Members of the Alumni Circle soon will participate in a new program designed by Executive Dean Joyce J. Elam, called Faculty Linkage.
Monique Catoggio (EMBA ’03)
“Because the Circle is a college-wide group and is not attached to a particular degree program, it is important that its members have the opportunity to engage more deeply with faculty and students in their areas of expertise and/or interest,” said Alumni and Partner Relations Director Monique Catoggio (EMBA’03). “Through this unique program, we’ll be linking members with a faculty member in their desired academic area, and together, they will discuss ways they can benefit from each other’s work or research.”
Catoggio said she anticipated Circle members will serve as expert speakers in particular classes, mentor students, provide advice to student groups, foster connections between professors and students and their respective companies for class projects or research projects, and much more.
“I’m really looking forward to seeing what materializes from these connections,” Elam said.
The program will be launched in January, 2007. Alumni who are interested in learning about the Alumni Circle and all of the group’s projects should visit their web site at: http://business.fiu.edu/alumni/alumni_circle.cfm.