Alumni Spotlight

Miguel Cerra to be recognized by Florida International University with Distinguished Alumni Award

Miguel Cerra 200x238The Florida International University Alumni Association will be presenting Miguel Cerra ’95 with a Distinguished Alumni award during FIU’s fourteenth annual Torch Awards Charity Gala on Saturday, March 28, 2015. This award recognizes alumni who have brought honor and distinction to the university through their notable record of service and achievement in a particular discipline, organization or cause.

Miguel Cerra is the executive vice president of Link Construction Group Inc., a South Florida-based general contracting/construction management firm he and business partner Guillermo Fernandez founded in 2001. Since then, Cerra has grown the company into one of the most successful construction companies in South Florida with revenues of over $400 million. As a leader in the marketplace, Link has been nominated for numerous awards and accolades, including being ranked as one of the Top 25 General Contractors eight years in a row by the South Florida Business Journal. As executive vice president of Link, Cerra possesses more than 24 years’ experience in the construction industry. Just like the company, he loves to give back to the community and strongly believes in corporate citizenship. Cerra graduated from Coral Park High School and went on to obtain his Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Florida International University.

This year, the FIU Alumni Association will be hosting the prestigious gala at the luxurious Fontainebleau Miami Beach Hotel, located on 4441 Collins Avenue in Miami, Fla.



About FIU:
Florida International University is recognized as a Carnegie engaged university. It is a public research university with colleges and schools that offer more than 180 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU contributes $9.8 billion each year to the local economy. FIU is Worlds Ahead in finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission. FIU has awarded over 200,000 degrees and enrolls more than 54,000 students in two campuses and three centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell, FIU@I-75, and the Miami Beach Urban Studios. FIU also supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA and has over 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. For more information about FIU, visit

About the FIU Alumni Association:
The Florida International University Alumni Associationis a membership-based organization with over 20,000 dues paying members governed by a volunteer board of directors and currently serves a total alumni base of over 200,000, represented in every state and in more than 30 countries around the world. The mission is to serve the community of FIU alumni, students, family and friends by providing lifelong connections to FIU. The organization strives to provide opportunities to support FIU’s key strategic initiatives, which includes the revitalization and expansion of financial resources, achieving academic excellence, enhancing research and creative initiatives, and engaging the community of FIU. For more information about the FIU Alumni Association, visit

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