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Three LIM College Students Named as BRAG Scholars

The Black Retail Action Group (BRAG) has awarded scholarships to three LIM College students for the 2015-2016 academic year.

The scholarship winners were announced at BRAG’s 45th Annual Scholarship and Awards Dinner Gala on October 15. The event, hosted by journalist Alicia Quarles, was attended by hundreds of industry insiders, fashion VIPs, and retail executives.

BRAG is a non-profit organization that prepares and educates professionals, entrepreneurs and students of color for executive leadership in the retail, fashion and related industries. In 2007, a college chapter of BRAG was established at LIM.

A BRAG Scholar is a student of color who has shown scholastic achievement, leadership development, and community engagement with a passion for retail. LIM College’s 2015-2016 BRAG Scholars are: Shenell Bruce, Lynette Cassius and Ayanna McNeill.

Among the fashion business luminaries honored at this year’s BRAG gala were designer Zac Posen and Shawn Howell, Vice President and Divisional Merchandising Manager - Men’s Luxury Collections for Saks Fifth Avenue.

Photo (from left): Ayanna McNeill, Lynette Cassius and Shenell Bruce