Alumni Groups

Business Alumni Chapter

Since its inception in 2001, the Business Alumni Chapter has been actively organizing programs and events for alumni of the College of Business .

The Business Alumni Chapter’s goals are simple yet strong—to develop engaging events to re-connect alumni with each other and the college and to assist with members' professional development.

The Business Alumni Chapter is governed by a Board of Directors. A variety of professional interests are served by the chapter's growing number of affinity groups.

  • Board of Directors

    Business Alumni Chapter President:

    • Michael Arguez, BBA '05
      Vice President | US Express Cargo, LLC


    • Eddie Brana, MBA '96, BS '94
      Sales Manager | Flow Tech A/C Corporation


    • Ruthy Ocasio, MBA '11, BS '01
      Corporate Philanthropy Coordinator & Operations Specialist | Baptist Health Foundation


    • Victoria Palma, BBA '11
      Human Resources Generalist | Columbus Networks

Chapman Executive Women's Association

We are a diverse group of women with a common thread, graduates of Florida International University’s prestigious Executive and Professional MBA program. We are women in business and academia with a desire to help other women reach their desired maximum potential. The official launch of the group was held on October 23, 2010.

Mission Statement

Chapman Executive Women’s Association (CEWA) provides a positive, friendly, supporting and respectful environment where graduate women can build mutually beneficial relationships and share their experience in a setting that promotes growth and innovation.

  • Key Statements
    • A place where you can come and learn from other women
    • Provide a diverse environment with a cross-functional and cross-multiple business discipline
    • Positive, friendly, embracing, supporting, and respectful environment
    • Organization that contributes to the community
    • Meet fellow women that are creative and innovative and who create mutually beneficial relationships
    • Environment that promotes open access
  • Membership

    Membership Criteria

    • Business Graduate degree
    • Female
    • Minimum 7 years of management experience
    • Desire to maximize other women’s potential

    Membership Benefits

    • Access to the Executive Dean and administration of the FIU College of Business
    • Join a team of leaders and be a resource for your industry or specialty
    • Gain access to member and select University-sponsored events
    • Obtain membership in the University’s Alumni Association and its many "Panther Perks"
  • Meetings
    • Officers will meet once a month
    • Association will meet once a quarter
    • CEWA will host evening events and new member brunches
  • Officers

    Karen Cantor, EMBA '10

    Vice President
    Joanne Mena, EMBA '10

    Rocio Goni, EMBA '10

    Jacqueline Cabrera, EMBA '10

  • Founding Board Members
    • Stefanie Anding, EMBA '10
    • Olga Gonzalez, EMBA '10
    • Joanne Mena, EMBA '10
    • Suzette Millo, EMBA '10
    • Trudy Sankey, EMBA '10
    • Mildred Zayas, EMBA '10

Marketing Alumni Affinity Council

The FIU Business Marketing Affinity Council provides networking and engagement opportunities for professionals in the field of marketing. The chapter focuses on three key areas: Networking, Professional Development and Service.

Real Estate Alumni Affinity Council

The Real Estate Alumni Affinity Council (REAAC) is a network of Florida International University business graduates and real estate professionals who help foster relationships among the real estate community through various networking and professional development events.