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 […]

FIU Business alumna’s scholarship endowment will support diverse, female future accountants

FIU College of Business alumna Jacqueline Cecile Williams ’94, CPA, recently made a planned gift to FIU that will establish a scholarship to help bolster the future pipeline of minority, female accountants in South Florida. Inspired by the financial support and guidance she received as a student preparing to break into the accounting industry, Williams […]

Scholarship recipients meet their benefactors for breakfast

When longtime professor of architecture Nicolas Quintana passed away in 2011, his wife, Isabel Quintana, knew she must do something to commemorate his dedication to the university and to his profession. In honor of their mutual love for FIU, she set up a scholarship in his name for students studying architecture in the College of […]

Chad Moss makes largest donation to FIU by an alumnus

Gift names the Moss School of Construction, Infrastructure and Sustainability Chad Moss, executive vice president of Moss & Associates, announced a $10 million gift through Moss Foundation, Inc. to FIU’s College of Engineering & Computing – the largest donation by an alumnus to date. “Chad Moss has shown incredible vision and entrepreneurship in Miami and across the […]

Melissa De Varona ’16 makes a difference

Donor Spotlight Melissa De Varona ’16 Paul W Bell Middle School, Future Teacher What do you love most about FIU and your involvement here? FIU made my college experience wonderful because the faculty and staff genuinely care about the student’s success. FIU also has great clubs and Greek life which made my time unforgettable. What […]

Arvind Parsan ’10, MS ’12 on the importance of giving back

Donor Spotlight Arvind Parsan ’10, MS ’12 Research and Development Engineer, Bolton Medical   What do you love most about FIU and your involvement here? I love the opportunities and diversity at FIU. In FIU you are exposed to so much culture and knowledge. Whatever you have an interest in, there is a place where you […]

Why Travis Stokes ’09, MPA ’12 gives back

Donor Spotlight Travis Stokes ’09, MPA ’12 Events and Marketing Manager, FIU Parking and Transportation     What do you love most about FIU and your involvement here?What I love the most is looking back at the groundbreaking impact through my student involvement. While participating in Cheerleading, Student Government and Dance Marathon to name a […]

FIU Alumnus Carlos Becerra Celebrates his Birthday with a Fundraiser for Student Scholarships

For his 40th birthday, FIU alumnus Carlos Becerra ’98, M.P.A. ’01 did something special for his FIU family. Together with FIU friends at Miami Ironside and Biscayne Bay Brewing Company, Carlos hosted a fundraising event for FIU’s Make a Difference DC Fund. The Make a Difference DC Fund allows first generation students to experience valuable internships […]