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FIT Student Government Association Awards

Each spring, the Fashion Institute of Technology honors a select number of student leaders for their contributions to student clubs and the campus community. Recognition of students will be based, in part, on the extent to which the student's contribution exceeds what is normally expected of an active participant.  Each award recognizes and honors students for their contributions to any part of campus life.  The Awards Committee will accept nominations from students, staff, and faculty.  In addition to the application, all awards require the nominee's resume and two letters of recommendation (unless otherwise stated in the awards description).  All awards will be presented at the 2018 Recognition and Awards Ceremony on Thursday, April 26, 2018.

Criteria:

  1. Only nominees in good academic and judicial standing with a current cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or greater will be considered.
  2. Must be eligible to graduate from any major as a candidate for an Associate, Baccalaureate or Master's Degree in May of 2018.
  3. The student must acquire two letters of recommendation depending on the award.
  4. Recommendation letters should include:
  • contributions to the FIT Community 
  • explain how their contribution to the FIT Community exceeds what is normally expected of an active participant in the College
  • how their contribution is reflective of the award

Nominate someone for for the following awards:

FIT STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION AMY LOCICERO EXTRACURRICULAR SERVICE AWARD (AAS)
Student must be nominated by an advisor/faculty member.  This award is presented to a graduating associate degree seeing student who has given outstanding service in the area of extracurricular activities to the college.  The recipient of this award will receive a $1500 award via check or towards tuition.

FIT STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION MARION K. BRANDISS EXTRACURRICULAR SERVICE AWARD (BA)
Student must be nominated by an advisor/faculty member.  This award is presented to a graduating bachelor's degree seeking student who has given outstanding service in the area of extracurricular activities to the college.  The recipient of this award will receive a one-time $1500 award via check or towards tuition.

MICHAEL A. NOETH SERVICE AWARD
Named in honor of Draftsman Second Class, Michael A. Noeth of the United States Navy and an Alumni of FIT ('94) who died in the line of duty on September 11, 2001 at the Pentagon.  Noeth was known for his creative spirit and commitment to servicing others in the community.  This award is presented to a graduating student who, through selfless commitment to the FIT Community, demonstrates outstanding leadership, service and creativity.

PHILIP MILIO LEADERSHIP AWARD
The Philip Milio Leadership Award is named in honor of Professor Philip Milio, a former Counselor of Student Life at FIT, who developed Leadership Weekend over 40 years ago. This award is presented to a student who has participated in the FIT Student Government Association Leadership Weekend retreat during their time as a student at FIT.  The recipient of this award has grasped the lessons of Leadership Weekend and applied them on our campus to enable others to succeed.

SYLVIA GALVARIN RISING STAR AWARD*
Sylvia Galvarin was a former faculty and mentor at FIT.  She was known for cultivating potential in students and recognizing students' abilities often before they realized them within themselves.  This award is given to a student who demonstrates a commitment to student life at FIT and has the potential to build a legacy on campus.  This award is designed to recognize a student who may not be as heavily involved but nonetheless leaves an impact and is a rising star in our eyes.

*Non Graduating Student Award


PETER VOGEL "GOLD" LEADERSHIP KEYS**
The Student Council nominates and presents this award to ten graduating (Associates or Bachelors Degree) students who have exhibited leadership qualities in extracurricular activities within the FIT Community.  This award does not require a letter of recommendation.

PETER VOGEL "SILVER" LEADERSHIP KEYS**
The Student Council nominates and presents this award to five non-graduating students who have exhibited leadership qualities in extracurricular activities within the FIT Community.  This award does not require a letter of recommendation. 


MAX MEYER MEMORIAL AWARD**
Named in honor of Max Meyer, Co-founder of FIT, this award is given to a student who has demonstrated outstanding involvement with campus life and clubs who, through service, has exemplified a commitment to enhancement of the FIT Community.  The Student Council nominates and presents this award to a graduating student that exhibits the highest qualities of leadership and service to the FIT Community.  A plaque displaying names of past winners are displayed on the seventh floor of the David Dubinsky Student Center.  The nominee with the most votes for the Peter Vogel "Gold" Leadership Key wins this award.  This is a one-time award.  This award does not require a letter of recommendation. 

**VOTED ON AT THE LAST STUDENT COUNCIL MEETING

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