Tina Vidal ’02, ’04: The Leader of the Pack

When Tina Vidal ’02, ’04 boarded a plane from Las Vegas to Miami on New Year’s Day in 2015, she knew her dream was about to take flight. Over the course of the five-hour plane ride, Tina incorporated her new business venture, Pooch Perks, a lifestyle pet subscription box of unique plush and durable dog toys, […]

Miami Might: Put your strength where your heart is

After graduating, Matthew Kunkle ’14 was looking to do something beyond himself, something that would truly make a difference. With previous volunteer experience at the Special Olympics and a passion for fitness, Kunkle thought of ways he could combine his background in order to assist special needs organizations & athletes. That’s how Miami Might came to be. Miami Might challenges people […]

Alumni Flashback to the 90’s at the Silver Pride 25 Year Reunion

Each homecoming week, the FIU Alumni Association celebrates graduates from the past 25 years during the Silver Pride Reunion. On Friday, October 23, seven alumni were inducted from the class of 1990 and past classes. Over 60 alumni and guests were in attendance to enjoy this special occasion. This year, in celebration of the first class of the […]

Gaston Rossato ’08: Always in the Driver’s Seat

Growing up in Miami, Gaston Rossato ‘08 was surrounded by family and business. From Argentinian and Italian decent, his close-knit family emigrated from Argentina to Miami in the early 80’s and in no time, the family and business were growing in size. Gaston observed his entrepreneurial father build a successful career in the automotive industry. […]

Soledad O’Brien selects FIU to kick off Latino in America tour

As the No. 1 university in the nation for awarding bachelor’s and master’s degrees to Hispanic students, it’s fitting that award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien will kick off her national tour, I Am Latino in America, at FIU’s Graham Center ballrooms Monday, Sept. 28, at 6 p.m. “I am pleased to kick off our tour at FIU with a […]

From FIU to Pollo Tropical

FIU alumna Ashley Wojnar ’10 began her education at FIU with the hopes of creating a circle of long lasting friends. Although she grew up in Miami and was deeply ingrained in the community, she wanted to make new connections and expand her network. As a student, she was involved in SGA and also took […]

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, […]