From FIU to Pollo Tropical

FIU alumna Ashley Wojnar ’10 began her education at FIU with the hopes of creating a circle of long lasting friends. Although she grew up in Miami and was deeply ingrained in the community, she wanted to make new connections and expand her network. As a student, she was involved in SGA and also took […]

Alumni Give Back During PAW

Between busy schedules and FIU’s ever-expanding campuses, some Panthers find it challenging to come back and visit our vibrant University after graduation. In pairing that with our alumni’s eagerness to give back to the community, Panther Alumni Week (PAW) was created. During this week of service, our exceptional alumni are invited to return as guest […]

Alumna Helena Ramirez named one of Forbes 30 Under 30

Helena Ramirez, 26 Eastern Coalitions Coordinator, LIBRE Initiative Puerto Rico native coordinates with entrepreneurs, churches and women in the Hispanic community for Koch-affiliated conservative group. She was the inaugural chair of She Should Run’s Frontrunners, encouraging more women to run for public office, and helped with first GOP Hispanic digital outreach strategy in the 2012 […]

Lorena Estrada ’10: From Student to Journalist

“When I walked across stage at commencement, I knew where I was going,” shared Lorena Estrada ’10.  But her focused direction wasn’t developed overnight. Born to a Greek mother and Nicaraguan father who were always watching the evening news, Lorena knew from a young age that her compass pointed to journalism. As a University student, […]

The FIU Legacy of Jose Manuel Diaz ’86

Jose Manuel Diaz ’86, Principal of Compass Office Solutions, is no stranger to the FIU Legacy. Despite being a first generation college student, Diaz comes from a large Panther family – and we don’t just mean being part of our 200,000+ proud graduates. He and his five siblings, as well as 25 of his 29 […]

Alumni Give Back Through Meet and Greets with FIU Students

Nationwide, FIU alumni and chapter members have come together to give back to their alma mater and share their experiences with current students. These meet and greets provide students an opportunity to mingle, interact and network intimately with alumni who are willing and able to share their personal stories and seasoned knowledge. Current Panthers have […]

Call for Torch Nominations

The annual Torch Awards Gala is the FIU Alumni Association’s premiere event developed to pay tribute to the university’s most outstanding alumni and faculty. The award recipients, known as FIU’s torchbearers, are honored for making a positive impact in their field, community and/or the university. They impart knowledge and serve as an inspiration to us […]

Mediterranean Cruise Added to 2015 Panther Getaways

The FIU Alumni Association is pleased to invite you to join George Corton, Assistant Vice President of University Advancement, as we explore lands steeped in history, mythology, and legend on our Eastern Mediterranean cruise. Endless treasures await you as you walk among the stoic ruins of Athens and Rome; the sun-kissed picturesque island of Mykonos; […]