Dietetics & Nutrition student named AGILE Scholar

Congratulation to Nadine Mikati, a doctoral student in the Department of Dietetics & Nutrition, for being name an AGILE Scholar.  


The Academy of Graduates for Integrative Learning Experiences (AGILE) seeks to enrich the graduate student learning experience by enhancing students’ cognitive, interpersonal, and intrapersonal skills through a series of self-paced, structured, and accessible interdisciplinary workshops, dialogues, and experiential opportunities, which include:

  • Integrative learning through interdisciplinary dialogues and community meetings with peers and mentors
  • Interpersonal skill enhancement through professional development, leadership, and communication seminars
  • Intrapersonal skill enrichment through the integration of scholarly work and service or community engagement efforts


AGILE: An Integrative Learning Program Plan

AGILE is designed to create a synergistic learning community of graduate scholars whose participation in a coordinated, co-mentored, and self-paced program will include the following components:

  • Interdisciplinary Mentoring
  • Community Meetings
  • Professional and Academic Development Seminars
  • Leadership Academy and Speaker Series
  • E-portfolio/Self-reflective Professional and Academic Progress Plan

Program Criteria

  • Must be enrolled in a doctoral program at FIU
  • Must be in good academic standing
  • Must demonstrate an interest in leadership and community engagement


The AGILE application deadline for 2013-2014 has passed and the first cohort of AGILE scholars has been selected.  Applications for the next cohort will be made available starting summer 2014.

AGILE Scholars

Join us in congratulating our first cohort of AGILE scholars.

  • Raed Bahelah – Public Health
  • Melisa Balos – International Relations
  • Claudia Cardona – Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Binta Dixon – Global and Sociocultural Studies
  • Misael Fernandez – Computer Science
  • Andrea Headley – Public Affairs
  • Craig McGill – Adult Education
  • Nadine Mikati – Dietetics & Nutrition
  • Manuel Salinas – Biomedical Engineering
  • Chaundra Whitehead – Adult Education

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Author: Cecile Houry

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