On 30th anniversary of Armenian earthquake, alumnus recognized by ambassador for service as disaster responder

On December 7, 1988, a magnitude-6.8 earthquake rocked Armenia, leaving 25,000 dead (with estimates ranging as high as 50,000) and hundreds of thousands homeless. In an unprecedented move, the Soviet Union, of which Armenia was then a member, called for help from the international community in the wake of the disaster. Days later, alumnus Raul […]

Construction school officially renamed in honor of alumnus Chad Moss ’94

In recognition of a landmark contribution to FIU, the College of Engineering & Computing’s school of construction has been renamed in honor of alumnus Chad Moss ’94. The Moss School of Construction, Infrastructure and Sustainability was recently unveiled at a ceremony at the Engineering Center and commemorates a $10 million donation to the school made […]

Torch Awards Gala showcases the best and brightest

This story originally appeared in FIU Magazine. The 2018 Torch Awards Gala attracted a record-breaking 1,000 attendees to make it the largest in FIU history. The November event, held at the Modesto A. Maidique Campus, honored 15 alumni and one faculty member who are each making a difference in their professions, in the community and […]

#FIUstrong: Hurricane Michael relief efforts

Dear FIU Alumni, Hurricane Michael left many of our fellow Floridians, including members of our own FIU family, devastated. Please join the FIU Alumni Association in coming together #FIUstrong to support our community in this time of great need. FIU alumni in the South Florida area who are interested in helping the relief effort can find information below on […]

Annual Torch Awards Gala returns to FIU this year, and you’re invited!

The Torch Awards Gala returns to FIU this year! The annual celebration pays tribute to Panthers who are making an impact in their professions, the community and at the university. Last hosted on campus more than five years ago, the event will take place at FIU’s Ocean Bank Convocation Center for the first time on […]

5 days remain until football. Are you ready for game day?

The 2018 FIU Football season kicks off this Saturday, Sept. 1, when our Panthers take on the Big 10 Indiana Hoosiers! And it’s shaping up to be an exciting season. The Panthers are coming off an eight-win 2017 season that sent them to FIU’s first bowl game in six years: The Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]