2012-2014 News Items
Posted Aug 2014: New ITM Online Degree Program
Posted July 22, 2014
Juliette Creglia Atwi, ITM '02, visited our offices on July 10. Having completed a successful career in accessories sourcing for Liz Claiborne, Creglia was most recently the Director of Accessories Production and Product Development for Lucky Brand Jeans.
Creglia earned her Master of Business Administration at Baruch College's Zicklin School of Business and now teaches Retailing at LIM College. She is also a sourcing consultant for the fashion industries and is writing a book on global sourcing of accessories.
Posted May 13, 2014: THREE ITM STUDENTS RECEIVE THE 2014-2015 PVH CORP. SCHOLARSHIPS
ITM is proud to announce that the selection committee has chosen Estefania Garcia-Correa, Elizabeth (Liz) Pulos, and Selamawit Remillard as recipients of the 2014-2015 PVH Inc. scholarships.
The committee included Guy Vickers, President of The PVH Corp. Foundation; Joanne Krakowski, Special Consultant and ITM alumna; and John Garcia, Project Lead-Ad Sales at NBC Universal, former recipient of The Warnaco Group, Inc. (now PVH) scholarship, and ITM alumnus.
Posted May 13, 2014: Gemini Shippers Association Academic Scholarship Awarded to ITM Student
We are pleased to announce that the scholarship selection committee has chosen Estefania Garcia-Correa as the recipient of the 2014-2015 Gemini Shippers Association Academic Scholarship.
The committee was comprised of Sara Mayes, long-time ITM supporter, donor, and Lifetime Achievement Awardee, ITM advisory board member, and President of Gemini Shippers Association; Prof. Nick Barratt, educator, ITM advisory board member, and outstanding alumnus (class of 1997); and Michelle Weiss, International Enterprise Singapore, New York, Co-President, Organization of Women in International Trade, and exceptional ITM alumna (class of 2009).
Posted May 13, 2014: RALPH LAUREN AND NEW TIMES GROUP SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED TO FIVE ITM STUDENTS
We are pleased to announce that the selection committee has chosen Selamawit (Selam) Remillard, Estefania Garcia-Correa, and Manjing Yang as the recipients of academic year 2015s Ralph Lauren ITM Scholarships and Marta Mizgala and Elizabeth (Liz) Pulos as the co-recipients of the 2015 New Times Group ITM Scholarship.
The committee was composed of Mike Cottell, Senior Vice President of Menswear at Ralph Lauren Corporation; Erin Erotokritos, Manager of Talent Management at Ralph Lauren Corporation; Fariba Jalili, Executive Vice President of Global Operations at Diane Von Furstenberg, ITM Advisory Board member, and ITM alumna; Paul Magel, President of Computer Generated Solutions and ITM Advisory Board member; Analeesa Steiha, Customs Compliance Coordinator at Louis Vuitton and ITM alumna; and Claudia Huerta, recent intern at Stella McCartney at Adidas in Germany and ITM alumna.
Posted May 13, 2014: ELIZABETH PULOS IS THE FIRST ITM STUDENT TO RECEIVE THE WORLD TRADE WEEK SCHOLARSHIP GRANTED BY THE NEW YORK DISTRICT EXPORT COUNCIL
ITM is very pleased to announce that the Selection Committee has chosen Elizabeth Liz Pulos as the first recipient of the newly established World Trade Week Scholarship funded by the New York District Export Council (NYDEC) to nurture the next generation of international traders.
The committee included Prof. Virginia Bonofiglio, Chairperson of the Department of Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing and former ITM faculty member; Nicole Lorden, Account Executive, Inbound Sales Specialist, Panjiva, and ITM alum (class of 2013); and Sophie Miyashiro, Customs Broker, SA0000 Audit Certified, and ITM alum (class of 2014).
Posted Feb 15, 2014: Kim Dabagian, ITM '13, Moves Full-time to Production and Applies Lessons from ITM
I am a production coordinator for One World Apparel LLC in Los Angeles. We design, manufacture, and distribute missy, plus, and petite apparel for women. The accounts I work on include Kohls, Kmart/Sears, Cato, and Marks.
My daily job requirements for major factories include: issuing and maintaining purchase orders, maintaining work-in-progress reports, generating reports for packing breakdowns and ratios to ensure the factories understand how to pack appropriately based on individual procedures for each account, tracking and receiving fit/pre-production/top-of-production samples, requesting and reviewing all garment and fabric test reports until garments receive passing scores, approving care labels and joker labels, and notifying factories of all damaged goods found after our quality control department reviews bulk garments, which results in a chargeback to the factory.
Most importantly, I use LDP and FOB everyday! It brings me right back to Mrs. Pomeranz's classroom where I learned the terms and so much more for the very first time.
Posted Jan 17, 2014: Talking Trade @ FIT Spring 2014 Guest Lecture Series
Lessons from a Global Sustainability Leader
Thursday, February 20, 2014
In collaboration with the New York District Export Council and United States Department of Commerce
International Trade Issues
Friday, 2 May, 2014
Posted Dec 20, 2013: TEMIKA WALKER IS THE FIRST ITM STUDENT TO RECEIVE THE CHARLES HERTZIG FOUNDATION CHINA STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP
ITM is very pleased to announce that the Selection Committee has chosen Temika Walker as the first recipient of the newly established Charles Hertzig Foundation ITM 2014 China Study Abroad scholarship.
The judges were impressed with Temika's demonstrated interest in China as demonstrated in her application and by her Asian Studies Liberal Arts minor, her robust volunteer experiences, and her tremendous drive to juggle full-time professional responsibilities and academic challenges while raising her children, who are equally excelling in school. The committee saw this scholarship as essential to facilitating Temika's study abroad.
The committee included Prof. Lawrence Delson, President of Delson International and arranger of the donation; Prof. Donna Sharp, Co-founder of Sharp Global Partners and ITM advisory board member; and Jade Huang, outstanding ITM alumna and co-founder of StyleSage.
Posted Dec 20, 2013: Temika I. Walker and Karla Andrea Simsch Are Chosen as the Second Recipients of the Jean and Henry Pollak ITM Study Abroad in China Scholarship
We are pleased to announce the scholarship selection committee has chosen Temika I. Walker and Karla A. Simsch as the second recipients of the Jean and Henry Pollak ITM Study Abroad in China Scholarship.
The committee was comprised of long-time outstanding ITM advisory board member and donor, Tom Pollak, President of Tallyho Creations and Pollak Import/Export; Elizabeth Hodur, also an ITM advisory board member, exceptional FIT alumna, and Director of International Trade at Ann Inc.; and exemplary ITM alumna and faculty member, Prof. Amanda Barlow, Director of Marketing of ATA Carnet at the United States Council for International Business.
Posted Oct 25, 2013
An evening with Latin music, song, dance, cuisine, and culture was organized by Prof. Guillermo Jimenez as a special event in connection with FIT Diversity Council's quest to increase awareness of different cultures. Here is Prof. Jimenez with some of the students who attended the event held at the Great Hall on 15 October, 2013
Posted Oct 15, 2013: Field Trip to Tommy Hilfiger Headquarters
ITM students visited Tommy Hilfiger headquarters to meet with Catherine Walsh of Tommy Hilfiger Foundation and Lisa Bressler, Director of Marketing for Latin America. They learned of the company's history, its present and future marketing plans, as well as its internship and career opportunities.
Posted Oct 1, 2013: ITM Chair and Advisory Board Member Meet Nobel Peace Prize Winner
|Christine Pomeranz with Muhammad Yunus||Christine Pomeranz and Donna Sharp|
ITM Chairperson Christine Pomeranz met Dr. Muhammad Yunus at an event organized by Glasgow Caledonian University. Yunis was a Nobel Peace Prize winner in 2006 for his work in microfinance. They discussed his proposed Garment Industry Transparency Initiative, which seeks to set comprehensive standards on labor conditions. Professor Donna Sharp, ITM faculty and advisory board member, also attended.
Posted Aug 26, 2013: Talking Trade @ FIT Fall 2013 Guest Lecture Series
Navigating Customs Clearance
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Careers with a Conscience: Working in Global Social Responsibility
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Posted May 20, 2013: THREE ITM MAJORS RECEIVE 2013-2014 WARNACO AND PVH GROUP SCHOLARSHIPS
ITM is proud to announce that the selection committee has chosen Samantha Cicarella, Stephanie Sade Fernandez Fuentes, and Wilnecia Rochester as recipients of the 2013-2014 Warnaco and PVH Group scholarships. The selection committee included Guy Vickers, President of The Tommy Hilfiger Corporate Foundation; Les T. Hall, President of Core Brand Intimates at PVH Corp.; Eric Hertz, Vice President and Director of Education at International Council of Shopping Centers and ITM advisory board member; Steven Hurwitz, Senior Vice President at Tumi Corp. and ITM advisory board member; Joanne Krakowski, U.S. Operations Manager and Director of Creative Cotton Spin at Trident Group and ITM alumna; and John Garcia, Project Lead-Ad Sales at NBC Universal, former recipient of The Warnaco Group, Inc. scholarship, and ITM alumnus.
Posted May 13, 2013
An a ha moment is described as a sudden realization or inspiration, a moment of clarity, or a defining moment. Tara Hoey had one of those moments when she was a student in Professor Shireen Musa's IN323 Import/Export Regulations class in 2002-2003. This class sparked her interest in compliance. Fast forward to today, and her title reads President and Founder of a U.S. customs brokerage and freight forwarding company.
Tara graduated from FIT Magna Cum Laude in 2004 and immediately landed a job working for a customs broker and freight forwarder in the area of JFK International Airport. The skills that she learned in ITM helped Tara to secure the position. In 2007 she obtained her customs broker license.
Her credentials were in demand and Tara moved on to another opportunity, serving as the import manager for a $225 million division of a large pet company. In 2009 she was promoted to Import Export Manager and the following year she became the head of the Regulatory, Quality Assurance, and Research and Development departments.
The entrepreneurial spirit struck Tara in June, 2011 and she started her own company, TreOrra. TreOrra is a customs broker and freight forwarding company located on Long Island. Tara says, "Starting a company is definitely the hardest thing I have done, but it is also very rewarding." She now has two full-time employees and her business offers services from customs compliance consulting to project cargo account management. She says that it has been a great journey. Tara hasn't forgotten that spark of interest from Professor Musa's class and thanks her for "helping me see my vision. Tara adds, Thank you for teaching and continuing to teach and lead students to their full potential.
Posted May 13, 2013: RALPH LAUREN AND NEW TIMES GROUP SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED TO FOUR ITM STUDENTS
We are pleased to announce that Danna Hall, Kayoko Hashimoto, and Yoona Kim have been chosen to receive ITM Departmental Scholarships for the 2014 academic year and Samantha Douglas will receive the 2014 New Times Group ITM Scholarship.
The selection committee was composed of David Uricoli, Senior Director of Human Rights Compliance at Ralph Lauren Corporation and ITM advisory board member; Mike Cottell, Senior Vice President of Menswear at Ralph Lauren Corporation; Fariba Jalili, Executive Vice President of Global Operations at Diane Von Furstenburg, ITM Advisory Board member, and outstanding ITM alumna; Paul Magel, President of Computer Generated Solutions and ITM Advisory Board member; Sara Eisman, Associate Equity Research Analyst, Energy & Metals, at MLV & Co. and exceptional ITM alumna; and Analeesa Stieha, Customs Compliance Coordinator at Louis Vuitton and excellent ITM alumna.
Posted May 1, 2013: Gemini Shippers Association ITM 2014 Practicum Scholarships Awarded to Two ITM Students
We are pleased to announce that Kathleen Su will receive the 2013-2014 Gemini Shippers Association Academic Scholarship and Daria Azolova will receive the Gemini Shippers Association ITM 2014 Practicum Scholarship to Brazil.
The scholarship selection committee was comprised of Sara Mayes, President of Gemini Shippers Association, long-time ITM supporter, donor, and Lifetime Achievement Awardee, and ITM advisory board member; Professor Nick Barratt, Educator, ITM advisory board member, and outstanding alumnus (class of 1997); and Michelle Weiss, International Enterprise Singapore, New York, Co-President, Organization of Women in International Trade, and exceptional ITM alumna (class of 2009).
Gemini Shippers Association is a long-time supporter of ITM students, having donated more than $130,000 to the program.
Posted April 30, 2013: Asian Student Network: Kayoko Hashimoto, President, and Professor Jean Amato, Advisor
My name is Kayoko Hashimoto and I am ITM student from Japan. I am the club president of the Asian Student Network at FIT because I am enthusiastic about all cultures. I was born in Japan and moved to Shanghai when I was nine years old. At first I could not speak Chinese, so it was a totally different world. But I gradually began to love learning about differences: art, traditions, food, lifestyle, heritage, music, fashions and people. This big transition made me eager to learn more about other cultures in both the East and West and cultivate a worldwide perspective. FIT has an outstanding program and is located in a cosmopolitan city for internationally-minded individuals who can act as bridges for global connections.
The Asian Student Network connects students from various majors and various ethnicities at FIT to create a stronger sense of community both on and off campus. ASN is a community of students interested in all aspects of Asian fashion, language, food, business, entertainment, and culture. I lead ASN members and the executive board to build and maintain relations with groups and organizations outside of ASN. This semester, the club organized an "Art of Kimono" lecture and demonstration event sponsored by the Consulate General of Japan in New York and Japan National Tourism Organization. Due to its huge success and excellent feedback, ASN is hoping to organize a student Kimono art design competition.
Because I have the cross-cultural knowledge and experience with Eastern and Western markets necessary to succeed in a global environment, I am passionate about bridging the fashion cultures of both. I want to show that any underlying similarities and vast differences can be reconciled in a universally-accepted school of fashion. I also want to utilize Eastern and Western resources and knowledge through an interchange of ideas.
Posted Mar 19, 2013: Letter from ITM Student, Wilnecia Rochester, Elected FITSA Executive Treasurer 2013-2014
Before I go any further, let me introduce myself. My name is Wilnecia Rochester. Some of you may have seen me around campus with my long "Poetic Justice" braids (so I have been told) or maybe you've seen me helping out at various events for Student Life's SVCS office.
I am pleased to announce that I am now your newly-elected FITSA Executive Board Treasurer for 2013-14. This means that as an International Trade and Marketing major, I get the make a major contribution towards growth and development of the 70+ clubs around campus. This major step within my student career goes to show that the presence of ITM students around campus is expanding rapidly throughout various FIT departments. Over the next few weeks I look forward to familiarizing myself with FITSA's government. I cannot wait to start getting to work and showing all of FIT how much a contribution the ITM department makes toward every student's college experience.
Posted Mar 13, 2013
Through the fundraising efforts of the ITM Advisory Board, the Warnaco Inc. Group (Warnaco) has endowed, in perpetuity, two scholarships to cover educational expenses for fall and spring semesters. We are now accepting applications for the Warnaco and PVH Group Scholarship for Fall 2013 and Spring 2014.
Led by Mr. Joseph Gromek, former President & Chief Executive Officer of Warnaco, and ITM's 2006 Executive of the Year honoree, this scholarship was generously endowed by Warnaco Group (now PVH) and its business associates. The endowed fund will finance scholarships for two students for educational expenses per school year in perpetuity. In the past, the scholarship has ranged from $5,000 to $5,768 for each recipient. The scholarship is for full-time ITM students with a strong scholastic record and visible volunteer work at ITM, FIT, the industry, and/or the community. NOTE: On February 13, 2013, PVH completed its acquisition of the Warnaco Group. Supplemental funding for the scholarship is now provided by the PVH organization.
Posted Feb 28, 2013: ITSA Presents: A Global Business Event on "Social Responsibility in the Global Supply Chain"
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Discussion on corporate ethical standards in the supply chain in light of recent tragedies and experiences in the fashion industry.
Hatun Aytug, Senior Vice President, Product Management, Warnaco, Calvin Klein Jeans and Underwear
Melissa Pagan, VP Assistant General Counsel, Warnaco
Marianna Fundator, Managing Director, RELIANCE BRAND MANAGEMENT, LLC.
Nicole Lorden, ITSA President
This event has received FIT's Sustainability Council's Stamp of Support! Great source for networking!
Posted Feb 26, 2013: Alberto Gomez, ITM Alum, Takes Position at Britannica Home Fashions as Sales Representative
His responsibilities include overseeing shipments, product development & conception, as well as account management. Alberto told us: "It almost gives goose bumps because so much, if not everything, I learned at FIT in the ITM program I will be using here in my new position."
Posted Feb 26, 2013: Sojourner A. Edmonson-Sealy is First Recipient of the Jean and Henry Pollak ITM Study Abroad in China Scholarship
We are pleased to announce that the scholarship selection committee has chosen Sojourner A. Edmonson-Sealy as the first recipient of the Jean and Henry Pollak ITM Study Abroad in China Scholarship. Sojo also received the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship in line with her semester in China.
The committee appreciated the thoroughness of Sojo's application, in which she cited how the semester in Shanghai would enable her to deepen her knowledge of the manufacturing process, as well as gain professional contacts in China and eventually contribute to starting her own clothing business. As an ITM student, Sojo and a team of three other Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and Technology students represented FIT at the World Retail Congress Competition in London, where they presented a futuristic avant garde retail concept, a detailed business plan, and draft of the physical environment.
In addition to her major, Sojo earned an Associates in Applied Sciences degree in Fashion Design, having graduated Cum Laude from the program. She was a Fashion Remix teacher at the Curious Jane Blue Tree Summer Camp; production assistant at SUNO fashion show and Philosophy by Alberta Ferretti fashion show, both in New York City, and at the Betsey Johnson fashion show in Atlanta, Georgia; and sales associate at Hancock Fabrics and Victorias Secret in Montgomery, Alabama.
Sojo was a member of FIT's Fashion Design and Step Clubs, volunteered for the Student Life Haiti Earthquake Relief effort and Atlanta Homeless Shelter for Women and Children, and was a model dresser for the Kevan Hall fashion show. We hope that you will all join us in congratulating Sojo as our first Jean and Henry Pollak ITM Study Abroad in China scholar.
The selection committee was comprised of long-time outstanding ITM advisory board member and donor, Tom Pollak, President of Tallyho Creations and Pollak Import/Export; Bob Eisen, also an ITM advisory board member and supporter, as well as Partner of Baker and McKenzie; and ITM student leader, Nicole Lorden, President of the International Trade Student Association.
Posted Feb 15, 2013: Prof. Henry Welt Earns Certificate of Continuous Employment (CCE)
Prof. Henry Welt was awarded CCE status for completing seventy-two hours of teaching in the ITM program. Author and developer of the popular IN423 Global Marketing of Luxury class, Prof. Welt has also participated in the Talking Trade @ FIT guest lecture series, formed ITM's mentoring program, and provided opportunities for students to collaborate with industry.
Posted Feb 15, 2013: The Faces of Fashion New York City: Christine Pomeranz, FIT
Independent Films, Women, Interviews
This episode of The Faces of Fashion series features Christine Pomeranz, Professor and Chairperson of the International Trade and Marketing for the Fashion Industries at the Fashion Institute of Technology, in New York City.
Prior to becoming the Chairperson of ITM, Prof. Pomeranz was an international banker for twenty years, most recently with Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ) as Senior Vice President and Regional Head of Structured Trade Services for the Americas.
Production: Alexey Levchenko, Semyon Maltsev
Posted Feb 13, 2013
Posted Jan 29, 2013: Talking Trade @ FIT Spring 2013 Guest Lecture Series
Careers without Borders
Thursday, February 28, 2013
South East Asia: The Next Engines of Growth
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Posted Jan 29, 2013: Join Us on LinkedIn
The ITM@FIT LinkedIn group is an emerging forum for graduates and students of the International Trade & Marketing (ITM) program at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) where you can stay connected with alumni, seek advice, and follow industry trends as well as share and learn about jobs leads.
Posted Oct 24, 2012: 2012-2013 Warnaco Group, Inc. Scholarship Awards: Two ITM Students Receive Scholarships Worth $5,768
ITM is proud to announce that the Warnaco Scholarship Selection Committee has chosen Nicole Lorden and Chelsea Cooper as recipients of the 2012-2013 The Warnaco Group, Inc. Scholarships. The Committee included Gail Monroe- Perry, Senior Director Talent Acquisition, Warnaco; Yadira Jankowski, Manager, Internal Communications, Warnaco; Eric Hertz, President, Center for Executive Development; Laura Rowen, Vice President, International Operations, Brooks Brothers; as well as Colette Young and Larissa Zemke, both Warnaco scholars and ITM alumnae 2012. The judges observed the successful scholarship recipients exceptional drive to perform, focused sense of how they wished to pursue their careers, their professionalism, leadership potential in the field of fashion, and service to the global community. The program is especially thankful to Warnaco and its dedicated employees for once again providing extra funding to ensure that this year's selection would cover FIT's increased tuition.
Posted Oct 3, 2012: ITM Department Scholarship and New Times Group Scholarship Awarded
We are pleased to announce that the Selection Committee, composed of David Uricoli, Senior Director of Human Rights Compliance at Ralph Lauren Corporation and ITM advisory board member; Mike Cottell, Senior Vice President of Menswear at Ralph Lauren Corporation; Prof. Donna Sharp, Senior Partner, Sharp Global Partners, Ltd. and ITM Advisory Board member; Prof. Henry Welt, Chair of FIT's Department of Entrepreneurship and ITM Advisory Board member; and Bich Thu Cao Minh, Licensee Supervisor, Global Human Rights & Social Responsibility Program of PVH Corp. and outstanding ITM alumna, has chosen Chelsea N. Cooper, Maitri D. Mody, and Diana C. Marin as the recipients of this academic year's ITM Departmental Scholarships and Nicole C. Lorden as the recipient of the New Times Group ITM Scholarship. Each student will receive $5,000.
Posted May 7, 2012: Gemini Shippers Association Academic Scholarship and Harold Sachs ITM 2013 Practicum Scholarships Awarded
We are pleased to announce that the Scholarship Selection has chosen Andrea Maeng as the recipient of the 2012-2013 Gemini Shippers Association Academic Scholarship.
The same committee also selected Chelsea N. Cooper, Nicole C. Lorden, and Claudia Huerta to receive the Harold Sachs ITM 2013 Practicum Scholarship traveling to Vietnam in January 2013. All three presented very strong project plans, a deep passion for traveling to Vietnam, and excellent knowledge of Harold Sach's background and career.
- Sara Mayes, President, Gemini Shippers Association, Lifetime Achievement Awardee, ITM Advisory Board Member
- Nick Barratt, Educator, ITM Advisory Board Member, and ITM '97
- Amanda Barlow, Manager of United States Council for International Business, Marketing Chair of the Organization of Women in International Trade in New York, and ITM '05
Posted Apr 11, 2012
ITM student, Asian Student Network President, and Presidential Scholar Andrea Maeng met ITM alumna 2006, Presidential Scholar, Cotton Incorporated Scholar, and FIT valedictorian Jennifer Raines on 6 April, 2012 at Harvard Business School, where Jen is pursuing her MBA.
Posted Feb 6, 2012
The January issue of Sewing World featured the company, Cloud9 Fabrics, of Prof. Gina Pantastico, who is currently teaching a number of courses at the ITM and Entrepreneurship programs as well as overseeing the Free Trade Agreement research with some of ITM's brightest students and funded by Cotton Incorporated. She is also the ITM Alumni Coordinator and is in the processing of organizing an ITM alumni mentoring program to augment the ITM student mentoring program headed by Prof. Henry Welt.
Posted Feb 6, 2012: Talking Trade @ FIT Spring 2012 Guest Lecture Series
Creating Sustainable Futures: Women's Empowerment through the International Fashion
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Export Promotion Marketing
Thursday, May 3, 2012
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