Fall 2020 Graduation

lopezjc 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 …

Micro-Internship Program Launches to Connect FIU Honors Students To Jobs

David Melendez Opportunities

The FIU Honors College in partnership with The Human Cloud and Parker Dewey has connected 35 students with companies through the growing trend of Micro-Internships and is launching phase two this week, focusing on connecting the over 600 newly signed up university students with the rapidly growing Miami economy. Freelancing is quickly becoming the way companies hire talent, with 90% of leaders prioritizing work …

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 …

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 …

The Honors College welcomes new Assistant Dean

David Melendez Feature

The Honors College would like to welcome Hazel Hooker as our Assistant Dean of Student Success. As an Honors College Alumna herself, Hooker started as an FIU student and then transitioned to faculty roles such as Assistant Director for Academic Advising, Adjunct Instructor, and Program Director of the Center for Student Engagement. Through these roles, Hooker has gained years of experience in …

FIU Honors College 6th Cohort

FIU Honors College 6th cohort gains early acceptance into medical school

David Melendez Feature

Every Spring, talented sophomores from FIU’s Honors College submit their applications to be considered for early acceptance by the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (HWCOM). The Early Assurance Program (EAP) ensures that these students not only get accepted into HWCOM but receive guidance throughout their undergraduate career to broaden their perspectives in medicine and their areas of interest. A limited …

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.  …