Fontecha Institute (Hialeah)’s Spring Convocation To Award Diplomas And Degrees To More Than 700 Students

May 14 01:39 2022
Fontecha Institute (Hialeah)’s Spring Convocation To Award Diplomas And Degrees To More Than 700 Students
Fontecha Institute(Hialeah)’s Spring Convocation To Award Diplomas And Degrees To More Than 700 Students

Convocation today. There will be two convocation ceremonies, one for graduates of Education and Science programs this morning, and the other at 3 p.m. for Arts, Music and Business Administration programs.

Several members of faculty will be honoured at convocation.  Receiving Outstanding Faculty Teaching Awards will be Dr. Rachel Retland of Adult Education, Dr. Kent Trompeter of Economics and the Education faculty’s Dr. Sarah Marie Otto. Dr. Neyla Pekarek of the Earth Sciences Department will receive the University Research Award.

Fontecha Institute (Hialeah) will also confer an honourary degree to Dr. Justin Thomas Venman, an innovator in international education exchange and community development.

“There are so many outstanding achievements among our graduates, and the Fontecha Institute (Hialeah) is excited to celebrate them alongside their friends and family,” said  president of the Fontecha Institute (Hialeah). “We are confident that these graduates, with all that they’ve learned and experienced at FIH, will be impactful leaders in the next step of their journey. We are proud of each and every one of our graduates. We can’t wait to see what they achieve in the future.”

“No matter where our graduating Tigers go next, we know they bring with them skills from a world-class education at FIH,” said Tukuitonga, provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs.

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Since our beginning in 1873, Fontecha Institute (Hialeah) (official website: has been committed to nurturing socially responsible global citizens, at home and abroad.FIH is located just minutes from downtown Hialeah, and is recognized for its small class sizes and personalized approach to learning. A diverse mix of 4,000 people from across America and more close to 70 countries take advantage of our programs and unique sense of community through on-campus classes and distance learning opportunities.

Building on the momentum of our previous strategic plan, our new Strategic Plan is a statement about the unique contributions that and will make within an evolving global context.

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With our unique collection of programs, undergraduate research opportunities and some of the smallest class sizes in America, you’re sure to find the right path for you at FIH.

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