My MS Story – Jonathan Urra

David Melendez Spotlight

On January 24th, 2020, Honors College Alum Jonathan Urra checked in to the hospital after feeling numbness in his toe that spread to his left hand and other random parts of his body. After going through a CT, MRI, spinal tap, and endless blood work within a few hours of being admitted, everyone was left speechless by the results. Doctors …

Panther Mock Trial – Road to Nationals

Nathan Li Spotlight

The Panther Mock Trial team is off to a great start this year as the mock trial Regional tournaments have begun. The talented President of Panther Mock Trial Persia Naseri and the brilliant Vice President Amanda Rodriguez del Ray are excited to continue competing in mock trial competitions. The President and Vice President led two diverse teams of students known …

Meet First-Gen Honors Alumna Shivanna Neetu Birbal

David Melendez Spotlight

Shivanna Neetu Birbal is a first-generation student from Trinidad and Tobago. During her first year of college, the COVID-19 pandemic plagued the world, forcing Shivanna and her parents to become unemployed. For months she battled thoughts of being unable to complete her degree with the possibility of being evicted from her apartment.  To keep up with bill payments, her father was …

FIU Honors College Welcomes New Dean’s Advisory Board Members

David Melendez Spotlight

The FIU Honors College is proud to announce the appointment of three prominent South Florida leaders and FIU alumni to serve as officers on the FIU Honors College Dean’s Advisory Board. It is our pleasure to welcome Lori-Ann Cox, Eduardo “Eddie” Hondal, and Rachelle Metcalfe to the Board to each serve a three year term to help boost career success …

FIU Honors College Alumna takes on cancer disparities among Latinas

David Melendez Feature, Spotlight

Honors College Alumna Dariana Sedeno-Delgado has made strides in cancer research since graduating from FIU in 2020 with a B.A. in Psychology. After she and her loved ones had disappointing experiences with healthcare in the U.S., Sedeno-Delgado made it her goal to “reinvent the way that healthcare is done, and bring it back to its original purpose of selfless devotion towards …

Dean Espinosa with Real Triumph Grads

Honors College Fall 2021 Real Triumphs

lopezjc Feature, Spotlight

Each semester, FIU recognizes the efforts of a diverse group of students in background, nationality, interests and ambitions. These individuals showcase what makes our university so special.  In addition to being Honors College graduates, these scholars have gone above and beyond to accomplish extraordinary things during their time at FIU. Through dedication and perseverance, these students have shown us what it means to be Real Triumphs.  …

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POV of our student’s summer internships

lopezjc Feature, Spotlight, Summer

During Summer 2021, several of our Honors College students embarked in internships at some of the biggest industry names in the world. From creating marketing educational materials for Amazon to working with Google’s Finance team, this is how these students spent their summer break.  Jada Wilson  Major: Double major in Mathematical Sciences and Computer Science  Company: Facebook  Title: FBU Data Science Intern  Job Description: As a FBU data science intern, I help …

Emanuel Arias graduation photo

Alumnus uses social media to influence, guide pre-med students

David Melendez Feature, Spotlight

With the power of social media, this alumnus is using his journey at FIU and medical work experience to teach and guide pre-med students. Honors College alumnus Emanuel Arias recognized the struggles many students, especially pre-med students had in college with personal or academic challenges. While navigating his own way as a pre-med student, Arias wanted to create a platform …

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Honors College 2020-2021 Real Triumphs Graduates

lopezjc Feature, Spotlight

A diverse group of men and women in background, nationality, interests and ambitions, these individuals are shining examples of what makes FIU students so special. Apart from being Honors College graduates, these students show immense ingenuity, compassion, intelligence and courage that set them apart from their graduating class. Against great odds, they have shown what it means to be truly …

Honors Class Cleans Up Masks and More at Deering Estate

Honors Admin Feature, Humans of FIU, Nature and Environment, Spotlight, Uncategorized

Written by: Brittany Torres Rivera On October 14, 2020, students enrolled in Professors John Bailly’s Miami in Miami course were able to conducte a cleanup at the Deering Estate, a staple activity in the seminar, for the first time in seven months. Among the usual marine debris, they found something new clogging the waterways of the island: masks. Teaching assistant Nicole Patrick …