September 2008, Volume 8, Number 1


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Building Leaders

Architecture professor Mario Ortega brings invaluable real-world experience to his classroom, earning the admiration of students and colleagues alike.

Professor Alvio Dominguez

The Domínguez Code

Dr. Alvio Domínguez's dedication to educating his students extends far beyond the classroom and is exemplified in his role as the lead instructor for the Math Club.

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One Family’s Story

Two brothers, both MDC students, were separated from their parents and grandmother when the family elders were deported to their native Colombia.

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Final Cut

Dr. Mario Beguiristain, a Hollywood veteran, prepares students for the business of making movies.

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College Offers Vision for Tomorrow's America

Miami Dade accomplishes what some would say is the impossible: the formation of a community whose very diversity most contributes to its cohesion.

Eduardo J. Padrón

Technology Is the Future

Faculty members are not only teachers, but they are intellectual coaches, pouring motivation and determination into each team that huddles in the classroom.


Thinking Beyond the Book

College students are learning to appreciate the power and beauty of the written word and its ability to open new intellectual and creative realms.


Divide and Conquer

Through MAC³, the College has developed course connections between math and several disciplines.

Professor Marie Etienne

Serving With Grace

Nursing professor Marie Etienne combines instruction and service learning when organizing local health fairs or missions abroad.

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Notes From a Travelogue

The alarm awakens us at 6 a.m., and everyone gathers to prepare for a long workday. Full of anticipation, excitement and enthusiasm, we get on the bus and review the day’s schedule so that we know what to expect upon arrival to the batey.

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ESL professor Dr. Cynthia Schuemann has spent her life traveling the world and she knows first hand the difficulties foreign students encounter – because she’s lived it.

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