Hospitality alumnus goes from busboy to CEO

Alumnus Regynald G. Washington ’74 was invited back to FIU to speak at this summer’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management commencement ceremony on Sunday, July 29, 2018. In this interview, which originally appeared in FIU News, Washington opens up about the steps he took in life that propelled his career as a restaurateur: […]

Alumna’s life mission: to spread awareness about human trafficking

By Maria Gil When Karis Williams was only 15 years old she watched a human trafficking documentary that changed her life and gave her a purpose. She decided she would dedicate herself to rescuing lives. After serving in the military, earning her master’s in global affairs (MAGA) from the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs in […]

Journalism, business alumna takes home 8 Emmys®

By Sarah Hernandez FIU journalism alumna Amanda Ramirez ’05, MBA ’10, WUVG 34 Univision Atlanta Executive Producer/News Anchor, recently took home 8 Emmys® in several categories, including General Assignment Report – No Time Limit; Weather – Feature, Segment, Program or Special; and Continuing Coverage for the station’s outstanding coverage of Hurricane María, throughout the storm’s passage across Puerto Rico and […]

Are you a Leadership Miami alumnus? Let us know.

The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Miami program celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2019. We’re making a call to all FIU alumni who have participated in Leadership Miami since the program began: We want to hear from you! Please take a moment to update your contact information in our systems so we can provide […]

FIU ranked a top performing public university in Florida

Your FIU is ranked No. 2 among public universities in the state of Florida, according to performance scores released by the Florida Board of Governors. “Over the past four years we have aligned all efforts to make sure FIU students get the support they need to be academically and professionally successful,” said FIU President Mark […]

And the 2018 Alumni Participation Challenge winners are…

Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work College of Arts, Sciences & Education This year, alumni at FIU competed to earn their college or school money for student scholarships. The challenge? Each of FIU’s 11 colleges and schools was given a participation goal to see whose alumni can band […]

Bob Hewes Boats takes home top prize at annual fishing tournament

In a landslide victory, Bob Hewes Boats’ fishing team reeled in 44 pounds of dolphin and took home the top prize at the 16th Annual TotalBank Scholarship Fishing Tournament and Block Party. The event, hosted at Shake A Leg Miami in Coconut Grove, raises money for the Alumni Association Scholarship Fund. In addition, six students […]

Wolfsonian–FIU opens its first major Art Deco exhibition in Fall 2018

Deco: Luxury to Mass Market (opening October 19, 2018) will trace Art Deco’s European origins, migration to the U.S., and spectacular culmination in 1930s Miami Beach Walking tour neighborhood guide to bring the Wolfsonian experience  out of the galleries and into the streets The Wolfsonian–Florida International University announces the museum’s first large-scale exhibition devoted to Art […]

Alumni, community hyped for football season at Annual Cocktail Reception

Alumni, family and friends gathered at Coral Gables Country Club on May 17 to mingle and network at the 2018 Annual Cocktail Reception. The reception introduces new members of the Alumni Association Board of Directors, who are sworn in each year before the event begins, to the FIU community. This year, Sean Gazitúa ’04, Cisely […]

Maria Garcia ’05, JD ’08 elected president of Alumni Association Board of Directors

Maria Garcia ’05, JD ’08, an alumna of the Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs and the College of Law, has been elected the 28th president of the Alumni Association Board of Directors. As president, Garcia will work with the Board of Directors to support the university by connecting alumni through networking opportunities; advocating for […]