Florida International University Named a Great College to Work For

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Florida International University
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A leader in the Florida fuel reclamation market, Antonio Junior of Miami is the founder of Florida Conservation, Inc. In this role, he leads the Miami Springs company in providing efficient fuel reclamation services to rental car clients. Prior to founding Florida Conservation, Inc., Antonio Junior earned an MBA from Florida International University (FIU), which recently earned inclusion on The Chronicle of Higher Education’s list of Great Colleges to Work For.

Every year, The Chronicle of Higher Education surveys employees of colleges and universities to compile the list. In 2017, FIU was the only institution to attain Honor Roll designation by earning recognition in all 12 survey categories, which include Collaborative Governance, Confidence in Senior Leadership, Diversity, Job Satisfaction, Teaching Environment, and Compensation and Benefits.

The assessment process begins with an institutional audit regarding demographics and workplace policies, followed by an anonymous survey of faculty, staff, and administrators. This is the second straight year in which FIU achieved Honor Roll but the first time the school earned recognition across all 12 categories.

Honoring UM’s Black Trailblazers

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UTrailblazers Gala
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Entrepreneur Antonio Junior of Miami, Florida, earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami (UM). Antonio Junior serves as co-chair of the UM Black Alumni Society’s First Black Graduates Project Committee, which organized UTrailblazers, a series of events held February 24-25, 2017, at UM’s Coral Gables campus. The celebration honored men and women who blazed the trail for racial integration at UM during the 1960s and 1970s.

Following registration and a guided bus tour around the campus, the UTrailblazer exhibition at the Otto G. Richter Library featured a reception and a lecture by history professor Donald Spivey. The Opening Ceremony had as keynote speaker attorney Harold Long, past president and a founder of United Black Students.

More events followed the second day, capped by the UTrailblazers Gala, which paid tribute to all the black graduates of the 1960s and 1970s. During the gala, recognition was also given to distinguished UTrailblazers and funds were raised for scholarships.