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Georgia Aquarium’s Gregory Bossart Ph.D. ’95 on the importance of dolphins

Georgia Aquarium’s Gregory Bossart Ph.D. ’95 on the importance of dolphins

Gregory Bossart, V.M.D., Ph.D. ’95 Senior Vice President of Animal Health, Research and Conservation, Georgia Aquarium FIU Doctorate in Biology […]

A Q&A with Ken Furton

A Q&A with Ken Furton

A research scientist and father of two FIU students, Ken Furton aims to enhance the value of an FIU degree […]

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New Alumni Association president sets sights high

New Alumni Association president sets sights high

Fifteen years ago Frank Peña ’99 was an FIU undergraduate with a big dream to lead the Student Government Association. […]

A master of form and function: Alumna Marlene Liriano’s work showcases contemporary trends in commercial interior design

A master of form and function: Alumna Marlene Liriano’s work showcases contemporary trends in commercial interior design

Interior designer Marlene Liriano ’89 remembers the lady who cried at the YMCA. Liriano and her team had taken a […]

From dishwasher to million-dollar donor: Gerald Grant Jr.

From dishwasher to million-dollar donor: Gerald Grant Jr.

By Eric Barton It’s hard to imagine Gerald Grant Jr. ’78, MBA ’89, with a Jamaican accent. But he had […]

Scott Calabrese talks soccer in the U.S., starting over at FIU

Scott Calabrese talks soccer in the U.S., starting over at FIU

Scott Calabrese was introduced as the sixth head coach in FIU men’s soccer history in January, but the program has […]

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Through a lens brightly: Photographer Noelle Theard

Through a lens brightly: Photographer Noelle Theard

Noelle Theard MA ’10 is a photographer and an educator. Born in El Paso, Texas, to a French mother and […]

Alumnus Chad Moss ’94 builds a foundation for education and opportunity

Alumnus Chad Moss ’94 builds a foundation for education and opportunity

Chad Moss ’94 Senior Vice President, Moss & Associates Bachelor of Science in Construction Management Member, FIU Foundation Board of […]

Mihaela Plugarasu, associate director of strategy and communications for Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, with Donna Brazile at the Women Who Lead conference.

Political commentator encourages women, young people to take their place at the table

Donna Brazile is a well-known author, academic and political strategist, and vice chair of Voter Registration and Participation for the […]

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5 questions for the philanthropist: Patrick J. Russell

5 questions for the philanthropist: Patrick J. Russell

Retired FIU employee Patrick J. Russell recently made a $1 million planned gift to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning/queer […]

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Retiring GC director takes a walk down memory lane

Retiring GC director takes a walk down memory lane

Ruth Hamilton has been the face of the Graham University Center for decades. She started as coordinator of activities in […]

Alumni bring ‘the real world’ to campus

Alumni bring ‘the real world’ to campus

Gerald Grant Jr. ’78, MBA ’89 has always understood the importance of alumni contributing to their alma mater. But it’s […]

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Remembering Professor Jeanne Kates: Mentor, teacher, friend

Remembering Professor Jeanne Kates: Mentor, teacher, friend

In New York this past winter, while reminiscing about our time at FIU, a fellow alum and I began talking […]

FIU grad P. Scott Cunningham turns Miami into a hip poetry hub

FIU grad P. Scott Cunningham turns Miami into a hip poetry hub

By Dan Grech The invitation, in true P. Scott Cunningham style, was irresistible. He’s throwing an “old-fashioned book party” in […]

Fighting gridlock with your smartphone

Fighting gridlock with your smartphone

How do you get people in car-obsessed South Florida to ride the bus? That is the question FIU leaders asked […]