June 2013, Volume 17, Number 2


President Padrón congratulates student

Class of 2013: Stay Driven, Achieve Your Dreams

Successful alumni returned to MDC to share their wisdom with more than 13,000 graduates at this year’s Commencement ceremonies.


  • Joe Biden and President Padrón

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and MDC President Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón

  • Ben Affleck and President Padrón

    Academy Award-winning director and actor Ben Affleck and President Padrón at Brown University, where they both received honorary doctorates

  • President Padrón and José Manuel García-Margallo

    President Padrón and José Manuel García-Margallo, Spanish minister of foreign affairs

  • President Padrón, Gloria Estefan and Emilio Estefan

    President Padrón with music superstars Gloria and Emilio Estefan, an MDC alumnus, at the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Sand in My Shoes Awards, which honored the couple with this year’s award and honored Padrón with last year’s award

  • President Padrón and Marco Rubio

    President Padrón with U.S. Sen. and MDC alumnus Marco Rubio


Andreina Colatosti Catanho

Saluting Our Top Grads

Miami Dade College recognizes just a few of the impressive graduates who have made their mark on the College and the community.

Dr. Walter Bumphus and Dr. Lenore Rodicio

MDC: Model of Diversity, Icon of Strong Leadership

The College and its esteemed president, Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón, receive top honors for their work.

Hall of Fame inductees

Exceptional Alumni Inducted Into Hall of Fame

Miami Dade College welcomes another stellar group of alumni at its 11th annual Hall of Fame gala.

MDC’s School for Advanced Studies

'Newsweek' Ranks MDC High School Sixth in the Nation

The School for Advanced Studies at Miami Dade College once again makes the magazine’s list of “America’s Best.”


Cultural Spotlight Powerful Partnerships Making Their Mark Academics

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