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Diversity Grants Awarded

The President created an annual fund of $15,000 to encourage the development of educational projects, scholarly research, creative endeavors and professional activities that promote the Diversity Council’s goals of diversity, tolerance and inclusion. Below is a list of recent grant winners from 2008-2014.


  • Cultural Spheres—Professor C. J. Yeh, Communication Design; Professor and Chair Suzanne Anoushian, Communication Design; Professor Curtis Willocks, Photography; Professor Christie Shin, Communication Design

  • Step Dance Workshop at the Museum at FIT—Tanya Melendez, the Museum at FIT; Melissa Marra, Associate Curator of Education, the Museum at FIT; Dr. Valerie Steele, Director and Chief Curator, the Museum at FIT

  • Ride the Culture Loop—Dr. Eleanor diPalma, Film, Media and the Performing Arts; Professor Eileen Karp, Fashion Design; Professor Ellen Lynch, Accessories Design; Professor Michael Cokkinos, Advertising, Marketing and Communications; Jim May, Artistic Director, Ana Sokolow Dance Theater Ensemble; and Wendy Perron/Jennifer Stahl, editors at Dance Magazine




  • Marriage Equality New York - Professor Ron Amato, Photography; Kevin Campo, Kendra Heisler, Beth Zink, Steven Walsh, Livia Glosikova and Loreal Prystaj, Photography major students.


    • ARTSpeak - Professors John Allen and Jean Feinberg, Fine Arts

      2009 – 2010:

      • FIT Diversity Oral Histories - Professors Greta Earnest and Karen Cannell, Library; Professors Isabella Bertoletti and James Cascaito, Foreign Languages; Professor Daniel Levinson Wilk, American History; Professor Karen Scheetz, Fashion Design


      • Dynamic Diversity - Professor Charlotte Brown, Educational Skills; Professor Brian Fallon, Writing Studio; and Madeline Meyerson, Academic Advisement Center.


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