September 2015, Volume 19, Number 4

MDC News Bytes

Catherine Rodríguez

Diplomat in Residence

The U.S. State Department’s Catherine Rodríguez shares her expertise in diplomacy via MDC classes during her South Florida residency.


People in front of computer

Virtual Reality Grows

The College will add four new bachelor’s programs to its Virtual College, making these degrees available completely online starting in the spring.


Carlos González

A Smart Approach to Government

The MDC conference draws public officials and innovative thinkers to discuss how technology strengthens democracy.


Producer/writer Tony Leal and voice over talent Eva Arronte

TV Station at MDC Wins Telly

MDC-TV takes home a coveted Telly Award for a piece celebrating Women’s History Month.


Gilberto Smith Alvarez

Historic Exchange Program

MDC hosts Cuban chefs as part of a landmark cultural exchange connecting Cuban entrepreneurs with their Miami counterparts.


Daniel Diaz Leyva

Prominent Attorney Joins Board

Florida Gov. Rick Scott appoints Daniel Diaz Leyva to MDC’s Board of Trustees.


A colored rock; part of a rocks and minerals collection at Kendall campus

A Kendall Campus Gem

MDC’s impressive gemological and fossil collection moves to a new exhibition space for display and study.


Palmetum and Orchid House

Oasis at North Campus

MDC’s lush Palmetum gardens and greenhouses serve thousands of students and area families each year.


Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón

At the Forefront of STEM Education

MDC’s excellence in science, technology, engineering and mathematics was recognized when President Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón was named to the U.S. News STEM Hall of Fame.


Business-Higher Education Forum logo

Advancing Innovative Education

President Padrón is elected to chair the national Business-Higher Education Forum.


Graduates of MDC’s Future Bankers’ Camp

A Plethora of Partners

MDC’s Future Bankers’ Camp unites students and dozens of banks for hands-on learning experiences in financial services careers.



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