April 2011, Volume 15, Number 2

Making Their Mark

Miguel Farra

New Chairman Builds on Firm Foundation

Miguel G. Farra, the newly named chairman of the Miami Dade College Foundation’s board of directors, believes strongly in the power of a great education.


Alumni Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame to Induct Stellar Alumni

Each spring, Miami Dade College celebrates the accomplishments of its outstanding alumni by inducting new members into its prestigious Hall of Fame.


John P. Fogerty, Geden Franck

Honors College Put Med Student on Road to Leadership

The education Geden Franck received at MDC’s Honors College went far beyond academics. Franck, now the vice president of Florida State University’s medical school class, credits Honors College Dean Alexandria Holloway for giving him all of the tools that he needed to succeed.


Dr. Jeffery A. Thomas

MDC Dean Receives Prestigious Fulbright Grant

Dr. Jeffery A. Thomas, Academic and Student Affairs dean at MDC’s Homestead Campus, has been selected for the Fulbright Specialist Program, part of the international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and world-renowned for its prestige and commitment to international partnerships.


A Concrete Presence: Miami Dade

Professor’s Exhibition Highlights MDC Architecture

When people think of concrete, they usually think of harsh, gray imagery, but MDC architecture professor José R. Vázquez is hoping to change that.


Therese Homer

MDC Public Safety Chiefs to Lead National Organization

Therese Homer, chief of Public Safety at Miami Dade College, recently was elected president of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Law Enforcement Executives and Administrators (HBCU-LEEA).


Coral Gables Museum

Architecture Students Flourish, Win Awards

The Miami Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) recently chose David Monnar, an architecture student in The Honors College at MDC, as Student of the Year at their 56th Annual Design Gala at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts.


Joaquín Mantovani

Aviation Student Wins Coveted Scholarship

Joaquín Mantovani, a student at MDC’s renowned Eig-Watson School of Aviation, recently was awarded a $5,000 scholarship by the Greater Miami Aviation Association (GMAA) when he was selected from a group of more than 40 students competing for the honor.


Nicole Cabrera

MDC Prepared Her for Stellar Career

Nicole Cabrera is reaching for the stars – literally. The former MDC Honors College student earned a bachelor’s degree in physics from Georgia Tech and is now in the doctoral program at Georgia State, studying astronomy.


Lauren López, James Beatty and Paola Ampudia

MDC Leads Athletes to Scholarships at Top U.S. Programs

At Miami Dade College, athletics are about more than just wins and losses. They’re also about opportunity.


Laura C. Morel, Sergio N. Candido

MDC Alumni Catch Eye of New York Times

Two former Miami Dade College students are making their marks in the world of journalism.


Susan Summons

Hall of Fame a New Beginning for Winning Coach

Miami Dade College women’s basketball coach Susan Summons was inducted recently into the Florida Community College Activities Association’s Hall of Fame.



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