September 2011, Volume 15, Number 4

Making Their Mark

MDC graduate with students

Excelling at Yale, Helping in Mozambique

The Honors College at MDC inspired Daniel Carvalho to head to Yale and then Mozambique.


Business students

Business Students Shine at National Competition

More than two dozen MDC students captured 14 awards at Phi Beta Lambda’s 2011 National Competition and Leadership Conference in Orlando.


Brian Goodwin

MDC Athletes Excel in MLB Draft

Miami Dade College has long been one of the nation’s top producers of major league baseball players. MDC star Brian Goodwin upheld that tradition in June, when he beat incredibly long odds to establish himself as one of his sport’s top prospects.


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New Members Join MDC Board

MDC welcomes two new members to its Board of Trustees.


MDC professor John Todd

True Tales of Adventure Inspire Students

Students who take a course with MDC speech professor John Todd learn lessons that extend far beyond the classroom.


Jean Bertrand Merozier

From Helping Students to Healing Patients

After spending years making a difference in students’ lives in his hometown of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Jean Bertrand Merozier decided at age 37 that it was time to help another group of those in need. His hard work at MDC earned him a prestigious scholarship.


Diego Soto

Silver Scholar’s MDC Studies Turn Golden

When he applied to MDC, Diego Soto knew studying at The Honors College would give him a competitive advantage. What he didn’t know was how quickly that great education would earn him national recognition.


Britnie Allen

Ready to Lead in Dynamic Field

Lauded for her innovative approach to technology, MDC student Britnie Allen recently received the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s Technology Student of the Year award presented by Compuquip Technologies.


El Techero by Lester Sánchez

MDC Ignites Sparks of Artistic Innovation

Shining with two of its students receiving top awards, Miami Dade College recently hosted the nationally acclaimed 25th Annual Student Art Competition of the League for Innovation.


Pedro Mendoza

Leading a New Batch of Bachelors

Having secured an important place in MDC history, Pedro Mendoza is now ready to take on new challenges in the U.S. and abroad. In June, he and 45 other students became the first recipients of MDC’s Bachelor of Applied Science in Supervision and Management.


Laura Loret de Mola

MDC Student Earns Prestigious National Scholarship

InterAmerican Campus student Laura Loret de Mola was recently selected to join the prestigious All-USA Community College Academic Team by USA Today, the American Association of Community Colleges and the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.


Dr. Myra Medina

MDC Professor Joins Prestigious Fulbright Specialist Program

MDC professor Dr. Myra Medina has joined the ranks of notable U.S. scholars and professionals who have been selected for the prestigious Fulbright Specialist Program.


Dr. Lenora Yates

Endowed Teaching Chairs Recognized

Celebrating the excellence of its professors, Miami Dade College recently announced the recipients for this year’s Endowed Teaching Chairs. Eight professors will join the list of 286 outstanding faculty members who have been honored by MDC since the trailblazing program began in 1992.


Dr. Carol Petrozella

School of Nursing Wins Major Awards

Miami Dade College earned top honors recently at the Florida Nurses Association Southern Region Awards when nursing professor Dr. Carol Petrozella, RN, and MDC’s School of Nursing were recognized for their many outstanding achievements in the field of nursing.


MDC students at Harvard

MDC Joins Harvard to Inspire Young Latino Leaders

Inspired by the exemplary role that Miami Dade College is playing nationwide in the creation of young Latino leaders, Harvard University recently invited six outstanding MDC students to attend the prestigious Latino Leadership Initiative held at Harvard.



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