Unleashing Creative Potential

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.

A Model Partnership

Serving as a model for university corporate relationships, State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company (State Farm) has developed a university-wide partnership with FIU, empowering units across the university to realize their Worlds Ahead vision.

Aspiring Physician Shares Her Panther Pride

“Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve dreamed of becoming a doctor. I’ve always wanted to help people. As a high school student, I maintained a 4.3 GPA, volunteered at Miami Children’s Hospital, and organized blood drives at my school. I thought I was well on my way to attending college and then medical school and fulfilling my dream,” said Jasmin Qyyum ’11, an FIU alumna who graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and was a QBIC scholar.

A Legacy of Athletic Spirit

The phrase “Go Golden Panthers” reflects the spirit of fallen hero Michael Felsberg ’03, a former cross country/track & field athlete. Michael, a 27-year-old second lieutenant with the U.S. Marine Corps, was killed in October 2004 from injuries sustained in combat in Ramadi, Iraq. A weapons platoon commander, he volunteered for duty in Iraq after hearing that a replacement was needed for an officer who was killed in combat. A true Panther, Michael was known and loved by both staff and student-athletes throughout his four years at FIU as he enthusiastically cheered on every team.

Empowering the Community of Liberty City

Supported by a three-year $1 million dollar grant from the JPMorgan Chase Foundation, The Education Effect is a university-community partnership between FIU and Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS) to support educational achievement in Liberty City. The ongoing initiative is engaging stakeholders throughout the underserved community, advancing FIU’s vision to serve as a catalyst for transformational change.

Waves of Impact

An FIU Development Officer in the Division of University Advancement and graduate student pursuing a master’s in Public Administration, Mykaelle “Myka” Figueiredo is a prime example of a student leader empowered to realize her dreams through scholarship support.

My True Calling

A first-year nursing student, Naiviv Hernandez did not realize her dream to be a nurse would become a reality sooner than expected. Five years ago, Naiviv’s mother was diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver.

The Workings of the Brain

“Trying to understand the workings of the brain is perhaps the most challenging task a researcher or scientist can face,” said Dr. Malek Adjouadi, associate professor in FIU’s College of Engineering and Computing’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and director of the Center for Advanced Technology and Education (CATE). “Our graduate students are inspired to perform research that carries with it significant impact to the medical field as well as to our community.”

On the Cutting Edge

Thanks to the generous support of the Scripps Howard Foundation, students in the FIU School of Journalism and Mass Communication are empowered with the tools necessary for a successful career.

FIU Foundation Board of Directors members announced

FIU has appointed 10 community leaders to serve on the FIU Foundation Board. “We are honored to have this group of talented professionals as part of our board,” said Howard Lipman, senior vice president for University Advancement and President & CEO of the FIU Foundation. “It is through their knowledge and commitment that we will […]