Epidemiology alum to take part in Radical Partners’s Social Entrepreneurship Bootcamp
Aug31

Epidemiology alum to take part in Radical Partners’s Social Entrepreneurship Bootcamp

Pioneer Winter, a Department of Epidemiology alumni, who also teaches a course on Public Art/Public Health for the Honors College, was just selected to participate in the third cohort of the Radical Partners’s Social Entrepreneurship Bootcamp. Winter is a Miami-based choreographer, and director of the Pioneer Winter Collective. His Collective provides a platform for risk-taking, progressive, and experimental arts initiatives. He is...

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Alumni address social issues and disabilities through dance
May11

Alumni address social issues and disabilities through dance

Two FIU Stempel College alumni, Marjorie Layne Burnett ’99 and Pioneer Winter ’08, were featured in a story by WLRN’s Nadege Green on their dance collaboration, Gimp Gait, which was performed as part of the dance concert, Identity, on May 12 and 13 at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium. As an undergraduate, Burnett saw dance audition posters for Karen Peterson and Dancers, so she decided to give it a try. The...

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Stempel success story: alumna Michelle Smith, Dietetics & Nutrition
Mar11

Stempel success story: alumna Michelle Smith, Dietetics & Nutrition

The Department of Dietetics & Nutrition at FIU Stempel College is proud to prepare its students with the knowledge and skills needed to build a healthier society. Thanks to that solid background in the science of dietetics and human nutrition, Michelle Smith is a successful alumna of the dietetics and nutrition program. Smith graduated from FIU in 2014, and she was recently profiled in the Healthy Happenings by Pure Formulas blog,...

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Be the change: Aiyedatiwa joins Peace Corps in Cambodia
Sep29

Be the change: Aiyedatiwa joins Peace Corps in Cambodia

Building handwashing stations in schools and homes. Educating expectant mothers on nutrition, birth spacing and warning signs during pregnancy. Preparing health education programs for local communities. It’s all in a days work for Denise Aiyedatiwa, who has decided to put her public health degree to good work as a Peace Corps Community Health Extension Agent stationed in Khmer, Cambodia—hence the name of her blog,...

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Rebecca Desir’s Stempel Success Story
Jul20

Rebecca Desir’s Stempel Success Story

Less then three months after her graduation from the FlU Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, Rebecca Desir is starting her dream job with the American Lung Association. According to the Ft. Lauderdale native, “My professors at Stempel provided the support I needed in order to succeed.” Her parents, Haitian immigrants Estangel and Manita Desir, recognized the value of higher education and strongly encouraged...

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College Alum wins 2014 South Florida Knight Arts Challenge Grant
Dec08

College Alum wins 2014 South Florida Knight Arts Challenge Grant

Pioneer Winter, an alum of our college, was awarded a $20,000 grant in the 2014 South Florida Knight Arts Challenge, to create site-specific works in nontraditional spaces. Winter graduated with a Master of Public Health degree from our college, and has since been involved in many community initiatives leading up to his recognition by the prestigious John and James L. Knight Foundation.   From the Miami Herald: “Now in its...

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