1939: Maxwell F. Marcuse establishes the Laboratory Institute of Merchandising at 45 West 34th Street.
1941: The first graduating class comprises 79 women who receive a one-year certificate.
1944: The school holds its first fashion show produced and directed by students. ■ LIM’s newspaper is renamed LIMLIGHT.
1947: Two-year program is added.
1950: The first fashion show of the Fifties is entitled “Flowers of the Hours.”
1959: LIM moves to 677 Fifth Avenue.
1962: Adrian G. Marcuse, Maxwell’s son, joins the college as vice president.
1965: The school purchases its flagship building, The Townhouse, at 12 East 53rd Street.
1971: London work-study program is established through cooperation with Selfridges Department Store. ■ Associate in occupational studies degree-granting powers are authorized. ■ College officially becomes coed.
1972: Adrian G. Marcuse becomes president. ■ First associate’s degree is awarded. ■ Florencio Ramos becomes first male LIM graduate.
1982: LIM is authorized to grant the Bachelor of Professional Studies degree.
1996: Bachelor of Business Administration in fashion merchandising degree is authorized.
1998: Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing is approved.
2001: Elizabeth S. Marcuse, Adrian’s daughter and Maxwell’s granddaughter, joins LIM as vice president and chief operating officer.
2002: Elizabeth S. Marcuse becomes president.
2003: Bachelor of Business Administration in visual merchandising is approved.
2004: Maxwell Hall at 216 East 45th Street is added.
2006: The school expands to include 545 Fifth Avenue at 45th Street. ■ Enrollment reaches 1,000.
2007: Ribbon cutting held for the newly renovated Townhouse.
2008: Master of Business Administration degree-granting powers are authorized. ■ A student residence opens at 1760 Third Avenue.
2009: M.B.A. expands to fashion merchandising and entrepreneurship. ■ School is renamed LIM College and starts using the tag line “Where Business Meets Fashion.”
2011: The Townhouse at 12 East 53rd Street designated a New York City landmark. ■ The first “Fashion: Now & Then” symposium is sponsored by the Adrian G. Marcuse Library.
2012: Master of Professional Studies in fashion merchandising and retail management is approved.
2013: Master of Professional Studies in fashion marketing is approved. ■ A track in home fashions is added to the Bachelor of Business Administration degree. ■ Mu Rho Chapter of Delta Mu Delta comes to campus.
2014: LIM College celebrates its 75th anniversary. ■ The school launches a Bachelor of Science in International Business and a Master’s of Professional Studies in Visual Merchandising for the fall semester.
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