Thomas J. Baskind, FCRH ‘68, Endowed Scholarship

The Thomas J. Baskind, FCRH ‘68, Endowed Scholarship has been established to provide similar opportunities to future generations of Fordham students.

Always a champion of his Alma-Maters, Fordham held a special place in his heart.  The scholarships he received presented him with an opportunity he never forgot- and appreciated throughout his life.

Thomas J. Baskind

Thomas J Baskind Yearbook Photo

Growing up in Astoria (Queens) Thomas attended Our Lady of Mount Carmel Grammar School. Tom was an altar boy as well as a lay reader during mass at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church.

While at St. Francis Prep (Brooklyn NY) he wrote articles about St. Francis sporting events that appeared with his bi-line in the newspapers, Journal American and the Long Island City Press.

Thomas went to Fordham University (along with his older brother Frank)  for his Undergraduate Studies and was a member of the Fordham Club.  While at Fordham, he was awarded the Joseph Medill Patterson scholarship in Journalism (1966 & 1967) in both his junior and senior years.

Thomas then went on to earn a Masters Degree from the University of North Carolina at    Chapel Hill (School of Journalism). His graduate thesis was titled: “Conflict as a Simplifying   Reporting Technique: a question of press responsibility

He was a member of Sigma Delta Chi and the Association for Education in Journalism and was a guest lecturer at Fordham University Communications Department

Thomas had a successful and varied career including positions at Field and Stream Magazine, Editor of Lighting Design & Application, Vice President of CBS Sports, and Director of Global Vendor Management at Deutsche Bank. Later in his career, he was a self-employed sales consultant and Sales Manager.

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