November 2015, Volume 19, Number 5


King Felipe VI
King Felipe VI with the Presidential Medal

A Majestic Beginning to the Year

King Felipe VI with Queen Letizia
King Felipe VI with Queen Letizia

The fall semester opened with much regal fanfare when their Royal Highnesses King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain visited Miami Dade College. While at MDC, the Spanish King delivered a master lecture for the formal opening of the College’s 2015-16 academic year. The students, local dignitaries and national leaders in attendance enjoyed the historic event held in the stately rooms of the National Historic Landmark Freedom Tower at Miami Dade College.

Upon receiving the Presidential Medal from Miami Dade College President Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón, King Felipe VI said, “For me personally, it is very moving and gratifying to have the opportunity of speaking at a college in the United States which is more than half a century old and which has always served the Hispanic community and a large proportion of students from minority groups. For all these reasons, Miami Dade is a magnificent example of educational service within a community that is proud to call this college its own.”

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