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Fashion professor Michael Mamp wins teaching excellence award

Michael Mamp, fashion merchandising and design faculty member, won the Teaching Excellence Award from the International Textile and Apparel Association.

He will be recognized for the award at the annual ITAA conference in October, which takes places in Las Vegas, Nevada.

ITAA is a professional, educational association composed of scholars, educators and students in the textile, apparel, and merchandising disciplines in higher education, according to the association's website.

Mamp was nominated for the award by his peers and his former students, who provided letters of recommendation to ITAA.

"For me, it's a really big honor to recognized by them because I know I have so many talented colleagues," he said.

The award is given to professors with at least five years of full-time teaching experience who have shown leadership and contribution to education at both the graduate and undergraduate level.

"It makes it all feel very worthwhile," Mamp said. "Knowing that I have had an opportunity to make a difference in students' experience at CMU means everything to me and I'm just very happy."