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Alumnus Oscar E. Cordova to be awarded at 16th Annual Torch Awards Gala
Our+College+of+Communication%2C+Architecture+%2B+The+Arts+alumnus%2C+Oscar+E.+Cordova+%E2%80%9985%2C+will+be+honored+at+FIU%E2%80%99s+sixteenth+annual+Torch+Awards+Gala+on+April+1+at+the+JW+Marriott+Marquis+Miami.%0D%0A%0D%0AThe+Torch+Award+is+the+highest+honor+bestowed+upon+alumni+and+faculty+by+the+FIU+Alumni+Association%2C+and+recognizes+their+outstanding+achievements.+These+FIU+supporters+are+making+positive+impacts+on+their+profession%2C+the+community+and+our+university.%0D%0A%0D%0AOscar+Cordova+Sr.+is+the+Director+of+Architectural+Services+for+CGI+Windows+%26amp%3B+Doors+and+has+been+with+the+company+for+19+years.+In+this+role%2C+he+leads+a+team+of+Senior+Product+Consultants+who+provide+technical+support+and+product+knowledge+to+architects%2C+builders%2C+and+other+professionals+in+the+trade.+His+professional+experience+includes+working+in+drafting%2C+engineering%2C+production%2C+product+development%2C+estimating%2C+and+sales.%0D%0A%0D%0AMr.+Cordova+Sr.+holds+a+Bachelor+of+Science+in+Architectural+Technology+from+Florida+International+University.+As+a+Registered+CES+Provider+with+the+American+Institute+of+Architects%2C+he+reaches+out+to+hundreds+of+architects+annually+as+a+speaker.+Currently+he+is+a+member+of+the+Board+of+Directors+of+the+Florida+Foundation+for+Architecture%2C+a+non-profit+organization+that+advocates+the+value+of+architecture+to+audiences+beyond+the+profession.%0D%0A%0D%0ABeyond+paying+tribute+to+FIU%E2%80%99s+most+loyal+and+dedicated+supporters%2C+the+event+will+support+the+future+construction+of+our+FIU+Alumni+Center.+Serving+as+a+multi-purpose+facility+for+academic%2C+social+and+business+gatherings%2C+the+space+will+recognize+donors%2C+share+university+history%2C+and+showcase+both+student+and+alumni+accomplishments.+The+FIU+Alumni+Center+will+foster+and+encourage+lifelong+connections+between+Panthers.%0D%0A%0D%0AProceeds+will+also+benefit+the+First+Generation+Scholarship+Fund%2C+providing+financial+support+to+qualified+undergraduate+students+who+are+the+first+generation+in+their+families+to+attain+a+college+degree.+All+donations+are+matched+100%25+by+the+State+of+Florida%2C+doubling+donor+impact+and+making+dreams+come+true+for+many+deserving+students.%0D%0A%0D%0AThis+year%E2%80%99s+masquerade+theme+is+sure+to+entertain.%0D%0A%0D%0AFor+more+information+on+the+Torch+Awards%2C+visit+torchawards.fiu.edu.