West Virginia native and former Miss West Virginia Kim Parrish, who graduated in 1994 from the School of Theatre and Dance, will talk to students at the Creative Arts Center about her life and career path after West Virginia University, during a visit on Thursday, Nov. 6.
The talk is part of the College of Creative Arts Alumni-in-Residence Series, in which outstanding alumni of the College return to work with students.
Parrish will speak to students at 3 p.m. in the Vivian Davis Michael Theatre. Her talk will be followed by a Q&A session. All events are free and open to the public.
Parrish received a BFA in Acting from WVU and has put her degree to the test while working on national TV for more than two decades. Touted as a shopping goddess by the media, she is a familiar face to millions who welcomed her into their homes as a popular host on QVC for eight years, where she logged more than 6,000 hours of live TV.
In 2005, Kim launched the Kim Parrish Collection, her signature line of clothing that struck a chord with women who share the universal dilemma of having a closet full of clothes, but nothing to wear. Featured on HSN for six years, her line quickly expanded to QVC-UK, ShopNBC and The Shopping Channel in Canada.
Featured in hundreds of articles from the TV Guide to the New York Times, Kim is a branding expert. She has worked and studied with numerous nationally known designers and stylists as well as celebrity guests and fashion trendsetters including Joan Rivers, Victoria Principal, Kathie Lee Gifford, Jane Seymour and Cindy Crawford.
As the President of Kim Parrish, Inc., a champion of numerous philanthropic endeavors, she also leads the Miss America’s teen division which has become one of the leading scholarship programs for teens in the nation that now awards $18 million of in-kind and cash scholarships annually.
For more information, see her Facebook page or follow her on Twitter @KimParrishTV.
For more information her talk, or about the Alumni-in-Residence Series events, contact the College of Creative Arts at 304-293-4359.
CONTACT: Charlene Lattea, College of Creative Arts
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