Quick Read

President Joyce F. Brown’s new blog, “On My Mind” (blog.fitnyc.edu/onmymind), offers her thoughts on higher education, her hopes for FIT, and her reflections on the news and issues of the day; it is also an opportunity to engage the FIT community in conversation.

David Hamilton ’14, president of the FIT Student Association, and Brian Williams ’16, student vice president of alumni affairs, established the college’s first-ever class gift, a donation from the class of 2014 to benefit FIT’s natural dye garden.

Takuya Okawara, AAS Fine Arts ’14, was one of three best-of-show winners from the Best of SUNY art exhibition. He received a $1,000 scholarship, and his work is on display at the State Museum in Albany through August 31.

Seven students won SUNY Chancellor’s Awards for Student Excellence this year. The award was created in 1997 to recognize students who integrate academic excellence with extracurricular accomplishment.

The SUNY Scholar Athlete Award, recognizing academic and athletic achievement, was awarded to four FIT students this year.

Dance & Fashion, an exhibition that will explore the intersection of these two art forms, premieres September 13 at The Museum at FIT.

Dashiel Walter Brahmann, Menswear ’14, won a $10,000 scholarship from Joe’s Blackbook, a recruitment and consulting firm for the creative industries.

FIT established the new Global Scholar Award program to enhance international learning opportunities. Beginning this fall, the program will offer seven need-based scholarships, totaling $25,000, for study abroad.

Robert Ferguson has been named vice president for development and executive director of the FIT Foundation. He was most recently deputy director of development for the Natural Resources Defense Council.

This year’s capstone presentations by MPS students in Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing and Management, titled “The Changing Face of the Beauty Consumer,” focused on new categories of consumers and developing strategies to market to them.