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2019 Carole Sloan Scholar

Congrats to Jessica Jakobsson, the 2019 Carole Sloan Scholar.

I am incredibly grateful to be the recipient of the Carole Sloan Memorial Scholarship this year. I am an international student from Sweden who had big dreams of moving to New York City and attending FIT. The Home Products Development program turned out to be the perfect choice for me. During my first year I have been academically challenged, gained valuable professional skills, and learned about the industry. I have had the opportunity to apply this knowledge at trade shows, showroom visits, and as an intern. I am excited to start my senior year and to honor the legacy of Carole Sloan.” ~ Jessica Jakobsson, Class of 2019

The Carole Sloan Memorial Scholarship was established in 2011 by Stephen Pond, founder of Home Textiles Today and Furniture Today, in honor of Carole Sloan who was a longtime editor and writer with the publications. The Home Products department is grateful for the continuous gift which honors a FIT Home Products Development student each year in pursuing their education and passion for the home industries.

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Carole Sloan Scholar

Nicole Alper, a student majoring in Home Products Development at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), has been named the 2016 Carole Sloan Scholar by the college. Nicole received $2,500 for achieving the highest GPA in the Home Products Development program. Stephen Pond, founder of Home Textiles Today and Furniture Today, created the endowment in honor of Carole Sloan who was a longtime editor and writer with the publications. The Home Products department is grateful for the gift which honors a student each year in pursuing their education and passion for the home.

“As a transplant from South Florida, attending school in New York was always my dream. Thanks to the Home Products Development program, I have been exposed to experiences and knowledge I didn’t know existed. Through trips to the High Point Furniture Market, the International Housewares Show, and an upcoming trip to Maison & Objet in Paris, I have been challenged and participated like an industry professional. I have interned with multiple companies and found my skill set applicable in every situation. I am honored to be the Carole Sloan scholarship recipient this year, and hope to contribute to her amazing legacy in years to come.”     Thank you!  Nicole

Congratulations Nicole!
The Home Products Development Department

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FITSA Awards

Kudos to our super Flea Market officers, Megan Scuderi and Molly Silsby for an outstanding year of fundraising!

2015 Fundraising Award

The Home Products Club earned the FITSA Fundraising Award for 2014/2015. The club hosted 5 flea markets through out the year to raise funds in order to attend the Highpoint Furniture Market and the Chicago International Housewares Show. With support from the other officers and club members, and partnering with local manufactures and showrooms, Megan and Molly merchandised samples and overstocks into the highly anticipated HP flea markets on campus. The officers made a great team this year – Well Done All!

2015 Club Officers

HP Club Officers:
Amy Glaun, President / Gabi Lewis, Secretary / Megan Scuderi, Flea Market / Molly Silsby, Flea Market / Megan Dobesh, Vice President / Olivia Arata, Treasurer / Sarah Hobert, Vice President

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