FIU hospitality management Associate Dean Rocco M. Angelo at t the campaign launch event at the Biltmore Hotel on October 27, 2015 Keep the legacy alive. Keep the legacy alive.


Chaplin School alumni hold prominent positions throughout the hospitality and tourism industries. Your successes have contributed to the School’s growth and reputation for academic excellence. We invite you to engage with your alma materand your global alumni network, join us at alumni industry events and keep up to date with what’s new at the Chaplin School.

What Our Students and Alumni Are Saying

John Kett
Worlds Ahead graduate John Kett turned his passion for food into an incredible career in food research and innovation.

Lani Kane-Hanan
Outstanding hospitality alumna received FIU Medallion, delivers motivational speech.

Alex Kuk & Diego Ng
Chaplin alumni Alex Kuk & Diego Ng partnered up to create Temple Street Eatery in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

John McKibbon
John McKibbon ’75, chairman of the McKibbon Hotel Group, speaks to the FIU class of 2016.

Zoey Galanis
Undergraduate student Zoe Galanis chose to study at the Chaplin School for three specific reasons. Check them out.

Richard Brilliant
Richard Brilliant describes his journey from FIU’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management to his current role at the Carnival Corporation.

Kathy Eow
Kathy Eow shares how her experience in the online graduate program fit her busy schedule.

Daniela Ruiz
Graduate student Daniela Ruiz gained a considerable amount of experience volunteering with the South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE.

Whether making a gift, volunteering or hiring a student, there are a number of ways you can show your Panther pride and give back.

Your Gift Matters

Your Time & Talent Matter

Donors to the Dean’s Global Alliance Fund will help provide a global educational perspective and experience for our students who will need to compete in an ever-evolving worldwide hospitality and tourism industry. Gifts made to the Dean’s Global Alliance Fund are specifically used to:

  • Provide scholarships for students
  • Provide fees and travel for students to attend and present at national student competitions
  • Provide funding for students to attend national and international industry conferences
  • Provide funding for international internship opportunities
  • Offer study abroad programs to develop an understanding of cultural attitudes and differences
  • Facilitate the development and maintenance of student clubs and organizations
  • Attract visiting scholars
  • Provide resources for faculty development

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Michael E. Hurst Lecture Series/Scholarship Endowment

Dr. Gerald Lattin Memorial Scholarship Endowment

Anthony G. Marshall American Dream Scholarship Endowment

Elisa Moncarz Scholarship Fund

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Endowed gifts provide a steady income stream to stimulate new ideas, provide seed funding for innovative projects, improve program quality, recruit and retain outstanding faculty and attract talented graduate and undergraduate students. By creating an endowment and investing in the School’s future, donors can make a difference that will last beyond their lifetimes. For the donor, endowing a faculty position, academic program or student scholarship provides a concrete, permanent link to the continued academic and research excellence of the School. Endowed gifts will enable the School to sustain and enhance our leadership roles in cutting edge interdisciplinary research, graduate training, and undergraduate teaching. By making an endowed gift to support faculty development, donors increase the resources available for the Dean to recruit and retain the best and brightest. Endowed gift commitments may be paid over a multi-year period.


Simone Champagnie Executive Director, Development |

Creative gift planning has emerged as a vital means of advancing the vast educational mission of the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management. Planned or deferred gifts allow the School to prepare confidently for the future and can provide you or your loved ones with lifetime income and significant tax benefits. These planned gifts allow you to make a significant commitment to ensure the future academic excellence. Gift planning options can include naming the School as a beneficiary in your will, retirement plan, life insurance policy, charitable trust, gift annuity, or by designating the School as a focus of your planned philanthropy.


Simone Champagnie Executive Director, Development |

Your investment in the campaign to create an endowed fund in honor of Rocco Angelo will celebrate his impact on your life, while providing current and future generations of Chaplin School students and alumni with the resources needed to ensure our Worlds Ahead reputation.

Learn More

The Chaplin School is looking for alumni to join the FIU Panther Alumni Recruitment Team. The program involves alumni volunteers in all phases of student recruitment, beginning with identifying prospective students and seeing them through to enrollment. Volunteers may commit as little as 15-20 minutes of their time to certain initiatives, such as writing congratulatory notes to admitted students. More substantial time commitments are also available, including representing FIU at events in your local area including college fairs or attending new student send-off events in strategic areas.

Dean Rocco Angelo

Rocco M. Angelo

Associate Dean Rocco Angelo keeps hospitality alumni in the loop. Share your updates with him and fellow alumni by updating your contact information on the Chaplin School alumni mailing list.

Alumni Comings and Goings from Dean Rocco M. Angelo

Hospitality Alumni Updates

Find out who has been promoted, started a new business venture, or who has stopped by to visit the School recently, and more.

Students climbing stairs in FIU's Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management

Career & Recruitment

HMCareer: Search for Jobs

Log into the HMCareer alumni portal to sign up for upcoming workshops, employer visits, and get online resources.
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Hire Chaplin Students and Alumni

Hospitality alumni are invited to make an impact by recruiting, educating, and supporting Chaplin students and graduates.