FIU Business alumni donate nearly $600K to improve students’ lives

–By Cynthia Corzo for FIU News For Frank Gonzalez and Barbara Pestana Cartaya, investing in FIU College of Business students is an important way to give back. Thanks to their education and years of hard work, these FIU Business alumni rose from humble beginnings to great achievement. Along with their families, they believe that supporting […]

Porsche comes to FIU for project management know-how

–By Ellen Forman for FIU News Every year, as president and managing director of Porsche Latin America, Inc., George Wills helps plan his team’s shared learning experience. He seeks out a training opportunity that can be tailored to meet the needs of each member of his team, from interns and novices to seasoned experts. He is particularly […]

FIU researcher: Deterrence-based audit policies reduce excess costs in health care

–By Cynthia Corzo for FIU News Skyrocketing spending and excess costs in the health care industry are reduced by innovative auditing methods that focus on increasing overall deterrence of waste and abuse in the long run. FIU Business research found that the reduction is based on the concept of “sentinel effect” by which, once a set […]

Demand for home ownership is falling in major markets, index produced jointly by FIU and FAU experts shows

–By Cynthia Corzo for FIU News If you’re looking to build wealth, renting a home may be wiser than buying, the new Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent (BH&J) Index reveals. Covering the first quarter of 2019, the index reveals that 19 of the 23 metropolitan markets tracked indicate slight to significant downward pressure on the […]

Auschwitz survivor donates to Holocaust studies program

–By Nicole Montero for FIU News Auschwitz survivor and renowned Miami developer Tibor Hollo believes the Holocaust is being forgotten. It all started with a conversation with a teen. “A supplier of mine came into my office with his son,” said Hollo, chairman and president of Florida East Coast Realty. “Somehow, the conversation turned to […]

Remembering Betty Chapman

On February 20, 2019, the FIU family lost a committed community leader, philanthropist, humanitarian, and advocate, Betty Chapman. She was the wife of the late civic leader and FIU supporter Alvah Chapman Jr. The university community mourns her passing, and our thoughts and prayers are with the Chapman family during this difficult time. In 1993, […]

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 — […]

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 […]

Spotify mixes music and careers with FIU College of Business students

On a quest for dynamic college students as interns and student ambassadors, Spotify executives arrived at FIU’s College of Business with a DJ mixing the latest hits and lighting effects headlining its #jointheband event. A partnership with COB’s Career Management Services, it was Spotify’s first event at FIU. “We want to invest in student talent from FIU,” said […]