Largest Pinning Ceremony in FIU History!

Largest Pinning Ceremony in FIU History!

The Honors College Convocation is a yearly event that welcomes new students and faculty fellows, recognizes outstanding accomplishments of individual students, faculty, alumni and friends, and celebrates the College's uniqueness as a small liberal arts community within the university. Convocation is the College’s signature community tradition. This year almost 1,000 students participated, wearing their Honors College shirts and receiving their Honors College pin, making this event the largest pinning ceremony in FIU history.
Local Foundation Announces Events to Benefit Community

Local Foundation Announces Events to Benefit Community

Honors College board member, Raul Rodriguez, heads the Li'l Abner Foundation to improve the lives of local residents.
2014 Costa Rica Study Abroad (Dec. 13-Jan. 11, 2015)

2014 Costa Rica Study Abroad (Dec. 13-Jan. 11, 2015)

ONE WEEK LEFT TO REGISTER for the 2014 Costa Rica Study Abroad Program! Deadline: Friday, August 29. Cost: $1800 (airfare not included). Contact: Luli Szeinblum
Young Honors College Alumnus Changes Lives With Life Insurance

Young Honors College Alumnus Changes Lives With Life Insurance

IDH 1001, IDH 1002: The Origin of Ideas and the Idea of Origins

IDH 1001, IDH 1002: The Origin of Ideas and the Idea of Origins

The course is designed to encourage students to become self-conscious learners, exploring not only the what, but also the how and why of knowing. The course focuses on the nature of truth and reality and our role in the world each of us has constructed.
HEARTBeats A Capella Auditions

HEARTBeats A Capella Auditions

WHAT: Fall 2014 HEARTbeats (HEARTS A Cappella group) Auditions WHEN: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 | 11:00am or Thursday, August 28, 2014 | 5:00pm WHERE: Everglades Hall | Conference Room WHO: Bass and a tenor range No prior vocal experience needed.
Study Abroad Alumni Fundraising

Study Abroad Alumni Fundraising

Studying abroad is the single most compelling and educational experience for college students. The Honors College is helping to fulfill the mission of FIU to create globally aware and sensitive citizens by offering intensive study abroad programs on three continents. Our goal is to enable every Honors student to have this great opportunity. But most of our students can't afford to do this. Help us help the many deserving students who could benefit from our Worlds Ahead research-oriented programs in other countries.



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Four Honors College students named Worlds Ahead Scholars

Worlds Ahead Scholars are chosen each year based on their outstanding efforts. Winners have: won awards, or special recognition, for their academic work or community service; completed groundbreaking or unusual research projects; overcome great personal or physical obstacles to complete their education; started their own businesses or were very involved in service organizations while enrolled… Learn more »

Local Foundation Announces Events to Benefit Community Residents

The Li’l Abner Foundation, a philanthropic organization committed to supporting the Sweetwater community, has announced dates and details for 6 upcoming local events. Over the course of its 6 years in operation, the Li’l Abner Foundation has offered free programs to more than 1,800 residents of the City of Sweetwater. Their efforts include scholastic programs,… Learn more »

Young Honors College Alumnus Changes Lives With Life Insurance

Source: FIU University Advancement   As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certificant and a licensed life insurance agent at CameronDowning, Jonathan G. Cameron ’07 recognizes the impact of giving back to his alma mater in a tangible way. At just 31 years old, he recently pledged a $100,000 planned gift to create an endowment in the Honors College,… Learn more »


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Joel Gandara Alumnus


Joel Gandara (’03) is a Honors College alum and the founder of Underwear Station Inc., a wholesale distributor and manufacturer of men’s underwear and swimwear. Gandara is a case study in the fruits of persistence. Founded while he was still an FIU student, Underwear Station didn’t become the industry powerhouse it is today overnight.
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Dale Parsan STUDENT

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Dale Parsan is the owner and founder of Parsan’s Paddles, a business specializing in custom paddles for fraternities and sororities. Now in its third year of operations, Parsan’s Paddles caters to a significant niche market here at FIU. Necessity is the mother of invention and, during the spring semester of 2009, Dale found himself in need: “The problem was that paddles had such a negative-stigma about them and I wanted to take my gift to my Big Brother in a much grander direction.”

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John Tsalikis Faculty

John Tsalikis is an Honors College Fellow and an Associate Professor of Marketing in FIU’s College of Business. Into his third decade as an educator, he is consistently rated one of the university’s best professors, Tsalikis is also a prolific researcher, having published several articles and books. The Greek native takes a global perspective to the subtle nuances of business.  Full profile »

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