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 […]

FIU Magazine now available for tablet devices

For the first time, FIU Magazine is available to read on iPad and Android tablets. The new, tablet-friendly magazine was designed to bring FIU Magazine further into the digital world and meet readers’ requests for a more portable publication. “The tablet merges the print and online editions of the magazine,” said editor Karen Cochrane, “and […]

Sweet cravings, real estate lessons fuel success for Joseph’s Cookies

Barred by diabetes from eating sweets, Joseph Semprevivo was determined to find a way to enjoy the baked goods he craved. Diagnosed at 9 years old, he had no cooking or baking experience, but really missed the sugary treats. Two years later, he started experimenting in the kitchen of his parents’ restaurant. At 15 years […]

Why Antoinette Joseph MSW ’03 gives back

Donor Spotlight Antoinette Joseph MSW ’03 Social Worker, Victoria Hospital St. Lucia What do you love most about FIU and your involvement here? FIU is a multicultural campus with many memorable experiences for me. My first advisor, Mrs. Albertini, walked me through FIU’s assistance program and the Latin American Scholarship Program of American Universities (LASPAU), which […]

Panther Q&A: Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera ’79

Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera ’79 is a well-known public servant, community activist, entrepreneur and innovator. After going to school full-time and working full-time, Bettina successfully graduated with her BS in Social Work. Bettina perfectly showcases the resilience and driven nature of the FIU Panther. In this interview, you’ll learn a bit about her FIU journey, her […]

Panther Q&A: Lily Savinon ’10

How would you describe your years as an FIU student? Some of the best years of my life! Those were the years that molded me as a leader, showed me the importance of community service, and developed my skills in Marketing/Advertising. It’s also where I met my best friends and my husband! Those 4 years […]

FIU alumnus John Bailly ’90 to feature work at Deering Estate as Artist-in-Residence

John William Bailly ’90 is an accomplished FIU alumnus, he received his MFA in painting and printmaking from Yale University and has been serving as a Faculty Fellow of the Honors College since 2004. His work explores the random nature of information and the manner in which we process it. Utilizing juxtapositions of diverse data […]

Kev Marcus ’03 is Breaking Music Stereotypes

Kevin “Kev Marcus” Sylvester ’03 and Wilner B. “Simply Sick” Baptiste, members of Black Violin, have been making musical waves in the media for some time now. They have stood before the renowned Apollo Theatre, joining musical legends such as Billie Holiday, James Brown and Lauryn Hill.  Both participated at TEDxFIU in 2013 to talk […]

Alumna takes on Alaska’s wild side

When I tell Meredith Marchioni that I’ve just learned there may be a brown bear nearby, she immediately takes off. Not away from the bear but toward it. “Down here?” she turns to ask, heading toward a line of cottonwood trees on the banks of the Kenai River, Alaska’s world-renowned fly-fishing spot. We’ve met here so […]

Your Alumni Association Is Evolving

The FIU Alumni Association is making strategic changes to evolve our alumni programming and become more aligned with the priorities of the university. Effective immediately, all graduates will be part of the FIU Alumni Association. We are no longer operating under a membership fees structure. All of our 215,000 alumni will be privy to all […]