15th Annual FIU Torch Awards

(Stacey Oddman, pictured on the left)

Distinguished Alumni Award, College of Arts, Sciences & Education, School of Integrated Science & Humanity

The award is the highest honor conferred by FIU to a graduate, and the recipients join an elite group of FIU torchbearers – leaders who exemplify the best of the university and serve as an inspiration to all. The event will take place at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach Hotel located at 4441 Collins Ave. in Miami Beach, Fla.

Dr. Stacey Oddman, Chief of Family Medicine, Holy Cross Hospital, Fort Lauderdale, earned her B.A. (Chemistry) in 1994 at FIU and M.D. at Boston University School of Medicine in 2000, where she was President of the Student National Medical Society BU chapter. She completed a 3-year residency in Family Practice at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and is Board Certified in Family Medicine. She is an oversight physician for Target Clinics in West Palm Beach/Boynton Beach and serves on multiple committees at Holy Cross. She volunteers at Light of the World Clinic, providing care to uninsured, publishes healthcare related articles and conducts lectures to professional/social groups. In 2012 ICABA named her one of South Florida’s 100 Most Accomplished Caribbean Americans. In 2013, Legacy Magazine named Dr. Oddman one of South Florida’s 50 Most Powerful Black Business Leaders. She is an FIU Foundation board of director, as of 2014.

“For the past 15 years we have been privileged to recognize FIU’s most outstanding alumni and faculty. Thanks to the generosity of our alumni and friends, we have supported both the First Generation Scholarship and Alumni Center Building Funds,” said Duane Wiles, executive director of the FIU Alumni Association. “We can’t wait to celebrate once again the accomplishments of this year’s recipients, and I invite the South Florida community to join us and show their support for this year’s honorees.”

Monique Abbadie, an FIU student known for her involvement on Season 4 of NBC’s The Voice, will provide the evening’s musical performance.

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