November 2015, Volume 19, Number 5

Making Their Mark

José Parlá

Parlá’s New Parlance

Alumnus José Parlá wins some of New York City’s most sought-after commissions.


France-Luce Benson

Writing Her Ticket to Success

Alumna France-Luce Benson receives prestigious Dramatist Guild Fellowship.


Marcus D. Jadotte

At the Helm of U.S. Commerce

Alumnus Marcus D. Jadotte heads the International Trade Commission at the U.S. Department of Commerce.


Mileydi Guilarte

Making an Impact at The White House

Alumna Mileydi Guilarte leads the U.S. Security Council on Central America.


Diana Trujillo

Her Martian Adventure

Alumna Diana Trujillo directs a team of 45 engineers in charge of NASA’s Mars Curiosity Rover.


Rahnuma Ahsan

Award-Winning Approach to Teaching

Business Professor Dr. Rahnuma Ahsan inspires her students to achieve new heights.


Gaby Díaz

Never Missing a Beat

New World School of the Arts alumna Gaby Díaz takes first place on 'So You Think You Can Dance'.


Cristina Pappaterra and daughter Camila Moreno

Twice a Winner

Recent MDC graduate Cristina Pappaterra wins the National Student Honor Award for a second year in a row.


Maxine Rodríguez

Flying High

Aviation student Maxine Rodríguez mastered new skills when she was chosen for the Women in Transportation Initiative internship.


Sophia Fleites

Putting It in The Bank

MDC Honors College alumna Sophia Fleites gains a competitive edge from a prestigious internship at Deloitte.


Carlos Andrés Cuervo

Reforming the World Through Film

MDC student Carlos Andrés Cuervo receives the grand prize and $20,000 in the Faith Counts film competition.



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