September 2011, Volume 15, Number 4

Making Their Mark

Leading a New Batch of Bachelors

Pedro Mendoza
Pedro Mendoza, one of the first recipients of MDC's Bachelor of Applied Science in Supervision and Management, is currently interning as a product specialist at Ford Motor Company.

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 at the Kendall, North and Wolfson campuses became the first recipients of MDC’s Bachelor of Applied Science in Supervision and Management.

Attracting growing numbers of students each semester, the program trains students for leadership roles in a wide variety of industries. There are now more than 1,300 in the program.

“I am very proud to be part of the first graduating class,” said Mendoza, 21, who grew up in Miami-Dade County.

Jumping Ahead in High School

The flexible class schedules of MDC’s many baccalaureate programs meet the needs of students with diverse educational and professional backgrounds.

Mendoza is a great example. While at Hialeah High, he earned 30 MDC credits through the College’s Dual Enrollment program. After graduating, he needed just one additional year of coursework to earn an associate degree from MDC.

In 2010, he completed a six-month internship with Senator George Lemieux, during which he met President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton.

Excelling With Honors

Mendoza graduated from MDC with honors. He is currently interning as a product specialist at Ford Motor Company, and traveling across the country to promote the brand.

— WV


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