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Miami Dade College to Honor Students with President’s Volunteer Service Awards July 9

The President's Volunteer Service Award

Miami, June 27, 2013 - Miami Dade College (MDC) will honor 420 students and 27 student clubs and organizations at its Seventh Annual President’s Volunteer Service Awards (PVSA) ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, at the Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami. Juan P. Casimiro, Co-creator/VP of Global Markets for 7 Mindsets and Chairman/Founder of Casimiro Global Foundation, will deliver the keynote address.

The national PVSA awards recognize individuals, families, and groups that have achieved a certain standard – measured by the number of hours served over a 12-month period or cumulative hours earned over the course of a lifetime.

“I am extremely proud of our students’ dedication to service and taking an active role in making our community a better place,” said MDC President Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón. 

This year, eight MDC students will receive Lifetime Achievement Awards, which include a personalized certificate and letter from President Barack Obama, a lapel pin and a letter from the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation. Among the remaining 412 honorees, 138 will receive gold awards for completing 250 or more hours of service; 51 will receive silver awards for 175-249 hours and 223 students will receive bronze awards for volunteering 100 to 174 hours.

In addition, 27 student clubs and organizations will be recognized for their collective commitment to service, completing a minimum of 250 hours as a group.

The President's Council on Service and Civic Participation established the President's Volunteer Service Award program in 2003 as a way to thank and honor Americans who, by their demonstrated commitment and example, inspire others to engage in volunteer service.

Miami Dade College’s Seventh Annual President’s Volunteer Service Awards

  • WHEN: Tuesday, Jul. 9, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • WHERE: MDC Wolfson Campus, Chapman Conference Center (Building 3, second floor) 300 NE Second Ave, Room 3210

For more information about this event, please contact Joshua Young, director of MDC’s Institute of Civic Engagement and Democracy (ICED) at 305-237-7477.  

Media-only contacts:
Juan Mendieta, 305-237-7611,, MDC communications director
Tere Estorino, 305-237-3949,, MDC media relations director
Sue Arrowsmith, 305-237-3710,, media specialist
Roxana Romero, 305-237-3366,, media specialist
Kai Hill, 305-237-3359,, media specialist

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