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 250,000 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! […]

A farewell message from outgoing FIU Alumni Association President Michael Hernandez ’04, MPA ’11

FIU Alumni Association President Michael Hernandez ’04, MPA ’11 shared the following message with his fellow board members on April 21, 2021, at his final board meeting as president. Hernandez is succeeded by alumna and board member Gina Duarte-Romero ’91, M.Ed. ’08. My Fellow Board Members – It has been a decade since Bill Draughon […]

Alumna, now an assistant professor, honored by South Florida Hispanic Chamber for leadership, service to the community

–By Gisela Valencia for FIU News Florence Greer MPH ’95 has dedicated her life to public health. She worked as a consumer safety officer with the U. S. Food and Drug Administration in Detroit. She served as the coordinator of services for pregnant teens and as a coordinator for the Office of HIV/AIDS at the […]

Congrats, new HWCOM alumni! Medical school hosts drive-in Match Day

–By Ileana Varela for FIU News The stage was set, in a parking lot at FIU, for the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine’s (HWCOM) first-ever drive-in Match Day. The celebration was about to begin. And then the rain came threatening to dampen the celebration. But the rain was no match for the students’ excitement. “We started med school […]

Back on the sand: Tickets on sale for SOBEWFF®

FIU students will take part in the 20th anniversary of the Festival from May 20-23. –By Ivonne Yee-Amor for FIU News For the 20th year, the white sands of Miami Beach will be home to some of the world’s most renowned wine and spirits producers, chefs, culinary personalities and students taking part in the South […]

‘Women in Politics’ seminar, hosted by FIU in DC, features prominent alumni

–By Eric Feldman for FIU News Last week’s second annual Women in Politics and Policy Fly-In summer—which kicked off on International Women’s Day and took place virtually this year—featured seven alumni across three days, including former Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27, 1989-2019), the first Latina elected to Congress. The bipartisan, intergenerational group of alumni panelists exemplify […]

305 Give Day 2021 beats last year’s record

The results are in: 673 alumni and other Panther family members from 23 states banded together last week to support our FIU on 305 Give Day 2021! The annual event encourages alumni to give in the spirit of “The 305” on March 5 (3/05) – a day many Miamians affectionately consider Miami’s holiday. The second-annual […]

Alumni turn love of plants into budding business

–By David Drucker for FIU News Whether they are being eaten, gazed upon or used for shade, plants have long held a soft spot in the heart of mankind. Two alumni have capitalized on this fact to create a new business: Dade Plant Co., a company that delivers tropical plants to customers. During the COVID-19 […]

Dean John Volakis and Dr. Jason Liu discuss impact of Knight Foundation’s recent investment in computing and information sciences education at FIU

Last week, the College of Engineering & Computing (CEC) announced its newly named Knight Foundation School of Computing and Information Sciences (KFSCIS), in recognition of a $10 million investment by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation in the school and FIU’s tech ecosystem. The Knight Foundation’s gift, which is accompanied by an additional $106 million investment […]

Hundreds of alumni return to campus – virtually – to connect with students during Panther Alumni Week 2021

Panther Alumni Week (PAW) looked a little different this year. For the first time, the annual PAW took place online, as a result of COVID-19 restrictions. But that didn’t stop scores of alumni – 250, to be exact – from joining FIU classes virtually from as far away as London to share their career advice […]