November 2016, Volume 20, Number 5

Making Their Mark

Fernando Crespo

Lifting the Bottom Line

MDC alumni transform the South Florida banking landscape.


Sam Merlus

Connections Grow

One scholarship recipient now teaches another at Tuskegee.


Angela Rivera

Propelled by Earhart’s Lift

Aspiring pilot Angela Rivera wins a national aviation scholarship.


Taj Mohamed

Alum Aces Entrepreneur Competition

Taj Mohamed takes first places in a national competition with his innovative children’s product.


Marco Fernández and Alberto M. Carvalho.

Smooth Maneuver

A business plan created by an MDC dual-enrollment student wins a coveted Miami Herald award.


Trevaris Coleman

Better Today Than Yesterday

The president of MDC’s Minorities of the Future has a clear vision of tomorrow.


Marcos de la Rosa

A Life of Service

MDC alumnus Marcos de la Rosa leads the Coral Gables Fire Department.


MIT President L. Rafael Reif and MDC Honors College alumnus Sebastian Palacios

Excelling at MIT and Harvard

Honors College graduate Sebastian Palacios wins a coveted MIT award.


Sergio Cruz

Reaching the Stars

Former MDC student Sergio Cruz earns the first-ever academic scholarship from a local Rotary club.


Gilman Scholarship winners

Gilman Adventurers Bring Lessons Home

Summer travel abroad adds depth to MDC studies for three fortunate scholars.



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