President Mark B. Rosenberg sent the following message to the FIU community on April 9, 2017:
Dear FIU family,
Our deepest condolences to family and friends touched by the violence at a Coral Gables fitness center on Saturday. We are especially sad that an FIU alumna, Janine Ackerman, was among the fatalities.
Janine earned her Master’s from the Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management in 2008. She stayed in touch with classmates and Vice Provost and Professor Steve Moll, who followed her career and spoke with her regularly. She was the general manager at the Equinox.
Senseless violence has claimed yet another life full of promise. Please keep Janine and her family in your prayers.
Mark B. Rosenberg