Annual alumni reception breaks attendance record, raises awareness for Next Horizon campaign

A record number of alumni and friends of FIU came out to the Alumni Association Annual Cocktail Reception this year to celebrate their alma mater, learn about the university’s future and explore its innovative research programs. Six-hundred guests flocked to the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, a new site for the event, on May 16. […]

Law alumnus Desmond Meade recognized among TIME magazine’s “100 Most Influential People”

For College of Law alumnus Desmond Meade JD ’14, life is all about compassion, love and giving people a shot at redemption. It’s what guides him as an advocate and president of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition (FRRC). For his work, Meade has been named one of TIME magazine’s 2019 “100 Most Influential People.” He is counted among the […]

Green School alumna pens op-ed for Medium.com: ‘Tackling cancer in the classroom’

As part of an op-ed series, FIU News shares the expertise and diverse perspectives of members of the university community. In this piece, Green School alumna Kate Yglesias Houghton ’06 discusses teaching an undergraduate course with the FIU Honors College called The Cancer Wars, a year-long class that bridges policy, politics, history and solutions along with […]

Alumna’s work bridging art and immigration law featured in ELLE magazine

Artist and alumna Carolina Rubio-MacWright ’03 is a graduate of the College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts who went on to become a lawyer specializing in immigration law. Her work in Brooklyn, NY, which bridges her two passions, was featured in ELLE magazine on March 12, 2019: At a Brooklyn Pottery Class, Immigrant Women […]

Panther Alumni Week returns for sixth year to connect students, alumni

In February, hundreds of FIU alumni flooded campus or checked in online to meet with current students and impart their knowledge on life and the world of work. The annual convocation, known as Panther Alumni Week (PAW), is a meeting-of-the-minds during which students have the chance to make meaningful connections with alumni who have gone […]

University launches Next Horizon: The Campaign for FIU with community celebration

A little rain didn’t stop FIU in its pursuit of the Next Horizon! On Saturday, Jan. 26, the FIU Foundation, Inc. hosted a community-wide celebration in the Graham Center to commemorate the public launch of Next Horizon: The Campaign for FIU. With a goal to raise $750 million, this landmark campaign is the university’s largest […]

On 30th anniversary of Armenian earthquake, alumnus recognized by ambassador for service as disaster responder

On December 7, 1988, a magnitude-6.8 earthquake rocked Armenia, leaving 25,000 dead (with estimates ranging as high as 50,000) and hundreds of thousands homeless. In an unprecedented move, the Soviet Union, of which Armenia was then a member, called for help from the international community in the wake of the disaster. Days later, alumnus Raul […]

Do everything better – our alumni tell us how!

By Alexandra Pecharich For FIU Magazine   By virtue of their education, professional backgrounds and personal experience, FIU alumni possess expert knowledge on a wide variety of topics. FIU Magazine asked two dozen to offer helpful suggestions (in 100 words or less) that almost anyone can use. WORK AND FINANCES Stay relevant in a fast-paced […]

Torch Awards Gala showcases the best and brightest

This story originally appeared in FIU Magazine. The 2018 Torch Awards Gala attracted a record-breaking 1,000 attendees to make it the largest in FIU history. The November event, held at the Modesto A. Maidique Campus, honored 15 alumni and one faculty member who are each making a difference in their professions, in the community and […]