Why Marla Oliu ’09, MS ’13 gives back

Donor Spotlight Marla Oliu ’09, MS ’13 Learning and Development Coordinator, Hilton Worldwide   What do you love most about FIU and your involvement here? I love that FIU is and always will be a second home to me. I worked and went to school at both MMC and BBC and truly felt like I […]

Alumni annual meeting celebrates new board of directors and $50,000 donation from Wells Fargo

On Wednesday, May 4, the FIU Alumni Association celebrated the Annual Meeting & Cocktail Reception, a spirited event which has helped the Alumni Association propel into each new year for over a decade. Before the cocktail reception kicked off, an intimate group of volunteers gathered to be inducted into the 2016-2017 Alumni Association Board of […]

Alumnae poets publish new books

The art of poetry… Words that paint and verses that sing Trains of thought, sailboats of sounds Such things we feel, but cannot see. Such is this art… Poetry. What’s the first thing that comes to mind? Be honest. Shakespearean sonnets and afternoon tea? The haiku written in third grade that Mom framed and glued onto […]

Diana Beltran ’07 on the importance of giving back

Donor Spotlight Diana Beltran ’07 Learning and Delivery Manager, Wyndham Hotel Group   What do you love most about FIU and your involvement here? What I love most about FIU is the continuous reach from the faculty. Also, all the different opportunities of financial aid provided to the students. Last I will mention I love the […]

FIU Alumni Named Principal and Assistant Principal of the Year

We at FIU play an important role in educating this community’s teachers and educational leaders, laying the foundation for the preparation of the young people in our community for higher education and later the world of work. We’re proud to share with you that Manuel Sanchez from Miami Lakes Middle School, ’94, MS ’95, was […]

Annual Torch Awards gala celebrates 15th anniversary

The annual Torch Awards celebrated its 15th anniversary March 19 with a gala honoring distinguished alumni in the FIU community. The event, held at Fontainebleau Miami Beach, raises money for the university’s Alumni Center Building Fund and its First Generation Scholarship Fund, which benefits students who are the first in their families to attend college. […]

Alumni Profile: Vania Toledo ’12, MS ’14

Vania Toledo ’12, MS ’14 is a mother of 2 children ages 11 and 7 living in the Miami area. She has a Masters of Science in Global Strategic Communications from FIU and has been working in the marketing industry for over 15 years. Currently, she is the Director of Marketing & PR in the U.S. […]

Honor an FIU graduate with a digital bookplate

Graduation is an important milestone, the culmination of years of hard work and dedication, and deserves to be recognized! The FIU Libraries is offering family and friends the chance to honor their FIU graduate with a special gift – a digital bookplate in the library catalog. A physical bookplate is traditionally a small print or […]

Alumnus to be featured in SoFlo HOME PROJECT

WPLG-TV, Local 10, the ABC affiliate in Miami-Fort Lauderdale announced today the launch of a new, weekly show, “SoFlo HOME PROJECT,” featuring Martin Amado ’96, which will debut Saturday, April 2 at 11:00 am. Host of SoFlo HOME PROJECT will be South Florida home designer, Martin Amado. “We are extremely excited about our newest locally-produced show in […]