19th Convocation of the Honors College

Stephanie Fernandez Feature

Every year the Honors College inducts its newest students with a pinning ceremony during Convocation, which is filled with performances and entertainment ranging from FIU Athletics to our very own HEARTbeats. As we welcomed well close to 1,000 students into the Honors College this year, we celebrated with two Convocations: Freshman on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 and Transfers on Friday, September 28, 2018. Both were fun-filled afternoons with speeches and words of wisdom from outstanding faculty and mentors in our community, including President Rosenberg, who recognized excellent students and encouraged those joining our academic family to continue the tradition.

For pictures and full videos from the events, check out our Facebook page!

Freshman Convocation Album

Freshman Convocation Video

Transfer Convocation Album

Transfer Convocation Video

Here are the winners of the 19th Convocation:

Dean’s Engagement Award:

Chelsi Billingsley

Ashwaq Younis

Brian O’Farrell


Daniella Stalingovskis

Alexander Cuneo

Kelly Fuerte

Milagros Yanes

Eduardo Perez

Alberto Garcia Marrero

Kayla Jolly

Dean’s Service Award:

Anitza Quintero

Gladys Levy

Lourdes Alarcon Torres

Lauren Zulueta

Andres Arnavat

Mahanoor Abbas

Christina Franco

Elyssa Diaz

Jaylene Esber

ARCH Research Award:

Isabella Herrera

Jorge Diaz

Dean’s Excellence Award:

Cesia Bulnes (Dean Espinosa accepted the award on her behalf)

Luisana Zambrano Diaz

Congratulations to all of our students!