National Retail Federation Student Association

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

Interested in joining? Check out this flyer for more information: NRFSA Membership Benefits

Executive Board Members


Monica Mann President– August 2017 to Present

Monica is a senior studying AMPD with a minor in Marketing and has been a member of NRSFA for 3 years. Along with the NRFSA, she is also a Student Ambassador for the AMPD program. She has worked at Express for over one year as Sales Associate, is now an Advanced Cashier, and is an upcoming Assistant Merchant.


Madelyn Instone Vice President – Jan 2018 to Present 

Madelyn is a senior majoring in Apparel Merchandising and Product Development and minoring in Marketing and has been a member of NRFSA for 3 years. Madelyn became vice president in January 2018 and hopes to continue until she graduates. She is the current Manager at Victoria's Secret. She is looking forward to using all the knowledge she has gained at Bowling Green State University in her career.


Mikayla Lepole Treasurer

Mikayla is a senior majoring in Apparel Merchandising and Product Development. Mikayla has been a member of NRFSA for 3 years and is a NRF Rising Star Scholar and Next Generation Scholar. Previously, she was a Photo Stylist Intern at Oriental Trading Company and currently, she is a Personal Stylist at Tailor. Mikayla is also an upcoming Merchandise Planning Intern at Vera Bradley.


Alyssa Heter Marketing Officer

Alyssa is a senior studying Apparel Merchandising and Product Development and is an AMPD Student Ambassador. She has been apart of NRFSA for 2 years and it has given her many opportunities to network and connect through company visits and the NRF conference in New York. Mikayla was previously a Store Management Intern at Kohl's and is going to be an upcoming Assistant Store Manager at Kohl's.


Evelyn Hamady Event Coordinator

Evelyn is a sophomore studying Apparel Merchandising and Product Development. She has been a member of NRFSA for 1 years is a NRF Rising Star Scholar. The NRFSA has allowed her to make memories and connections within the AMPD major through the organization's events, trips, and activities. Evelyn is a current Sales Associate at Express and Ragazza Boutique.

Updated: 10/23/2020 09:31AM