Annette Piecora interview, 1994 December 1

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Annette Piecora interview, 1994 December 1
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Poll, Carol (Interviewer)
Piecora, Annette
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Annette Piecora joined FIT in 1977 as a clerical assistant under Gladys Marcus and Jean-Ellen Gibson, the chair of the social science department. Piecora would work in both the personnel department and faculty services department before finding a long-term position in the president's office. Piecora mentions meeting her husband, Professor Steve Harrington of the social services department, through FIT. Piecora worked with Marvin Feldman and Allan Herschfield, and discusses how she began working for the Board of Trustees as assistant secretary of the college. Piecora expresses excitement for recent funding which would allow distance learning and talks of planning an upcoming 50th anniversary holiday party. She then lists many changes at FIT in faculty and student make-up and also mentions how its rapid growth and budget cuts have led to a loss of community in some senses. However, she credits the important work of the union in restoring gain-sharing relationships and holding the college together. Picora describes her work with the Student Faculty Cooperation which determines funding for various arms of Student Life. Finally, she remembers the dedication of the Marvin Feldman Center and goes on to discuss budget cuts and her own work on the union's executive committee.
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Piecora, Annette
Hershfield, Allan
Feldman, Marvin
Ellis, Judith
Marcus, Gladys
Toy Manufacturers Association
Social sciences
Labor unions
Administrative assistants
Fashion Institute of Technology (New York, N.Y.)
New York (State)
New York (State)--New York
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FIT 50th Anniversary oral history series, 1994-1996


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Fashion Institute of Technology. (1994, November 30). Annette Piecora interview, 1994 December 1 [Video]. Archive on Demand.
Fashion Institute of Technology. "Annette Piecora interview, 1994 December 1." Archive on Demand, 30 Nov. 1994,
Fashion Institute of Technology, "Annette Piecora interview, 1994 December 1," Archive on Demand, November 30, 1994, video,