Chaplin alumni at SOBE hotels support SOBEWFF®

  In less than two decades, the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival (SOBEWFF®) has blossomed from a small gathering into a national destination for food, wine and spirits. For alumni like Mohan Koka ’01 who work at hotels on South Beach, watching the festival grow first-hand has been remarkable. […]

Jovani Salceiro fulfills a promise, graduates Worlds Ahead

Growing up in Little Haiti in a Cuban family, Jovani Salceiro is the first in his family to attend college or even finish high school. Since being diagnosed at age 10 with epilepsy due to a brain tumor, he has lived with frequent seizures. He almost dropped out of high school and never thought of […]

John “Chip” Acierno III ’83, recognized as Chaplin School’s Distinguished Alumnus at Torch Awards Gala

John “Chip” Louis Acierno III is an owner of the Executive Transportation Group (ETG) and directly responsible for sales, marketing, and customer service. Under his direction and tenure, ETG has grown into the largest business-to-business ground transportation provider in the metro New York City market. ETG provides service and does business with a majority of […]

Chaplin School Appoints Distinguished Alumna as Chair of Dean’s Advisory Council; Welcomes New Members

Florida International University’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management has appointed Lizabeth Kane-Hanan ’87 MS ’04 as the Chair of the Dean’s Advisory Council, effective February 23, 2017. “We are very proud to welcome Mrs. Kane- Hanan to the helm of the Dean’s Advisory Council”, said Mike Hampton, dean of the Chaplin School. “An […]

BENCHMARK properties named to U.S. News & World Report’s ‘Best Hotels List’ for 2017

BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company founded by Chaplin alumnus, Humberto “Burt” Cabanas ’76, has announced that three of its luxury hotels and resorts have been named to the prestigious U.S. News & World Report “Best Hotels” list for 2017.  Included were Villas of Grand Cypress, located in Orlando, Florida, and a member of Benchmark’s Gemstone Collection brand, which placed in […]