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Highlights for the weeks of July 6–19, 2020

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FIT and Yellowbrick Launch Gaming and Esports Online Education Program
FIT, in collaboration with Yellowbrick, has launched Gaming and Esports Industry Essentials, designed to help the nontraditional student explore the expansive and lucrative world of gaming and esports. The program will help prepare game fans, players, and aspiring designers for the gaming industry, which is expected to generate $196 billion in revenue by the year 2022. Read more
Three FIT Students Awarded Gucci Changemaker Scholarships
collage of the Gucci Changemakers Scholarship winnersGucci America has announced its 2020 class of Gucci North America Changemakers Scholarship recipients, and of the 20 students selected, three are FIT students: Trevon Barnes, who plans to start his bachelor’s degree in Fashion Business Management this fall; Kristian Brown, a fourth-semester student in the Advertising and Marketing Communications AAS program; and Gabrielle DeLeon, a Fashion Design student specializing in Special Occasion. Each student will receive up to $20,000, in addition to mentorship and virtual internship opportunities. Read more
JUL 8, 10:30 AM  FIT Board of Trustees Meeting

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 Wendy Yothers’s Work on View in the Netherlands
 Karen Pearson Appears on Apparel Industry Podcast

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Designer Shanna Goldstone surrounded by images of a model wearing her creations and the Forbes logo
“I don’t think the world needs another brand that’s using ‘inclusivity’ as a PR move or a marketing technique. What the world does need is more brands that take the time to design for and celebrate the 67% of American women who have been neglected by fashion for so long.” Shanna Goldstone, International Trade and Marketing ’94, talked about her plus-size line, Pari Passu, with alumnus Joseph DeAcetis, style director of Forbes.

Social Media of the Week
In case you missed it, over 800 students from 16 areas in the School of Art and Design presented work in this year’s Graduating Student Exhibition (@fitartdesigngse). Check out these juried and award-winning thesis projects!
Temptation of Nasir by @prospe.r
Attend The Great Fashion Trivia Night! 
Thursday, July 23, 5:30 pm
Join the FIT Foundation and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation
for a virtual trivia game testing your knowledge on pop culture, iconic fashion moments, the LGBTQ movement, and the importance of voting and using your voice! 

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