June 2017 in photos: First day of summer, studying abroad, MLS comes to FIU


We have officially reached the halfway mark of 2017! Even though it’s a bit more quiet on campus during the summer months, there are still plenty of exciting things happening on and off campus during June.

Before we kick off July, let’s take a look back at the month with some of our favorite moments and images captured by FIU photographers.

June 21 marked the official beginning of summer, but beauty can be found all around campus no matter what time of the year it is. Photo by Doug Garland

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Show us that smile! This adorable photo was taken as part of an FIU Magazine photoshoot for a story focused on a new initiative by the FIU Alumni Association to get to know the children and grandchildren of proud alumni. Photo by Carl-Frederick Francois

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They see me rollin’… FIU recreational therapy students and Tamiami Park staff are working together on a hand cycling program to help students with disabilities ride bicycles every week. Photo by Carl-Frederick Francois

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Children’s Creative Learning Center director Silvia Valdes (far left) with teachers Janice Lopez (middle) and Libby Kirsch (far right) interact with Amber Badal (center) and her 5-year-old daughter, Alisa (in blue) and Ximena Eraso, 6 (in yellow), both students at the Center. Photo by Ben Guzman

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Miami FC midfielder Michael Lahoud attempts a shot during the club’s match against Major League Soccer’s Atlanta United FC on June 28 at FIU’s Riccardo Silva Stadium. A dramatic goal in the final moments of the match lifted Miami FC to a stunning 3-2 victory and sent the crowd of 9,004 fans at FIU into a frenzy. The win sends them to the U.S. Open Cup quarterfinals, where they will host FC Cincinnati on July 12 at FIU. Photo by Orovio Photography

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Get a haircut at a tech conference? Why not! FIU had a strong presence at this year’s eMerge Americas tech conference and alumni were also on hand to showcase their innovations. An FIU team, including alumni Carlos Banks ’11 MS ’13 and Byron Gaskin ’11, developed an app called CLYPR, which provides barbers with a powerful system to efficiently run their business. Photo by Carl-Frederick Francois

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Panthers are everywhere! This panther carved into a wood panel is located somewhere in the MANGO building. Can you find it? Photo by Eduardo Merille

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And so the adventure begins… New Panthers begin a tour of campus from the SASC building during freshman orientation. Photo by Eduardo Merille

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Junior FIU swimmer Ally Mayhew studied abroad in South Africa this summer. During her stay, she visited the Table Mountain National Park in Cape Town, South Africa, which looks pretty incredible.

Unreal views. Kevin Cuellar, Gabriel Alonson and Andres Velazquez overlook a magnificent bay in Vernazza, Italy, during their study abroad experience.


To view more of our favorite FIU images, visit our “Month in Photos” series page