April 2016, Volume 20, Number 2

Making Their Mark

Melissa Adan

The Next Generation of Watchdogs

In their work around the nation, four young alumni serve as stellar examples of the strong journalism training offered at MDC.


Makisha Noel

Fueled to Action

MDC transformed Makisha Noel from a shy idealist into an outgoing social entrepreneur.


Karla Collazo

Committed to Helping Others

Student Karla Collazo earns state honors for her dedication to community service.


Aaron Duty

Constructing a Bright Future

Strong leadership from his MDC mentors helped Aaron Duty develop into a high-achieving leader.


Arturo J. Gómez Real

From MDC to Harvard in Just One Course

Student Arturo J. Gómez’s success in MDC’s CS50x landed him a full-time job at Harvard University.


Ramiro Villamor

Moving Up the Chain of Command

Winning a Rising Star award, alumnus Ramiro Villamor returns to MDC to pursue a bachelor’s degree in supply chain management.


David Maya

Making the Cut

MDC Miami Culinary Institute graduate David Maya has landed a job at one of the world’s top restaurants in Chicago.


Luis Méndez

The Perfect Blend

MDC gave entrepreneur Luis Méndez the boost he needed to excel in the coffee business.


Juan Pérez

Ensuring a Secure Community

Juan Pérez becomes the most recent MDC alumnus to lead the Miami-Dade Police Department.


Norberto Orellana

TED Talks Series Finds Inspiration at MDC

Student Norberto Orellana shares the story of success that he achieved at the School for Advanced Studies at MDC.


Gabriel Lechner

Ready to Make an Impact

Student Gabriel Lechner’s internship in London with The Libra Group has prepared him to excel.



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