Chaplin School Establishes Carnival Gold Scholars Program with $400,000 Donation from Carnival Foundation

FIU’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management recently received $400,000 from Carnival Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Carnival Corporation, to provide full scholarships to five qualifying students. “Carnival Foundation has been a long-time supporter of our school and of the South Florida community. This generous gift allows us to continue attracting and retaining top […]

Jennifer Massie Wins 2014 Tourism Cares Scholarship Award

Jennifer Massie, a senior at the Chaplin School, was named as the winner of the 2014 ASTA Stan and Leone Pollard Scholarship, part of the Tourism Cares Academic Scholarship Program, in May 2014. The award committee recognized Jennifer as an exemplary representative for the future of the travel, tourism, and hospitality industries. Tourism Cares awards […]

Alumni Get a Taste of What Students are Brewing at FIU

Thirsty anglers and fishing aficionados got a refreshing taste of the latest brew by students from the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at the FIU Alumni Annual Scholarship Fishing Tournament held this weekend at the Sea Isle Marina and Yachting Center in Miami. The event has raised more than $100,000 for the Alumni […]

10-Year Anniversary of the FIU Marriott Tianjin China Program

The Chaplin School recently celebrated a 10-year educational partnership with the Tianjin University of Commerce (TUC) in Tianjin, China. FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg and Dean Mike Hampton were part of a delegation that traveled to China to commemorate the decade-long relationship during the spring graduation ceremony in May. The Marriott Tianjin China Program was […]

Hospitality Alumni Staying Connected at Reception in Chicago

Chaplin School deans and alumni gathered at a hospitality alumni reception in Chicago earlier this month on May 9. The event, which was hosted by Ed Mugnani ’91 (second from right), took place during the 2014 National Restaurant Association Show and provided a great opportunity for Panthers and the Chaplin School to reunite. Alumni are […]

The Chaplin School Offers Real Estate Specialization in On-Site Graduate Program

Currently enrolled and prospective graduate students at the Chaplin School can now specialize in the growing field of hospitality real estate. The Real Estate Specialization provides graduate students an in-depth look at hospitality real estate development from concept to planning, including investment analysis, financing techniques, asset management, and much more. As the industry evolves from an […]

International Exchange Student from Bolivia Reflects on Amazing Semester at FIU

For the first time, the Chaplin School welcomed an exchange student from the Universidad Católica Boliviana in La Paz, Bolivia. Alejandra Rúa Apaza traveled to the U.S. for the first time to take hospitality classes at the Chaplin School for the Spring 2014 semester. As a senior, she wanted an academic experience that was different […]

Hospitality Faculty Engage at the Global Level

At the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management, students are not the only ones who take advantage of going abroad. Each summer, Chaplin School faculty participate in exchange programs and lead study abroad trips that span the globe. This engagement at the instructional level is a reflection of the School’s mission to provide students […]

Professor’s Engineered Yeast Research Featured at eMerge Americas Techweek

FIU has partnered with the Technology Foundation of the Americas to host eMerge Americas Techweek, a conference that brought  together civic leaders, industry titans, entrepreneurs, and global thought leaders with the purpose of establishing a technology hub for the Americas. The conference was an opportunity for entrepreneurs and investors to come together to develop and […]