November 29, 2020

Memorial Service Held for Adrian G. Marcuse, Who Headed LIM for 40 Years

NEW YORK – Some 215 people came out Thursday night to pay tribute to Adrian G. Marcuse, an engineer-turned-educator who transformed LIM College over a 40-year tenure. Marcuse died June 29 at the age of 95 of natural causes.
Michael Gould, Denise Seegal, Sherry Cassin, Macy’s Shawn Outler, Louise Evins and LIM College alums John Varvatos Enterprises’ Luisa Herrera-Garcia, Gail Rothwell, former chief executive officer of Nine West Footwear, and FitFlop’s Douglas Jakubowski were among those who attended the memorial service at the Metropolitan Club here.
Known as a gentleman and a pioneer in education, Marcuse treated everyone at the college as extended family. He was known as a great leader, proud father, visionary and overall “good man.” Marcuse essentially transformed the school into a true college and had the vision to take LIM from a one-year, all-girls certificate program to a coed associate degree granting institution, and finally to a coed Middle states-accredited college offering four-year bachelor’s degrees. Today, the college offers master’s degrees, as well.
During his tenure, LIM, which was founded on the premise of experiential education, had great success in placing more than 90 percent of the graduating class into jobs each year. Today, the college has a 91.6

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