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Live From New York: Dellas Awarded Honor
By: Nancy Jeffries
Posted: June 9, 2008, from the June 2008 issue of GCI Magazine.
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Emerging beauty industry executives at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) closed the 2008 academic year with an eco-responsible capstone presentation and a graduation ceremony on May 8. Presented by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc., the event showcased the talents of the graduates as they addressed current issues surrounding sustainability and environmentally responsible corporate practices. This ceremony represented the culmination of FIT’s experiential master of professional studies (MPS) degree program in cosmetics and fragrance marketing and management, which is designed to provide young professionals with a breadth of knowledge and leadership training for senior positions in the beauty industry.
“Thinking about ways to protect the environment daily will continue to shape consumer demand across all categories of the beauty industry,” said Peter Luther, president, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. Beauty Care Group, North America. “In fact, studies we have uncovered show that 75% of the general population believes that when purchasing personal care products, they feel the environmental impact is important. We applaud these young professionals for their academic accomplishments and encourage them to bring forth fresh, innovative ideas that will further support sustainability in the marketplace.”
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