2011 Ceremonies

Three students in blue cap and gown with their arms around each others backs smiling

The Fashion Institute of Technology conducted its 2011 commencement exercises for all associate's, baccalaureate, and master's degree candidates at Javits Center North on May 24, 2011.  

School of Art and Design and School of Graduate Studies Ceremony

  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Simon Doonan, Creative Ambassador-at-Large, Barneys
  • Speaker: Aerin Lauder, Creative Director and Chairman, AERIN LLC, and Style and Image director, Esteé Lauder

Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and Technology and School of Liberal Arts Ceremony

  • Speaker: Tony Hsieh, Chief Executive Officer, Zappos.com
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Glenda Bailey, Editor in Chief, Harper’s Bazaar

Video: 2011 Commencement Ceremonies


Speakers and Honorees

Simon Doonan
Aerin Lauder
Tony Hsieh
Glenda Bailey