April 2010, Volume 14, Number 2


President Clinton to speak at MDC's 2010 graduation

President Clinton

Miami Dade College has a history of attracting high-profile commencement speakers. Former President George W. Bush (2007); U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (2008); former U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings (2008); U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solís (2009); former U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexis Herman (1994); former Florida Supreme Court Justice Raoul G. Cantero III (2003) and former First Lady Laura Bush (2004) are just a few of the leaders who have spoken at graduation. True to tradition, the College has drawn one of the most sought-after speakers in the world for its graduating class of 2010.

On May 1, former President Bill Clinton will address MDC’s newest alumni. Graduates are destined to remember the remarks of the country’s 42nd leader, who will also deliver Yale University’s commencement address.

During former President Clinton’s time in office, the U.S. enjoyed peace and economic stability. After he left the White House, the former president turned his focus to where he could make the greatest difference as a citizen. As the founder of the William J. Clinton Foundation, former President Clinton takes on worldwide issues that demand urgent action, solutions and measurable results, including global climate change, HIV/AIDS in the developing world, childhood obesity and economic opportunity in the United States, and economic development in Africa and Latin America.

Jamie P. Merisotis, president and CEO of the Lumina Foundation, is among the other speakers scheduled for MDC’s 2010 commencement exercises. The Lumina Foundation strives to increase the percentage of Americans with high-quality postsecondary degrees and credentials to 60 percent by the year 2025.

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