President’s Council raises more than $230,000 for Fostering Panther Pride

Last summer, President Mark B. Rosenberg and the President’s Council — FIU’s premier community relations board — set an ambitious goal of raising $200,000 for the Fostering Panther Pride program over the next year. The program was launched in 2013 and is designed to meet the unique needs of former foster care and homeless students, […]

Dreams morph into reality for former foster/homeless students

Fostering Panther Pride students
Little wishes came true the other day — the kind that lead to bigger things down the road. Twenty-seven young women who either aged out of foster care or experienced homelessness as youth received precision help on the journey to reaching their goals. Standing on a stage in the Graham Center ballroom in front of a supportive crowd, […]

FIU graduates do well by doing good

FIU graduation
Social entrepreneurship runs deep with the class of 2017 While traveling in Asia, Ari Sernik volunteered at a Cambodian orphanage for HIV-positive children. After returning home he devised a way to continue to help: He organized a charity auction of the children’s art work. That experience led him to create Ten-Yad (“Give a Hand” in […]

FIU President’s Council launches campaign to raise funds for Fostering Panther Pride

FIU student Juan Munoz
Juan Muñoz lost his mother to cancer when he was six years old. Raised by a single father, Juan grew up both in the U.S., where he was born, and in his father’s native Colombia. At age 16, when he was attending high school in Cape Coral, Fla., his father abandoned him and his 17-year-old […]

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 […]