Graduate studies staffer earns Presidential Salute

Caprila Almeida 10_27_2015 picOur own Caprila Almeida of the Office of Graduate Studies received a presidential salute from FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg for her dedication and commitment to delivering excellent quality service to the FIU community.

Nominated by doctoral student Tammy Sanders, Caprila was known as a “lifesaving resource” when it comes to the Ph.D. process. Tammy said Caprila deserves to be recognized for the vital role she plays in the success of students like her.

Tammy heralds Caprila as “an encyclopedia of knowledge,” who is “gracious and generous with her time” as well as “solutions-oriented, consistently reliable and extraordinarily helpful.

Caprila’s supervisor, Associate Dean Thomas G. Reio, also shares that seeing her work with “students and faculty is like a breath of fresh air. Not only is she smart, competent, creative, and collegial, it is so clear she truly and deeply cares about the welfare of the students and faculty.”

Caprila began her career at FIU in 2007 as a secretary in the College of Education, and has been serving as office manager as well as office coordinator in Graduate Studies since 2009.