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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 […]

Success is a sweet treat for hospitality alumnus

Success is a sweet treat for hospitality alumnus

Don Sargent ’98 Co-owner, with wife Clarissa Morrelli, of Morelli’s Gourmet Ice-cream, a chain of three shops in Atlanta Bachelor […]

Readers share: The best gift I ever received

Readers share: The best gift I ever received

It’s the season of gift giving, of family and friends and good food. We may not always remember what we […]

Why I Give Back: Alumnus reflects on the personal nature of philanthropy

Why I Give Back: Alumnus reflects on the personal nature of philanthropy

By Tom Jelke ‘90 When I was growing up, my mother was a busy and active volunteer, giving time to […]

New coach looks to build on success while establishing a foundation

New coach looks to build on success while establishing a foundation

Anthony Evans is all about the process. Always has been. He was all about the process as the head coach […]

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From Pentagon to academia: LACC Director Frank Mora

From Pentagon to academia: LACC Director Frank Mora

After the January 2012 Haiti earthquake, President Barack Obama promised the world, “These people will not be forsaken.” The Department […]

Filmmaker Rochelle Oliver ’07 challenges racial stereotypes with a creative campaign

Filmmaker Rochelle Oliver ’07 challenges racial stereotypes with a creative campaign

Rochelle Oliver ’07, a Miami-based producer and filmmaker, has received international recognition for creating “The Halloween Hoodie Campaign,” an anti-stereotype […]