FIU Community Honors Distinguished Alumni at the 2013 Torch Awards
MacAdam Glinn JD ’07, center, receives a Torch Award from President Mark B. Rosenberg as Alumni Association President Gonzalo Acevedo looks on.

Neon-clad people and electronic music filled the streets of downtown Miami this past Saturday thanks to the Ultra Music Festival, but the real excitement was inside the nearby JW Marriott Marquis, where the FIU community came together to honor remarkable alumni and faculty at the 12th annual Torch Awards ceremony.

“This is a joyous occasion that captures the hope, the spirit and the accomplishments of our graduates,” said President Mark B. Rosenberg as he welcomed attendees. “This gathering, ultimately, is a celebration of our values.”

The traditional gold and blue event is held by the Alumni Association to commend university graduates and faculty who have been outstanding in their communities and professional fields.

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