A spotlight on the deserving

“Joseph Sanchez was recognized at one of the Fall 2016 commencement ceremonies as a Worlds Ahead graduate, someone who during his or her time at FIU exhibits outstanding perseverance, intelligence and personal strength. My colleague [Senior Multimedia Producer] Chris Necuze conducted the interview, and  I edited his footage. To date, this is one the most watched videos on our social channels with 947,000 views. The videography staff is always crunched for time around commencement, but we have developed a great system to make sure these viral videos rise to the top. Joseph is the hero here and the reason this video was watched so many times and inspired so many people. I am just grateful that Chris and I were able to share his story with the world.”

Eduardo Merille ’97, MBA ’00
Assistant Vice President, Marketing and Branding




Watch the other videos in the FIU Magazine summer online issue
From homelessness to hope       A video about making videos    Capturing cancer research on campus     The essence of Pantherness
South Beach soirée   A novelist shares his secrets    A riff on “Friends”   Most viewed: An April Fools’ joke