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 […]

StartUP FIU Hosts Pitch Day For Second Cohort

StartUp FIU is hosting a Pitch Day on May 9, 2017 for the second Empower Accelerator Program Cohort. Teams will have successfully completed the 14-week accelerator program, participated in more than 30 presentations and workshops, taken part in critical mentoring and business advice, and presented their required weekly deliverables in preparation for the day. Pitch day […]

Panther Alumni Recruitment Team (PART) seeking new volunteers

The Chaplin School is looking for alumni to join the FIU Panther Alumni Recruitment Team. The program involves alumni volunteers in all phases of student recruitment, beginning with identifying prospective students and seeing them through to enrollment.  Volunteers may commit as little as 15-20 minutes of their time to certain initiatives, such as writing congratulatory […]

Dean Mike Hampton to speak at Food & Ag Council’s #AGis Town Hall

The STEM Food & Ag Council will hold a Town Hall event at The George Washington University in Washington, DC, on Thursday, April 27 and Friday, April 28. The event will highlight the broad range of high-tech career paths available through a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) career in food and agriculture. Chaplin School of […]

Professor John Thomas joins panel of experts to discuss new research on the future of Tourism in Cuba

Watch the full panel discussion at c-span.org. By ASHLYN TOLEDO The Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management partnered with the Brookings Institution and the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center’s Cuban Research Institute to launch a new report on the future of the tourism industry in Cuba titled “Tourism in Cuba: Riding the […]

StartUP FIU launches food business incubator

StartUP FIU, the university-wide initiative in innovation and entrepreneurship at FIU, has announced the opening of its second program: StartUP FIU FOOD. In cooperation with the Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Biscayne Bay Campus and with a grant from Citi Foundation, StartUP FIU FOOD helps food entrepreneurs within the community to grow […]

The Janine Ella Ackerman Scholarship Fund

Janine Ackerman died tragically on April 8, 2017, in a shooting incident at the Coral Gables Equinox gym, where she worked as a general manager. Janine received her Master’s degree in 2008 from Florida International University’s Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, where she also was President of the Eta Sigma Delta International Hospitality Management […]