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December 17, 2014

We are pleased to send you FIT in the NEWS to share highlights of major news stories placed by the college’s Division of Communications and External Relations. These stories will be accessible for at least seven days by clicking on the links below.

The Office of Media Relations posted on PR Newswire (December 11) that ranked the college number one out of 349 public and private two-year colleges based on alumni salaries. FIT graduates reported making a median mid-career salary of $71,000. The release also reported that Community College Week and (August 20) ranked FIT number one on its list of Top 50 associate degrees awarded in communication, journalism, and related programs for the 2012–13 academic year. The ranking is for the college’s Advertising and Marketing Communications program. FIT additionally was ranked among the Top 100 in the Associate Degree Producers: All Disciplines category, as well as among the Top 50 in several other categories. The release was picked up by 291 media outlets, including and (both December 11).

First Insight Inc., a provider of consumer-driven predictive analytics, announced on Business Wire (December 12) its partnership with the Fashion Merchandising Management program. “Our students embrace technology and understand that predictive analytics can give those in the fashion industry an edge,” Robin Sackin, chair, Fashion Merchandising Management, said. This story was picked up by 26 outlets, including,, and (all December 12). WWD and (December 12) also reported this.

Mark-Evan Blackman, assistant professor, Menswear, commented on the history and etiquette of men’s handkerchiefs (December 10) and for the cover story of the Style & Travel section of The Wall Street Journal (December 11). “It was a standard item for any professional, even for many blue-collar workers, Monday through Friday, and even on weekends,” Blackman said.

Faking It: Originals, Copies, and Counterfeits, on view at MFIT, received coverage on (November 29), ELLE Brazil (clip unavailable, December issue),,, (all December 2), WGSN (December 3), (Spanish blog, December 10),, (pickup from, (all December 11), and (December 12).

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