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2016 Torch Awards Gala honors dedicated alumni

2016 Torch Awards Gala honors dedicated alumni

May 6, 2016 at 12:00am


The annual Torch Awards celebrated its 15th anniversary March 19 with a gala honoring distinguished alumni in the FIU community. The event, held at Fontainebleau Miami Beach, raises money for the university’s Alumni Center Building Fund and its First Generation Scholarship Fund, which benefits students who are the first in their families to attend college.

“This event is very important for FIU because it provides an opportunity to recognize outstanding alumni who are really impacting not only the local community but the world in terms of what they’re doing,” said Duane Wiles, executive director of the FIU Alumni Association. “It really helps move the needle for the university when we recognize our grads for all the great things they are doing and will continue to do for FIU.”

In his speech at the gala, President Mark B. Rosenberg said: “Look at the amazing accomplishments of the alumni we are honoring tonight. They’ve done well, and they’re doing good. Indeed, all of our awardees have demonstrated the importance of paying if forward using their success to make a difference in this world and leaving this world a better place than they found it.”

Pictured left to right above, this year’s honorees included:

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