June 2014, Volume 18, Number 2


Vice President Joe Biden

High-Profile Speakers Inspire Grads

Vice President Joe Biden was among distinguished commencement speakers imparting wisdom to 2014’s class of nearly 15,000 graduates.


  • David Beckham and MDC President Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón Soccer icon David Beckham and MDC President Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón at Miami Dade College
  • President Padrón and Hillary Clinton President Padrón with former U.S. Sec. of State Hillary Clinton
  • Dr. Jane Karas, President Padrón and Walter Bumphus Dr. Jane Karas, board chair of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), presenting the Student Success Award to MDC President Eduardo Padrón as AACC President Walter Bumphus congratulates MDC on its achievements
  • Michael Radford, Shirley MacLaine, Christopher Plummer and President Padrón Director Michael Radford, legendary actors Shirley MacLaine and Christopher Plummer, and President Padrón at MDC’s Miami International Film Festival (MIFF)
  • President Padrón and Rick Santorum President Padrón with former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum


Andy Alfonso

Top Graduates of 2014

MDC recognizes a handful of impressive graduates who made their mark on the College and the community.

Juan Mendieta and Michael Lewis

Awards Keep Flowing In

MDC leads the nation in student success, Latino completion rates and more.

Guillermo and Manny García-Tuñon

Alumni Inducted Into Hall of Fame

Miami Dade College welcomes another impressive group of alumni at its 12th annual Hall of Fame gala.

Naché Atkins

Right on Track

A new, collegewide conference strengthens MDC’s focus on writing for college and career success.


Cultural Spotlight Powerful Partnerships Making Their Mark Academics

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