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LIM College's 70th Birthday


LIM College was founded 70 years ago on today's date

Happy Birthday LIM College!

Seventy years ago today, the nation's only college for the business of fashion was founded by Maxwell F. Marcuse, an authority and pioneer in the fields of education and fashion. On September 25th, 1939 Mr. Marcuse, in association with two colleagues from the fashion industry, founded what was originally known as the Laboratory Institute of Merchandising (LIM) and as of August 2009 became known as LIM College.

Maxwell F. Marcuse’s son, Adrian G. Marcuse, joined LIM College in 1962 and assumed the presidency 10 years later. In his 40 years at the College, he kept alive the vision created by his father and successfully took it from an institution that granted certificates to a Middle States-accredited, four-year college that granted baccalaureate degrees.

LIM College’s current President, Elizabeth S. Marcuse, is the third generation of the founding family to hold this position. With nearly 20 years of experience in the fashion industry, President Marcuse’s background and expertise bring fresh insight to LIM College’s mission. Under her leadership, the College has experienced significant strategic growth and greatly expanded its physical plant and academic offerings, most notably with the addition in 2009 of a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program with concentrations in Fashion Management and Entrepreneurship.



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