ASSISTANT DEAN OF STUDENTS
In her current role as Assistant Dean of Students at FIT, Suzanne McGillicuddy spearheaded the “Think Big Challenge,” FIT’s incubator for student applications to the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U), through which she mentors participants and oversees their projects including: Spotlight FIT (produces documentaries & exhibits featuring BIPOC creatives), FIT Hives (rooftop apiary), FIT Natural Dye Garden, and others. As a result of this involvement, she works closely with sustainability efforts at FIT, serving as Co-Chair of the President’s Sustainability Council until 2019.
She recently finished her term as Chair of the Community Advisory Board for WFUV Public Radio where she has been an active volunteer. In 2017 City & State named her as one of the Responsible 100, an award that honors recipients for being among the 100 New Yorkers who are “setting new standards of excellence, dedication and leadership in improving their communities and making transformative change in New York.” She earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Vermont and a Master of Science in College Student Personnel from the University of Rhode Island.
FIT HIVES: BUILDING THE BUZZ
Michele Sparrow, Textile Development and Marketing, BS (Graduated: August 31, 2020)
Sydney Wilson, Production Management, BS (Expected grad: May 31, 2023)
Spotlight FIT (formerly titled POCreatives)
William Mun, Film & Media Studies, BS (Expected grad: May 31, 2021)
Ashley Vargas, Illustration, BFA (Expected grad: May 31, 2021)
THE ECO UNDERGROUND
Abigail Dennis, Textile Development & Marketing, 1-yr AAS (Expected grad: May 31, 2021)
Hannah Blaseg, Fashion Business Management, BS (Expected grad: May 31, 2023)