Meet our Fall 2018 Worlds Ahead Graduates

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At FIU being named as a Worlds Ahead Graduate is the highest distinction and honor a student can receive. These graduates exhibit outstanding perseverance, intelligence and personal strength during their time at FIU. Students are nominated by faculty members to be personally recognized and honored by FIU at their respective commencement ceremony. This semester, 4 Honors College students were selected …

Congratulations to our 2018 Fall graduates!

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Monday, December 3rd, 2018 the Honors College held their 2018 Fall Graduation Assembly in which graduating students were recognized for their competition of Honors College graduation requirements. They also received their tassel and medallion that will be worn at Commencement. You can find pictures from the assembly on our Facebook page. You can also watch the entire assembly on our …

Teshamae S. Monteith, MD, ’98, 2018 Torch Award Recipient

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Title Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology, Headache Medicine Fellowship Director & Chief, Headache Division, Department of Neurology University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine Distinguished Alumna Honors College Honors College Alumna, Teshamae S. Monteith, MD, ’98, was awarded the prestigious Torch Award last month. The Torch Award is the highest honor bestowed upon alumni and faculty by the FIU Alumni Association. It recognizes FIU supporters who …

My Internship with Amazon

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While most students were completely focused on schoolwork from the months of February to July 2018, Kerlin Michel was interning at Amazon as a software engineer. Kerlin took a leap of faith and applied through the Amazon website, scored an interview and wowed the company enough to land an internship. As his major is computer science with a math minor, …

Meet Juan Carlos Espinosa, Dean of the Honors College

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You’ve seen him at orientation and events or while visiting the Honors College. No matter when or where, he’s always there to greet you and talk to you: meet your Dean Juan Carlos Espinosa. “For me, my main role is to help build FIU by building the Honors College. Since we’re integrated because our students are shared, we support the …

My time as “teacher” in Cambodia

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“And in the silence of that final bus ride away from school, you might have heard the small sound of my heart breaking, but this was only to make room for the new people that had entered my life.” -Rebecca Dupuis Check out this amazing article by Honors College student Rebecca Dupuis and her experience in Cambodia while studying abroad …

Road to FIU ’22: Outstanding Honors College Freshman

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As the 2018 Fall semester unfolds, FIU News has been highlighting outstanding members of the incoming Freshman Class of 2022 and we’re sharing those students who are not only part of the best class in FIU history, but also entering the Honors College. Read more about these standout members of the Class of 2022:   Meet Gisell Rodriguez, valedictorian at …

Anna Tuttle: My study abroad experience in Italy

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As part of FIU News’ Summer Sojourns 2018 series, which highlights the adventures of FIU students, Junior Anna Tuttle shares her experience on Honors College study abroad program to Italy. “My study abroad experience was life-changing because I will never think of the world the same way again. Instead of studying history, we were living it.” Read more:

My first job as a digital content producer at Royal Caribbean

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Yashodhara Suri, an Honors College graduate, recently landed a job at Royal Caribbean Ltd. as a Junior Digital Content Producer! “I’m able to handle a lot of work and challenges that come my way and they usually are pretty interdisciplinary as opposed to ONLY what I learned in my major, which definitely relates back to the Honors way of teaching.” …