February 2010, Volume 14, Number 1


President Padrón on the cover of Florida Trend

Padrón named Floridian of the Year

Florida Trend names MDC President Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón its first-ever “Floridian of the Year.”

Dr. Eduardo Padrón; Helen Aguirre Ferré, MDC Board of Trustees chair; and Dr. Carol Geary Schneider, president of the Association of American Colleges and Universities

TIME names MDC president one of top 10

Time magazine named Miami Dade College President Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón as one of the top 10 presidents in higher education, placing him in the company of the presidents of Tulane, NYU and Ohio State University.

Robotic hand

Growing STEMs - $3 million grant supports students in sciences

Careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) are some of the fastest-growing fields right now, and MDC is making sure that students keep up the pace with Project V-Coach. Backed by a five-year, $3 million grant, the goals of Project V-Coach are two-fold: to recruit more students to these fields, and to provide STEM students with a technology-based virtual advising, tutoring and support system.

MDC's Freedom Tower and Hialeah Campus

Federal funds key to innovation

Miami Dade College received nearly $1 million in a recent federal appropriation that supports renovation of the Freedom Tower and a new science program at its Hialeah Campus.

Detail of graph comparing endowment values

Mission-Driven Philanthropy

The mission of Miami Dade College is simple, yet powerful: to provide accessible, affordable, high-quality education.

Dr. Sandra Schultz

Carnegie/CASE Award goes to North Campus professor

Dr. Sandra Schultz is now one of only three MDC faculty to receive the coveted Professor of the Year designation for Florida.

North Campus' state-of-the-art new Science Complex

MDC celebrates inauguration of new science complex

Students, faculty and leaders of the scientific community join MDC in celebrating a new era in science education at the inauguration for the new Science Complex at North Campus.

$970,000 check presentation from South Florida Workforce to MDC

$1 Million helps MDC help students

South Florida Workforce awards MDC nearly $1 million for new nursing scholarships and an extant early intervention program.

Frank Brogran, State University System of Florida chancellor, and Joshua Young, director of MDC's Center for Community Involvement

MDC captures several Florida Campus Compact awards

The annual Campus Compact Gala and Award Ceremony brings top honors to Miami Dade College.

Free screening at the Medical Center

MDC again named “Best Neighbor”

MDC is the only Florida institution and community college named a top 25 "Best Neighbor" college.

F.A.C.E. logo

Chancellor΄s “Best Practices Award” goes to MDC

A novel program designed by MDC to keep students from dropping out of college has nabbed the state’s highest honor for higher education innovation.

A bagful of CROP

Organic produce comes to Wolfson

Wolfson Campus launches an organic produce purchasing club, addressing the needs of our community.

Sandra Montoya

Student-athletes and coaches honored

Several Miami Dade College coaches and student-athletes honored as the Sharks athletic teams venture into another outstanding season of success.

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