14th Annual Torch Awards: Breaking records by the numbers

The 14th Annual Torch Awards already broke one university record: The gala in March boasted the highest attendance in its history, with nearly 800 guests flooding the Fontainebleau’s Crystal Ballrooms. Now, it’s broken a second record: The Torch Awards raised its highest amount of funding ever, with more than $100,000 being divided evenly between first-generation scholarships and […]

Alumna Optimizes HR Strategies at the Miami Heat

The College of Business’ Master of Science in Human Resource Management (MSHRM) program was in its early stages when Christine Machado Risso graduated in 2004. She was one of approximately 30 students in the program’s fourth cohort at FIU, and it has guided her career for the last decade. Today, Machado Risso is the director […]

August 2015 Member Spotlight

Peter Dubowsky FIU Degree: B.A. in Political Science Graduation Year: 1989 Lifetime Member since: 1994 Profession: Attorney, Dubowsky Law Office, Chtd. Why he joined the FIU Alumni Association: I have so much gratitude for the opportunities and good times that I enjoyed at FIU back in the 80’s. I am now thousands of miles away in Las Vegas, Nevada, […]

Alumnus Adapts Gloria Estefan’s Songs for Broadway

Manny Schvartzman ’09, an FIU School of Music graduate, knows what it means to feel the rhythm of the music getting stronger. He has been working on ON YOUR FEET!– a new musical based on the life story of seven-time GRAMMY winning international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband, legendary producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan – for more than a […]

July 2015 Member Spotlight

Joaquin Bello FIU Degrees: B.S. in Accounting/Marketing and M.S. in Accounting Graduation Years: 1995 and 2001 Lifetime Member since: 1996 Profession: AVP Financial Systems and Reporting, Interval Leisure Group Why he joined the FIU Alumni Association: I joined the FIU Alumni Association to continue to the bonds I formed as a student. What does FIU mean to him: My years as a […]

Submit Your Nominations for the 15th Annual Torch Awards Gala

We established the Torch Awards to honor our graduates who have had a positive impact on their profession, the community and the university. These outstanding individuals are our Torchbearers and serve as an inspiration to all. Nominations are now being accepted for this year’s awards ceremony. Nominees must be FIU graduates (not applicable to Faculty […]

Thirteen alumni to be honored as Legacy magazine’s leaders of tomorrow

Thirteen FIU graduates have the distinct honor of being among Legacy magazine’s 2015 40 Under 40 Leaders of Today and Tomorrow. These honorees were nominated by their peers, then carefully chosen by a selection committee comprised of 40 under 40 alumni. These individuals were chosen for having made a significant impact not only in their professional […]

Dining with 12 Panthers in 300 Words

The exclusive breakfast held on June 2nd, 2015  by the FIU Student Alumni Association was quite the experience (No, I am not writing about the food)! The event was hosted by Antonio Lyon ’09, CEO and Founder of successful start-up U-Glove, and Hiram Hernandez ’03, an equally successful independent business owner/financial adviser for Eagle Strategies, […]

June 2015 Member Spotlight

Evelyn Diaz FIU Degrees: B.S. in Accounting Graduation Year: 1989 Lifetime Member since: 1992 Profession: Senior Manager, Financial Reporting, Rialto Capital Why she joined the FIU Alumni Association: I joined the FIU Alumni Association as a lifetime member to stay abreast of all the wonderful things happening at FIU. It is an honor and joy to see it grow and see […]

An FIU love story inspires engagement

Greg Todd ’00 had no idea how significant visits to his cousin’s dorm at Panther Hall would become. It was during those trips back in 1997 that he first noticed Kerry, the Hall’s front desk assistant. When Greg first saw her, he started making visits to the dorms more frequently, and not one month later, […]