April 2012, Volume 16, Number 2

COVERSTORY

Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama
Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama have all spoken at MDC commencement ceremonies.

MDC Commencement Attracts Top Speakers

A buzz of excitement is in the air at Miami Dade College as its biggest celebration of the year draws near. Tassels are set to fly on April 28, with commencement ceremonies for the College’s seven campuses taking place throughout Miami-Dade County. High-level speakers will address graduates and their families on the eventful day, marking bright beginnings for those who persevered to complete their studies at MDC.

Every year, the world’s most important figures come to offer their words of wisdom and encouragement to MDC graduates at commencement, including all U.S. presidents who have been in office in the past 20 years. In 2011, the College had the honor of presenting President Barack Obama at its North and West Campus commencement, following in the footsteps of President Bill Clinton and President George W. Bush, who addressed the College’s graduates in previous years.

In recent years, graduates have received parting advice from world-class leaders in government, business and education, including Honduran President Porfirio Lobo, Georgetown University President Dr. John J. DeGioia, Univision Network President César Conde, Brown University President Dr. Ruth Simmons, Lumina Foundation President Jamie Merisotis, U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis and former U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Stay tuned for this year’s announcement of commencement speakers at facebook.com/MDC.News.

— MR


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