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Program Chair, Fashion - AIU Atlanta
Born and raised in upstate New York, Sondra Corso graduated from Syracuse University. Sondra received a BFA degree in Fashion Design from the School of Art, accepting a position with the Federated Executive Training Squad at the Bloomingdale’s Lexington Avenue Store. She has been an Assistant Buyer/Private Label Designer.
She returned to Syracuse earning a master’s degree combining fashion/costume design and art education. Sondra taught Silver Smiting and Leather Construction on the Tortugas Pueblo for 5 years. She served on the State of New Mexico Arts Council and developed the state’s art curriculum.
After relocating to Atlanta, Georgia she returned to the business world for 15 years as Director of Marketing for Apex Spreading and Corrugated Gear, directing their marketing plans and budgeting tradeshows at both national and international print campaigns.
In 1997 Sondra came to AIU where she has served in several positions including her current one as Program Chair for Fashion Programs. She has also served as the Chair of the Senior Fashion Design Show Committee for 13 years, Graduation Committee, Editor of the SACS 2001 Report, multiple Fashion Curriculum Committees, and the AIU University Retention Committee.
Ms. Corso was recognized at the 2008 AIU Graduation and repeatedly nominated by her campus for Educator of the Year. In 2010, she attended the Commitment to Excellence Conference.
Ms. Corso serves as a current member of Fashion Group International, the International Textile and Apparel Association and the Syracuse University Alumni Association.