Exceptional young alumni recognized for service, professional contributions with inaugural FIU Alumni 5 Under 35 award

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The much-anticipated reveal of the inaugural FIU Alumni 5 Under 35, presented by the FIU Young Alumni Network, is here. The 5 Under 35 are a group of proud Panther graduates, ages 35 and younger, who have made exceptional achievements in and contributions to their professions. They exemplify FIU’s core values of truth, freedom, respect, responsibility […]

You’re an FIU grad! Now what?

Congratulations on this awesome achievement, Panther! Although your journey as a student may be coming to a close, you are now joining a family of more than 275,000 FIU alumni. There are so many ways for you to stay connected and engaged with the Blue & Gold – here’s just 10 we hope you’ll explore! […]

SigEp alumni leaders reflect on fraternity’s 35 years at FIU

Alumni Thomas Jelke, Ph.D. ’90 and Sean Gazitúa ’04 remain actively involved with SigEp and FIU as mentors, fundraisers and volunteer leaders. Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity, better known around campus as SigEp, celebrated its 35th anniversary at FIU with an alumni reunion at Cerveceria La Tropical in Miami on April 2. The celebration came on the […]

Third annual FIU 305 Give Day breaks participation, fundraising records

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The third annual FIU 305 Give Day blew past its previous fundraising and participation records, bringing in more than $228,000 from 906 donors in the spirit of “The 305.” 305 Give Day shines a spotlight on the generosity of FIU alumni and encourages grads to give back to their alma mater by supporting scholarships, student organizations, academic programs, research […]

CARTA alumna’s gift will help minority-owned small businesses thrive

Silvana Massolo ’04 has made a quarter-million dollar commitment to support FIU alumni-owned businesses. A new and uncommon opportunity will soon be available to budding alumni entrepreneurs in the communication, art and design fields. With a gift from Silvana Massolo ’04, College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts (CARTA) alumni will have the opportunity to apply for […]

CDR Maguire Inc. CEO and CDR Health Care Inc. CEO, both alumni, give $1.2 million to Honors College for scholarships

Florida International University alumni Tina Vidal-Duart and Carlos Duart have made a $1.2 million gift to the FIU Honors College to establish two student scholarship endowments. It is the largest gift the Honors College has received from its alumni to date. “We are humbled to be in a position to make this gift,” said Tina Vidal-Duart. “Carlos […]

Two-time alumnus George Corton named FIU Vice President of Development and Innovation Philanthropy

George Corton, a fundraising professional with more than 18 years of experience, has been promoted to Vice President of Development and Innovation Philanthropy at Florida International University. Corton, an alumnus who received his bachelor’s and MBA degrees from FIU, has served the university for nearly 16 years, including as Chief Development Officer/ Senior Associate Vice […]

FIU Panther Shadows program gives alumni glimpse into careers, industries of interest

–By Sonia Gonzalez Hernandez The FIU Panther Shadows program is a one-day opportunity for FIU students and alumni to connect with employers, community partners and fellow alumni to observe and learn about professional roles related to majors, degrees and industries of interest. Explore different career possibilities and see firsthand how classroom skills and career competencies apply in […]

Alumnus John McKibbon ’75 makes $5M gift to FIU Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management

–By Ivonne Amor John McKibbon and his wife Letitia have made a $5 million gift to the Florida International University Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management that will enhance alumni outreach, implement formal integration of technology and innovation into the curriculum, and create student scholarships at the top-10 U.S. public hospitality school from which he graduated. The McKibbon […]