November 2010, Volume 14, Number 5


Dr. Muhammad Yunus

Nobel Laureate Brings Big Plan to MDC

Dr. Muhammad Yunus recently came to MDC’s Wolfson Campus to propose the establishment of a social business fund to aid Haiti in its earthquake recovery efforts.

President Barack Obama and MDC President Eduardo J. Padrón

Obama Picks Padrón to Lead National Initiative

MDC President Eduardo J. Padrón has been selected by President Barack Obama to chair the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans.

MDC student in MSNBC interview

MDC Students Help NBC and Nation Redefine Education System

During MSNBC’s nationally televised discussion with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, MDC Honors College students shared their ideas for improving the U.S. education system.


Pointing the Way to Sustainably Meeting the World’s Energy Needs

MDC’s leadership in sustainability initiatives among institutions of higher education made it a natural choice for hosting the “Only Sustainable” international conference on renewable energy.

Breast Cancer Awareness ceremony

Going Pink for a Cause

To commemorate the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, MDC illuminated its historic Freedom Tower pink and helped set a Guinness Book World Record.

MDC Economic Impact on the Local Economy

Good Economic News in Tough Times

Taxpayers get an impressive 13.4 percent rate of return on their MDC investment, and MDC brings the region more than $3.9 billion in added income each year, according to a recent study.

Students learn about calligraphy at Wolfson Campus.

A Bright Harvest Moon Brings Chinese Culture to MDC and South Florida

MDC’s first-ever Harvest Moon Festival brings Chinese culture to life at Wolfson Campus as students learn calligraphy, sample moon cakes, watch folk dancers and much more.

Members of MDC’s Foundation Board and MDC’s Board of Trustees.

Building a Better Student Experience

MDC officials recently broke ground at the Wolfson Campus for the new Student Support Center, which will include classrooms, labs, meeting areas and a Wellness Center.


MDC Invests in Nation’s Future by Seeking Mentors for Kids

Take Stock in Children’s Miami affiliate, housed at MDC’s Wolfson Campus, recently recruited dozens of adult mentors for deserving low-income children to help them excel.

Get 2 MDC

Starting Locally, Finishing Globally

From expanding its organic produce program to greening commutes with the Get2MDC campaign, MDC’s Earth Ethics Institute is having a positive impact on the environment.

Women's Volleyball Team

In Women’s Volleyball, Sharks Ranked No. 1 in Nation

After an impressive start to the 2010 season, MDC’s women’s volleyball team has stayed at the top of its game among junior colleges throughout the nation.

Ashley Wilkes

For Women’s Basketball Team, It’s Time to Shine

With eight strong newcomers and the return of two great starters, MDC’s women’s basketball team is ready to shine this year.

Men's Basketball

Recruits Bring Optimism for Men’s Basketball

A dozen talented recruits promise to bring new passion to the court for MDC’s men’s basketball team this season.

Cecilia Muñoz and MDC students

Affordable Health Care

MDC recently hosted a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Community Forum on the Affordable Care Act and introduced the site

Don Semmler at Hospitality Summit

Hospitality Summit

Working with local hospitality and tourism groups, MDC’s International Hospitality Center recently hosted the First Annual Academy of Hospitality and Tourism Summit.

Lincoln Díaz Balart, Newt Gingrich

Nine Days That Changed the World

Newt Gingrich, former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, brought his film to MDC’s Tower Theater for a lesson in peaceful transformation.

Dreaming in Cuban

Aspiring Authors Find Inspiration, Advice at Miami Book Fair

Workshops offer powerful lessons in writing and publishing to aspiring authors during the 27th annual Miami Book Fair International.

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