Next year, the FIU Alumni Association will host its 18th annual Torch Awards Gala at the Ocean Bank Convocation Center. 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. Indulge in a three-course meal and dance the night away.
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
April 18, 2020
Cocktail Reception: 6:30 p.m.
Awards Program & Dinner: 7:00 p.m.
Afterparty: 9:30 p.m.
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.
Diane M. Faulconer '74, MSM ’74
Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Presented to an alumnus/a who has made great strides in the early stages of his/her career
Sponsored by Center for Leadership - Presented to an alumnus/a who has demonstrated exemplary service and civic involvement in his/her community
Cristina M. Suarez, Esq. '02, JD '06
College of Law
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