SigEp alumni leaders reflect on fraternity’s 35 years at FIU

Alumni Thomas Jelke, Ph.D. ’90 and Sean Gazitúa ’04 remain actively involved with SigEp and FIU as mentors, fundraisers and volunteer leaders. Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity, better known around campus as SigEp, celebrated its 35th anniversary at FIU with an alumni reunion at Cerveceria La Tropical in Miami on April 2. The celebration came on the […]

Third annual FIU 305 Give Day breaks participation, fundraising records

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The third annual FIU 305 Give Day blew past its previous fundraising and participation records, bringing in more than $228,000 from 906 donors in the spirit of “The 305.” 305 Give Day shines a spotlight on the generosity of FIU alumni and encourages grads to give back to their alma mater by supporting scholarships, student organizations, academic programs, research […]

CARTA alumna’s gift will help minority-owned small businesses thrive

Silvana Massolo ’04 has made a quarter-million dollar commitment to support FIU alumni-owned businesses. A new and uncommon opportunity will soon be available to budding alumni entrepreneurs in the communication, art and design fields. With a gift from Silvana Massolo ’04, College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts (CARTA) alumni will have the opportunity to apply for […]

CDR Maguire Inc. CEO and CDR Health Care Inc. CEO, both alumni, give $1.2 million to Honors College for scholarships

Florida International University alumni Tina Vidal-Duart and Carlos Duart have made a $1.2 million gift to the FIU Honors College to establish two student scholarship endowments. It is the largest gift the Honors College has received from its alumni to date. “We are humbled to be in a position to make this gift,” said Tina Vidal-Duart. “Carlos […]

Two-time alumnus George Corton named FIU Vice President of Development and Innovation Philanthropy

George Corton, a fundraising professional with more than 18 years of experience, has been promoted to Vice President of Development and Innovation Philanthropy at Florida International University. Corton, an alumnus who received his bachelor’s and MBA degrees from FIU, has served the university for nearly 16 years, including as Chief Development Officer/ Senior Associate Vice […]

Alumnus John McKibbon ’75 makes $5M gift to FIU Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management

–By Ivonne Amor John McKibbon and his wife Letitia have made a $5 million gift to the Florida International University Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management that will enhance alumni outreach, implement formal integration of technology and innovation into the curriculum, and create student scholarships at the top-10 U.S. public hospitality school from which he graduated. The McKibbon […]

Chief Alumni Officer’s Corner: August 2021

Greetings, Panthers! Seven months ago, to the day, I began my journey at FIU. I packed up the moving truck amid 23 inches of fresh snow in Cleveland, Ohio, and journeyed on down to Miami. As I write this, I think of the theme song from the ’70s sitcom “The Jeffersons.” The song began with, […]

Compensation for student-athletes? Everything you need to know about ‘NIL,’ explained by attorney, alum Adam Wasch

Wasch answers questions about the NCAA’s new policy on payments to college players –For FIU News Florida earlier this year became one of the first states to pass a law that gives college athletes the right to earn compensation for the use of their name, image or likeness, often referred to as NIL. The National Collegiate Athletic Association this […]

10 ways an FIU degree, completed fully online, enhances careers

–By Monica Smith for FIU News Education changes lives. It’s been said that the decision to pursue a college degree is an investment. For some, the investment provides immediate benefits and for others it can help in many professional ways. These students and alumni share how the decision to pursue an FIU degree—100 percent online—helped […]

Alumnus and artist Orlando Estrada explores Miami’s fate in newest exhibition

–By Tatiana Basanta for FIU News Climate change is one of the defining issues of our time, but many South Florida residents, who grow up hearing the words “global warming” and “sea-level rise” about as often as they hear a parent calling them to dinner, have adopted an almost blasé attitude about the whole thing.   One Miami-based artist, […]