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Miami Dade College to Induct Outstanding Alumni to its Hall of Fame

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Miami, April 16, 2012 - This spring, Miami Dade College (MDC) will once again honor distinguished alumni who will be inducted into the college’s prestigious Hall of Fame. In addition to personal success, these outstanding alumni have made a significant impact in the community. Past inductees include actor Andy Garcia, music industry mogul Emilio Estefan, Pulitzer prize-winning playwright Nilo Cruz, former Dolphins receiver Nat Moore, Carnival Chairman & CEO Micky Arison and United States Congresswoman Ileana Ros Lehtinen, among other distinguished leaders across America.

MDC’s 10th Annual Alumni Hall of Fame Gala will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at the Hilton Miami Downtown. This year’s 25 honorees represent an array of industries and careers, from architecture, medicine and entrepreneurship to urban development and visual arts.

MDC’s 2012 Alumni Hall of Fame Honorees:

 

 ACCOUNTING

Hector Tundidor, Jr. Miami Managing Partner Ernst & Young LLP

 

ADVERTISING & MARKETING

Robert J. Rodriguez CEO NPN Media

 

ARCHITECTURE

Angel C. Saqui, II, AIA, NCARB Partner Angel C. Saqui, FAIA Architects, Planners Interiors, LTD

 

 BANKING 

Hector J. Ponte Community Bank President Dade/Broward Countyline Market Wells Fargo Bank

 

 BUSINESS 

Mike Tomas President & CEO Bioheart, Inc.

 

 COMMUNICATIONS

George Torres Vice President, Ticket Sales & Retention Miami Dolphins

 

 CORPORATE LEADERSHIP

Roberto Rodriguez Former Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President Denny's Corporation

 

 EDUCATION

Dr. Alexis L. Martinez Regional Superintendent Miami-Dade County Public Schools

 

 ENGINEERING

Jorge R. Duyos, P.E. President JRD & Associates

 

 ENTREPRENEURSHIP 

Juan R. Borges President Biomedical International Corp

 

 HOSPITALITY & TOURISM

Maria R. Del Busto Global Chief Human Resources Officer Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

 

 JOURNALISM - BROADCAST

Gloria Ordaz Weekend News Anchor, Noticias 23 Univision

 

 JOURNALISM - PRINT

Antonio Fins Editorial Page Editor Sun Sentinel

 

 LAW

Rebecca Ingram Private Attorney Law Offices of Rebecca Ingram

 

 LITERARY ARTS

Liz Balmaseda Food & Dining Editor The Palm Beach Post

 

 MEDICINE

Jack J. Michel, M.D. President and Chairman of the Board Larkin Community Hospital

 

 NON-PROFIT SECTOR

Carlos F. Orta President & CEO Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility

 

 PUBLIC SAFETY – FIRE

Marcos De La Rosa Fire Chief City of Hialeah Fire Dept.

 

 PUBLIC SAFETY – POLICE

Addy M. Villanueva Special Agent in Charge Florida Department of Law Enforcement

 

 PUBLIC SERVICE

Esther Jacobo Regional Managing Director Department of Children and Families (Southern Region) Miami-Dade and Monroe County

 

 SPORTS

   Bruce Fleisher

   Professional Golfer, PGA Champions Tour President

   BLF, Inc.

 

 TECHNOLOGY

Oscar R. Compain President Quest International, Inc.

 

 TRANSPORTATION

Fernando Santa Cruz President Freight Solutions

 

 URBAN DEVELOPMENT & CONSTRUCTION

Jorge R. Munilla President MCM

 

 VISUAL ARTS

Adler Guerrier Visual Artist

For more information about this special event, to become a sponsor, for tickets and any other related matter, please contact Ileana Ramirez-Cueli, 305-237-3240 or alumni@mdc.edu. Learn more about the MDC Foundation at www.mdcfoundation.com

Media-only contacts:
Juan Mendieta, 305-237-7611, jmendiet@mdc.edu, MDC communications director
Tere Estorino, 305-237-3949, testorin@mdc.edu, MDC media relations director
Sue Arrowsmith, 305-237-3710, sue.arrowsmith@mdc.edu, media specialist
Alejandro Rios, 305-237-7482, arios1@mdc.edu
Tarnell Carroll, 305-237-3359, tcarroll@mdc.edu, media specialist




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