February 2015 Member Spotlight

Janet Lopez FIU Degree: B.A. in International Relations Graduation Year: 2014 Member since: 2014 Profession: Graduate Student at Tulane University Why she joined the FIU Alumni Association: I joined the FIU Alumni Association to stay connected to my alma mater in various ways. I love seeing how the University continues to grow through the support of alumni […]

The Dahlin Legacy

U.S. Coast Guard veteran Arnie Dahlin recalls one of the first times he ever set his eyes on FIU. “On one of our return air search and rescue missions, we diverted our flight path down and headed west flying over the Tamiami Trail. I happened to have my camera at the time and I leaned out […]

Alumna Helena Ramirez named one of Forbes 30 Under 30

Helena Ramirez, 26 Eastern Coalitions Coordinator, LIBRE Initiative Puerto Rico native coordinates with entrepreneurs, churches and women in the Hispanic community for Koch-affiliated conservative group. She was the inaugural chair of She Should Run’s Frontrunners, encouraging more women to run for public office, and helped with first GOP Hispanic digital outreach strategy in the 2012 […]

January 2015 Member Spotlight

Jean Rivers FIU Degree: B.A. in Philosophy Graduation Year: 2004 Member since: 2012 Profession: E-Discovery Specialist at Berg & Androphy and Author Why she joined the FIU Alumni Association: I joined the FIU Alumni Association because I love FIU and everything that it stands for and I want to be part of its continued growth and future success. […]

Chapter Leader Spotlight: Jean Rivers

Jean Rivers FIU Degree: B.A. in Philosophy Graduation Year: 2004 Member since: 2012 Profession: E-Discovery Specialist at Berg & Androphy and Author Why she joined the FIU Alumni Association: I joined the FIU Alumni Association because I love FIU and everything that it stands for and I want to be part of its continued growth and future success. […]

December 2014 Member Spotlight

G.C. Murray FIU Degree: B.A. in Humanities, Honors College Graduation Year: 2008 Lifetime Member since: 2014 Profession: Deputy General Counsel for the Florida Justice Association Why he joined the FIU Alumni Association: I would not trade my college experience at FIU with anyone in the world–from pledging Alpha Phi Alpha, to winning Homecoming King twice, to being an RA, […]

November 2014 Member Spotlight

Christi Fraga FIU Degree: B.A. in Finance Graduation Year: 2010 Lifetime Member since: 2010 Profession: Vice Mayor for the City of Doral and Entrepreneur Why she joined the FIU Alumni Association: As a Panther, it’s important to stay in touch with my alma mater. I felt the FIU Alumni Association was the best way to keep me informed […]

Pradere Pride: An FIU Legacy

Forty-two years ago, the father of Ileana Pradere ’97 established his furniture manufacturing business, Pradere Office Products. Now in the hands of his three daughters, Ileana and her two sisters, Jennifer Pradere MBA ‘14 & Michelle Pradere-Gonzalez ’05, are using what they learned at FIU to carry on what their father worked so greatly for. Despite […]

Lorena Estrada ’10: From Student to Journalist

“When I walked across stage at commencement, I knew where I was going,” shared Lorena Estrada ’10.  But her focused direction wasn’t developed overnight. Born to a Greek mother and Nicaraguan father who were always watching the evening news, Lorena knew from a young age that her compass pointed to journalism. As a University student, […]

October 2014 Member Spotlight

Aldo Guerrero FIU Degree: B.A. in Liberal Studies Graduation Year: 2011 Member since: 2011 Profession: Client Manager, Assistant Vice President at Willis of Massachusetts Why he joined the FIU Alumni Association: I joined the FIU Alumni Association because it is an exciting way to be involved with the University and an avenue to give back to an institution […]