A new scholarship will benefit first generation law students at FIU. In honor of Judge Henry Leyte-Vidal, The Honorable Henry Leyte-Vidal Scholarship is made possible through a gift from College of Law graduate Marco A. Leyte-Vidal III ’10, cousin of the Judge.
Dale Segal represents the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (HWCOM) with pride. A recipient of the FIU HWCOM Tuition Remission Scholarship, Dale has the support of the College to pursue his dream of becoming an orthopedic surgeon.
A 30-year investment in building a successful theatre program at FIU is now further supported by matching funds. Associate professor, artistic director of FIU Theatre and chair of the Department of Theatre, Marilyn R. Skow matched dollar for dollar the donations of the department’s faculty and staff to the Ignite Campaign.
Long before the Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work bore his name, Robert R. Stempel, Ph.D. worked relentlessly to foster excellence in his students and the research community. “Bob was a dear friend and a wonderful colleague,” said Professor William Darrow. “He was loved by his students from the first moment they met because he was concerned about them personally and professionally,” he said. Dr. Stempel joined the College in 1991 after earning a doctorate in public health from the University of California at Berkley.
In the words of founding FIU professor Stephen M. Fain, Ed.D., “The great appeal to come to FIU was a result of two primary factors: the idea that this was a new place and an opportunity to work in shaping a new institution.”
“I love the university and want to give back for the 30 years that I spent there,” said Patrick J. Russell, a former FIU employee who recently pledged a $1 million endowed planned gift in support of initiatives that benefit lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students – the largest gift of its kind in the history of FIU.
Selected by the Chinese government from a group of elite international hospitality schools, the Marriott Tianjin China Program of the FIU Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management is China’s first United States-based hospitality education initiative granting hotel management degrees.
Graduate of the FIU Honors College with a degree in International Business/International Relations and Lifetime Alumni Association member of the College of Business Administration Chapter, Norman Uriarte has found a way to give back to his alma mater after establishing a booming business catering to global service projects for colleges and universities.
Having worked since she was 16 to relieve her mother’s financial burden, Vivian Arias knows what it means to sacrifice. Her constant need to work to provide for her family has made her studies more challenging, but she has not allowed her financial situation to deter her from pursuing an education. A senior in the College of Business Administration’s School of Accounting, Vivian is now setting a precedent in her family as a first generation student.
Award-winning poet Campbell McGrath is a “genius,” among other MacArthur Fellows and in the poetry world. The Phillip & Patricia Frost Professor of Creative Writing, McGrath is famous for writing long poems that deal with American popular culture and history.