Navy veteran makes triumphant return to civilian life

By Roya Gordon ’14, MA ’16 I was told that my country needed me. I heard the call and reported without question. I did what many were not willing to do. My name is Roya Gordon, and I am a U.S. Navy veteran. I joined the Navy on Sept. 26, 2005. That day changed my life […]

College of Business Mentor Program

The countdown to the College of Business Mentor Program kick-off has begun! As the deadline approaches, we encourage you to submit your application today. Intended to enhance classroom experience, the program connects students with leading executives for one-on-one mentoring. Mentors share their business experience and expertise, offering practical advice and leading industry insight. Students gain […]

Green School grad completes online archive of Haitian history

Adam Silvia MA ’09 starts work this week at the Library of Congress in D.C. Five years spent archiving centuries of Haitian history may have helped with his application.Just a day after he graduated from the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs with a Ph.D. in history, Adam Silvia MA ‘09 started a […]

Music student in Disney’s Royal Welcome Show Aug. 11

Nadya Borno, a vocal performance student in her junior year, will be playing a principal character in Elena’s Royal Welcome Show to debut on August 11 at Walt Disney World on the Magic Kingdom Stage. The show is based on Disney Junior’s newest star Elena, the first princess to come from Mexican and Hispanic heritage; […]

FIU military graduates overcome odds, change lives

Staff Sergeants Charmaine and Jean Fortune met at the Robins Air Force Base in Georgia, got married and pursued a shared dream of becoming nurses. Air Force Sgt. Alan Brailsford struggled with substance abuse for years and plans to help others on the path to recovery, as a social worker. In addition to answering the […]

Historic week in Washington: FIU in DC Opens, Critical funds raised for Student Internship

From June 6-10, FIU inaugurated its dynamic new hub in the nation’s capital with a series of thematic panels and receptions with alumni, friends and federal partners. Thanks to two very special donors, over $65,000 were committed for student internship stipends while University leadership visited the White House and signed an employment agreement with the […]

FIUNYC Builds Walls with Panther Paws

On Saturday, May 21, the FIU Alumni Association of Greater New York (FIUNYC), in partnership with the Friends of Rockaway/St. Bernard Project, put their paws to the wall to help a Brooklyn family rebuild their still devastated home, following the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy nearly four years ago. Hurricane Sandy was the deadliest and […]

FIU to launch D.C. hub and Make A Difference for students, alumni, partners

FIU has announced the opening of a dynamic new hub for alumni, faculty and students in our nation’s capital, and a reinvigorated approach to the university’s initiatives in Washington, D.C. On the week of June 6-10, FIU will open the doors to its new hub just a few short blocks from Union Station and Capitol […]

Worlds Ahead Tour returns to the city that never sleeps

The Big Apple Panthers came together once again for the FIU Worlds Ahead Tour in New York City. The venue for the 2016 edition was the Refinery Rooftop, nestled on the top floor and outer-deck of the Refinery Hotel in Midtown Manhattan. This was a truly unique experience, with high-definition flat screens displaying still shots of […]