2022 Ceremonies

landscape photo of audience at 2022 commencement ceremony at Central Park with students in blue caps and gowns

The Fashion Institute of Technology held its commencement exercises for all associate and baccalaureate degree candidates at Central Park's Rumsey Playfield on May 24 and 25, 2022. 

  • Speaker and Presidents Award Recipient: Stacy Flynn, CEO and Co-Founder, Evrnu SPC; Textile Development and Marketing 99
  • Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipient, Doctor of Fine Arts: Ralph Rucci, Fashion Designer, RR 331 LLC; Fashion Design ’80
  • Speaker and Presidents Award for Lifetime Achievement Recipient: Ken Downing, Chief Brand Officer Hearst Luxury Collections Ecommerce, Hearst; Fashion Design Alumnus
  • Speaker and Presidents Award Recipient: Karin Tracy, Head of Industry, Retail, Fashion, Beauty, Luxury, Meta; Marketing: Fashion and Related Industries ’93
  • Speaker and Presidents Award for Creative Excellence Recipient: Laure Heriard Dubreuil, Founder and Creative Director, The Webster; Advertising and Marketing Communications ’01

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Speakers and Honorees

Stacy Flynn
Ralph Rucci
Ken Downing
Karin Tracy
Laure Heriard Dubreuil