June 2009, Volume 13, Number 6

COVERSTORY

MDC President Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón, John T. Chambers of Cisco Systems, Lewis Hay III of FPL Group, Jeffrey R. Immelt of GE and Scott Long of Silver Spring Networks

MDC is the lead education partner in Energy Smart Miami initiative

Continuing a nearly 50-year tradition of meeting workforce needs, the College joined with the city of Miami and its partners to launch a multimillion dollar energy initiative that will tap into federal economic stimulus funds to spur investment in "smart grid" technology and renewable energy sources over the next two years.


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  • Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón with the First Lady and the President, Michelle and Barack Obama. Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón with the First Lady and the President, Michelle and Barack Obama.
  • Spanish Queen Sofia and King Juan Carlos greet MDC President Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón Spanish Queen Sofia and King Juan Carlos greet MDC President Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón on their Miami visit.
  • Peter Matthiessen Peter Matthiessen read from Shadow Country at the 2008 Miami Book Fair International. The book won the 2008 National Book Award.
  • MDC Chief Information Officer Robert Calabrese, MDC President Eduardo J. Padron, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Dr. Jill Biden  MDC Chief Information Officer Robert Calabrese and MDC President Eduardo J. Padrón gave Dr. Jill Biden, the vice president's wife, and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan a tour of the computer learning labs.

FEATURES

A female and male student in academic regalia

Commencement 2009

U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis was one of six high-profile speakers to bid adieu to MDC's class of 2009.

Rosette Charles

MDC grads accepted to top institutions

These personal stories illustrate the boundless opportunities created by MDC's Honors College.

Anahi Cortada

Graduate wins prestigious Jack Kent Cooke award

Anahi Cortada won a $60,000 scholarship. She will continue her studies at Georgetown University.

Poet and professor Michael Hettich

FCLA presents summer creative writing workshops

MDC's Florida Center for the Literary Arts is offering non-credit summer courses on the craft of writing.

Detail from Salvador Dali, The Divine Comedy, Canto 20, xylography, 1959

MDC celebrates the masters, old and new

Exhibitions of the works of Dali and Da Vinci punctuate a milestone year for the College’s Art Gallery System.


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