September 2008, Volume 8, Number 1


Photo illustration of MDC faculty in the School of Athens

Those Who Teach

At Miami Dade College, faculty members are involved in a broad spectrum of academic and professional activities. Their achievements include major publications as well as national and international awards.


  • Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón hands U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis an honorary degree. U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis was one of six high-profile speakers at MDC’s 2009 commencement ceremonies. Solis, who spoke to graduates of Wolfson Campus, encouraged MDC’s newest alumni to use their talent to support their communities and their country. Solis became the first Hispanic female in the Presidential Cabinet. The former California Representative accepted an Associate in Science, Honoris Causa, from MDC.
  • Photo of Educardo Padron and Demi Moore A series of A-list celebrities walked the red carpet during the 2008 Miami International Film Festival, an MDC cultural experience. Among them was Emmy winner Demi Moore, who is pictured here with MDC President Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón.
  • Photo of President Vicente and actress Adriana Barraza

    Actress Adriana Barraza, who received Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for her work in Alejandro Iñárritu’s much-hailed Babel, was on hand recently to salute the 34 students she helped to train in Taller Telemundo: Actores, a joint program with Telemundo, and MDC’s North Campus. Barraza is pictured with North Campus President Dr. José A. Vicente.

  • Headshot of Susan Summons MDC women’s basketball coach and professor, Susan Summons was named one of the “Top 100 Most Influential Sports Educators in America.” The Institute for International Sport listed Summons with golfer Tiger Woods, basketball player Alonzo Mourning; and Dr. LeRoy T. Walker, president of the U.S. Olympic Committee, among many others.
  • Photo of Annmarie Masi Education professor Annmarie Masi was named the 2007 Professor of the Year by the Florida Association of Community Colleges. More than 1,000 educators from 28 colleges across the state of Florida competed for the honor. Masi, a native of Plantation, has been an assistant professor at MDC since 1999.


Eduardo J. Padrón

Technology Is the Future

Modern technology at MDC is much more than computer courtyards and students sending text messages.

Headshot of Cynthia Schuemann


Dr. Cynthia Schuemann knows first hand the difficulties foreign students encounter – because she’s lived it.

Professor Marie Etienne

Serving With Grace

Marie Etienne combines instruction with service learning, both locally and abroad.


Divide and Conquer

The College has developed course connections between math and several disciplines.



Inside Out

News Makers

Foundation Matters

Miami Dade College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees.
Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Miami Dade College.
Miami Dade College is an equal access/equal opportunity institution which does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, marital status, age, religion, national origin,
disability, veteran’s status, ethnicity, pregnancy, sexual orientation or genetic information. Additional information may be obtained by contacting the
Office of Equal Opportunity Programs/ADA Coordinator/Title IX Coordinator, at 305.237.2577.