Florida National University was honored by the Minority Chamber of Commerce

Hialeah, Florida – December 8, 2012 – The Minority Chamber of Commerce (MCC) recognized and honored Florida National University (FNU) as the Emerging Higher Educational Institution of the Year during their 12th Anniversary Gala.  This special Awards Ceremony took place at the Miami Airport Hilton on Friday, December 7, 2012. This year’s theme was “Dynamic Minority Leaders:  Partnership for Success.”


A total of thirty-four honorees were selected and acknowledged for their service and leadership to minority communities in South Florida.  Mr. Doug Mayorga, MCC President, announced the Emerging Educational Institution of the Year award for their contributions of excellent educational programs in Miami Dade County, and FNU was honored and pleased to receive this award.


Media Contact:

Silvia “Bibi” Borges / sborges@fnu.edu / 305-821-3333

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Mr. Jose Alonso is the Social Media/Marketing Specialist for Florida National University (FNU). Mr. Alonso creates, aggregates and generates content for Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, Google+ and other social media networks. He monitors and measures performance of the social media sites to see which ones are the most effective in promoting the University’s mission objectives. In addition to his social media duties, Mr. Alonso works with an online marketing agency to promote the university via SEO, SEM and PPC. Also, Mr. Alonso oversees FNU’s TV, radio, print and outdoor advertising efforts. Recently, Mr. Alonso was tasked with developing the name for FNU’s men’s college basketball team. After researching for a name that captured the University’s Spanish heritage as well as the local community’s history, Mr. Alonso came up with “Conquistadors”. This name with a few others was voted upon by the FNU community. “Conquistadors” won with more than 40% of the votes. Mr. Alonso has been featured in online periodicals such as Salon and Haggard and Halloo.
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