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List of Florida International University alumni

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.


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.



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


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


Athlete Notability
Margie Goldstein-Engle Equestrian


Athlete Notability
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


Athlete Notability
Pat Bradley LPGA professional golfer


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

Authors, Actors, Television, Musicians

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


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


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]
Phillip Aleman theatrical press agent, The Producers[15]

Other companies

Alumni Notability
Dr. Stephanie Burns President & Chief Executive Officer, Dow Corning.[16][17][18]
Regynald G. Washington Vice President/General Manager, Disney Regional Entertainment[19]
Adolfo Henriques chairman/CEO of Union Planters Bank-Florida[20]
Edison F. Peres Is Senior Vice President, Worldwide Channels Go-to-Market at Cisco Systems[21]
Maria Elena Ibañez Founder of International Micro Systems, International High-Tech Marketing, and Intermark Foods[22]
David R. Ebro President and CEO of

Law and Politics

House of Representatives/U.S. Court Judge

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

Local/Municipal Government

Alumni Notability
Maria Parodi Councillor and Deputy Lord Mayor, Dublin, Ireland[24]


Alumni Notability
Marcelo Baró Ph.D. PR Department Chair at UADE, Argentine University of Business
Miguel A. De La Torre prolific author on Hispanic religiosity and professor of social ethics at Iliff School of Theology
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

Science and Space

Alumni Notability
Omar Baez, Jr. NASA launch director for Launch Services Program at John F. Kennedy Space Center[25]
Annette Taberner Neuroscientist noted for studies in auditory neurophysiology.[26]
James F. O'Brien a professor at UC-Berkeley, has patents pending for his explosive computer animation techniques.[27]


University Presidents

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


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