February 2010, Volume 14, Number 1


Federal funds key to innovation

Freedom Tower and Hialeah Campu

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.

The 2010 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill, which President Barack Obama signed into law recently, includes $400,000 for a traditional and online science laboratory at Hialeah Campus. Money for the continued restoration of the Freedom Tower – $500,000 – is contained in the 2010 Interior-Environment Appropriations Bill.

These designations were championed, respectively, by U.S. Rep. Lincoln Díaz-Balart and former U.S. Sen. Mel Martínez, and were supported by the entire South Florida federal delegation.

"These federal dollars come at a critical time during which we are facing significant budgetary challenges. I am grateful our leaders in Washington recognize the importance of investing in our College," said Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón, president of Miami Dade College.

More Features Articles

Miami Dade College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees.
Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Miami Dade College.
Miami Dade College is an equal access/equal opportunity institution which does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, marital status, age, religion, national origin,
disability, veteran’s status, ethnicity, pregnancy, sexual orientation or genetic information. Additional information may be obtained by contacting the
Office of Equal Opportunity Programs/ADA Coordinator/Title IX Coordinator, at 305.237.2577.