In gratitude: Hats off to those who support FIU in crisis and year-round

“Unprecedented destruction.” These two words have been spoken frequently by government officials, aide workers and news anchors during the past couple of months. Between hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, as well as the earthquake in Mexico and wildfires on the Pacific Coast, natural disasters have created great need for aid in the United States and […]

Thousands of Panthers ‘invade the bay’ to support FIU football

Regardless of the game’s final outcome, a trip to the Gasparilla Bowl allowed Panther Nation to show its FIU pride on the road and revel in a great season. It also made for a great excuse to enjoy the company of other blue-and-gold groupies and reconnect with old friends. More than 2,000 Panthers — students, […]

The FIU Community Gives Thanks

It’s that time of year again! Like the rest of the U.S., the FIU community takes time each November to reflect on what it is thankful for and to celebrate the importance of philanthropy. Started in 2012 and now in its sixth year, the annual Thanks Day at FIU doesn’t involve turkey or stuffing, but […]

Two decades later, Chaplins continue to serve, support students

What happens when you put hospitality management students in a room with their benefactors? A candid, insightful conversation covering everything from advice on building a successful career from the ground up to how new innovations are changing the wine and spirits industry. Harvey and Wayne Chaplin, for whom the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management is […]

FIU students help children develop an early love for reading

Brittanie Erne doesn’t want children to share her struggles with reading she had when she was younger. In middle and high school, Erne never wanted to read, let alone read aloud. She had difficulty with the FCAT examinations. “I thought reading was hard, I think I didn’t have the skills to decode, to understand vocabulary […]

Knight Foundation grant to support Puerto Rican students at FIU

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has awarded FIU a $350,000 grant to support Puerto Rican students affected by Hurricane Maria. The grant will fund living expenses, tuition, and other costs associated with relocation for students who have come to South Florida to continue their studies at FIU, while universities on the island […]

CyberCorps pays for students’ education, gives them job opportunities

Leonardo Babun can’t wait to face challenging cybersecurity projects once he graduates. And thanks to a new scholarship-for-service program that gives him the necessary tools and training to be successful, he’ll have multiple opportunities to work for the U.S. government. Ten years ago, Babun — a doctoral student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering […]

Corporate Fundraising Sets Record for FIU

FIU University Advancement’s Corporate Relations team raised more than $25 million in Fiscal Year 2017, doubling the record for corporate giving to FIU in a single year and exceeding their goal by $11 million. While the number is of great historic significance, the impact the funds raised will have on FIU is the true value: […]