Alumna Spotlight – Dr. Hanadys Ale

David MelendezSpotlight

Dr. Hanadys Ale is a graduate of FIU Honors College who has worked hard for many years to achieve her dream of becoming a pediatrician. In 2008, Dr. Ale earned a bachelor’s Degree in biological science from the FIU Honors College with the honor of Summa cum laude. Ale continued her studies at Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine as a …

My MS Story – Jonathan Urra

David MelendezSpotlight

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 …

Honors College introduces a new unique course: Honoring the Ocean

Nathan LiNature and Environment

The Honors College is offering a new course: Honoring the Ocean: Sustainability and the Sea. The interdisciplinary class is the result of a collaboration between the Florida Institute of Oceanography (FIO) and several Honors Colleges in the State of Florida. The course will be designed and taught by Honors College Teaching Professor and visual artist Gretchen Scharnagl. Students from FIU …

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

David MelendezOpportunities

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 MelendezSpotlight

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 MelendezSpotlight

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 MelendezFeature, 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 MelendezFeature, 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 …