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MDC Campus President Dr. Jeanne Jacobs to Deliver Black History Month Lecture


MDC Homestead Campus President Dr. Jeanne Jacobs

Miami, January 22, 2013 - In honor of Black History Month, Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Homestead Campus President, Dr. Jeanne Jacobs, will be the featured speaker for the next Bea Peskoe Lunchtime Lecture Series. Her speech is titled Education—Advancing Our Dream,”   and will take place on Monday, Feb. 4 at noon at the Homestead Community Center.

Dr. Jacobs has served as the Homestead campus president since 2005. With more than 34 years of experience in higher education leadership, Dr. Jacobs has received numerous awards and recognition. In 2010, she was awarded a Congressional Record by the Honorable Mario Diaz-Balart for her achievements in education, leadership and research. She was also honored as the 2010 Outstanding Woman in Education & Research for the In the Company of Women Awards sponsored by Miami-Dade County.

Dr. Jacobs serves on several local community boards, including the Board of Directors of Homestead Hospital, the Executive Council of the Homestead/Florida City Chamber of Commerce, the Homestead Educational Facilities Board and the Greater Miami Chapter of the Links, Inc.

The monthly lecture series is named for the late Bea Peskoe, who along with her husband Irving Peskoe was an advocate for education and an integral force in MDC establishing a campus in the City of Homestead.

The series is presented with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Affairs Council, Homestead Mayor Steve C. Bateman and the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners.

A simple lunch will be available, by reservation only, for $10 beginning at 11:30 am. To reserve a space for lunch, call Barbara Millenbruch at 305-230-9185 by 2:00 pm, Friday, Feb. 1.  Disabled access and parking are available.

The lectures are free and open to the public.

MDC Homestead Campus President Dr. Jeanne Jacobs to speak at the Bea Peskoe Lunchtime Lecture Series

  • WHEN: Monday, Feb. 4, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • WHERE: Homestead Community Center 1601 N. Krome Avenue

For more information, please contact Margaret Nania at 305-237-5261.

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