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MDC North Campus Professor Selected for Prestigious Fulbright Specialist Program


Dr. Myra M. Medina

Miami, July 27, 2011 - Dr.  Myra M. Medina, a professor in the Department of ESL and Foreign Languages at Miami Dade College’s (MDC) North Campus, will join the ranks of notable scholars and professionals in the U.S. recently selected for the prestigious Fulbright Specialist Program. 

Dr. Medina will be spending three weeks during the months of July and August at Universidad APEC in the Dominican Republic, where she will present lectures on language acquisition theories, conduct workshops on second language learning methodology, and consult with administrators and faculty on the faculty evaluation process.  

Universidad APEC, a private university located in the city of Santo Domingo, has one of the best language programs in the nation, with courses taught in six different centers throughout the city of Santo Domingo and other parts of the country. Dr. Medina's visit will play a significant role in the area of faculty development, which is part of the objectives in the University's strategic plan. 

“Dr. Medina’s recognition for this honor not only demonstrates her academic leadership, but it is another achievement in her distinguished career in higher education,” said Dr. José Vicente, president of MDC’s North Campus.  

Some of the goals of the Fulbright Specialist Program are to increase the participation of leading U.S. scholars and professionals in Fulbright academic exchanges and to promote connections between U.S. institutions and non-U.S. degree granting academic institutions.

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