September 2010, Volume 14, Number 4


The Sharks pose with 2010 NJCAA championship award.

More dreams come true for Lady Sharks

After winning the National Junior College Athletic Association championship this year, several MDC softball players earn scholarships to top-tier universities.

Susan Summons

Athletes, coaches make headlines in the off-season

Danny Price joins MDC on the retirement of legendary baseball coach Steve Hertz. Women's basketball coach Susan Summons attends a World Youth Peace Summit reception, and player Ashley Wilkes is chosen for an All-Star game.

Rendering of rope-bound fists.

Breaking tyranny's bond

MDC’s Art Gallery System (AGS) and Amnesty International joined forces for discussions about the history of torture and its impact on modern culture.

Detail from ancient painting of Confucius

Confucius Institute branches out

With new language and cultural classes, MDC’s Confucius Institute is expanding its educational endeavors, and leading the way will be its new director, Dr. Xuejun (Jim) Yu.

The Holocaust Memorial in Miami Beach

Ending a century of genocide

Promoting awareness about how genocide still plagues the world, the Homestead Campus' fall lecture series will open with a discusssion of Kristallnacht, remembering how the Holocaust had an impact in Havana and Miami.

Panelists Dr. Jeffrey Demsky and Dr. Germán Muñóz

Examining the politics of genocide

At the panel discussion held recently at MDC’s Freedom Tower, experts examined the academics and politics of the worldwide problem of genocide.

Students thrive in challenging classes

MDC paves way to help students, faculty thrive

Continually finding new ways to make education possible for everyone, Miami Dade College has recently received several grants that will directly benefit the College’s students in fields ranging from engineering and math to library sciences.

Francis Bok at Miami Dade College

Former child slave shares story

Francis Bok, a Sudanese refugee and a survivor of child slavery, shared his compelling story recently at a concert held at Miami Dade College's Freedom Tower.

Dr. Montoya with Dominican Republic's First Lady Dr. Cedeño de Fernández

Forming young leaders

Dr. Margarita Cedeño de Fernández, First Lady of the Dominican Republic, recently visited MDC to congratulate students graduating from leadership seminars held at the Wolfson Campus.

Detail of The Chronicle's cover

MDC ranked great place to work once again

Dedication to a quality work environment, diversity and career development made MDC one of the nation’s best colleges to work for, according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Kaleba Ngoie-Kasongo with Linda Kaplan

Creating binding international ties

Miami's leaders from all sectors of the community attend opening reception for NCIV Southern Regional Meeting at MDC's Freedom Tower.

Dr. Padrón, María Teresa Marshall Infante and Paul Simons

Leading the way in Chile's recovery

MDC President Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón recently led a delegation of university presidents to Chile to assess damage from this year's earthquake and to offer a plan for rebuilding Chile's higher education system.

Fulbright students on a boat tour of Biscayne Bay

MDC is Fulbright's U.S. port of entry

From Argentina to Turkmenistan and Germany to Oman, more than 150 international graduate students recently convened at MDC's Wolfson Campus for a weeklong program Fulbright Gateway Orientation, giving them their first introduction to U.S. life and academia before heading their separate ways to other top institutions throughout the nation.

A shimmering blue gem-like stone

Hidden gem attracts students by the busload

With 10,000 specimens ranging from shark fossils to ancient lava, the Earth Science Museum and Demonstration Center at Kendall Campus is a hot spot for school field trips. Better known as “Kendall Rocks,” this museum truly rocks.

Some of yesteryear's MDC baseball glories

MLB finds stars at MDC

Hitting their own career home runs, nearly 500 former MDC players have gone on to play pro baseball, and 70 of those have made the major leagues, where the starting salary is now more than $400,000 per year.

Isabel de Quesada and Guillermo Fernández-Quincoces

Seeking a national museum

Miami Dade College held a forum for the potential creation of the National Museum of the American Latino.

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