For the third year in a row, Miami Dade College has been named one of the nation’s best colleges to work for, according to the 2011 survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education. In addition, for a second time, MDC made The Chronicle’s distinguished Honor Roll, awarded to institutions that excel in a wide variety of categories.
New survey data show that MDC’s School of Education graduates outperformed those from state universities and private colleges in Florida when it came to their own students’ FCAT scores.
First impressions have a lasting impact, and that notion has propelled “Miami Begins With Me,” an initiative designed to improve South Florida’s tourism service profile by training service providers on the front lines of tourism. Its latest target for charm school: taxicab drivers.
For the fifth consecutive year, Miami Dade College has the distinction of making the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.
Moving the preservation of moving pictures significantly forward, the Wolfson family recently donated more than $2 million to expedite the digitization of tapes and films contained in the renowned Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives at MDC.
Miami Dade College recently honored former President of Colombia Dr. Álvaro Uribe Vélez with its highest distinction: the Presidential Medal.
Miami Dade College President Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón has been elected to the Board of Directors of the prestigious Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).
Expanding its strong tradition of serving the South Florida community, Miami Dade College’s Medical Center Campus is now partnering with the Peñalver Clinic and the Miami-Dade Health Department to provide low-cost dental care for underserved populations.
MDC’s Medical Center Campus recently joined forces with the Miami-Dade Police Department to launch the nation’s first medical training course designed to prevent officer fatalities in the first hour after injury at a crime scene.
For more than 10 years, MDC and Turner Construction have partnered to offer free training courses to small business owners in the construction industry, helping them build a better foundation for growth. This year, 56 students graduated from the Turner School of Construction Management Training Course at Kendall Campus.
For enabling students to achieve academic success, MDC was recently selected by the League for Innovation in the Community College as a 2011 Innovation of the Year recipient for its Project Virtual-Coach (V-Coach) System at the Hialeah Campus.
In keeping with its commitment to bring the rich cultural traditions of China to South Florida, MDC’s Confucius Institute along with MDC’s Office of International Education recently teamed up with the College's Asian-Pacific American Heritage Celebration Committee to offer a series of programs celebrating Asian-American Heritage at MDC’s InterAmerican Campus.
More than 100 scholars and faculty members from Ecuador’s Universidad Tecnológica Equinoccial came to Miami Dade College recently for a three-day seminar on international business.
For scores of international students who arrive at Miami Dade College as Fulbright students every year, the Magic City and MDC are their first taste of American life. By participating in the Fulbright Gateway Orientation Program at Miami Dade College, these talented intellectuals get their first glimpse of the rich variety of experiences they will have at numerous institutions across the country.
When MDC launched its accelerated associate degree in business at Wolfson Campus last year, the program generated so much demand the College is now expanding it to Homestead Campus as well.
As Miami Dade College continues to expand the number of bachelor’s degrees it offers, students are giving the programs top grades, a recent study shows.
To facilitate the transfer of student credits between the colleges, Miami Dade College and Wheaton College recently signed a formal articulation agreement.
Miami Dade College and St. Thomas University have forged a new academic partnership to offer MDC students a smooth transition into graduate-level studies.
Always seeking new ways to prepare people for the changing demands of today’s job market, Miami Dade College’s Working Solutions Program takes a proactive approach to job training.
Miami Dade College will soon offer a new Bachelor of Science with a major in Biological Sciences to meet the local demand for trained professionals in the biological/life science industries in South Florida, thanks to unanimous approval from the Florida Board of Education.
MDC’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Initiatives (CLACI) has embarked on a series of collaborative efforts to bring to light different aspects of the cultural and socioeconomic milieu in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Getting her students to think in unique ways about the diverse needs of their future clients, MDC professor Barbara Rosenthal is taking her Principles of Marketing class to a new level this fall.