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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
Modern technology at MDC is much more than computer courtyards and students sending text messages.
Dr. Cynthia Schuemann knows first hand the difficulties foreign students encounter – because she’s lived it.
Marie Etienne combines instruction with service learning, both locally and abroad.
The College has developed course connections between math and several disciplines.