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May 2016

Siblings excel at FIU 

Two sets of extraordinary sisters drive home the value of an FIU education. The three Polcz sistersdaughters of a physicianeach chose the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine for their medical degrees. And the Witherspoon twins, pictured above with their mentor, earned the highest GPAs in their recent graduating class within the College of Engineering & Computing, paving the way for women in STEM.
Great War stories

FIU emergency medical team ready

If ever disaster strikes, FIU-Florida Advanced Surgical Transport is trained and equipped to treat and evacuate critical care patients. <Watch>

Business students impact lives in India

An ambitious business plan in hand, undergrads headed abroad to establish a creative enterprise that empowers women and girls. <Read>
On Your Radar
Panther Sports 
Baseball, softball and track continue competition.
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Summer 2016 Calendar
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Steps to Loan Repayment
If your student is graduating with federal loans, remind him or her to start considering a repayment plan. Here are the steps to get started:
1. Review the loan information. 
2. Sign up online with the loan servicer that handles the billing on your student's loan.
3. Choose a repayment plan.
4. If you encounter difficulties, contact FIU's default prevention team.

Sophie Godley celebrated her graduation with dad Chris Godley. She joined 4,000 others who walked across the stage at commencement ceremonies this month. (And another 1,000 earned degrees but skipped the pomp and circumstance.)

View from the top: New eye-catchers make it easy for airborne visitors to spot FIU from the clouds.
At left, the university name is emblazoned on the recently installed solar research facility at the Engineering Center. At right, a local fourth-grader's poem adorns the Blue Garage at MMC.

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