The Federal Relations team celebrates FIU's 50th anniversary in D.C.

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Washington, DC, June 25, 2015 | comments

On FIU’s 50th birthday FIU interns and alumni come together for a picture at Dupont Circle.

Fifty years after FIU was chartered, Washington D.C. erupted in support of the university’s years of service to education and the surrounding community. With the hashtag “FIU50inDC,” members of Congress, federal agencies, federal and local leaders, and organizations all around D.C sent congratulatory remarks to the university.

Notable leaders who went to social media in support were Congresswomen Frederica Wilson, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, and Debbie Wasserman Schultz; Congressmen Mario Diaz-Balart and Carlos Curbelo; and Senator Marco Rubio.

Many agencies also sent out notes of congratulations, including La Casa Blanca (Hispanic Media for the White House), Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the U.S. Small Business Administration.

http://news.fiu.edu/2015/06/d-c-update-pell-grants-receive-boost-congrats-for-50-yrs/89775

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