Over the past five decades, Wade College has earned an excellent reputation for Associate of Arts and Bachelor of Arts degree programs in both Merchandising and Design. Located inside the Infomart in Dallas’ Design District (pictured above), Wade also maintains a close affiliation with Dallas Market Center. In 2012, DFW Style Daily celebrated a milestone with this stellar school via video interviews with President Harry Davros and several graduates.
Wade students are known in the industry for their skill and professionalism. What’s more, individual attention and the many networking opportunities provided by the school lend a solid start to any career.
Speaking to the latter, there’s no more stylish networker in town than Cynthia Smoot. Co-founder of Gangway Advertising and founding board member of the Social Media Club of Dallas, Smoot is also the author of Oh So Cynthia. Her popular lifestyle blog tracks events, personalities, and notable happenings in Big D, and is devoured daily by countless fans.
Smoot is also known as a great supporter of the North Texas fashion scene. Whether sporting an independent label at a society event, or profiling an up-and-coming designer, Smoot makes a point to boost local fashion. Come September 20th, Wade College will recognize her efforts with its Distinguished Achievement Award.
Smoot joins notable past honorees including supermodel and show producer Jan Strimple, Neiman Marcus Special Events Manager Chuck Steelman, and Kevin Korney, Senior Vice President of Merchandising for Fossil. All embody the spirit of the award as “individuals who have served as a nurturing influence on others in the profession and who inspire and create a culture of achievement for emerging talent on which to model future success.”
Trading a great honor for what’s sure to be a greatly entertaining speech, the clever redhead will also deliver this year’s Wade College commencement address.
“We are so fortunate to have someone with Cynthia’s successful advertising and marketing background to send off our graduates,” says Wade College Vice President of Education, John Conte. “So many of our grads are also budding bloggers, and we’re all fans of Oh So Cynthia.”
No doubt, she’ll have some inspiring, entertaining words of wisdom to share. In fact, Smoot gave us a little hint as to what’s to come. “I will be following the guideline of, ‘If I knew then what I know now, what advice would I give my 20-something self,’” Smoot revealed of her plans for the talk. “Oh, the lessons I’ve learned!”
Congratulations to Cynthia Smoot and to the 2013 Wade College graduating class. For more information, visit WadeCollege.edu.