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Month: November 2016

  • posted November 29, 2016

    DACA and undocumented students have a home at FIU

    Provost and Executive Vice President Kenneth G. Furton and Vice President of Student Affairs Larry Lunsford sent the following memo to the university community on Nov. 28. Dear members of the university community: Many members of the FIU family have expressed concern about how potential federal policy changes may impact FIU students who are undocumented […]

  • posted November 23, 2016

    Luciana Carvalho, MCR ’03 Shines in the Miami Community

    We’ve all ventured down a new path at one time or another, uncertain of the outcome awaiting us. We’ve all traveled beyond our comfort zone and come face to face with our fear of the unknown. While the promise of a brighter tomorrow often inspires hope and encourages us to move forward, change, even when […]

  • posted November 18, 2016

    FIU business incubator meets the community

    StartUP FIU had its coming out party this week at a luncheon in Miami’s Little River neighborhood. In attendance: more than 200 movers and shakers eager to hear about the university’s new business incubator. “We are a collaborative in which we provide support for ideas, inventions, early-stage startup companies that can scale globally,” Assistant Vice […]

  • posted November 16, 2016

    FIU Alumnus Carlos Becerra Celebrates his Birthday with a Fundraiser for Student Scholarships

    For his 40th birthday, FIU alumnus Carlos Becerra ’98, M.P.A. ’01 did something special for his FIU family. Together with FIU friends at Miami Ironside and Biscayne Bay Brewing Company, Carlos hosted a fundraising event for FIU’s Make a Difference DC Fund. The Make a Difference DC Fund allows first generation students to experience valuable internships […]

  • posted November 14, 2016

    Navy veteran makes triumphant return to civilian life

    By Roya Gordon ’14, MA ’16 I was told that my country needed me. I heard the call and reported without question. I did what many were not willing to do. My name is Roya Gordon, and I am a U.S. Navy veteran. I joined the Navy on Sept. 26, 2005. That day changed my life […]

  • posted November 10, 2016

    Love and Acceptance Reign in Miami with Miss Black Florida USA

    Leyanis Diaz ’15 envisions a bright future for Miami. Currently representing our city as Miss Black Florida USA, Leyanis is using her platform to inspire young girls while promoting and advocating for health, education and entrepreneurship among minorities. She’s also shining light on Florida as a hub for diversity, creativity and opportunity. Despite facing her […]

  • posted November 8, 2016

    Students take part in early voting march to the polls

    Like many Americans this year, freshman marketing student Christy Rivera still wasn’t sure for whom she would be casting her vote for in the 2016 presidential election. Still, she joined approximately 50 other FIU students on Nov. 4 for a nonpartisan Election Pep Rally and a march to the West Dade Regional Library, the nearest early […]

  • posted November 7, 2016

    Good Gift Box: A Better Way to Shop

    If you’re like so many of us, holidays, birthdays and special occasions somehow seem to creep up unexpectedly. You’re suddenly left fighting holiday crowds or racing to the mall in a desperate attempt to discover the perfect (usually last minute) gift for that special someone. Meet three female entrepreneurs and FIU alumnae who are ready […]

  • posted November 5, 2016

    Presidential Appointment Applications

    Interested in serving as an appointee in the next Presidential Administration?  FIU has a rich history of alumni serving in presidential administrations from both sides of the aisle. Many of these individuals have been instrumental in influencing government at all levels. Now, the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA) has launched a joint initiative with the Latino Victory […]

  • posted November 4, 2016

    Asim Ali ’91 on the importance of giving back

    Donor Spotlight Asim Ali ’91 Director of Products and Services, Warid Telecom   What do you love most about FIU and your involvement here? The close relationships which I was able to develop with a lot of faculty members as well as the small class size and attention given to students. Why do you think giving […]