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August 2014 

Alumni New FIT Alumni Website 
The Office of Alumni Relations is pleased to announce the new alumni website launching this Fall! The redesign will feature a more interactive user experience by providing a variety of tools to better connect you to FIT and fellow alumni. You will be able to log in to this exclusive community and customize your profile, choose how your information appears in the Alumni Directory, network with other alumni in your geographic area or in your profession, sign up for alumni events, join affinity groups and much more.  
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August 18
Alumni Scoop
FIT Breezeway
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Every year, we are thrilled  to welcome FIT's newest class to the FIT family at the Alumni Scoop, taking place during Orientation. Please join fellow alumni in giving new students the "inside scoop" about the FIT experience. Swing by, scoop ice cream and offer words of encouragement to the new generation of creative leaders!
 August 20
Continuing Education Session
John E. Reeves Great Hall 
5:30 - 7:30 pm

FIT's School of Continuing and Professional Studies programs provide vital skills for career-changers, executives, entrepreneurs and small-business owners, industry groups, and serious hobbyists. Come learn about various study options, non-credit courses, part-time college credit courses and evening/weekend degree programs in areas such as fashion business, design, computer technology, and marketing. 


September 10
Behance: Gain Exposure for Your Creative Work
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
6:30 - 7:30 pm 

The Office of Alumni Relations is proud to announce the New Media x Entrepreneurship Alumni Panel Series, covering topics in new media and emerging technologies for entrepreneurs. As part of the series, we invite you to an alumni panel discussing how FIT Portfolios on Behance can help you gain exposure for your creative work, connect with other alumni, and be discovered more easily by potential clients, recruiters and employers. We are excited to welcome a dynamic group of panelists, including FIT alumnus Alex Krug (AMC '04), who is part of the founding team of Behance and serves as Head of Business Development. The panel will be followed by a networking gathering. This event is free and open the general public. RSVP is required. 
Hue summer 2014 Hue 
The recently released Summer issue of Hue alumni magazine features a cross section of notable alumni from the fields of business, fashion and art. This vibrant issue highlights inspiring stories--from our newest graduates, to the innovative workspaces designed by Bill Bouchey (Interior Design ’85), to the Metropolitan’s Charles James exhibition co-curated by Jan Glier Reeder (Museum Studies: Costume and Textiles ’87). Read it online and be sure to share your news.  
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 On my mind On my Mind 
Dr. Joyce F. Brown has started her own blog, titled On My Mind, featuring her thoughts on higher education, her hopes for FIT, and her reflections on the news and issues of the day. The blog is also an opportunity to engage the FIT community in conversation about these topics. 
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FIT Alumni Compete on New Season of Project Runway 
We wish the best of luck to Fashion Design alumni Kristine Guico ’09, Angela Sum ’10, and Kiniokahokuloa "Kini" Zamora, who are three of the eighteen talented designers selected to compete on Project Runway Season 13. Read more about their studies and work.
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Leah Linnenhan
FIT Student Association VP of Alumni Affairs Named 
Leah Linnehan, a Fashion Merchandising Management student, has been elected as the FIT Student Association's new Vice President of Alumni Affairs. We caught up with Leah, who told us about her studies and some of the exciting plans she has for connecting students with alumni in the coming year.  
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Heard Online

FIT archive 1970s

We recently shared a Throwback Thursday photo pulled from the archives of FIT dorm life in the 1970s. We asked alumni to share their most memorable experience living on campus. Read what they had to say and be sure to join the conversation! 

"I remember the Mets winning the World Series in 1986, and the dorms erupting in joy."
-Cynthia Graham Hughes '90

"I was in the class of 1970. Best memory is great friendships. We worked hard, but had lots of fun and adventures in the city."
-Denise Bulger Housman 

"I remember my roommate staying up into the wee hours of the morning trying to finish her garments! Everyone worked so hard and had so much respect for each other. I miss FIT!"
-Alexis Katsafanas '14

"My Freshman year was 1984. I lived in the all girls dorm, Nagler Hall. The room I shared was a twenty four by twenty four (and I think I'm being generous) cut in half. But I had the street side, from which I could see the Empire State Building. I used to stare at that as I fell asleep and feel that I was living my dream!"
-Elizabeth Mulrooney '86

"That's a dorm room? Fantastic!"
-Vera DiLeo 

-Nicolas Chahine, Fabric Styling '09 

"Curtains? I never saw these when I was there. I would love to go back. I loved it there."
-Amy Mosher 

"Block party 1992- brunch in our apartment before the party!"
-Elisa Fusco DiLeo 

"Wow. I was there mid 80's. Loved it!!"
-Stephen Mcbride 

"Wow! Which dorm was that? Certainly bigger than mine in the 90's."
-Sarah Rose '93

"My dorm in Kaufman was the best! I once had a dinner party there because I had that awesome kitchen...those were the days."

"Alumni 9E!!! We should have a reunion!!"


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