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Big-name FIT Alums to be Keynote Speakers at FIT’s Graduation – WWD



FIT Alumni and trade leaders Sarah Holbrook, Ken Downing, Laure Hériard Dubreuil, Stacy Flynn, Ralph Rucci and Karin Tracy would be the keynote audio system at New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology’s 2022 graduate and undergraduate graduation ceremonies. 

“It’s a pleasure to welcome again every of those distinguished FIT alumni,” FIT president Joyce F. Brown stated in a press release. “Extremely completed, they function inspiration for our graduating college students. I imagine their presence will add to the sense of pleasure for the category of 2022.”

Throughout the commencement ceremonies on Might 19, 24 and 25, FIT famous that greater than 3,700 college students might be awarded bachelor’s and affiliate’s levels in 31 applications, and virtually 100 college students will obtain graduate levels in seven applications.

Holbrook, a recipient of an MPS in World Vogue Administration from FIT and public speaker, strategist and author who focuses on retail innovation and long-term technique, will kick off the commencement occasions on Thursday at 6 p.m. at FIT’s Morris W. and Fannie B. Haft Theater for the College of Graduate Research Graduation and Hooding Ceremony. 

FIT’s undergraduate graduation ceremonies on Might 24 and 25 might be held at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park.

On the twenty fourth, Stacey Flynn, chief govt officer and cofounder of Evrnu and a Textile Improvement and Advertising graduate of FIT, will converse at 10 a.m. and obtain a President’s Award; Ralph Rucci, founder and designer of RR 331 LLC and a Vogue Design graduate of FIT will observe at 1 p.m. and obtain an honorary Physician of Tremendous Arts diploma from the State College of New York via FIT, and Ken Downing, chief model officer of Hearst Luxurious Collections E-commerce and Neiman Marcus and FIT alumnus, will converse at 4 p.m. and obtain a President’s Award for Lifetime Achievement.

On Might 25, Karin Tracy, head of trade, retail, vogue, magnificence and luxurious for Meta (previously Fb) and a Vogue Merchandising Administration graduate of FIT will open the ultimate day of ceremonies at 10 a.m., and obtain a President’s Award. Laurie Hériard Dubreuil, the founder and artistic director of The Webster and an Promoting and Market Communications graduate of FIT, is scheduled to talk at 1 p.m. and can obtain a President’s Award for Artistic Excellence.

Bob Fisch and FIT president Dr. Joyce F. Brown with the class of 2022 recipients of the Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence

Bob Fisch and FIT president Dr. Joyce F. Brown with the category of 2022 recipients of the Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence.

Moreover, Might 17, FIT awarded two $25,000 awards for entrepreneurial excellence on the faculty’s New York campus. The category of 2022 recipients of the Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence are Stephanie Kim, Amanda Brown and Eva Carelus.

Kim, a Vogue Design MFA and two-time Cannes Younger Lion winner for graphic design, was awarded for The Yearbook Committee, which is a full-service inventive design home that gives media manufacturing, inventive course and authentic costume design, with experience in science fiction; Brown and Carelus, World Vogue Administration MPS, for Made to Alter, a round, bridesmaid gown model with rentable clothes and self-adjustable options.

The awards had been established by Robert Fisch, founder and former chairman and CEO of Rue21 and award-winning creator of “Fisch Tales: The Making of a Millennial Child Boomer,” and the forthcoming, “Get a Life,” to assist advance and nurture the careers of excellent college students from FIT’s College of Graduate Research’ Vogue Design MFA and World Vogue Administration MPS applications. Moreover, the awards function an extension of Bob Fisch’s Graduate Pupil Award Program, which launched in 2021 with a $300,000 preliminary present from Fisch. That program contains thesis mission completion grants, scholarships for FIT’s Vogue Design MFA and World Vogue Administration MPS applications, year-round academic hearth chats led by Fisch and one-on-one and group mentoring periods.


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