FIU Honors College Welcomes New HEARTS Crochet Club

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The FIU Honors College has welcomed a new club to its roster in spring 2024 for the inner crafter in all of us. It joins the variety of art-focused clubs, Honors Education in the Arts (HEARTS), offered by the college. Each focuses on a creative subject, such as singing, photography, or writing. Now, we can add crocheting. Frannie Witbeck, a …

Meet the FIU Honors College Panther Alumni Week Panelists

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Panther Alumni Week (PAW) connects students with former Panthers through class presentations, industry panels, and networking events. Each year, alumni are invited to visit FIU and engage with students on campus and virtually by offering real-world insight and valuable career advice. This year, the Honors College is proud to welcome our alumni panelists who will share their insights on how …

FIU Honors College Alumna Sofia Gomez: From Classroom to Courtroom

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FIU Honors College Alumna Sofia Gomez has earned a position working for Miami-Dade Judge Milton Hirsch as a Judicial Assistant thanks to her hard work, dedication, and recommendation and support from FIU Honors professor Andrej Milic. Gomez graduated this past fall with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Philosophy and a Law, Ethics, and Society certificate. Gomez started …

Honors College Student Amanda Di Perna Recognized as a Fall 2023 Outstanding Graduate

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Outstanding Graduate is a title bestowed to a few Florida International University. It is an honor of distinctions that celebrates each semester’s best at commencement. They are the graduating Panthers who went above the bar academically, professionally, and personally in their accomplishments achieved during their college career. This semester, an FIU honors student with an insatiable love of the water …

John William Bailly: In Situ at the Deering Estate Wins 2 Regional Emmys

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n a recent triumph, filmmaker Jorge Gonzalez Graupera, Audio Engineer Daniel Abrusci, and Artist & Honors College Professor John Bailly clinched two Regional Emmy Awards: Best Long Form Content for Arts & Entertainment and Best Audio for their captivating film “John William Bailly: In Situ at the Deering Estate.”  The film’s inception stemmed from The Deering Estate’s Head Curator and …

Hamilton Scholar Spotlight – Alexandra Howard

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Alexandra Howard, a Junior at FIU, is on a path to greatness. Double majoring in Political Science and Digital Communications and Media in the Honors College, she is an exceptional student with a passion for advocacy. She is currently part of the Hamilton Scholar program in Washington, D.C.   When asked what inspired her to join the program, Alexandra explained, …

Exploring the Internet’s Impact on Politics: Honors Alumnus & Faculty Fellow Dr. Garrett Pierman Transforms Dissertation into Published Book

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The Honors College at Florida International University takes great pride in acknowledging the remarkable achievement of Honors Alumnus and Faculty Fellow Garrett Pierman, Ph.D., who has recently transformed his dissertation into a published book.  In reflecting on his time as an undergraduate at the Honors College, Dr. Pierman fondly recalled his early experiences that shaped his academic journey. In 2011, at …

From FIU Honors to Microsoft: Luis Masieri Alumni Spotlight

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From the classrooms of the FIU Honors College to the forefront of computer technology, Luis Masieri, class of 2013, has paved an exceptional road to success. Today, Luis is a successful Principal Product Manager at Microsoft in Seattle, Washington. His role involves devising strategies to enhance the product development lifecycle, drive adoption, and expand market presence. To bring out the full potential of …

Roxana Martinez Bermejo wins Jorge and Darlene Perez Excellence Award

David Melendez Feature, Scholarships

The Jorge and Darlene Pérez Excellence Award is given to graduating seniors enrolled in the Honors College each semester, providing them with monetary support for post-graduate studies and other goals. The recipient of the award is chosen based not only on academic excellence but their willingness to give back to the community during their time at FIU and beyond. For …

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5 Tips for Creative Writing

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Every year, FIU’s Creative Writing Program hosts the Student Literary Awards – a writing contest where students of all majors can submit works from three genres: fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. This year, students can compete for a $400 prize in each category. To help prospective writers interested in submitting work before the February 5 deadline, Honors College student, and …