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 […]

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 […]