November 2011, Volume 15, Number 5


Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón and Dr. Vartan Gregorian

Carnegie Corporation Lauds MDC President

Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón receives the 2011 Academic Leadership Award, including $500,000 in funds for academic initiatives at MDC.


MDC Ranks at Top

MDC’s School of Education Baccalaureate Program ranks the best in improving student FCAT performance when compared to the 11 state universities.

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Single Stop Helps Students Excel

MDC opens a new Single Stop site and welcomes iMentor into a winning partnership to enable student success.

Miami Dade College

New Faculty Showcase MDC’s Diversity

This fall, 85 new faculty members join MDC, representing a wide variety of academic disciplines, professional achievements and ethnic backgrounds.

Professor Rojas, Dr. Holloway and Dr. Greenfield

MDC Lauds Trio of Pioneers

Permanent places of honor celebrate the work of Dr. Alexandria Holloway, Professor Teresa María Rojas and Dr. Ruth Greenfield.

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MDC Shines in Attracting Students

A recent report shows MDC outperforming the Florida College System in both attracting and retaining students.

Adam Putnam

Renewable Energy Experts Convene at MDC

MDC hosts international leaders for the second annual Only Sustainable renewable energy conference.

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Great Honors College Students Grow Stronger

A new survey shows students making enormous personal and academic strides while at The Honors College at MDC.

Dr. Pascale Charlot

New Dean Focuses on Students’ Success

Dr. Pascale Charlot aims to create opportunities for Honors College students while helping them develop their own voices.

Students working at MDC TV

Top-Notch TV Worth Watching

MDC’s TV station gives students real-world broadcasting experience using state-of-the-art studios and technology.


Heading to the Great Outdoors

MDC teams with the National Park Service for the only ranger certification program south of the Carolinas.

Marifranchi Rodríguez

MDC Volleyball Star is U.S. Hit

MDC’s athletic program has created a new national gem in Marifranchi Rodríguez, who is being offered scholarships from top universities.

Ozney Guillén

Baseball is Family Affair at MDC

Ozzie Guillén is making his debut as manager of the Miami Marlins while his youngest son, Ozney, is advancing up the ranks on MDC’s team.

Stephen Cowherd

Dynamic Coach to Lead Men’s Basketball Team

MDC’s new basketball coach Stephen Cowherd aims to turn MDC's team into a national powerhouse.

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Pathways to Lifelong Success

Prestigious national organizations team with Miami Dade College to help students succeed.

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