Message from Fashion Institute Director

Welcome to Marist College and the Pre College Summer Fashion Institute for high school juniors and seniors. If you are interested in the exciting and dynamic world of fashion, then this program is an excellent opportunity for you to earn 3 college credits. The Marist College Fashion Faculty will help you understand the business of fashion through the many facets of Fashion Merchandising, or the two and three dimensional components of Fashion Design. At Marist, Fashion is serious business. If you agree, then Marist is the place for you!

Jennifer Finn, Professional Lecturer in Merchandising, is the director of the Summer Fashion Pre-College Institute. Ms. Finn teaches the following courses in the Fashion Program at Marist College:  Retail Principles and Practices, Merchandise Planning and Control, Retail Entrepreneurship, and Senior Capstone Thesis. She holds a BS from SUNY Plattsburgh, and an AAS from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Ms. Finn joined the Marist Faculty after a career in retail management, small business ownership, and corporate marketing in New York’s fashion industry.