Articles by: Alexandra Pecharich

Blast from the past: 1970s bookstore employee returns to campus

Blast from the past: 1970s bookstore employee returns to campus

A recently unearthed vintage photo from the FIU archives has turned a nonagenarian into a bit of a celebrity. FIU […]

Unstoppable: A look at FIU’s decade of progress

Unstoppable: A look at FIU’s decade of progress

Back in 2008, the U.S. economy sunk to historic lows as Wall Street and the world’s banking system lay in […]

Do everything better – our alumni tell us how!

Do everything better – our alumni tell us how!

By virtue of their education, professional backgrounds and personal experience, FIU alumni possess expert knowledge on a wide variety of […]

5 questions with the Jewish Museum director

5 questions with the Jewish Museum director

Susan Gladstone can do it all. The alumna earned a bachelor’s degree in social work in 1976 (which she followed […]

Student environmentalist urges: Don’t trash your apple cores, banana peels and cafecito grounds!

Student environmentalist urges: Don’t trash your apple cores, banana peels and cafecito grounds!

Starting a compost pile helps save the planet Ugo Angeletti likes to get his hands on the grimy stuff. The […]

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Very Important Panther: Michael E. Mendez ’03 reimagines the gas station

Michael R. Mendez ’03, MBA ’10 Owner, Mendez Fuel Member, Dean’s Advisory Council, College of Law (2009-present) Member, Dean’s Advisory […]

Winter 2018-2019 Class Notes

Winter 2018-2019 Class Notes

1990s Juan Fernandez ’91 was recently honored by the National Hispanic Media Coalition with an Excellence in Broadcast Journalism Award. […]

Heading off disasters: the Extreme Events Institute

Heading off disasters: the Extreme Events Institute

The Extreme Events Institute takes a broad approach to saving the world from what Mother Nature dishes out It’s a […]

My hospitality internship at a country club

My hospitality internship at a country club

Name: Aruzhan Toleubay Hometown: Almaty City, Kazakhstan Major: Hospitality management with an emphasis in event management Where did you intern? What did you […]

4 questions with football head coach Butch Davis

4 questions with football head coach Butch Davis

FIU football starts with a home opener against Big Ten team Indiana at 7 p.m. on Sept. 1 at Riccardo […]

5 questions with the dean of engineering

5 questions with the dean of engineering

Born and raised in Greece, John L. Volakis arrived in the United States as a teenager knowing only a few […]

Hospitality alumnus goes from busboy to CEO

Hospitality alumnus goes from busboy to CEO

Very Important Panther: Regynald G. Washington ’74 Chief Executive Officer, Hojeij Branded Foods Bachelor of Science in international hotel and restaurant […]

The essence of Pantherness

The essence of Pantherness

This collaborative piece brought together the talents of several members of the videography team—and it shows! Registering high on the […]

South Beach soirée

South Beach soirée

“Every year, FIU plays a huge role in the production of the South Beach Wine and Food Festival, and every […]

A novelist shares his secrets

A novelist shares his secrets

“For all the videos I’ve made for FIU, which include pieces about research expeditions to Papua New Guinea and Alaska, […]