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 […]

The FIU Legacy of Jose Manuel Diaz ’86

Jose Manuel Diaz ’86, Principal of Compass Office Solutions, is no stranger to the FIU Legacy. Despite being a first generation college student, Diaz comes from a large Panther family – and we don’t just mean being part of our 200,000+ proud graduates. He and his five siblings, as well as 25 of his 29 […]

Luis G. Brignoni ’08: From FIU Student to Founder of Wynwood Brewing Company

Luis G. Brignoni ’08 has made it his personal life mission to provide Wynwood Art District and Miami with locally brewed, quality beer. This graduate of the FIU College of Business is the proud founder of Wynwood Brewing Company and celebrated the grand opening of his first taproom last December. But how exactly does someone get started brewing […]

September 2014 Member Spotlight

Jason McWilliams FIU Degree: B.S. in Journalism and Mass Communication Graduation Years: 1999 Lifetime Member since: 2014 Profession: Director of Admissions, Southern Careers Institute Why he joined the FIU Alumni Association: FIU became my family when I moved back home in 1997. I always had someone in my life that supported me in my endeavors and I wanted to […]

August 2014 Member Spotlight

Justin Low FIU Degree: B.S. in Business Administration and MBA Graduation Years: 2002 and 2004 Lifetime Member since: 2006 Profession: Associate Director for Administration at Harvey Mudd College Why he joined the FIU Alumni Association: My decision to join the FIU Alumni Association as a lifetime member was an easy one. For starters, it helps to represent and symbolize […]