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FIU to celebrate the graduation of more than 4,900 in ceremonies Dec. 11 – 14.  MIAMI (December 12, 2016) – Tiffany Gomez, 27, and her twin sister Eileen begin their days in the kitchen of Vito’s Bakery in Virginia Gardens, preparing pastelitos, tostadas, and empanadas. Baking is in their blood; it is how they remember their father and continue his longstanding legacy. The twins’ mother passed away when they were four years old, and they were raised by their single father, Vito. When he was diagnosed with a terminal illness and passed away in 2014, the college students became bakers and business owners.
NSF grant to attract women, minority engineering and science professors to FIU.  MIAMI (Nov. 17, 2016) – FIU has been awarded a $3.2 million National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Grant aimed at developing strategies to increase the number of women and minority professors in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and the social and behavioural sciences at the university.
Brother Tyneal Haywood, Gamma Mu Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., was named Teacher of the Year for Amos P. Godby High School in Tallahassee, Florida.
MIAMI (October 24, 2016) – As part of a grant from the National Science Foundation, FIU and two other Florida universities will receive $1 million each in student scholarships to remove financial barriers to student success and increase the number of graduates in computer and information technology. The scholarships are part of a $5 million, five-year grant awarded to FIU and its partners, the University of South Florida and the University of Central Florida, in support of the collaborative Florida IT Pathways to Success project.
TORONTO, Feb. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ – The University of the West Indies today announced leaders of Canadian and Caribbean heritage to be honored at the eighth annual Toronto Benefit Gala, on Saturday, April 1, 2017, at The Ritz-Carlton Toronto, hosted by CBC News Anchor Dwight Drummond. Desmond Mpilo Tutu, Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town, South Africa, will receive the Luminary Award. This award is given to people of Caribbean Heritage who are outstanding achievers on an international scale in their respective fields or people who have brought prominence to the Caribbean or to issues which affect the Region.
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