Monday, April 26, 2010

FIU's new student center under way

Florida International University (FIU) School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Biscayne Bay, Fla., is building a new student gathering place and resource center upon receiving a gift from Miami-based Carnival Cruise Lines and its parent company Carnival Corp.

The 2,600-square-foot Carnival Student Center, next to the campus' bayside terrace, is being renovated and repurposed to create a place for students to meet, hold get-togethers and student organization meetings, work on group projects and create presentations in the computer center. Student organizations and industry representatives scouting interns and employees will be able to meet in the fully equipped conference rooms.

(l to r) Gerald R. Cahill, CEO and president, Carnival Cruise Lines; Joan Remington, interim dean, School of Hospitality and Tourism Management; Mark B. Rosenberg, FIU president; Jim Berra, senior vice president and chief marketing officer, Carnival Corp.; and Linda Coll, director, Carnival Foundation

FIU president Mark B. Rosenberg, FIU School of Hospitality and Tourism Management interim dean Joan Remington and FIU Board of Trustees chairman Albert E. Dotson Sr. joined Carnival Cruise Lines president and CEO Gerald R. Cahill, Carnival Foundation director Linda Coll, Jim Berra, Carnival senior vice president and chief marketing officer and guests on April 5 to break ground on the new center at FIU's Biscayne Bay campus.

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