting at AATCC educational events, volunteer in committees or attend committee meetings, participate or publish in AATCC publications, etc.

Must be an active AATCC Faculty Advisor

    • This includes advising and encouraging student participation in AATCC Student-related activities such as having students participate in AATCC Competitions (Student Design Competitions, Student Merchandising Competition, Herman and Myrtle Goldstein Student Paper Competition), nominating students for awards, have students apply for AATCC Foundation Scholarships or Grants, etc.

Must demonstrate growth in student chapter

    • Growth can result from increased AATCC Student memberships, increased participation at student chapter events, or increased number of student chapter events




2020: Usha Chowdhary

BEST VIEWED IN CHROME AND FIREFOX BROWSERS. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies.