Jose Fernandez ‘02 Recognized as Humanitarian of the Year

By ASHLYN TOLEDO Jose Fernandez has built a name for himself in Miami’s competitive real estate industry. But it’s his work with charitable organizations around the world that has really set him apart, earning him the distinction of being named Humanitarian of the Year by Florida Realtors. Fernandez has always been passionate about helping others. […]

Florida International University’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management Launches the Rocco Angelo Legacy in Leadership Campaign

Florida International University’s prestigious Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management is reaching out to its global alumni base to support the Rocco Angelo Legacy in Leadership Campaign. The new fundraising campaign was created to recognize the contributions and ensure the legacy of the university’s beloved and admired teacher, mentor and friend, Rocco Angelo, acting […]

Chaplin School Career Office Places Students In Management Positions

In two and a half years since it expanded, the FIU Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management’s J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation Career Development Office has successfully placed more than 200 students in management positions immediately after graduation, while 100 percent of students graduate with internship or work experience. The office, which […]

A Good Education, Hard Work and Determination Helped Student to Achieve Her Goal

Elaine Zhou, recent graduate of the Marriott Tianjin China Program, received the Management Trainee position at The Opposite House hotel in Beijing. Zhou, who had been pursuing opportunities at TOH since first learning about the hotel in 2014, completed a three-month internship last Spring. She immediately fell in love with the culture. “[I loved] the […]

Alumna Awarded 2015 Opening Hotel of the Year

Chaplin School alumna Suria Plante ‘96 was recently awarded the 2015 Opening Hotel of the Year for her exceptional management of the Residence Inn Fort Lauderdale Airport & Cruise Port – Marriott. After joining the Marriott team in March, Plante and her team were able to secure $700,000 in revenue before the hotel opened in […]

Hospitality Alumnus Received Distinguished Alumni Torch Award

Bruce Blum ‘82 was recognized at FIU’s 15th annual Torch Awards Gala for his notable achievements in hospitality. During his illustrious 32-year career, Blum has held principal-oriented leadership positions within private and public hotel platforms that capitalized early upon emerging trends, such as spa resorts in the ‘80s, conference resorts in the ‘90s, distressed investments […]

Esteemed Rocco M. Angelo Recognized and Honored by the Chaplin School at FIU

Join Us in Supporting the Rocco Angelo Legacy in Leadership Campaign Give Now Across the nation and around the world, when alumni of the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management think of their time at FIU, one face comes to mind: Rocco M. Angelo. In honor of Rocco’s decades of service to the Chaplin […]

FIU Hospitality Alumni Talk: Alex Kuk

Alex Kuk B.S. ’04, M.S. ’08 recently discussed the challenges and opportunities of opening a new restaurant with hospitality management students at the Chaplin School. While sharing his experience with construction, funding, marketing, and human resources needs, he emphasized the importance of identifying a clear vision of the concept from the beginning, and the long-term […]

Hospitality Alumnus Gives Students Insight on Opening a Restaurant

Andreas Schreiner ’00 came back to where it all started. The Chaplin School alumnus is the founding partner of the Pubbelly Restaurant Group. He spoke with hospitality students on September 14 as part of the School’s first alumni talk of the semester. The restaurant and hotel expert not only offered a look back at his […]