Richard Brilliant MS ’93: Helping Students Chart a Course for Success

–By Clara-Meretan Kiah for FIU News As part of the Next Horizon “crew,” Richard Brilliant MS ’93 plays an integral role in the university’s comprehensive fundraising campaign. He and his employer, Carnival Corporation, have for years helped pilot the ship at the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management, where they have contributed expertise and […]

Alumnus David Burke ’78 posthumously awarded FIU Medallion

–By Clara-Meretan Kiah. Alexandra Pecharich contributed to this article. “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” –­Maya Angelou These words guided alumnus David Burke ’78 through life. Many remember the late hospitality executive, who passed in August […]

Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management ranked among top schools in the world

By Lazaro Gonzalez for FIU News The Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management has been ranked as one of the top 50 hospitality management schools in the world by the 2019 QS World University Rankings. The report places the Chaplin School among the top 12 programs in public universities in the U.S. and number […]

Badia Spices, Inc. donates $1 million to FIU for scholarships at Chaplin School

Badia Spices, Inc. has announced a $1 million gift to the Next Horizon campaign at Florida International University to create the Badia Spices Scholarship Endowment at the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management. The Badia Spices Scholarship Endowment will be used to recruit and retain students and enrich the student experience at the Chaplin […]

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 […]

Hospitality alumni honor mentor, support students, through Rocco Angelo Legacy in Leadership Campaign

Alumni of the FIU Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management have donated more than half a million dollars to a fund that honors their beloved professor Rocco Angelo, an associate dean who has mentored generations of hospitality students and helped them succeed. Three alumni are leading the way: Burt Cabañas, founder and chairman of […]

5000 Role Models smoothed out a rocky path for me

Price Destinobles
As part of an op-ed series, FIU News shares the expertise and diverse perspectives of members of the university community. In this piece, which originally appeared in the Miami Herald, Carnival Gold Scholar Price Destinobles shares his experience with the 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project, which offers mentorship, guidance and educational assistance to young, minority men. By […]