FIT Pronounces Growth of the Bob Fisch Graduate Pupil Award Program and Recipients of Inaugural Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence

Retail pioneer, entrepreneur, and writer Bob Fisch offered two $25K Awards for Entrepreneurial Excellence to 2022 graduates: Stephanie Kim, Trend Design MFA, and Amanda Brown and Eva Carelus, World Trend Administration

NEW YORK, Could 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Right now, Could 18, the Trend Institute of Know-how (FIT), a university of the State College of New York (SUNY), introduced that two $25,000 awards for entrepreneurial excellence had been offered Tuesday evening, Could 17, throughout an occasion held on campus and hosted by Dr. Brooke Carlson, interim dean, College of Graduate Research, and the FIT Basis. Robert (Bob) Fisch, founder and former chairman and CEO of rue21, award-winning writer of Fisch Tales: The Making of a Millennial Child Boomer and the forthcoming Get a Life, and an FIT Basis director, established the awards to assist nurture and advance the careers of excellent college students from FIT’s College of Graduate Research’ Trend Design and World Trend Administration applications.

Fisch, a famend entrepreneur widely known for his daring and profitable improvements in value-priced, quick style retailing, stated: “My FIT expertise with the graduate college students was inspiring. Their creativity and imaginative and prescient make me need to proceed mentoring and serving to them obtain their enterprise goals and targets. They remind and encourage me to by no means cease studying. Their curiosity is infectious! Being with the scholars makes me understand I have no idea every thing and all the time need to be taught. They educate me about life!”

“Bob has an actual enthusiasm for the inventive concepts of younger individuals and a dedication to listening to them and empowering them to do their finest work,” stated Dr. Joyce F. Brown, president of FIT. “We’re very grateful for his distinctive suite of presents for 2 applications in our College of Graduate Research—and for his nice spirit of generosity.”

Bob Fisch’s scholarship goes past {dollars}, and contains Bob coming to FIT and to the classroom to mentor the scholars throughout ‘Fireplace Chats,'” stated Dr. Carlson. “Bob offers considerate reflections on his many profitable years in business, and his concentrate on mentoring actually comes via as college students absorb his sage recommendation and knowledge. Bob could be very approachable, sincere, and open-minded, and this is the reason he has been so effectively acquired by the scholars.” 

The Class of 2022 recipients of the Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence are:

Stephanie Kim, Trend Design MFA, for The Yearbook Committee
The Yearbook Committee is the first-of-its-kind full-service inventive design home that gives built-in inventive course, media manufacturing, and authentic costume design with experience in science fiction. It has the capabilities to provide feature-length movies and documentaries, digital media campaigns and customised companies. Kim is a two-time Cannes Younger Lion winner for graphic design, and her style designs have been acknowledged by the CFDA. Kim earned a BFA in Visible Communication from the College of the Artwork Institute of Chicago.

Amanda Brown and Eva Carelus, World Trend Administration MPS, for Maid to Alter 
Maid to Alter is a round, bridesmaid costume model with rentable clothes which might be designed with self-adjustable options so one garment can serve many shoppers, saving bridesmaids money and time on costume alterations. Brown is a designer at Alex Attire Group and acquired a BS in Trend Merchandising Administration from FIT. Carelus is a contract costume designer at Calvin Klein and acquired a BFA in Trend Design from FIT. 

The awards are an extension of the excellent Bob Fisch Graduate Pupil Award Program, launched in 2021, which celebrates entrepreneurial excellence and intergenerational mentoring via an preliminary present from Fisch of $300,000. This system contains thesis mission completion grants, scholarships for FIT’s Trend Design MFA and World Trend Administration MPS applications, year-round instructional fireplace chats led by Fisch, and extraordinary one-on-one and group mentoring classes.

FIT’s Trend Design MFA program, established in 2017, focuses on practice-based analysis. Unconventional in method, this system welcomes college students with non-fashion backgrounds, in addition to these with wealthy conventional undergraduate coaching in style design. The curriculum emphasizes analysis methodologies and pushes important considering that encourage innovation and invention in design, match, minimize, building, silhouette, and materiality. The World Trend Administration program emphasizes management, utilized creativity, problem-solving, and analytical considering together with efficient writing and presentation abilities. The curriculum contains programs in manufacturing administration and provide chain, world advertising and marketing and style model administration, tradition and worldwide enterprise, company finance, politics and world commerce, enterprise coverage, world retail administration, entrepreneurship, and management. 

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About FIT
Part of the State College of New York, FIT has been a pacesetter in profession schooling in artwork, design, enterprise, and expertise all through its historical past. Offering over 8,000 college students with an unusual mix of hands-on, sensible expertise, principle, and a agency grounding within the liberal arts, the school gives a variety of reasonably priced applications that foster innovation and collaboration. Its distinctive curriculum is geared to at this time’s quickly rising inventive financial system, together with fields similar to laptop animation, toy design, manufacturing administration, movie and media, and cosmetics and perfume advertising and marketing. Internationally famend, FIT attracts on its New York Metropolis location to supply a vibrant, inventive neighborhood during which to be taught. The faculty gives practically 50 majors and grants AAS, BFA, BS, MA, MFA, and MPS levels, making ready college students for skilled success and management within the new inventive financial system. Amongst notable alumni in style are Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, Reem Acra, Brian Atwood, Dennis Basso, Francisco Costa, Norma Kamali, Nanette Lepore, Bibhu Mohapatra, Daniel Roseberry, Ralph Rucci, John Bartlett, Peter Do, and Michelle Smith. Different outstanding graduates embrace Leslie Blodgett, creator of bareMinerals; worldwide restaurant designer Tony Chi; and Nina Garcia, editor in chief, Elle.

Concerning the FIT Basis
As the first fundraising arm for FIT, the FIT Basis helps and celebrates fearless innovation, inclusivity, and unabashed creativity. Since 1944, the FIT Basis has superior the mission of the school and its strategic targets by making ready college students to gasoline the way forward for style, enterprise, design, expertise, and the humanities. Serving as a bridge between donors and FIT’s colleges, departments, and applications, the muse strives to encourage and empower the colourful neighborhood of FIT buddies, college students, alumni, school, and business leaders. By way of scholarship improvement, business engagement, and applications and occasions with social affect, the muse is devoted to the next core mandates: igniting thought management, fostering ingenuity and exploration, and serving to FIT lead the subsequent technology of unconventional minds into the brand new inventive financial system. 

About Bob Fisch
Robert Fisch is acknowledged as a pioneering service provider for his daring and profitable improvements in value-priced, quick style retailing, notably at rue21. Fisch is the founder and former chairman and CEO of rue21, and took the corporate from chapter to a fast-track successful streak that included a hot-stock IPO, constructing a nationwide community of 1,200 shops, and a billion-dollar plus worth. Fisch’s confirmed administration practices and motivational abilities have resulted in a singular mutual-mentoring relationship with millennials within the office. He fashioned a millennial advisory board to function a consulting physique for his 2019 e-book launch, Fisch Tales: The Making of a Millennial Child Boomer, which led him to changing into a featured Forbes printed writer. Moreover, Fisch owns the registration and mental property for Millennial Child Boomer (MBB) and is constant to construct on this model. Fisch is presently president of RNF Group, a consulting firm centered on the evaluation and analysis of retail and different enterprise enterprises, in addition to offering mentoring companies to current administration of those firms. Fisch has been a visitor lecturer and mentor/advisor at FIT, which selected rue21 as the topic of the varsity’s Trend Enterprise Administration Capstone for intensive research by the senior class in 2016, and in 2020 he was a visitor speaker/presenter for World Trend Administration, presenting his mutual and reverse mentoring technique primarily based on the Millennial Child Boomer model.

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SOURCE Trend Institute of Know-how