Volume 47, Number 2 - September 8, 2009

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Cerone White
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Leave Your Legacy at North Campus

By Cerone White

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Photo courtesy of MDC media relations

The North Campus of Miami Dade College is set to launch the ‘create a legacy’ campaign an initiative allowing folks to honor a graduate, professor, or family member with the dedication of a brick or a blue swing.

A 4”x8” brick with the logo costs $150, without the logo it’s $125. If a current student or employee wants to purchase a 4”x8” brick, it would cost them $75 without the logo and $100 with the logo. The bricks are to be placed around the science complex, the exact location is not known as of yet, Mateo said.

“The launch is set to take place in late September,” said Cristina Mateo, dean of administration at the North Campus. 

Miami Dade College will be using MDC TV, the Internet, and will mail letters to more than 7,000 alumni to spread the word. 
“There are three swings currently erected since the unofficial start of the program,” said Yaremis Fullana, an administrative assistant at the North Campus. “One is also set to be erected in the science complex very soon.”

So far, the swings that have been built are situated around the lake where students can be seen studying or relaxing before or after a class. 

“Barry Gordon, head of the School of Entertainment and Design Technology, has one built in his honor,” Fullana said.

Other staff members of the college have followed Gordon’s lead.

 “Faculty members of the biology department have also purchased a swing in honor of the department,” Mateo said. “The swing is set to be up pretty soon.” 

“In total there will be 10 swings that will be installed by the fall semester,” Mateo said. 

The proceeds from the project will be used to provide general support to the North Campus in the form of student scholarships and other campus initiatives. 

“This campaign will be promoted to over 7000 alumni, and also to reach out and touch the hearts of our future students,” Mateo said. “I am very excited about this new venture that the college will be embarking on soon,” 

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