Thomas Peter Lantos was a distinguished U.S.
Congress Representative from 1981 until his passing
in February 2008. Representative Lantos was
Chairman of the United States House Committee on
Foreign Affairs and a member of the
Congressional Progressive Caucus. He was a
vocal speaker on issues undertaken by U.S. Congress’
International Relations Committee. Early in his
career, Representative Lantos was a professor of
economics, an analyst on international affairs, and
advisor of U.S. senators. He was also a well-known
advocate of the environment, receiving consistently
high ratings from the League of Conservation
Voters and other environmental organizations.
He also championed human rights. As co-chair of the
Congressional Human Rights Caucus, he spoke
out for Christians who wanted to practice their
faith in Saudi Arabia and Sudan, fought for Tibetans
to be able to retain their culture and religion, and
advocated for other oppressed minorities worldwide.
Representative Lantos’ efforts to protect religious
freedom in 2004 resulted in a bill to halt the
global spread of anti-Semitism.
Born in Budapest, Hungary, Representative Lantos
moved to the United States in 1947, and attended the
University of Washington and the University of
California, Berkeley, receiving his Ph.D in 1953. He
was quoted as saying, "It is only in the United
States that a penniless survivor of the Holocaust
and a fighter in the anti-Nazi underground could
have received an education, raised a family, and had
the privilege of serving the last three decades of
his life as a Member of Congress" he said. "I
will never be able to express fully my profoundly
felt gratitude to this great country."
Representative Roy Blunt, the House Republican Whip
stated that "Chairman Lantos will be remembered
as a man of uncommon integrity and sincere moral
conviction -- and a public servant who never wavered
in his pursuit of a better, freer and more
religiously tolerant world."
President George W. Bush posthumously awarded Lantos
Medal of Freedom,
stating that "We miss his vigorous defense of
human rights and his powerful witness for the cause
of human freedom. For a lifetime of leadership, for
his commitment to liberty, and for his devoted
service to his adopted nation, I am proud to award
the Presidential Medal of Freedom, posthumously, to
Tom Lantos, and proud that his loving wife Annette
will receive the award on behalf of his family."
Lantos in Wikipedia
COMPUTER GENERATED SOLUTIONS, INC
President & Chief Executive Officer of
Computer Generated Solutions, Inc. (CGS),
was a close personal friend of Congressman Lantos
and has decided to give an annual scholarship
honoring him and to promote his humanitarian values
and global views among future generations.
Senior Vice President of CGS, who also serves in the
ITM Advisory Board, invited ITM to establish this
scholarship. Congressman Lantos was very interested
in the international aspects of the fashion industry
and was a regular participant in CGS’s International
Founded in New York City in 1984 as a systems
integrator to the fashion industry, CGS currently
serves North America, Europe, and Asia with 20
global locations and 2500 employees worldwide. CGS
enables mid-market enterprises, Fortune 1000
companies, and government agencies to drive business
transformation and improve operating performance by
adapting and implementing advanced technology
BlueCherry, CGS’s award winning software, has the
largest market share in the sewn products industry.
BlueCherry modules include ERP, Supply Chain
Management, Product Lifecycle Management,
Warehousing, B2B, Collaborative Sourcing and
Business Intelligence. CGS combines its technical
knowhow with a deep understanding of the issues
facing the industry.
is for a full-time ITM student with
a strong academic record and excellent written and
oral skills as well as
an interest and desire to participate in
global issues during their career. The recipient is
expected to speak at CGS’ annual conference in Las
Vegas on Monday, 27 October, 2008 with travel
expenses paid by the company. In addition, the
recipient will be eligible for a summer internship
with the company with possible permanent career
application must be hand delivered in both
hard copy and CD forms to the
ITM Department Secretary at room B-429 no later than
3 p.m. on Wednesday, 1 October, 2008. The
winner will be announced in the ITM website by mid
October, 2008 or by the date that CGS signs the
scholarship agreement. In the unlikely event that
said agreement is not signed, ITM reserves the right
to terminate the competition.
This criteria has been set by the donor. Applicants
1. Be a full-time ITM major;
2. Maintain full-time status during the
scholarship period. Must take at least four courses
in Spring 2009 and four courses in Fall 2009.
3. Have and maintain Grade Point Average (GPA) of
at least 3.0 as an ITM student or an overall GPA of
3.3 in the Associate program or last two years of
Please attach a copy of your transcript;
Have done volunteer work for ITM, FIT, the fashion
industry or the community;
5. Submit a complete and well-organized
6. Be available for interview at CGS’ headquarters
at Three World Financial Center, 200 Vesey St., New
York City beginning at 3:00 p.m. up to 5:00 p.m.
on Tuesday, 7 October, 2008, and other
presentation(s) as requested. (Note: CGS reserves
the right to pre-screen all applicants and invite
only the finalists to the interview process).
7. Be available to speak at the CGS conference in
Las Vegas, Nevada on Monday, 27 October, 2008.
8. Be available to intern at CGS in the summer of
Visit Professor Christine S. Pomeranz during her
office hours, room B-429
or call at (212) 217-4282 or email