Planning Ahead

Planned gifts allow donors to optimize their impact at FIU, while directing their philanthropy toward a tailored need. Van Chesnutt ’78, who made a planned gift to create a scholarship fund, moved to Seattle shortly after graduating from FIU and spent 20 years with Boeing before leaving and founding Means to an End, an information […]

CasaCuba to Become a Leading Institution for Cuban Studies and Culture

Prominent collections of Cuban art, history and music have been at FIU for some time. As has Cuban-related research, notably through the Cuban Research Institute in the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs. Yet, the university has long had a bigger dream: a dedicated, state-of-the-art space for its significant academic and non-academic […]

Provost Kenneth G. Furton Discusses how the Next Horizon Will Change Research

The provost shares how the funds raised during the campaign will contribute to the volume of research and the economic impact it will have on the community. Q. How has FIU grown in terms of research excellence in your time as provost? A. This is my fifth year as provost, and we’ve grown by more […]

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 […]

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 […]

#FIUstrong activated: Here's how you can help in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian

The following message regarding relief and recovery efforts post-Hurricane Dorian was sent from the Division of External Relations, Strategic Communications & Marketing to the university community on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, at 6 p.m.      September 3, 2019  Dear FIU family, Many members of the university community are looking for ways to help our […]

Recent grad creates Global Learning scholarship in memory of her brother

–By Isabel Gamarra for FIU News For Danielle Lyn, Global Learning was the most meaningful experience at FIU. It gave her a space to talk to others; a passion in life; and a community of like-minded individuals who were committed to making the world a better place. “Global Learning pushed me to try an array […]