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In a sea of blue, Miami Dade College alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends came together to make this the best I AM MDC Day in history!

On behalf of Miami Dade College Foundation, THANK YOU for showing your Shark pride and supporting MDC scholarships and programs.

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Maikel Zaldivar Alumnus

Thanks to MDC and the donors for supporting me and changing my life. Without your generosity, some of us wouldn't be where we are today.

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You can still make a gift year-round to the I AM MDC Fund. Your support continues making dreams come true -- one student, one scholarship, and one program at a time.


70% of our students work while going to school.

65% come from low-income households.

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    Michidael Ceard Alumna

    MDC saw my potential and now I’m the first in my family to graduate college.

    CELEBRATE

    On Sept. 6, 1960, Miami gained a champion. Now it’s a day well worthy of celebration. Every Sept. 6, join us in declaring “I AM MDC” for the indispensable role Miami Dade College plays in uplifting lives and building our community.

    • Wear blue on Sept. 6.
    • Participate in events on Sept. 6.
    • Post on social media using #IAMMDC. Also update your profile picture through Sept. 6.
      See our I AM MDC Toolkit.
    • Bring fellow sharks together for MDC within your network, at your workplace or on social media by becoming a Finnbassador.
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    Show your pride for MDC by wearing blue on Sept. 6
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    Photo of students wearing blue and holding I AM MDC Day photo frame

    Events

    Students, faculty, staff and friends came together to celebrate I AM MDC Day.

    Photo taken with Finn in front of the Marlins Stadium

    Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018
    7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

    Miami Dade College Night

    Marlins Park

    501 Marlins Way, Miami, FL

    Photo taken at Hialeah

    Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018
    10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

    I AM MDC Day Shark Fest

    Hialeah Campus

    Student Services Lobby

    Photo taken at the InterAmerican Campus

    Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018
    10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    I AM MDC Day Carnival

    InterAmerican Campus

    Student Life Breezeway

    Photo taken at MAGIC with Finn

    Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018
    11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

    Art of Tech feat. Bill Buckley

    Miami Animation & Gaming International Complex (MAGIC)

    315 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL

    Photo taken at the Homestead campus

    Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018
    11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

    I AM MDC Day Club Rush

    Homestead Campus

    Building D, Breezeway

    Photo taken at the Medical Campus

    Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018
    11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

    I AM MDC Day BBQ

    Medical Campus

    Student Life Patio

    Photo taken at the West campus

    Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018
    11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

    I AM MDC Fun Day

    West Campus

    Garage Patio

    Photo taken at the Wolfson campus

    Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018
    11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

    I AM MDC Day Finns Up + Kick-Off Ceremony

    Wolfson Campus

    Kyriakides Plaza, Breezway

    Photo taken at the Kendall campus

    Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018
    11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

    I AM MDC Day Celebration

    Kendall Campus

    Building 2, Breezeway

    Photo taken at the North campus

    Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018
    12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

    I AM MDC Pride Fest

    North Campus

    Building 1000 and 3000

    Photo taken at the Carrie P. Meek Entrepreneurial Education Center

    Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018
    5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    I AM MDC Pride Fest

    Carrie P. Meek Entrepreneurial Education Center

    Atrium

    Photo of Freddy Stebbins

    Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018
    6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

    Miami: A Very Funny History

    Wolfson Campus

    Building 2, Room 2106

    Photo taken at the Freedom Tower

    Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018
    6:45 p.m.

    Freedom Tower Blue Lighting

    Freedom Tower

    600 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL

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    Hien Nguyen Faculty

    Thanks to those who generously support Miami Dade College. As an MDC faculty member and Endowed Teaching Chair recipient, I’ve been able to continue achieving the American Dream while making an impact on our students and the communities we serve.




    2018 Sponsors


    McDonald's Logo
    Bank Mobile Logo
    Bank of America Logo
    GEICO Logo
    Sprint Logo
    Formula 1 Logo
    Burgerim Logo
    Publix Super Markets Charities Logo
    Shutts Logo
    South Florida Education Federal Credit Union Logo
    Whole Foods Logo

    Photo of Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón

    “Talent is universal, but opportunity is not.”

    Dr. Eduardo Padrón, President of Miami Dade College

     

    A before and after Campus photo of Miami Dade College

    About

    Miami Dade College opened the door to the American Dream on Sept. 6, 1960. Today more than 2 million lives have been changed, thanks to the education and opportunity they received at MDC.

    Each year on Sept. 6, I AM MDC Day recognizes and celebrates the significant impact MDC has made on millions of students, their careers and families, and our community. The 24-hour day of giving and pride benefits students and the programs that support them through the I AM MDC Fund.

    Students may apply for the 2018-2019 I AM MDC scholarship.

    Additionally, Sept. 6 was officially proclaimed I AM MDC Day in the city of Miami and across Miami-Dade County, and spirited celebrations took place across all eight MDC campuses.