April 2010, Volume 14, Number 2

Alumni News

Honors College grad follows childhood dream


Kathleen Molero

Kathleen Molero discovered she wanted to work with animals when she was just a little girl caring for her pets. Now The Honors College at Miami Dade College graduate is attending Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, one of the leading veterinary schools in the country.

A graduate of MDC’s Kendall Campus, Molero credits the Honors College with providing a well-rounded education and opportunities outside of the classroom.

"Aside from keeping me engrossed in cultural events, a handful of classes required us to do service-learning. I chose to do most of my hours at the Humane Society of Greater Miami. This was definitely a great experience for me, as it helped to solidify my want to study veterinary medicine," Molero said.

Established in 2001, MDC’s Honors College has provided an essential foundation for thousands of students who transfer to top colleges and universities, such as Yale, Stanford, Columbia and Georgetown, to name a few.

Many of its graduates stay in touch with their MDC family while completing graduate studies at these fine institutions across the country and continue sharing their accomplishments even as they enter the workforce.

With a bachelor’s degree in economics and finance from New York University, Eric Sevillia recently contacted MDC Honors College Dean Dr. Alexandria Holloway to let her know about his new job as an analyst for Anvil Advisors in New York. Sevillia is a graduate of the Honors College at North Campus.

"Our students have earned degrees from respected colleges and universities and have transferred to exceptional graduate schools and career opportunities. This is the confirmation of our students’ success," Dr. Holloway said.

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