Volume 47, Number 10 - January 19, 2010


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TV Star will speak on campus

By Tyler Stamatyades
seth.stamatyades001@mymdc.net

Lt. Joseph Schillaci of A&E’s reality TV series, The First 48, will speak about anti-bullying and nonviolence at the North Campus, on Jan. 21, at 11:15 a.m. in Room 2158.

Schillaci has worked for the Miami-Dade Police department for 24 years, is now the deputy commander of The City of Miami Police Department's communications section, where he manages the police and fire departments’ emergency response systems.

“I am a casual viewer, and he is a fascinating individual,” said Diane Sloan, a speech professor at the North Campus.

Sloan has seen Schillaci give speeches before, and has been impressed by his message and charisma. 

“I thought he would be interesting,” Sloan said.  “However, I never thought he'd be such an engaging speaker.” 

Therese Homer, the Chief of Public Safety at MDC, made the connection with Schillaci. 

“He's a friend of mine,” Homer said. “He comes annually to help with our campus’ public safety day.”

Brian Hernandez, a 24 year-old basic law enforcement major, said that he enjoys the show immensely and hopes to gain a better understanding of the field from Schillaci.

“The show is a really good show”, Hernandez said. “I would like to learn from Schillaci, because he was a detective in homicide.”


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