October 2008, Volume 12, Number 8


Freedom Tower

Freedom Tower recommended for national designation

As the Freedom Tower moved closer to receiving designation as a national historic landmark, the transfer of ownership of the downtown Miami building from Pedro Martin and family to Miami Dade College was finalized.

Juan Gomez

Graduates transfer to nation's top schools

Hundreds of recent graduates of Miami Dade College are starting their junior years at the nation’s top universities.

Dr. Ana Cruz

Program gives minority businesses a boost

The School of Business at MDC invited entrepreneurs from some of Miami’s most underserved communities to participate in free training workshops designed to sharpen their business skills.

Amendment 8 students

Voters to decide on Amendment 8

Florida voters will have the chance to empower communities with a constitutional amendment on Election Day, Nov. 4. The amendment gives them a choice in supporting their local colleges.

Dr. Michael DeBakey

Doctor touched hearts and minds

Premier cardiovascular surgeon Dr. Michael E. DeBakey, who died recently, was a living legend. In 1981, DeBakey visited Miami Dade College and lectured to students.

On the small screen

MDC gets major presence on the small screen

Miami Dade College recently launched the newest component to its educational arsenal: MDC TV, the College’s own television network.

Honor Students

Honors students land prestigious League of Cities scholarships

Three MDC students recently received the Miami-Dade County League of Cities scholarships. Along with a $1,000 award, the recipients get internships at various government offices throughout the county.

Julia Child

Bon Appétit, Julia!

The late Julia Child shared her passion for food with family, friends, colleagues and fans for more than 40 years. She visited Miami Book Fair International in 1989.

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