List of Florida International University people

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View of the FIU campus towards Green Library
Health and Life Sciences buildings, home of the FIU College of Medicine.

This list of Florida International University people includes alumni, faculty, and presidents of Florida International University in Miami, Florida, which includes 26 colleges and schools.

Alumni[edit]

With more than 150,500 alumni around the world, the Florida International University Golden Panthers constitute one of the fastest-growing university alumni groups in the state of Florida. FIU graduates more than 8,000 students a year and confers more than half of all degrees awarded by universities in South Florida.

Sports[edit]

Baseball[edit]

Mike Lowell
Athlete Notability
Brad Eldred Professional MLB Baseball player[1]
Mike Lowell Professional MLB Baseball player

Basketball[edit]

Athlete Notability
Carlos Arroyo Professional NBA Basketball player
Raja Bell Professional NBA Basketball player[2]
Andrea Nagy Professional WNBA Basketball player

Equestrian[edit]

Athlete Notability
Margie Goldstein-Engle Equestrian

Football[edit]

Athlete Notability
Nick Turnbull NFL Pro football player Atlanta Falcons
Antwan Barnes NFL Pro football player San Diego Chargers
Brenda Lowe Miami Dolphins cheerleader, Survivor contestant
Anthony Gaitor NFL Pro football player Tampa Bay Buccaneers
T.Y. Hilton NFL Pro football player Indianapolis Colts
Johnathan Cyprien NFL Pro football player Jacksonville Jaguars

Golf[edit]

Athlete Notability
Pat Bradley LPGA professional golfer

Soccer[edit]

Athlete Notability
Bobby Boswell MLS Pro Soccer player Houston Dynamo
Jeff Cassar MLS Pro Soccer player FC Dallas
Steve Ralston MLS Pro Soccer player New England Revolution

Authors and Entertainers[edit]

Carlos Alvarado-Larroucau

Authors, Actors, Television, Musicians[edit]

Andy Garcia
Alumni Notability
Carlos Alvarado-Larroucau francophone author, poetry, novel, essay[3]
Dennis Lehane author of Mystic River[4]
Ana Menendez fiction author and journalist[5]
Alumni Notability
Andy García academy award nominated actor[6]
Dawn Ostroff president of entertainment of the CW Network[7]
Danny Pino actor, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit on NBC[8]
Kimberly Leemans model, America's Next Top Model contestant[9]
Vijay Yesudas South Indian singer, Vijay Yesudas[10]
Kev Marcus violinist hip-hop, jazz, classical, Black Violin[11]
Syesha Mercado singer, American Idol contestant (Season 7)[12]
Nadia Turner singer, American Idol contestant (Season 4)[13]
Henry Vega award-winning composer, musician

Business[edit]

Alumni Notability
David Ebro President and CEO of the Houston based Industrial Real Estate Development Firm Levey Group

Entertainment[edit]

Alumni Notability
Sherman Bergman Notable American kickboxer
Dawn Ostroff President of Entertainment, CW Television Network
Elizabeth Perez Emmy-winning television journalist and presenter, CNN en Español
Jack Hernández Founder CEO & Web Entrepreneur, Topmedia Inc;[14] Acade.me
Phillip Aleman theatrical press agent, The Producers[15]

Other companies[edit]

Alumni Notability
Dr. Stephanie Burns President & Chief Executive Officer, Dow Corning.[16]
Regynald G. Washington Vice President/General Manager, Disney Regional Entertainment[17]
Adolfo Henriques chairman/CEO of Union Planters Bank-Florida[18]
Edison F. Peres Is Senior Vice President, Worldwide Channels at Cisco Systems[19]
Maria Elena Ibañez Founder of International Micro Systems, International High-Tech Marketing, and Intermark Foods[20]
David R. Ebro President and CEO of Levey Group an industrial real estate development firm headquartered in Houston, Texas[21]

Law and Politics[edit]

Delegate Kirill Reznik
Congresswoman Ros-Lehtinen

House of Representatives/U.S. Court Judge[edit]

Alumni Notability
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen member of the United States House of Representatives and first Hispanic from South Florida[citation needed]
Cecilia Altonaga U.S. District Court Judge (first Cuban-American woman appointed)[citation needed]
David Rivera Florida’s 25th Congressional District[citation needed]

Local/Municipal Government[edit]

Alumni Notability
Maria Parodi Councillor and Deputy Lord Mayor, Dublin, Ireland[22]

Education[edit]

Alumni Notability
Marcelo Baró Ph.D. PR Department Chair at UADE, Argentine University of Business[citation needed]
Miguel A. De La Torre prolific author on Hispanic religiosity and professor of social ethics at Iliff School of Theology[citation needed]
Elsa Murano Former President of Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas
Donna M. Schaeffer Associate Professor of Management Information Systems Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia[citation needed]

Science and Space[edit]

Alumni Notability
Omar Baez, Jr. NASA launch director for Launch Services Program at John F. Kennedy Space Center[23]
Annette Taberner Neuroscientist noted for studies in auditory neurophysiology.[24]
James F. O'Brien a professor at UC-Berkeley, has patents pending for his explosive computer animation techniques.[25]

Faculty[edit]

Abraham Lavender

University Presidents[edit]

President Tenure
Charles Perry 1965–1976
Harold Crosby 1976–1979
Gregory Baker Wolfe 1979–1986
Modesto A. Maidique 1986–2009
Mark B. Rosenberg 2009–Present

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://pittsburgh.pirates.mlb.com/team/player.jsp?player_id=434660 Brad Eldred Stats, Bio, Photos, Highlights
  2. ^ "Raja Bell". Basketball-Reference.Com. Retrieved November 15, 2012. 
  3. ^ http://www.editions-harmattan.fr/index.asp?navig=auteurs&obj=artiste&no=17021
  4. ^ http://www.bandp-book-dealers-int.com/dennis_lehane Retrieved July 4, 2010
  5. ^ http://www.harpercollins.com/authors/35036/Ana_Menendez/index.aspx
  6. ^ http://www.netglimse.com/celebs/pages/andy_garcia/index.shtml Retrieved July 4, 2010
  7. ^ Levin, Gary; Lieberman, David (January 25, 2006). "UPN, WB networks merge". USA Today. 
  8. ^ http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/contributor/1809179674/bio
  9. ^ http://www.buddytv.com/articles/americas-next-top-model/americas-next-top-model-cycle-9878.aspx
  10. ^ Vijay Yesudas
  11. ^ http://www.blackviolin.net/
  12. ^ Syesha Mercado
  13. ^ Nadia Turner
  14. ^ http://www.topmediainc.com
  15. ^ http://www2.fiu.edu/~thedan/theatre/alumni.htm
  16. ^ ""Dr. Stephanie Burns"". Forbes. 
  17. ^ http://www.cfs.purdue.edu/htm/darden/regynald_washington.htm
  18. ^ http://investing.businessweek.com/businessweek/research/stocks/private/person.asp?personId=567906&privcapId=272911&previousCapId=272911&previousTitle=Florida%20East%20Coast%20Industries,%20Inc.
  19. ^ http://newsroom.cisco.com/edison-peres?articleId=33919
  20. ^ "Maria Elena Ibañez builds her third entrepreneurial venture giving El Latino brand regional reach, eyes going national". Miami Today News. September 24, 2009. Retrieved July 22, 2013. 
  21. ^ http://www.leveygroup.com/leadership
  22. ^ "About Maria", Maria Parodi, retrieved February 9, 2012 
  23. ^ http://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/about/biographies/baez.html
  24. ^ http://mit.edu/shbt/people/alumni_profiles/taberner.html
  25. ^ https://fiualumni.com/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=313