FIU Alumnus Malcolm Butters Continues to Support Real Estate Students

By Eileen Spiegler In 2016, Malcolm Butters was asked what advice he would give to his younger self, looking to the future at his own college graduation. “Give back,” Butters answered. For the fifth year, the FIU alumnus is helping to ease the debt burden for two students who received their Master of Science in […]

Grad students selected for prestigious Gates Foundation internships

Marsha Francois was thrilled when she got the news. “I was definitely excited,” said Francois, a first-year graduate student in the master’s in Adult Education and Human Resource Development program. “In my field, it’s like if someone got an internship with Google for technology.” Along with graduate students from a select group of universities — […]

FIU-MDC partnership to support students in the humanities kicks off this summer

A new partnership between FIU and Miami Dade College (MDC) will focus on supporting and enhancing the experience of students who study humanities and paving the way to successful careers. FIU’s Ana Menéndez and MDC’s Adlore D. Casseus will co-direct the program. Dubbed “The Humanities Edge: Creating a Pathway to Diversified Scholarship,” the program is […]

Donations to First Generation Scholarship Program now matched 2-for-1 by state

International business senior Alberto Garcia Marrero hopes to go to law school after graduating. To get there, the Honors College student spends his time attending conferences in his field of study and leading a number of campus organizations, including Golden Key International Honour Society, for which he serves as president. Garcia Marrero was born in […]

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 […]

Researcher is thirsty for sustainable Everglades

Small-scale droughts can have big effects on the Florida Everglades. Ph.D. student Anteneh Abiy is digging deep into these abnormally low rainfall events. He doesn’t have to do go too far into weather data to begin his work. 2017 was drier than usual. The Everglades received 6 inches of rainfall less than the annual average. […]

Nuclear waste might be a thing of the past if this graduate can help it

A recent chemistry graduate might help FIU researchers unlock the secrets to make nuclear waste safer. Matthew Fortunato ’17 starts his days mixing chemicals in radiochemistry professor Konstantinos Kavallieratos’ lab. It is a task he knows well. With a practiced hand, he collects just the right amount of powders and liquids and blends them together […]

Trustee gets to know Panthers, campus life

Marc D. Sarnoff, a member of the FIU Board of Trustees, spent Feb. 12 in the Graham Center Pit getting to know Panthers on a more personal level. A partner at Shutts & Bowen practicing land use and government relations law and a former City of Miami commissioner, Sarnoff brings 30 years of experience representing the South Florida […]

Celebrating first-generation students

If you meet a student from FIU, there’s a good chance that he or she is a first-generation student. Panthers come from a diverse range of backgrounds, and many of these students come from households where neither parent completed a four-year degree. These students face a unique set of challenges that can range from a lack […]

CEO of Gates Foundation says FIU health grads inspire her

During the recent winter commencement ceremonies, graduates of the College of Medicine, College of Nursing and College of Public Health & Social Work were inspired by Dr. Sue Desmond-Hellmann, the CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Although some in the audience may have been expecting a typical commencement speech, Dr. Desmond-Hellmann flipped the […]