Michael Mena: One of the youngest members of the Coral Gables City Commission

With a campaign shaped around innovative solutions and ideas, alumnus has a visionary approach to lead the city of Coral Gables.

As one of the youngest members of the Coral Gables City Commission, Michael Mena, A.B. ’01, believes in the …

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Patrick Cunnane: Journey from UM to the White House, and now ABC

An alumnus of UM and the White House

We connected with Patrick Cunnane, BSC ’10, who took some time to do a Q&A before heading to Canada to shoot an episode of ABC’s Designated Survivor. He’s currently writing for the show …

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Brenda Yester Baty: Making wishes come true

Brenda Yester Baty appointed as Chair of the Make-a-Wish of America National Board of Directors.

Alumni trustee and immediate past president of the University of Miami Alumni Association, Brenda Yester Baty, was recently appointed as Chair of the Make-a-Wish of …

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Eric Golnick: Providing best-in-class dual treatment for Veterans

Alumnus starts his own company to provide best-in-class dual treatment for veterans.

Alumnus Eric Golnick, A.B. ’09, M.A. ’14, has made it his life service to advocate for veterans and their mental health. After relocating to New Hampshire in 2017, the …

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Garrett Grossberg: Arranging Jet Travel for CEOs, Athletes and Entertainers

Alumnus Credits Professional Success to Staying in Miami Post Graduation

University of Miami alumnus Garrett Grossberg, B.B.A. ’11, spends his workdays as the Director of Operations at Unity Jets, a private aviation company. There he works to ensure day to …

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Alumna empowers women through volunteerism

Carrie Short, B.S.C. ’91, M.P.A. ’96, leads conversations around the community.

As an Executive committee member of MotherBoard, a non-profit in Norfolk Virginia, Carrie Short, B.S.C. ’91, M.P.A. ’96, still cherishes the days she spent at the University of Miami, envisioning her course to …

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Harold Long: The first black Attorney General in Florida

Longstanding Legacy and Tradition Surround Harold Long, Jr., Esq. A.B. ’68, J.D. ’71

It was 1964 and Harold (Hal) Long, Jr., Esq., A.B. ’68, J.D. ’71, knew the next step in his journey would be college, and it was clear …

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From Miami to Madagascar

UM alumna, one-time Miami Dolphins cheerleader, and National Geographic explorer Mireya Mayor lives up to her reputation as the female Indiana Jones.

Malaria had forced some members of their team to drop out, and at one point, they ran out …

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Carlos Lowell: Financial Guidance to Athletes

Alumnus provides financial guidance to athletes while staying committed to South Florida community.

Carlos Lowell’s confidence and enthusiasm as he speaks makes financial planning, an intimidating task to most, sound exciting and even easy. It’s just about taking smaller steps …

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Winston Warrior: Teaching and Trailblazing

There’s something about Winston.

Maybe it’s the kindness, the politeness, the smiles – a relic, he says, from his Southern upbringing. Maybe it’s the way he combines strict with cool, modern with old-fashioned, alternating seamlessly between the serious professor and the …

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