November 2009, Volume 13, Number 8


Actress Eva Longoria Parker

Padrón and Longoria on national commission

MDC President Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón and actress Eva Longoria Parker were appointed to a presidential/congressional commission charged with preparing a report with recommendations on the establishment of a national museum of the American Latino.

Honors College logo

Pinned for success

The Honors College welcomed new students with a pinning ceremony at Gusman Center for the Performing Arts.

Brandon Bryant performs at Kendall Campus

No question: He can dance

Fresh off his run on the hit Fox series 'So You Think You Can Dance,' former MDC dance student Brandon Bryant returned to Kendall Campus.

Detail of MDC logo

MDC in the news

News outlets turn to Miami Dade College to illustrate issues facing the nation’s community colleges.

Juan Sepúlveda

Leaders discuss Hispanics and education

The White House chose MDC as the setting for two conversations on improving educational opportunities for Hispanic students.

Three students smiling

Walmart grant brings brighter futures to the unemployed

Walmart Foundation awarded a coveted spot in its Brighter Futures Project and $336,500 to MDC to train displaced workers.

Dr. Mark B. Rosenberg, Carol Coletta and Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón

Degrees equal dollars for Miami economy

If Miami’s leading educational institutions can increase the number of college graduates with baccalaureate degrees by one percentage point, the result would be $1.7 billion.

Detail of Guinness World Records logo

Team read attempt is 'one for the record'

If their reading goes uninterrupted for 10 days – 240 hours – the members of the International Solidarity for Human Rights will earn the Guinness World Record.

Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón and Sen. Bill Nelson

President signs land conveyance act into law

President Barack Obama recently signed into law a bill clearing the way for downtown land to be transferred to Miami Dade College’s Wolfson Campus. The property will provide for future growth of Wolfson Campus.

Marielena A. Villamil

Trustee Villamil chairs local Red Cross board

Marielena A. Villamil, a member of MDC’s District Board of Trustees, was elected chair of the Board of Directors of the American Red Cross Greater Miami & The Keys.

Degree and mortar board

Research: MDC leads the nation in awarding associate degrees

Every year, Miami Dade has consistently ranked No. 1 when it comes to the number of associate degrees awarded.

Miami Dade College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees.
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