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.
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.
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