Alumni sharing life lessons

Jonathan Williams with mentor John Farias
Successful graduates counsel students on achieving goals and attaining dreams. WANTED: A professional with demonstrated success in his or her industry who exhibits humility and a down-to-earth sensibility to serve as a role model to a young person in search of self-actualization. Sounds like a tall order. But in 2014, student Jevon Howell found a mentor […]

Annual Torch Awards gala celebrates 15th anniversary

The annual Torch Awards celebrated its 15th anniversary March 19 with a gala honoring distinguished alumni in the FIU community. The event, held at Fontainebleau Miami Beach, raises money for the university’s Alumni Center Building Fund and its First Generation Scholarship Fund, which benefits students who are the first in their families to attend college. […]

Panther Alumni Week grows in size, impact

When does Miami’s classic 3:05 cafecito break become an opportunity for a student to sit down and network with an accomplished public relations specialist? During FIU’s annual Panther Alumni Week, a highlight of which was a coffee break where students gained valuable insight from advertising and marketing expert Lily Saviñon ’10, founder of the Miami-based firm […]

FIU Alumni Association now 200,000 strong

All of FIU’s 200,000+ graduates now belong to the Alumni Association. Every FIU graduate will now have access to the association’s benefits for free, including its alumni networking programs and events, career development resources, the FIU Panther Perks program, which features discounts at retail establishments nationwide, and more. The idea is to provide new ways […]

Alumna wins Emmy 16 months after graduation

Serena Jimenez won an Emmy at the 2015 Suncoast Emmy Awards Dec. 5, only 16 months after graduating from FIU. Jimenez, an alumna of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, took home the prestigious statuette for her work as a series producer in an “Art Loft” segment aired on WPBT-TV (Ch. 2), featuring glass […]

14th Annual Torch Awards: Breaking records by the numbers

The 14th Annual Torch Awards already broke one university record: The gala in March boasted the highest attendance in its history, with nearly 800 guests flooding the Fontainebleau’s Crystal Ballrooms. Now, it’s broken a second record: The Torch Awards raised its highest amount of funding ever, with more than $100,000 being divided evenly between first-generation scholarships and […]

14th Annual Torch Awards Gala breaks attendance record

With over 800 people in attendance this year, the 14th Annual Torch Awards Gala broke a university record. “We know you could’ve been at Ultra, but you’re here. This is our Ultra,” President Mark B. Rosenberg told alumni and guests during his keynote address at dinner. The Torch Awards, hosted by the Alumni Association and […]