Florida International University’s College of Architecture + The Arts (CARTA) Alumnus Andy Senor Jr. to Receive Distinguished Alumni Award at Torch Awards Gala

March 17 19:46 2015

MIAMI, FL – March 17, 2015 – Florida International University’s (FIU) CARTA alumnus Andy Senor Jr.  will be honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award at the 14th annual FIU Torch Awards Gala. The event will take place on Saturday, March 28th at the Fontainebleau, with the cocktail reception starting at 6:30pm and the program/dinner starting at 7:30pm. The Distinguished Alumni Awards recognize graduates who have had a positive impact on their profession, the community and the university. These outstanding individuals are Torchbearers, leaders who exemplify the best of FIU and serve as an inspiration to all. 

Senor was born and raised in Miami. As a child, he grew up surrounded by legends of Latin music, raised in a family that worked professionally in the entertainment industry. A 2013 graduate, he holds a BFA in Theatre from Florida International University and further trained at the Public Theatre Shakespeare LAB where he appeared in All’s Well That Ends Well.

Senor made his professional debut in the Tony Award-winning musical Rent as “Angel,” playing the role on Broadway, London’s West End, and US National and International Tours. He later became the Assistant Director to Michael Greif on the Rent revival Off Broadway, and went on to re-stage the production in Tokyo, Japan. Also, he directed the historic production of Rent in Cuba, in Spanish, which received global accolades and extensive international media coverage.

Recently, Senor worked with Jeffrey Seller as assistant director on the new musical Fly at Dallas Theatre Center and is currently Associate Director to Jerry Mitchell on the Broadway-bound Gloria Estefan musical, On Your Feet. He is the Artistic Director of the District Stage Company in Miami. His film and television credits include Dummy, Lola, Ed (NBC), appearances on Regis and Kelly and The Rosie O’Donnell Show, and as a presenter on the Latin Billboard Music Awards, as well as many commercials and music videos.

The Torch Awards Gala was founded by the FIU Alumni Association in 2000 to honor their most outstanding alumni. Proceeds from the event will support the future construction of the FIU Alumni Center, which will serve as a central gathering space for students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of FIU, as well as FIU’s First Generation Scholarship Fund. More than 50 percent of FIU undergraduate students will be the first generation in their families to earn a college degree. The Fund is matched by the State and 90 percent of Fund recipients are minorities, making it a critical priority for the institution.

For more information on the Torch awards, please visit http://fiualumni.com/torch/

About The College of Architecture +The Arts:

The College of Architecture + The Arts engages our local and global communities by deploying the power of architecture + the arts to create, innovate, and inspire solutions to social, economic, and environmental problems. Offering 9 graduate and 8 undergraduate degrees within 7 academic departments, our more than 2,500 majors have the unique experience working with our award-winning faculty, in nationally ranked programs in the heart of Miami — one of the country’s most vibrant, diverse, and creative cities!

For more information, visit us at http://carta.fiu.edu/

About FIU:

Florida International University is recognized as a Carnegie engaged university. It is a public research university with colleges and schools that offer more than 180 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU contributes $8.9 billion each year to the local economy. FIU is Worlds Ahead in finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission. FIU has awarded over 200,000 degrees and enrolls more than 54,000 students in two campuses and three centers, including FIU Downtown on Brickell, [email protected], and the Miami Beach Urban Studios. FIU also supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA and has over 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports.

For more information, visit us at http://www.fiu.edu/

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