February 2016, Volume 20, Number 1

Making Their Mark

Oscar Isaac

Alum Thrills in ‘Star Wars’

Oscar Isaac captivated fans and inspired MDC students with his latest box-office hit.


Mike Piazza

Piazza Voted Into Baseball Hall of Fame

MDC alumnus Mike Piazza secures his place in baseball history with this latest honor.


José Estabil

A Conductor of Innovation

José Estabil, a leader of entrepreneurship at MIT, got his start at MDC.


Robert Battle

An Unforgettable Homecoming

The Adrienne Arsht Center commissions MDC alumnus and famed choreographer Robert Battle for its 10th anniversary celebration.


Helen Aguirre Ferré

MDC Board Chair Honored by State

Award-winning journalist Helen Aguirre Ferré earns induction into the Florida Women’s Hall of Fame


Alex Lacamoire

Lacamoire Shines With ‘Hamilton’

News World School of the Arts graduate Alex Lacamoire is earning rave reviews for his work on the Broadway production of 'Hamilton: An American Musical.'


Juliana L. Cianfaglione

Building on a Strong MDC Foundation

Architectural designer Juliana Cianfaglione is thriving at the renowned L.A. firm Gehry Partners.


The winning team working on The Reporter includes, from left, Lorena Umaña, Gabrielle Rueda, Crystal Esparza, Nicolette Perdomo and Peter Carrera.

The Good News Continues

MDC’s student newspaper The Reporter wins the top award in Florida for the fifth year running.


Yessica Maltes

A Gift for Numbers

Honors College student Yessica Maltes is named a Leader of Promise Scholar.


Crystal Torres

Study Abroad Excels Her Rise to Success

Aspiring architect Crystal Torres is named Student of the Year by the Miami chapter of the American Institute or Architects.


Ed Calle

And the Grammy Goes to …

MDC Professor and renowned saxophonist Dr. Eduardo Calle was awarded a Latin Grammy for Best Instrumental Album at the 16th annual awards ceremony.



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