Celebrate! Jubilation filled every corner of the U.S. Century Bank Arena on Monday, December 14, 2015, as friends and relatives, along with FIU President Mark Rosenberg, Acting Dean Jose Aldrich and the business school faculty witnessed 1,064 students in the College of Business at Florida International University (FIU) being conferred with a business degree.
In the afternoon commencement, 652 business students in the R. Kirk Landon Undergraduate School of Business had the opportunity to step forward to receive their bachelor’s degree. The National Anthem and the FIU Alma Mater were performed by business instructors S. Christopher Ellis and Donald Roomes.
At an evening commencement ceremony the same day, 411 students from the Alvah H. Chapman Jr. Graduate School of Business were honored for earning a master’s degree. Jun Yang was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration.
College employees add degrees to their list of accomplishments.
Denise Codorniu (MBA ’15, BS’ 11,) earned a Corporate MBA degree. She is the coordinator of Administrative Services in the Department of Finance and Administration for the College of Business.
Natalie Gonzalez (BA ’15), a marketing coordinator in the Marketing and Communications Department, earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English. In January, Gonzalez will join the department full-time.
Omar Jesus Larrazabal Gonzalez (MS ’15), in IT support and a web developer, received his Master of Science degree in Telecommunications and Networking.
Sasha Maldonado (MS ’15, BBA ’10), a student services manager in the Corporate MBA office, received a Master of Science in Adult Education/Human Resource Development.
Liezel Maria Quintana (MBA ’15, BBA ’11), an administrative coordinator for the Office of Executive & Professional Education, received her Master of Business Administration degree.
Claudia Suarez (MSHRM ’15, BA ’12), an Instruction Designer I in the Chapman Graduate School, earned her Master of Science in Human Resource Management.
Constance Sodjiedo (BS ’15), a student assistant for the Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center & Small Business Development Center, received her Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Business International Honors. She will be moving to New York in July, for a position with JP Morgan in their Treasury Services Division.