November 2016, Volume 20, Number 5

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MDC has a diverse and multilingual student body and faculty.

Taking Heed of a Job Well Done

MDC recently was chosen to receive a 2016 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. The HEED Award is the only national recognition honoring colleges and universities that exhibit outstanding efforts and success in the area of diversity and inclusion throughout their campuses.

“I couldn’t be happier about this honor for Miami Dade College,” said MDC President Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón. “We are committed to serving all students and future leaders who, in turn, will proudly represent and support our country’s diverse and culturally rich communities.”

“The HEED Award process consists of a comprehensive and rigorous application that includes questions relating to the recruitment and retention of students and employees – and best practices for both,” said Lenore Pearlstein, publisher of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, which features MDC in its current November issue. “In addition, the award process looks into continued leadership support for diversity, and other aspects of campus diversity and inclusion. We take a holistic approach to reviewing each application, and we look for institutions where diversity and inclusion are woven into the work being accomplished every day across campus.”

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