Over 200 Honors Students Graduate in Fall 2020

Emily Rivero Feature, Uncategorized

What does it take to pull off a graduation ceremony in 2020? Last week, our faculty and staff came together to celebrate over 200 Honors College students with a truly special Honors graduation experience.   We held a “Graduation drive-thru” at Florida International University’s MMC campus. Assistant Honors Dean Pete Markowitz dressed for the occasion while he and the Honors staff gave students their …

Honors Students Win New Laptops to Excel in Remote Learning

Emily Rivero Feature, Scholarships, Uncategorized

This month, five Honors students stopped by FIU MMC to pick up their brand new Apple MacBook Pros and Window Surface Laptop 3s computers. These devices, courtesy of the Tony Menendez Computer Scholarship, are for the students to keep during their undergraduate studies and after. With most Fall courses currently taking place online and many courses continuing in hybrid and …

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 …

HEARTS Frost Mail art

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As we continue to endure these challenging times, stepping foot into your college journey can be filled with mixed emotions. Yet, the start of something new can be the start of something great! The FIU Honors College and Frost Art Museum created “HEARTS Frost Mail Art” to encourage students to create works of art welcoming our incoming freshmen and transfer …

13 FIU Honors Students Join Class of 2020 Millennium Fellows

Honors Admin Feature, Uncategorized

By Brittany Torres Rivera The FIU Honors college would like to congratulate the following Honors students for being members of the class of 2020 Millennium Fellows. These 13 students were selected from an applicant pool of 15,159 from 1,438 campuses across 135 countries. Amber Robinson Amelia Raudales Brianna Chavez-Kelly Daiana Oppecini Jaedyn Guthrie Margarita Espinal Melanie Rodríguez Muhammad Azhar Patricia …

Chicken Key Cleanups with Nicole Patrick

Stephanie Fernandez Feature, Uncategorized

Meet Honors College student Nicole Patrick, a Hospitality and Tourism major, who has a passion for giving back. During the Fall 2019 semester, Nicole organized two Chicken Key Cleanups after she participated in the experience through John Bailly’s Honors course, Miami in Miami. “In order to understand a community, one must serve it. As one of the most rewarding parts …

20th Annual Dean’s Welcome

Stephanie Fernandez Feature, Uncategorized

On Wednesday, September 18, 2019, the Honors College celebrated its new students by officially inducting them into the Honors College. Dr. Joseph Lichter served as the keynote speaker for the event and the Honors College recognized the top ten students who earned the most engagement points and the top ten students who earned the most volunteer hours. In addition, Junior …

Honors College Panther Mock Trial Team advance in AMTA’s regional tournament

Stephanie Fernandez Feature, Spotlight, Uncategorized

The FIU Honors College Panther Mock Trial team is bringing home an official regional win from AMTA’s Southeast Regional Competition and two individual Best Attorney Awards! 30 teams competed and only 7 advanced– we were one of those teams. The next round of competition is AMTA’s Opening Round Championship Tournaments hosted by Georgia Tech in Decatur, GA on March 16-17. …

Honors College and the Education Effect

Stephanie Fernandez Feature, Uncategorized

75 elementary school students along with parents, teachers, and administrative staff from three different schools across Miami-Dade County will be visiting FIU every month as part of the Junior Scholars Program led by Education Effect. The Honors College is the curricular and co-curricular partner of Education Effect which will coordinate engaging these students with innovation, leadership, and arts & culture …