Emanual K. Upshaw III
Major: Apparel Textiles and Merchandising
What’s next? I plan to obtain a career in Broadcast Journalism working for a major television network.
Long term Career Goals: My long term career goal is to become a news anchor and work as a fashion designer.
Favorite EMU Memories: One of my favorite EMU memories is creating the EMU organization Fashionality, which hosted Fashion Week at EMU. It was an absolute joy working from ground-up with planning, grouping, building, and organizing the first collegiate fashion week in the country. The organization hosted the largest social event for the campus and allowed for student fashion designers to showcase designs as well as allowing EMU's students to establish leaders all from one idea. The main fashion show at the end of the week's events provided a stage for 10 designers to showcase
designs to a thousand guests. I'll miss the organization, but I'm excited for the years to come and the leaders the organization will produce. Another of my favorite memories is when I traveled to Italy to study abroad. Traveling to Rome and Florence was one of the most rewarding educational and cultural experiences of my life. I never traveled outside the country and to finish my academic career abroad was an experience that I will never forget.