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The FIU Alumni Association will host its 18th annual Torch Awards Reception on Thursday, November 17, 2022. The Torch Award is the highest honor bestowed upon alumni and faculty by the FIU Alumni Association. It recognizes FIU supporters who are making positive impacts on their profession, the community and our university.

Join us for an unforgettable evening as we celebrate these extraordinary alumni and faculty. 

Beyond paying tribute to FIU’s impressive supporters, the event will support the future construction of our FIU Alumni Center. Serving as a multi-purpose facility for academic, social and business gatherings, the space will recognize donors, share university history and showcase both student and alumni accomplishments. The FIU Alumni Center will foster and encourage lifelong connections between Panthers.

Proceeds will also benefit the First Generation Scholarship Program, which provides financial support to qualified undergraduate students who are the first generation in their families to attain a college degree. All donations are matched 2-for-1 by the state of Florida, tripling donor impact and making dreams come true for many deserving students. 

“Since this is an institution that gives back continuously, it makes complete sense to give back to something that nurtures you and feeds you.”Darlene Boytell-Perez ARNP '89, MSN '96, advanced registered nurse practitioner for Gastro Health, 15th Annual Alumna of the Year Award Recipient

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Date

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Program

Honoree and Sponsor Reception: 6:00 p.m.
General Reception: 6:30 p.m.
Program Begins: 7:00 p.m.

Tickets

$150 per individual
$250 per couple

Event Location
JW Marriott Marquis
255 Biscayne Blvd., Miami FL 33131

2022 RECIPIENTS

Alumnus of the Year

Presented to a past Torch Award Recipient who has achieved distinction through exceptional contributions to our international, national, state or community welfare. This person illustrates the highest standards of integrity and character that positively reflect and enhance the prestige of Florida International University.

Regynald G. Washington '74

Regynald G. Washington '74
Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management

Professional Achievement Awards

Charles E. Perry Young Alumni Visionary Award

Presented to an alumnus/a who has made great strides in the early stages of his/her career

Jeanelle Boscan '05, MBA '07
College of Business

Community Leadership Award

Presented to an alumnus/a who has demonstrated exemplary service and civic involvement in his/her community

Ines Hernandez MPA '00
Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs

Community Leadership Award

Presented to an alumnus/a who has demonstrated exemplary service and civic involvement in his/her community

Barbara Pestana-Cartaya '02
College of Business

Entrepreneurial Leadership Award

Presented to an alumnus/a who has made great strides in entrepreneurial endeavors

Eddy Augsten '03
College of Business

Outstanding Faculty Award

Presented to a faculty member who has made a lasting impression on the lives of FIU students and alumni

John F. Clark, PhD

John F. Clark, PhD
Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs

Distinguished Alumni Awards

Presented to alumni who have brought honor and distinction to the university through their notable record of service and achievement in a particular discipline, organization or cause

Alba Castillo Baylin '95
Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management

Marylu Miller '90 *Posthumous award
College of Arts, Sciences & Education

Eric A. Maldonado '86

Eric A. Maldonado '86
College of Business

Joseph Haj '84
College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts

Hal Delgado '85, MS '01
College of Engineering & Computing

Nadia Haj '74, MS '79

Nadia Haj '74, MS '79
Division of Academic and Student Affairs

Patricia E. Bradley '74
Division of Athletics

Honorable Veronica A. Diaz, '98

Honorable Veronica A. Diaz, '98
Honors College

Grisel Fernandez-Bravo, BSN '82, ARNP '85, MBA, DNP
Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Sciences

Florence Greer MPH '95
Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work

Cheryl A. E. Little, Esq. '82
Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs

17th Annual Torch Awards Gala Recap

2022 Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

  • First Horizon
  • Memorial Healthcare System
  • RBI
  • Santander Bank

Silver Sponsors

  • The Biltmore School
  • Knight Foundation

In-Kind Sponsor

Annual Alumni Association Sponsor

  • Codina Partners

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