This story appeared in the Winter 2018-19 edition of Affinity Magazine. Click here to check out the complete magazine.
By Carolyn Preul
The Columbia College Archives hosted a luncheon with Board of Trustees member Jolene Marra Schulz ’61 and the college’s First Lady Dr. Tina Dalrymple in honor of Sandy Schubert on Oct. 11. Schubert was a founding instructor of the Columbia College Fashion Department in 1972, where she continued to teach and mentor students for more than two decades.
Bradley Meinke ’14, the college’s archives collection manager, studied fashion under Schubert in the 1980s.
“Her office was always a welcoming place,” Meinke says. “Sandy was always willing to listen and provided valuable advice on a myriad of topics. Sometimes the discussion had to do with school and fashion, and sometimes it was advice on how to deal with life.”
Along with fellow instructor Vera Coats, Schubert created the course curriculum and oversaw the program’s numerous events and fashion shows. The college offered its final fashion degree in 1997.
With Schubert and friends gathered together for the luncheon, it was announced that the Board of Trustees approved the naming of the textile case located in the garden level of Dorsey Hall in her honor. The plaque reads
“Columbia College Archives Textile Case, in Honor of Fashion Instructor Sandy Schubert for her Service to the College from 1972-1993.”
After the luncheon, guests were invited to view a collection of First Lady dresses in the textile case.
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