South Florida Hispanic Chamber Of Commerce’s Education Leader Of The Year Award Honored FNU’s President

Hialeah, Florida – November 2, 2012South Florida Hispanic Chamber Of Commerce’s Education Leader Of The Year Award Honored FNU’s President


South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (SFHCC) honored Mrs. María Cristina Regueiro, Florida National University’s (FNU) President, with the Education Leader of the Year Award. Chamber President Liliam M. Lopez and Chairman Santiago Quintana, Jr. presented this well-deserved award to Mrs. Regueiro at the SFLHCC’s 18th Annual Sunshine Awards on Friday, November 2, 2012.


“María Cristina is a vital presence in the community and has become an influential figure in education” said Liliam Lopez. This award recognized Mrs. Regueiro’s exceptional commitment to higher education and contributions to the community. Thirty years ago, she and her late husband, Dr. José Regueiro, founded a higher education institution with the dream of providing educational opportunities to the Hispanic population. Exemplary educators, the Regueiro’s have been instrumental in helping minority students achieve their educational goals. FNU has been offering quality education for three decades. Mrs. Reguerio accepted the award and proudly stated “We are the first university born and raised in the City of Hialeah. We are very honored to be serving our Latino community. Thank you for having us here today and for this award.”


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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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