Alumnus, Brewery Owner at Helm of new FIU Beverage

Written by Gisela Valencia Originally published February 7th, 2023, on news.fiu.edu. “Good beer brings good people together.” It’s somewhat of a mantra for Alan Espino ’07 — one that has guided him for years. Now, he’s hoping to unite Panthers around a new FIU-themed beverage, which will be unveiled later this month. Espino is the […]

Alumnus Works on the Future of Video Gaming

Written by Irene Ferradaz Originally published December 12, 2022, on news.fiu.edu.   Jose Maldonado is living a life most gamers can only dream of, working for tech giant Microsoft on the future of video gaming with the xCloud Team. “My days consist of tinkering with the latest gaming technology to enhance the experience for our […]

Former FIU Football Star Johnathan “Cyp” Cyprien ’12 now making “big plays” off the field

In both his personal and professional life, Johnathan “Cyp” Cyprien ’12, who played for the FIU football team and then in the NFL for eight years, is committed to others’ success. He believes it’s all about “making investments that help people to be their best,” be it family and friends, community, his real estate business, […]

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 […]

Chief Alumni Officer’s Corner: August 2021

Greetings, Panthers! Seven months ago, to the day, I began my journey at FIU. I packed up the moving truck amid 23 inches of fresh snow in Cleveland, Ohio, and journeyed on down to Miami. As I write this, I think of the theme song from the ’70s sitcom “The Jeffersons.” The song began with, […]

Compensation for student-athletes? Everything you need to know about ‘NIL,’ explained by attorney, alum Adam Wasch

Wasch answers questions about the NCAA’s new policy on payments to college players –For FIU News Florida earlier this year became one of the first states to pass a law that gives college athletes the right to earn compensation for the use of their name, image or likeness, often referred to as NIL. The National Collegiate Athletic Association this […]

10 ways an FIU degree, completed fully online, enhances careers

–By Monica Smith for FIU News Education changes lives. It’s been said that the decision to pursue a college degree is an investment. For some, the investment provides immediate benefits and for others it can help in many professional ways. These students and alumni share how the decision to pursue an FIU degree—100 percent online—helped […]