May 2015 Member Spotlight

Brett Dunne FIU Degrees: B.S. in Hospitality Management Graduation Years: 1989 Lifetime Member since: 2014 Profession: Executive Vice President at Disaronno International Why he joined the FIU Alumni Association: I joined the Alumni Association because I am proud to be a Golden Panther and so very proud of how far the University has come since my graduation 25 years […]

FIU wants to interview you!

Have you ever wanted an opportunity to share your thoughts and opinions with FIU? Or have you been longing for an opportunity to meaningfully engage with your university by connecting with current FIU students? Well, we have just the program for you… Panther Discovery! Endorsed by FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg, the Panther Discovery program […]

FIU Alumnus Tony Succar ’08 to Release the First Ever Latin Album Salute To The King of Pop

The First Ever Latin Album Salute To The King of Pop From Producer/Multi-instrumentalist/Arranger Tony Succar To Be Released April 14 On Universal Music Classics In Partnership With Universal Music Latin Entertainment Featuring Over 100 Musicians Including Latin Superstars Tito Nieves, Jon Secada & Obie Bermúdez Among Notable Others Video For First Single “Smooth Criminal” Premiered […]

14th Annual Torch Awards Gala breaks attendance record

With over 800 people in attendance this year, the 14th Annual Torch Awards Gala broke a university record. “We know you could’ve been at Ultra, but you’re here. This is our Ultra,” President Mark B. Rosenberg told alumni and guests during his keynote address at dinner. The Torch Awards, hosted by the Alumni Association and held at the Fontainebleau […]

April 2015 Member Spotlight

Franklin McCune FIU Degrees: B.S. and M.S. in Education Graduation Years: 2005 and 2008 Lifetime Member since: 2009 Profession: Senior Manager of Civic Engagement at City Year Why he joined the FIU Alumni Association: As a Golden Panther, it is my duty to give back and be involved with my school. We are all one big #GoldenPantherNation. […]

Reliving FIU’s history

If you’ve ever found yourself wondering how FIU’s first buildings got their diverse names, FIU alumna Dr. Diane Spurlock ’75 has your answer. Actually, she was directly involved in the process as the chair of a student committee that was established to serve as the official liaison between the FIU administration and the student body. […]

Torch Awards Gala benefits student scholarships and alumni center

In addition to paying tribute to our outstanding alumni, the 14th Annual Torch Awards Gala will support FIU’s First Generation Scholarship Fund and the Alumni Center Building Fund, which will serve as a central gathering space for students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends. More than 50% of FIU undergraduate students will be the first generation in […]

From FIU to Google

Hector Mujica ’11 is very familiar with leaving his comfort zone. In fact, as Google’s Social Responsibility Strategist & Policy Lead for U.S. Hispanic Community Outreach, Mujica thinks it is vital for one’s success and self-growth. Had he stayed within comfortable confines, Mujica might have not done public policy work for a Congresswoman, worked at […]

Young Alumni Make Connections

On Thursday, February 26, the FIU Young Alumni Council hosted their first event of 2015 at Lexus of North Miami. Graduates gathered over some great food and music to catch up, share their experiences and build valuable connections to keep pushing their careers forward. Alumnus Joaklin Raphael ’09 mentioned, “It’s great to reconnect with other young […]