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. […]

Coming in 2021: A new home for FIU Alumni

The FIU Alumni Association is making a big move in 2021! On March 28, 2019, the Florida Board of Governors approved a public-private partnership that will establish a combined alumni and conference center and hotel on the Modesto A. Maidique Campus. The facility, set to open in 2021 following an official groundbreaking in the end […]

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 […]

Construction school officially renamed in honor of alumnus Chad Moss ’94

In recognition of a landmark contribution to FIU, the College of Engineering & Computing’s school of construction has been renamed in honor of alumnus Chad Moss ’94. The Moss School of Construction, Infrastructure and Sustainability was recently unveiled at a ceremony at the Engineering Center and commemorates a $10 million donation to the school made […]

#FIUstrong: Hurricane Michael relief efforts

Dear FIU Alumni, Hurricane Michael left many of our fellow Floridians, including members of our own FIU family, devastated. Please join the FIU Alumni Association in coming together #FIUstrong to support our community in this time of great need. FIU alumni in the South Florida area who are interested in helping the relief effort can find information below on […]

And the 2018 Alumni Participation Challenge winners are…

Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work College of Arts, Sciences & Education This year, alumni at FIU competed to earn their college or school money for student scholarships. The challenge? Each of FIU’s 11 colleges and schools was given a participation goal to see whose alumni can band […]

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 […]

Local eatery announces FIU’s Chaplin School as October charity partner

Widely considered one of the region’s foremost best restaurants and a premier watering hole, Beaker & Gray is sweetening their Happy Hour promotion. Co-owners Brian Nasajon and Ben Potts are upping the ante with Instant Karma; each month, the hip eatery will join forces with a local non-profit organization and donate a portion of their […]

Hospitality alumni honor mentor, support students, through Rocco Angelo Legacy in Leadership Campaign

Alumni of the FIU Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management have donated more than half a million dollars to a fund that honors their beloved professor Rocco Angelo, an associate dean who has mentored generations of hospitality students and helped them succeed. Three alumni are leading the way: Burt Cabañas, founder and chairman of BENCHMARK®, a […]

Dreams morph into reality for former foster/homeless students

Little wishes came true the other day—the kind that lead to bigger things down the road. Twenty-seven young women who either aged out of foster care or experienced homelessness as youth received precision help on the journey to reaching their goals. Standing on a stage in the GC ballroom in front of a supportive crowd, some asked for […]