The Spirit of Giving Begins at Home

Since the first class graduated from FIU in 1974, alumni have dedicated themselves to bolstering the Panther community through philanthropy and service. In fact, in 1981 the FIU Alumni Association supported FIU’s first four-year scholarship, which was awarded to the first accepted freshman when the university transitioned from a two-year to a four-year institution. Today, […]

Meet Our Students and Grads – Wisdom Offor '18 and Ruthmara "Ruthie" Corzo Ph.D. '18

Completion Scholarship Gave Wisdom Offor ’18 a Boost For some seniors, just a few hundred dollars could mean the difference between completing their course load and graduating on time, or never finishing their degree. Nationally, approximately 15 percent of college students drop out with 75 percent of their credits completed, mainly for financial reasons. But […]

Child's Dream to Become a Panther Comes True

“FIU to open law school.” In 2001, this headline sparked a dream in an 8-year-old girl growing up in the Dominican Republic. Dorysped Mancebo knew from that day on she would be a Panther. As a child, Mancebo often traveled to South Florida to visit her aunt. It was at her aunt’s home that she […]

University breaks ground on second phase of Green School building

–By Amy Ellis for FIU News Pointing to three flags waving in the breeze just a short distance behind him, FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg reflected back on the first groundbreaking event at the university in 1971. United Nations Secretary General U. Thant was the guest of honor that day and he spoke about the important […]

FIU receives grant to build new public interest technology program

“Network Challenge” grant by the Public Interest Technology University Network to support development of new PIT initiatives through PantherX Fellows program MIAMI (Oct. 16, 2019) – FIU has received a $180,000 “Network Challenge” grant from the Public Interest Technology University Network (PIT-UN) to grow the field of public interest technology (PIT) through a new initiative – PantherX Fellows. […]

Several FIU programs among the best in the nation

–By Maydel Santana for FIU News FIU programs are among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News and World Report rankings released today. The new rankings placed FIU as the second university in the nation for international business and 12th for social mobility. “These rankings confirm that many of the improvements we have […]

FIU jumps 9 slots into top 50 in Washington Monthly’s 2019 College Rankings

–By Lourdes Perez for FIU News FIU is among the top universities that give back to their communities and country by promoting social mobility, research and public service, according to Washington Monthly Magazine. In the magazine’s 2019 College Rankings, FIU ranked No. 43 in the Public National Universities category (number 72 overall) out of 395 universities – up […]

Miami Marlins Foundation surprises student with first-generation scholarship

As the Graham Center pit filled with Miami Marlins staff, local media, FIU baseball players, FIU cheerleaders and photographers ready to surprise Ana Ribeiro with a first-generation scholarship, the junior unknowingly walked right past it all. After a quick meeting at the scholarship office, Ribeiro learned she needed to head back to the Graham Center […]

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 […]

FIU Foundation development team leads seminar in Mexico for university officials

Chief representatives from Mexico’s state universities recently tapped the expertise of key fundraising professionals at Miami’s public research university to help boost philanthropy at their institutions. Florida International University (FIU) Foundation Chief Development Officer, George Corton, and Executive Director of Corporate Relations, Karla Hernandez, presented a half-day seminar on successful fundraising in Manzanilla, Mexico, which […]