September 2013, Volume 17, Number 3

Making Their Mark

Gloria and Emilio Estefan

Alumni in the Limelight

Powerful MDC grads are making great strides in all industries.


MDC Nursing Professor Dr. Marie O. Etienne

Exceptional Devotion to Those in Need

Professor Dr. Marie O. Etienne at MDC’s Benjamín León School of Nursing receives the esteemed Florence Nightingale Medal.


Maikel Hernández and Dayne Alonso

PA Students Excel at National Competition

MDC’s physician assistant students triumph in a competition against students from Ivy League schools.


Victor Caratini

MLB Nabs MDC’s Fab Five

Miami Dade College players are a hit in this year’s Major League Baseball draft.


Prof. Rosany H. Alvarez

Recognizing Excellence in Teaching

Seven of MDC’s dedicated professors receive Endowed Teaching Chairs for their commitment to higher education.


MDC nursing students Carol Márquez and husband Ender Estrada

A Transformative Learning Experience

A medical mission to the Dominican Republic changes the lives of two students at MDC’s Benjamín León School of Nursing.


Students in front of the Lion Monument

Harmonious Designs Win Coveted Awards

Impressive projects by MDC architecture students lead to scholarship offers.


José Ibarra

Designs on a Bright Future

Star student José Ibarra heads to Cornell University on a full scholarship to continue studying architecture and design.


MDC student Rose Jean-Mary

The Perfect Mix of Nature and Nurture

The USDA takes note as student Rose Jean-Mary’s talent blossoms at MDC.


Rivas family

Family Shares Lessons Learned at MDC

Three members of the Rivas family are thriving at MDC and using what they’ve learned to succeed and change the lives of others.


Hall of Fame inductees

Top of the Class

Miami Dade College inducts new members into its prestigious Alumni Hall of Fame.


Dr. Norma Cortez

Catapulted to Success

Star MDC volleyball player Norma Cortez excels in a new realm.



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