Salute to Retail luncheon set for October 16

"A Salute to Retail" - the Fifth Merchandising Star Awards Luncheon - is set for Wednesday, October 16 at River Oaks Country Club. This biannual event raises funds for the college's Retailing and Consumer Sciences program, supporting operating and endowed funds that provide crucial support in many areas, including student scholarships.

Honorees for this year's event are:

Luncheon chair is Soraya McClelland and honorary chair is Dancie Perugini Ware, who chaired the 2011 event. Tables begin at $2,500 and include the option for guests to host current UH retailing students. For more information or to reserve a table, contact Lisa Burns.

Follow the awards on Facebook at or on Twitter @StarAwardsUH for updates, including an announcement of the event kickoff in May.