National Retail Federation Student Association

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The NRF Student Association's main goal is to prepare members for their future careers. Students are able to explore diverse career paths within the retail industry and receive exclusive educational and employment opportunities through the NRF Foundation. Meetings that BGSU's chapter holds include workshops for resumes, LinkedIn profiles, mock interviews, elevator speeches, and what/what not to wear in different professional situations. They also offer opportunities for students to volunteer at the Glenwood Giving Store and Jean Drive. Students have the opportunity to attend the NRF's Student Program annual conference in New York City at a discounted rate. In 2014 the AMPD Association was formed. In 2015, the AMPD Association evolved into the NRFSA and has been an organization on BGSU's campus ever since then.
BGSU's NRFSA's motto is... "A fine line between business and fashion."
Members must pay a yearly membership fee. If interested in joining contact an executive board member or email

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Executive Board Members


NicoleAMPDNicole Rutschilling
President – August 2016 to Present

Nicole is a senior majoring in AMPD and minoring in Marketing. She is planning to graduate in May 2018. She has served as the NRF Student Association President for two years. She hopes to lead other students by helping them learn more about the NRF and find their place in the retail industry. Her favorite thing about the NRF is the opportunity it allows for students to grow, especially the NRF Student Program conference in NYC. Nicole was fortunate enough to be awarded the NRF Student Ambassador Scholarship two years in a row. This allowed her to attend the conference at no cost.

madelyn instoneMadelyn Instone
Vice President – Jan 2018 to Present  

Madelyn is a junior planning to graduate in May 2019. Madelyn is majoring in Apparel Merchandising and Product Development and minoring in Marketing. Madelyn became vice president in January 2018 and hopes to continue until she graduates. She is looking forward to using all the knowledge she has gained at Bowling Green State University in her career.

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Joanna Sauter
Community Service Chair – August 2017 to Present

Joanna is a Senior studying Apparel Merchandising and Product Development, minoring in Marketing. After she graduates, Joanna aspires to be a stylist and eventually grow her own business. She is looking forward to graduating and getting out in her career to help as many people as possible with looking their best. She has taken on many leadership roles throughout college; the most recent being assistant coordinator in her Bible study. In her free time, she enjoys swimming with the Master Club team.


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Event Coordinator – August 2016 to Present  

McKenzie is a fourth-year student preparing to graduate May 2018. McKenzie is majoring in Apparel Merchandising and Product Development. She has been events coordinator from Fall 2016 and will remain on the board until her graduation. She is currently working on different ways to get students involved in the industry and the community. 

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Treasurer – August 2017 to Present

Monica am a junior studying AMPD with a minor in Marketing. Along with the NRF, she is also a Student Ambassador for the AMPD program. She has worked at Express for over one year as Sales Associate, and is now an Advanced Cashier. She will continue working with the company as a Merchandising intern during summer 2018. 


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Marketing Chair – August 2016 to Present

Victoria Eddy is a Senior in the Apparel Merchandising and Product Development major. She is in her second year as Marketing chair of the BGSU NRF. Victoria is an Alpha Lambda Delta and Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society member and has twirled in the Falcon Marching Band for every home football game for all four years. Over the summer, she has an internship at Express's corporate office in Columbus, Ohio as a Merchandising intern. One of her best college experiences was going to New York City for the NRF conference this year.