February 2014 Member Spotlight

Alberto Padron FIU Degrees: BS in Public Administration and MBA Graduation Years: 1998, 2009 Lifetime member since: 2004 Profession: CEO of Stinghouse Why he joined the FIU Alumni Association: To strengthen my ability to have a positive impact on my alma mater and thus a greater impact on our community. I could network anywhere. However, […]

December 2013 Member Spotlight

Alberto Castro FIU Degrees: BS in Criminal Justice Graduation Year: 2007 Lifetime Member since: 2012 Profession: Miami Beach Police Department Why he joined the FIU Alumni Association: Why not join the Alumni Association?  I love having the opportunity  to keep in touch with what is going on at fIU, building my network, reaching out to friends, […]

November 2013 Member Spotlight

Paul Defay FIU Degrees: BS in Electrical Engineering Graduation Year: 2002 Lifetime Member since: 2002 Alumni Chapter Affiliation: Atlanta Profession: Electrical Engineer with S-E-A Limited Why he joined the FIU Alumni Association: To network with fellow FIU graduates. What does FIU mean to him: Florida International University is the reason for my success in life. […]

October 2013 Member Spotlight

Newly Guajardo FIU Degrees: BA in Health Administration, MS in Special Education Graduation Years: 2002, 2006 Member since: 2013 Alumni Chapter Affiliation: Dallas Profession: Grade School Teacher Why she joined the FIU Alumni Association: I joined the FIU Alumni Association because of my commitment to the university and to give back. As an educator, I […]

September 2013 Member Spotlight

Harold Ford FIU Degrees: MA, MBA, Specialist in Education Leadership Graduation Years: 2004, 2005, 2008 Lifetime Member since: 2005 Profession: Assistant Principal at Brownsville Middle School and Volunteer Executive Director of the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America Miami-Dade County Chapter Why he joined the FIU Alumni Association: I joined the FIU Alumni Association to […]

August 2013 Member Spotlight

Rebecca Schultz FIU Degrees: BA Graduation Year: 2011 Lifetime Member since: 2012 Alumni Chapter Affiliation: Broward Profession: Volunteer Coordinator at Sawgrass Nature Center & Wildlife Hospital Why she joined the FIU Alumni Association: I joined as a student to keep up to date and to take advantage of networking opportunities. When I graduated I became […]

July 2013 Member Spotlight

Jason Poblete FIU Degrees: BA Graduation Years: 1992 Alumni Chapter Affiliation: Washington D.C. Profession: Partner at Poblete Tamargo, LLP Why he joined the FIU Alumni Association: To help fellow FIU alumni in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area with their goals for a rewarding legal or public policy career. Professional Organizations: Federalist Society, ABA National Security […]

June 2013 Member Spotlight

Ralph Rosado FIU Degrees: BA and MA in English Graduation Years: 1996, 2003 Profession: Executive Director, South Florida Community Development Coalition Why he joined the FIU Alumni Association: I joined the Alumni Association while still an undergraduate at the school, because of the relationships I had forged with so many caring individuals that worked with me […]

May 2013 Member Spotlight

Dr. Rebecca Mae “Becky” Salokar FIU Degrees: B.A. in Political Science; J.D. (Law) Graduation Years: 1981; 2009 Profession: Chair, Department of Politics and International Relations, Florida International University and Rebecca M. Salokar (Law Practice) Why she joined the FIU Alumni Association: Joining the Alumni Association was one way to show my pride in FIU as a […]

April 2013 Member Spotlight

Marisol Sierra FIU Degree: Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies, Minor: Marketing and Public Relations. Currently pursuing a Professional MBA with a specialization in marketing. Graduation Year: 2009, MBA anticipated 2014 Profession: FIU Office of Alumni Relations; My Grooms Room Why she joined the FIU Alumni Association: I bleed blue and gold! Aside from obtaining […]