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June 2021 in photos: No. 1 in Florida, Juneteenth and Poincianas in bloom
Eddie Hondal ’88 MS ’00 and his son, David Hondal '19 MS '21, celebrated Father's Day with a trip to campus. Photo by Margi Rentis.

June 2021 in photos: No. 1 in Florida, Juneteenth and Poincianas in bloom

It was a month of "firsts" for FIU. The university earned the No. 1 spot in Florida, according to the Board of Governors' performance-based funding scores—and a new annual tradition was started when the university held its first-ever Juneteenth Celebration to honor freedom and educate people about African American history. Here are some of our favorite moments from June, as captured by FIU photographers Margi Rentis, Carl-Frederick Francois and Doug Garland.

June 30, 2021 at 10:30am


FIU earned the highest score among public universities in the state, according to the Florida Board of Governors performance-based funding scores. Sneak peek: Oscar Negret of the Division of Strategic Communications, Government and External Affairs designed a billboard to share the news with the community that will be going up around town soon. 

The university is doubling the number of in-person classes from Spring 2021 to Fall 2021, signaling a return to pre-pandemic learning

Live, in-person and face-to-face mark a new reality as Miami’s public research university gets back to what it does best.

A man with an uncanny ability to connect with people across a broad spectrum, Albert Dotson Sr. was a giant in the FIU community. Check out our full story about his memorial here.