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Date Published: Friday, December 19, 2008
MDC Chess Team to Compete in Pan American Intercollegiate Chess Tournament, Road to the Final Four Tourney

MDC's renown chess team will compete in the Pan American Intercollegiate Chess Tournament Dec. 27 – 30 at the University of Texas at Dallas.


Date Published: Friday, December 19, 2008
College Credit courses to be offered in the Town of Miami Lakes by Miami Dade College’s Hialeah Campus

MDC and Miami Lakes Office of the Mayor to launch the first public college credit classes in Miami Lakes on Jan. 7.


Date Published: Friday, December 19, 2008
MDC Student Magazine Urbana Grabs Top Honors at Press Association Competition

MDC's InterAmerican Campus student magazine, Urbana, honored by the Florida Community Colleges Press Association.


Date Published: Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Top Russian Doctors Visit MDC to Learn New Techniques for Improved Healthcare

In recent months, Miami Dade College (MDC) has become the destination of choice for health professionals around the globe looking to further their education and enhance their skills. This fall, five Russian physicians and one facilitator visited Miami Dade College as part of an international exchange program aimed at understanding and sharing knowledge between the U.S. and Russia.


Date Published: Friday, December 12, 2008
Miami Dade College Finishing the Year with Several Major Awards and Accolades

MDC receives major awards and distinctions in the areas of educational programming, leadership, information technology, service learning, marketing and publications, and environmental consciousness and awareness.


Date Published: Thursday, December 11, 2008
Spring Term 2009, Continuing Excellence in Education

Spring term 2009 marks a new beginning, while continuing Miami Dade College's dedication to excellence in education. Come see what’s new at MDC!


Date Published: Tuesday, December 09, 2008
Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce Honors MDC President at Third Annual Gala

Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón, President of Miami Dade College, was honored at the Third Annual Holiday Gala of the Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Miami Dec. 6 for his outstanding contributions to the Chamber and to the greater Miami community.


Date Published: Thursday, December 04, 2008
Arts Showcase from Canary Islands Exhibited in the Freedom Tower at Miami Dade College

Miami-Canary Islands Interconnected Experiences is a dynamic exhibition at the Freedom Tower at Miami Dade College (MDC) showcasing the Canary Islands’ most celebrated contemporary artists through video, sculpture, performance, and interactive art and even cuisine performance.


Date Published: Wednesday, November 26, 2008
MDC North Campus Honored with 2008 Green Cleaning Award for Schools and Universities

The North Campus was chosen to receive the Grand Award in the Colleges category of the 2008 Green Cleaning Award for Schools & Universities.


Date Published: Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Journey from Africa is a Multifaceted Lesson in Goodwill and Western Science

Often times in business, partnerships form the most powerful alliances and produce very lucrative results. In education, partnerships are no different because the results produce the best and brightest students who can make a difference in the world. One such example is Miami Dade College’s (MDC) recent collaboration with the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) and the University of Miami, to offer 12 students from Eduardo Mondlane University in Mozambique, the chance to learn new techniques that will equip them with the skills to deal with the HIV/AIDS epidemic in their homeland.


Date Published: Monday, November 17, 2008
Green Urban Living Center at Miami Dade College’s North Campus is Institution’s Latest Environmental Awareness Initiative

The Green Urban Living Center (GULC) is a new initiative of Miami Dade College's North Campus. Established in June of 2007, GULC is part of the college’s School of Community Education. Its mission is to promote environmental awareness, community health and self-care education, and provide ongoing "Green Collar" professional training in new and emerging industries.


Date Published: Thursday, November 20, 2008
MDC’s State Champion Women’s Volleyball Team Makes Move for National Title in Iowa This Week

A string of recent championship wins has inspired the Miami Dade College Women’s Volleyball team to make a move for the national title in Iowa this week. Having already captured the 2008 Southern Conference Championships, the Atlantic District Championship and the Florida State Championship, the Lady Sharks will attempt to add another jewel to their championships crown during the National Junior College Athletic Association Championships in Council Bluffs, Iowa, beginning today through Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008.


Date Published: Thursday, November 20, 2008
SOBEITMAG is the Latest Student Publication at Miami Dade College Turning Heads and Attracting Readers

For many years, students have produced quality publications at Miami Dade College (MDC). In many cases, these pieces have gone on to win state and national awards.


Date Published: Monday, November 17, 2008
Miami International Film Festival Welcomes New Director

Seasoned film professional, Tiziana Finzi, is appointed as new director of the Miami International Film Festival at Miami Dade College.


Date Published: Wednesday, November 19, 2008
American Institute of Architects to Hold 53rd Annual Architecture + Design Gala and Awards Ceremony at the Freedom Tower

The American Institute of Architects Miami Chapter will hold its 53rd annual Architecture + Design Gala and Awards Ceremony at Miami Dade College's Freedom Tower on Nov. 22.


Date Published: Wednesday, November 12, 2008
MDC Athletics Director to be Inducted in to the Florida Community College Activities Association Hall of Fame

James Cox, athletics director at Miami Dade College (MDC), will be inducted into the Florida Community College Activities Association (FCCAA) Hall of Fame on Friday, Nov. 21.


Date Published: Tuesday, November 11, 2008
MDC Professor Geoffrey Philp’s Prose Honored with Literary Medals

Miami Dade College’s College Prep chairperson and author of Grandpa Sydney’s Anancy Stories, wins the "Outstanding Writer" award from the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission, among other awards.


Date Published: Thursday, November 06, 2008
State Farm Insurance to Sponsor 2008 Miami Book Fair International’s IberoAmerican Program

Miami Book Fair International and Miami Dade College proudly announce that State Farm Insurance will be the presenting sponsor of the 2008 IberoAmerican Program.


Date Published: Friday, October 31, 2008
Miami International Film Festival Accepting Submissions for its Florida Focus Short Film Competition

The Miami International Film Festival (MIFF), presented by Miami Dade College (MDC), recently announced its first Florida-based film competition. Festival organizers will begin accepting submissions for the Florida Focus Short Film Competition beginning Nov. 1 until Dec. 19, 2008. Winners will be announced during the 26th Annual Miami International Film Festival being held March 6-15, 2009. The competition is open to amateurs as well as professionals and includes two specific categories – Miami Minis Shorts and Student Social Shorts.


Date Published: Friday, October 17, 2008
Miami Dade College Partners With Major Organizations To Launch Center For Service Excellence

Service excellence is at the core of any successful organization or business. It must exist at every level of a company. As successful as the greater Miami region has been in attracting and retaining business, the success rate can be even better with a sustained, unified service excellence front convening business, community and educational organizations.


Date Published: Thursday, October 23, 2008
MDC Student Newspapers Win Awards for Excellence in Journalism

Miami Dade College’s student newspapers – The Falcon Times (North Campus), Metropolis (Wolfson Campus) and the Catalyst (Kendall Campus) – won a total of 20 awards at this year’s Florida Community College Press Association (FCCPA) convention and awards ceremony.


Date Published: Friday, October 17, 2008
Tianjin Hospitality Students Gain Global Education, Competitive Edge at Miami Dade College

A group of hospitality students from Tianjin Professional College participate in an eight-month specialized hospitality training program at Miami Dade College.


Date Published: Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Miami Dade College's School of Justice Receives Grant for Disaster Training

Miami Dade College’s School of Justice was awarded a $240,000 Citizens Preparedness grant as a part of a national initiative to deliver innovative training programs vital to preparing the nation’s citizens for survival during a disaster.


Date Published: Tuesday, October 07, 2008
The Future of Nursing Just Got Brighter with a Historic $11 Million Donation to Miami Dade College

The Mitchell Wolfson Sr. Foundation has donated nearly $11 million to MDC to address the region’s nursing shortage.


Date Published: Monday, October 06, 2008
Miami Dade College’s Eig-Watson School of Aviation to Train Chinese Air Traffic Controllers

More than two dozen air traffic controllers from the Civil Aviation Administration of China in Shanghai are turning to the renowned Eig-Watson School of Aviation at Miami Dade College’s Homestead Campus to enhance their management skills.


Date Published: Friday, October 03, 2008
Miami Dade College's Alumni From Its Renowned Prometeo Theatre Succeeding On The Stage And Screen

Alumni from one the nation’s oldest and most respected Spanish-language theater training programs, the Prometeo Theatre at Miami Dade College’s Wolfson Campus, continue leaving their marks in the industry. Today, under the leadership of respected director, choreographer and producer Joann Yarrow, Prometeo Theatre continues to be the place to go for training in all aspects of Spanish-language theater and more.


Date Published: Thursday, October 02, 2008
Hispanic Heritage Month Commemorative Stamp Unveiled at MDC North Campus

Hispanic Heritage Month Commemorative Stamp Unveiled at MDC North Campus


Date Published: Monday, September 29, 2008
Miami Dade College Recognized for Excellence in General and Liberal Studies

Miami Dade College (MDC) was recently named one of two recipients of the 2008 Association for General and Liberal Studies (AGLS) Awards for Improving General Education. MDC is the first two-year institution to be recognized by the AGLS, a national forum for inquiry concerning the improvement of undergraduate education.


Date Published: Thursday, September 25, 2008
Miami Dade College Organizes Successful Food and Clothing Drive for Recent Storm Victims

For the second time since the beginning of hurricane season 2008, Miami Dade College (MDC) faculty, staff and students have come together to offer hope for the victims of natural disasters.


Date Published: Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Two MDC Students Awarded Coca-Cola Scholarships, Prove Determination Can Overcome Obstacles

Angelica Matta and Claudia Bruce were awarded $1,000 scholarships from the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation through the foundation’s Two-Year Scholarship Program to help students attending higher education institutions granting two-year degrees succeed.


Date Published: Monday, September 15, 2008
MDC’s Cultura Del Lobo Performance Series Opens Its 18th Season Of Spectacular And Outstanding Live Performances October 25

The Cultura del Lobo Performance Series at Miami Dade College (MDC) is proud to announce its 18th season of original performing arts and entertainment events. Whether it is reveling in a multi-media dance extravaganza or a theatrical performance that revisits how historical leaders spoke out against issues that continue to plague an island nation or meditating to the elegant beats of the uniquely American art form of jazz,


Date Published: Tuesday, September 16, 2008
NBA Star Al Jefferson Donates $25,000 to MDC’s North Campus

During a meeting of the college’s Board of Trustees on Tuesday, Sept. 16, the Miami Dade College (MDC) Foundation was presented with a $25,000 check from Minnesota Timberwolves Center-Forward Al R. Jefferson to establish a scholarship endowment at the North Campus, in honor of his late father. Jefferson, who’s been in the NBA four seasons, is the nephew of Teddie Laing, chairperson of the North Campus School of Business who presented the check on his behalf.


Date Published: Monday, September 15, 2008
Sixth Annual Sister Cities Art Exhibition Opens at the Tower Theater with an Array of Art from International Artists

The Sixth Annual Miami-Dade Celebrates the Art of its Sister Cities, will open its doors on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008 with a formal reception at the Tower Theater, where a deserving Miami Dade College (MDC) student will be awarded a $1,000 Sister Cities scholarship.


Date Published: Friday, September 12, 2008
Miami Dade College Becomes Charter Member of the College Boards’s CollegeKeys Compact™

MDC signs the College Board’s CollegeKeys Compact™ to support students from low-income families attending college.


Date Published: Friday, September 12, 2008
The Miami International Film Festival Partners with BTG Productions to Offer Screenwriting Workshop

The Miami International Film Festival (MIFF) at Miami Dade College (MDC) has re-scheduled its six-day screenwriting workshop to begin on September 20. MIFF along with its partners BTG Productions, FilMiami, and the Miami Science Museum, have teamed to present a three-weekend, intensive screenwriting workshop for aspiring Florida filmmakers.


Date Published: Thursday, September 11, 2008
MDC Launches Latin Jazz Institute at Its Kendall Campus with a Jam Session

MDC Professor Ed Calle led a band of award-winning musicians at a jam session on Sept. 10 to officially launch the new Latin Jazz Institute at the Kendall Campus.


Date Published: Wednesday, September 03, 2008
First Graduates Complete FPL/MDC Electrical Power Technology Professional Training Pipeline Program, Offered Jobs

The first graduating class of the trailblazing Professional Training Pipeline program, a partnership between Florida Power & Light (FPL) and Miami Dade College (MDC), includes 12 students and they will all receive job offers from FPL with salaries averaging $50,000. In fact, they will receive their job offer letters, hard hats and uniforms at a small graduation ceremony Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008, at 6 p.m. at Capri Restaurant in Homestead.


Date Published: Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Miami-Dade County League of Cities Awards Scholarships to MDC Students

The Miami-Dade County League of Cities recently awarded three scholarships to Miami Dade College (MDC) students. Rose-Taina Honorat, Gershom Jones and Christian Moreno were nominated by MDC faculty to receive the League of Cities scholarships, a program now in its second year. The three winners were also granted internships at various government offices throughout the county.


Date Published: Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Revered Sculptor's Family Donates Significant Piece to Miami Dade College North Campus

The family of esteemed sculptor, the late Rose Alterman, has donated one of her most magnificent pieces, The Philosopher, to Miami Dade College’s (MDC) North Campus. At a special unveiling ceremony held yesterday at the North Campus, the son of Mrs. Alterman thanked the college’s administration and gift committee for accepting his mother’s sculpture, and reflected on the connection between the artwork’s new home and his family’s long history with the campus.


Date Published: Monday, August 25, 2008
MDC Sharks, Eight-time NJCAA Champions, at Top of Pre-Season NJCAA Division 1 Women's Volleyball Poll

MDC opens the 2008 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division I Volleyball season at No. 1.


Date Published: Thursday, August 21, 2008
New and Exciting Programs for MDC Fall Term 2008

Each semester Miami Dade College (MDC) gets bigger and better. And the 2008 fall term promises to be one of the most exciting yet. From a jazz institute taught by some of the most talented musicians around the globe to biotechnology and agriscience certificate programs, MDC continues to deliver new opportunities across the academic spectrum.


Date Published: Monday, August 18, 2008
Miami Dade College To Close Tuesday, August 19 Due To Tropical Storm Fay

Miami Dade College (MDC) closed at 2 p.m., Monday, August 18, 2008, and will remain closed Tuesday due to Tropical Storm Fay. All activities scheduled for this evening and tomorrow have been postponed.


Date Published: Monday, August 18, 2008
Miami Dade College to Close at 2 p.m. Monday, August 18 Due to Tropical Storm Fay

Miami Dade College (MDC) will close at 2 p.m., Monday, August 18, 2008, due to Tropical Storm Fay. All activities scheduled for this evening have been postponed.


Date Published: Thursday, August 14, 2008
Miami International Film Festival Launches Film Industry Exchange Program in Mexico City

“MIFF Abroad: Inside Mexico” brings together film industry advisors, marketing executives, filmmakers, critics, and other film professionals to share knowledge, build contacts, and increase exposure to media and film industry professionals. The five-day event will be held in Mexico City, Mexico from Aug. 13 to 17.


Date Published: Friday, August 15, 2008
North Campus to Unveil Rose Alterman's The Philosopher

The family of esteemed sculptor, Rose Alterman, has donated one of her most magnificent pieces, The Philosopher, to Miami Dade College’s (MDC) North Campus. It will be unveiled on Monday, August 25, 2008, at 11 a.m. in the North Campus Arts Complex, Building 5000.


Date Published: Tuesday, August 12, 2008
InterAmerican Art Institute at MDC Extends its Cultural Programs to Little Havana Community

A desire to unite all artists, professional and novice alike, has spawned the effort of Miami Dade College (MDC) to open the InterAmerican Art Institute, a community enrichment center located in the heart of Little Havana. Offering exhibits, lectures and classes to art enthusiasts of all ages, the Institute, organized by the College’s School of Community Education at the InterAmerican Campus, will officially open to the general public beginning in fall 2008.


Date Published: Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Longtime College Instructor and TV Producer Selected for EMMY® Awards Judging Panel

An illustrious entertainment career, spanning nearly three decades in both the public and private sectors, has netted Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Barry Gordon, recognition from a well-respected industry organization.


Date Published: Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Chinese Fulbright Scholar to Teach at MDC Kendall Campus

Professor Huang Lei will serve as Scholar in Residence at Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Kendall Campus during the 2008 – 09 academic year.


Date Published: Tuesday, August 05, 2008
Miami International Film Festival, Presented by Miami Dade College, Announces Call for Entries

The Miami International Film Festival (MIFF), presented by Miami Dade College (MDC), announced today its call for Entries for the 2009 Miami Film Festival. The 26th annual Festival, to be held March 6 -15, 2009, is now accepting submissions for films. The early submission deadline is September 15 and the final submission deadline is October 15, 2008.


Date Published: Friday, July 25, 2008
Miami Dade College Number One in Nation in Awarding Associate Degrees to Blacks and Hispanics

A report published recently in Community College Week, a biweekly newspaper that publishes news about two-year colleges, indicates Miami Dade College (MDC) is ranked first among community colleges in the U.S. in awarding associate degrees to both black and Hispanic students.


Date Published: Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Freedom Tower Officially Donated to Miami Dade College and Unanimously Recommended as National Historic Landmark

The transfer of the Freedom Tower to Miami Dade College (MDC) from Pedro Martin and family has been finalized.


Date Published: Friday, July 11, 2008
New College Television Channel Spotlights College’s Diversity and Talent Range with Upbeat Programming

As one of the nation’s largest institutions of higher education, Miami Dade College recently debuted its newest component to the educational landscape: MDC TV, the college’s own television channel that is expected to reach more than half a million households in Miami-Dade County via the cable network. The MDC TV channel is programmed by the college’s renowned School of Entertainment & Design Technology.


Date Published: Friday, July 11, 2008
MDC Kendall Campus Chapter of Phi Beta Lambda Ends Academic Season with Multiple Victories at Competition Finals

In typical top student fashion, the Miami Dade College Kendall Campus chapter of Phi Beta Lambda culminated its year-long winning streak with nearly a dozen high-ranking wins during the business organization’s 2008 Leadership Conference in Atlanta last month. Miami Dade College students from the Kendall Campus competed with 2,000 other college and university students from across the U.S.


Date Published: Thursday, July 10, 2008
Miami Dade College Forges New Alliance with the University of Maryland University College

Miami Dade College and the University of Maryland University College sign articulation agreement on July 10.


Date Published: Thursday, July 03, 2008
National Science Foundation Offers Financial Assistance to Students with Economic Challenges Pursuing Degrees in the Sciences

The National Science Foundation, a prominent science organization, has formed an alliance with Miami Dade College (MDC) to offer several thousand dollars in scholarships to deserving students who are pursuing degrees in the biological sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, computer and information sciences, the geosciences, and engineering.


Date Published: Thursday, July 03, 2008
MDC’s Wolfson Campus Receives the "Friend of ASPIRA" Award

Miami Dade College’s Wolfson Campus located in the heart of downtown Miami and considered for four decades as an educational and cultural hub in that part of the city, recently received the “Friend of ASPIRA” Award, which was accepted by its president, Dr. Rolando Montoya.


Date Published: Thursday, July 03, 2008
Miami Dade College President and the University of Maryland University College to Sign Articulation Agreement July 10

There will be an articulation agreement signing ceremony on Thursday, July 10, 2008, at 10 a.m., at MDC’s Wolfson Campus, Room 6100.


Date Published: Wednesday, July 02, 2008
MDC Announces the 2008 Endowed Teaching Chairs

Faculty receiving this highest honor will be recognized at a dinner reception Tuesday, Oct. 21, at the college’s Wolfson Campus


Date Published: Friday, June 27, 2008
MDC’s North Campus Announces 2008 Student Government Association Executive Board (E-Board)

Miami Dade College’s North Campus welcomed student leaders from the college’s newest West and Hialeah campuses during a recent induction ceremony of its 2008 Student Government Association Executive Board (E-Board).


Date Published: Thursday, June 26, 2008
MDC Women’s Basketball Coach to Speak at 2008 U.S. Scholar-Athlete Games

Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Women’s Basketball coach, associate professor and Endowed Teaching Chair, Susan Summons, will be among an extraordinary group of peace brokers at the 2008 United States Scholar-Athlete Games.


Date Published: Thursday, June 26, 2008
Small Business Owners Gear Up for MDC’s Intensive Workshop Series

An eclectic group of small business owners convened in an oversized classroom at Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Wolfson Campus last week to begin the first round of what will be an intense and comprehensive training series designed to sharpen their business skills in the areas of credit, financing, development and expansion, sales and marketing.


Date Published: Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Florida Center for the Literary Arts Selected as One of Four U.S. Organizations to Receive Major Grant from National Endowment for the Arts

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced that Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Florida Center for the Literary Arts (FCLA) will be one of four U.S. cultural organizations to receive a major grant to help launch a national reading program called, The Big Read Egypt/U.S.


Date Published: Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Eight MDC Baseball Players Selected in Major League Draft

Miami Dade College (MDC) has always produced top Major League baseball players and the trend continues. Eight MDC baseball players were selected in the recent 2008 Major League Baseball draft making MDC a leader in the nation for colleges providing the largest number of recruits.


Date Published: Tuesday, June 17, 2008
MDC Journalism Speaker Series Continues for Students Aspiring for a Career in Media

In an effort to create an exchange and learning opportunity for students interested in pursuing a career in journalism and the communication arts, Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Journalism Speaker Series continues with David Levinthal, Dallas Morning News political reporter, and Mercedes Soler, Spanish language broadcast journalist, writer and columnist.


Date Published: Monday, June 16, 2008
Miami Dade College North Campus Joins National WeatherBug Weather Station Network

As part of its academic focus on the sciences, Miami Dade College’s (MDC) North Campus recently inaugurated a state-of-the-art weather station that will benefit residents throughout the South Florida region and beyond.


Date Published: Monday, June 16, 2008
MDC Physician Assistant Students Shake Up the Competition at National Challenge Bowl

They’re not just good at patient care. Miami Dade College’s (MDC) physician assistant students are also masters at answering hard questions. On May 26, they proved knowledge truly is power by winning second place at the 2008 Student Academy of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (SAAAPA) National Medical Challenge Bowl held in San Antonio.


Date Published: Thursday, June 12, 2008
Miami Dade College, FPL Collaborate to Mitigate Staffing Shortage and Train Students for Nuclear Apprenticeship Program

With many employees retiring and a great need for more skilled employees, FPL has found a creative way to address its operations and staffing needs by partnering with Miami Dade College (MDC) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, to develop the Nuclear Maintenance Apprentice Training Program, a professional training pipeline program now in its second year.


Date Published: Thursday, June 12, 2008
Second Annual Miami Dade College Tour Takes North Campus TRIO Students throughout the Sunshine State

Twenty-five deserving Miami Dade College (MDC) North Campus students and a program director recently boarded the “North Campus Express” for a three day jaunt to five Florida university campuses.


Date Published: Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Two MDC Kendall Campus Students Selected to Become Future Latina Leaders

Two Miami Dade College (MDC) Kendall Campus students were selected for the prestigious Latinas Learning to Lead Summer Youth Institute, a week-long comprehensive program held in Washington, D.C. to train the next generation Latina leaders. Yanyn San Luis and Odalys Solares are among 22 young women chosen from a pool of more than 5,000 applicants nationwide.


Date Published: Monday, June 09, 2008
Miami Dade College Mobilizes Food Drive for Haiti, Collects 131 Boxes

Concerned about the disturbing images from Haiti broadcast worldwide featuring children and adults desperate for food as a result of the shortages and soaring food prices, Miami Dade College (MDC) President Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón and the college administration turned to its dynamic college community comprised of students, faculty and staff, to mobilize a food drive for Haiti.


Date Published: Friday, June 06, 2008
MDC Students Engaged in Community Service Honored at President's Service Awards Ceremony

Marie Laurence Jean grew up in Haiti, one of the poorest nations in the world. Inspired by a family of health care professionals, she felt a calling to help others. Nearly 5,000 community service hours later, Jean found herself stepping up to the Lehman Theatre stage at Miami Dade College’s (MDC) North Campus to accept one of two lifetime achievement awards presented at the Second Annual President's Volunteer Service Awards Ceremony on June 5.


Date Published: Thursday, June 05, 2008
MDC President Receives Henry M. Flagler Award from the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce

Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón, president of Miami Dade College (MDC) was recognized during the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s Goals Conference with the Henry M. Flagler Award for visionary leadership.


Date Published: Thursday, June 05, 2008
MDC's Summer Sports Camps Promote Health and Fitness

This summer, children and teens can have fun while burning calories at Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Sports Camps. Registration fee includes instruction, t-shirts and prizes. MDC employees are eligible for a discounted rate.


Date Published: Wednesday, June 04, 2008
MDC Offers Free Business Workshops for Inner City Small Businesses

Beginning this summer, the Miami Dade College (MDC) School of Business at Wolfson Campus will invite minority and women-owned businesses, from some of Miami’s most underserved communities, to participate in free training workshops designed to sharpen their business skills and broaden their knowledge.


Date Published: Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Miami Dade College Taps Global Audience with MDC TV

Miami Dade College (MDC), the nation’s largest institution of higher education, now has a new component that truly enhances the educational experience, its own television channel, MDC TV.


Date Published: Thursday, May 15, 2008
Aetna Continues to Support Miami Dade College Programs and Cultural Events

In support of a thriving partnership, Aetna, one of the nation’s leading health care benefits company, presented a symbolic check of $107,500 to Miami Dade College (MDC) at its recent Board of Trustees meeting representing various amounts it has provided the college.


Date Published: Thursday, May 08, 2008
Commencement Keynote Speakers Urged Miami Dade College Graduates to Be Heroes, Seize Opportunity and Strive to Make the World a Better Place

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's message to more than 1,100 Miami Dade College (MDC) North Campus graduates was clear: diversity makes this country strong.


Date Published: Wednesday, May 07, 2008
Spend an "Intensivo" Summer with Teatro Prometeo Theatre at Miami Dade College

This summer, actors of all ages can brush up on their skills or learn a new stage craft at Miami's preeminent Spanish-language theater training school Teatro Prometeo Theatre at at the Florida Center for the Literary Arts at MDC Wolfson Campus.


Date Published: Wednesday, May 07, 2008
MDC Faculty and Students Produce School of Architecture Journal: A Gathering of Student Projects Book to Promote the School and Fine Student Work

Miami Dade College (MDC) faculty and students have produced a School of Architecture Journal: A Gathering of Student Projects for MDC’s renowned School of Architecture and Interior Design.


Date Published: Tuesday, May 06, 2008
MDC President to Receive Henry M. Flagler Award from the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce

Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón, president of Miami Dade College (MDC), will be recognized during the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s upcoming Goals Conference with the Henry M. Flagler Award for visionary leadership.


Date Published: Tuesday, May 06, 2008
Hands on Miami Honors MDC Art Professor as Artist of the Year 2008

One of this community’s most user-friendly service organizations, Hands on Miami, recently honored MDC Art Professor Nelson Santiago for his accomplishments in the arts and his commitment to several of the volunteer organization’s projects over the years.


Date Published: Thursday, May 01, 2008
Miami Dade College's Summer Camps Offer Fun and Learning for Young Ones of All Ages

It’s never too early to take advantage of the many learning opportunities at the country’s largest higher learning institution.


Date Published: Friday, May 02, 2008
U.S. House Speaker, the President of Georgetown University, a Cabinet Member, and Head of State among Miami Dade College Commencement Ceremony Speakers on May 3

Once again, national and world leaders, top thinkers and renowned speakers will address Miami Dade College (MDC) graduates on Saturday, May 3, as the college holds seven commencement ceremonies representing eight campuses.


Date Published: Friday, April 25, 2008
Free Lunchtime Literary Readings Part of the Florida Center for the Literary Arts’ Writers Institute

Get inspired at the Florida Center for the Literary Arts’ (FCLA) lunchtime reading series during the annual Writers Institute at Miami Dade College (MDC) May 7 to 10.


Date Published: Thursday, April 24, 2008
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Meets with MDC North Campus President to Discuss Future Opportunities for Hispanic Students and the Campus’ Science Complex

In its effort to jointly carry out common goals of promoting educational and employment opportunities for the Hispanic community, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) Leadership Group, and Miami Dade College (MDC) North Campus President, Dr. José A. Vicente, met recently in Washington, D.C. to discuss future plans as well as the campus’ new state-of-the-art science complex currently under construction.


Date Published: Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Miami Dade College Receives $100,000 to Fund Scholarships Thanks to Latin Builders Association

MDC Foundation board member Augusto J. Gil, made a $50,000 donation to the college's District Board of Trustees on April 15.


Date Published: Friday, April 18, 2008
Application process for Municipios de Cuba en el Exilio (Municipalities of Cuba in Exile) Scholarships for MDC Students has been Announced

Municipios de Cuba en el Exilio (Municipalities of Cuba in Exile) will soon award three $2,500 scholarships to Miami Dade College students.


Date Published: Tuesday, April 08, 2008
Miami Dade College Jazz Student Recognized by Down Beat Magazine at 31st Annual Student Music Awards

Miami Dade College (MDC) Wolfson Campus jazz student, Kemuel Roig, was awarded “Outstanding Performance” and “Outstanding Composition” by Down Beat magazine at its 31st Annual Student Music Awards. Down Beat is widely regarded as the “bible” of jazz, blues and roots music.


Date Published: Monday, April 07, 2008
MDC Chess Team is Among Top Four in the Country for Sixth Consecutive Year

Miami Dade College’s (MDC) acclaimed chess team nabbed third place at the Final Four Chess Tournament, the nation’s top collegiate chess tourney, for the sixth consecutive year on Sunday, Apr. 6.


Date Published: Thursday, March 27, 2008
Florida Center for the Literary Arts at Miami Dade College Offers Four Days of Creative Writing Workshops by Visiting Writers

The annual Writers Institute, presented by the Florida Center for the Literary Arts (FCLA) at Miami Dade College (MDC), has the talent and the topics to help writers improve their craft and market their manuscripts. Workshops run from May 7 - 10.


Date Published: Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Major Hemispheric Art Exhibition Comes to Miami Dade College’s Freedom Tower as Part of IDB Miami 2008

Diego Rivera’s self portrait welcomed hundreds of art fans to Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Freedom Tower on Mar. 25 for the opening of Beyond Borders: Modernism Through a Selection of Artwork From the Collection of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Washington, D.C.


Date Published: Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Miami Dade College to Honor Outstanding Alumni at Sixth Annual Alumni Hall of Fame Awards Dinner

In what has become a spring tradition in South Florida, Miami Dade College will honor some of its most outstanding alumni at the Alumni Hall of Fame Gala to be held Thursday, April 3 at 6:00 p.m., at Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami.


Date Published: Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Miami Dade College Joins Miami-Dade County Public Schools to Present 31st Annual Theodore Gibson Oratorical Project

Hundreds of students will have an opportunity to sharpen their verbal skills once again at the Theodore Gibson Oratorical Project, a joint venture between Miami Dade College (MDC) and Miami-Dade County Public Schools.


Date Published: Thursday, March 06, 2008
Historic Partnership to be Established Between Grupo Televisa, Spanish-Language Media Giant, and Miami Dade College, the Largest Institution of Higher Education in the U.S.

Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón, President of Miami Dade College (“MDC”), today announced the establishment of an innovative educational partnership with Grupo Televisa (“Televisa”) for the creation of the new Televisa Centre for Film and Television Production at MDC (“Centre”).


Date Published: Wednesday, March 05, 2008
Top Academic Leaders From Across the Nation Will Meet in Miami to Discuss the Future of Higher Education for Hispanics

Many of America’s most influential university leaders will be attending the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE) conference on Building Pathways – Construyendo Caminos, Fulfilling Expectations from March 6 – 8, at the Hyatt Regency Miami. Miami Dade College will serve as the host.


Date Published: Wednesday, March 05, 2008
MDC’S Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) Offers free help for low-income tax applicants

Miami Dade College (MDC) has ushered in the 2008 tax season by continuing a tradition that offers free tax preparations to low-income individuals, the elderly and non-English speaking residents.


Date Published: Monday, March 03, 2008
Florida Legislators Edward and Larcenia Bullard Commemorate Black History Month at MDC’s Wolfson Campus

Florida Senator Larcenia Bullard and Representative Edward Bullard were honored Thursday, Feb. 27 at the Wolfson Campus Street Fair, culminating Black History Month at the campus.


Date Published: Wednesday, February 27, 2008
State Farm Youth Advisory Board Grants Miami Dade College Nearly $70,000 for Service-Learning Projects

The State Farm Youth Advisory Board has awarded Miami Dade College (MDC) with a $68,344 service-learning grant.


Date Published: Monday, February 25, 2008
MDC’s Outgoing Medical Center Campus Interim President and Retired Provost to Receive the 2008 Health Care Heroes AXA Advisors Lifetime Achievement Award from the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce

It is the highest award the Chamber bestows on an individual who, over their lifetime, has made a significant impact on or changed the history of the health care industry in South Florida.


Date Published: Monday, February 25, 2008
City of Doral Helps to Support MDC’s West Campus with Generous Contribution

City of Doral Mayor Juan Carlos Bermudez presented MDC’s West Campus with a check for $250,000, to be distributed over the course of five years, and expressed gratitude for the vital role the college serves in his community.


Date Published: Friday, February 22, 2008
Miami Dade College Trustee Armando J. Bucelo Jr. Donates Sculpture to MDC’s Kendall Campus

Respected Coral Gables attorney and Miami Dade College (MDC) Trustee Armando J. Bucelo Jr. and his family have donated a beautiful work of art to grace Miami Dade College’s Kendall Campus.


Date Published: Thursday, February 21, 2008
New MDC Project to Help Low-Income and First-Generation Students Complete School and Prepare for College

Backed by an Upward Bound (UB) grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Miami Dade College (MDC) announced a new program to help improve the graduation rate for students in high school and post-secondary institutions. MDC is slated to receive a total of $1 million over the course of four years. The award is performance-based and renewable through Nov. 2011.


Date Published: Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Jackson Memorial Foundation Donates Nearly Half a Million to MDC School of Nursing

Miami Dade College's (MDC) School of Nursing reaches yet another milestone with the first class of the Jackson Scholars Program gearing up for graduation in May 2008. To ensure the future success of the program, the Jackson Memorial Foundation presented the MDC Foundation with a check for $459,505.


Date Published: Wednesday, February 13, 2008
MDC President Receives the 2008 Reginald Wilson Diversity Leadership Award from the Center for Advancement of Racial Equity at the American Council on Education

Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón, president of Miami Dade College (MDC), was recognized this week with the 2008 Reginald Wilson Diversity Leadership Award from the Center for Advancement of Racial Equity at the American Council on Education (ACE). The award was presented at ACE’s 90th Annual Meeting in San Diego.


Date Published: Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Miami Dade College President Nominated by President Bush for the Advisory Board of the National Institute for Literacy

Miami Dade College President (MDC) Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón has been nominated to the Advisory Board of the National Institute for Literacy by President George W. Bush and is now awaiting approval from the U.S. Senate.


Date Published: Wednesday, February 06, 2008
U.S. Postal Service Unveils Black Heritage Month Commemorative Stamp at MDC’s North Campus

North Campus was the site for pride and celebration as United States Postal Service (USPS) representatives unveiled the South Florida commemorative Black Heritage Month Stamp of Charles W. Chesnutt.


Date Published: Wednesday, February 06, 2008
Miami-Dade County Commissioner Senator Javier D. Souto and MDC Officials Announce Three Francisco Foundation Scholarship Winners

Miami Dade College (MDC) alumni carry a legacy of excellence and diversity, representing 181 different countries. Therefore it’s no surprise that this year’s Francisco Foundation scholarship winners hail from Chile, Ecuador and Yugoslavia.


Date Published: Tuesday, February 05, 2008
Miami Dade College’s North Campus Honors Former MDC Trustee, Community Leader and Newspaper Pioneer Garth C. Reeves

Miami Dade College’s (MDC) North Campus honored and celebrated the contributions of publisher, activist, and community leader, Garth C. Reeves. The event took place on Monday, Feb. 4, at noon.


Date Published: Friday, February 01, 2008
MDC’s Florida Center for the Literary Arts Plans 'Big Read' Events to Encourage South Floridians to Read Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God

In honor of Hurston’s lasting work, the Florida Center for the Literary Arts (FCLA) at Miami Dade College (MDC) has chosen Their Eyes Were Watching God as the official selection for this year’s Big Read campaign, a national initiative created to restore reading to the center of American culture with a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).


Date Published: Friday, February 01, 2008
Miami Dade College’s New Alert System to Enhance Communication During Emergency

The tragic incident at Virginia Tech has brought the topic of emergency notification preparedness at colleges to the forefront. In an effort to further enhance effective communication during an emergency, Miami Dade College (MDC) has partnered with Miami-Dade County and Inspiron Logistics to launch a new wireless notification system on Monday, Feb. 4.


Date Published: Wednesday, January 30, 2008
MDC and MIFF Celebrate Milestone with 25th Anniversary Film Program and Poster Unveiling

There is no place like Miami for a film festival. That was the sentiment that resonated among filmmakers, scholars and elected officials who gathered at Miami Dade College (MDC) Jan. 30 to announce the 25th Anniversary program of the Miami International Film Festival (MIFF), featuring 163 films, 10 world premiers and 46 North American and U.S. premiers. The festival runs from February 28 through March 9.


Date Published: Monday, January 28, 2008
MDC President Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón is Elected Vice Chair and Chair-Elect of the Board of Directors of the Association of American Colleges and Universities

Continuing his trend of key federal and national appointments, Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón, president of Miami Dade College, has been elected vice chair and chair-elect of the board of directors of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). His election was announced at the board’s recent annual meeting in Washington, D.C. making him the first Hispanic and community college president to lead this important organization.


Date Published: Sunday, January 27, 2008
MDC Students Rally and Lead Procession to Cast Early Votes in Florida Primary

Despite three torn ligaments in his right knee, Felipe Sousa Matos was determined to lead a procession several blocks from MDC’s Wolfson Campus to the Stephen P. Clark Government Center to cast votes early in the Florida primary election. On Friday, Jan. 25, the president of Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Wolfson Campus Student Government Association (SGA) made his way to the polls in a wheelchair, surrounded by dozens of MDC students who wanted to have their voices heard this election year.


Date Published: Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Miami Dade College embarks on new partnership with Palmetto General Hospital

Colleges play a vital role in the sustainability of a community by initiating lasting relationships with industry that foster opportunity. To that end, Miami Dade College (MDC) officially announces the beginning of a new partnership with Palmetto General Hospital to help meet the national demand for nursing professionals.


Date Published: Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Miami Dade College Welcomes two new Campus Presidents in 2008

Miami Dade College (MDC) President Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón announces the hiring of two new campus presidents. Dr. Gina Cortes-Suarez is the new president at the InterAmerican Campus and Dr. Anita S. Kaplan is the new president of the Medical Center Campus.


Date Published: Friday, January 11, 2008
Miami Dade College’s Florida Center for the Literary Arts awarded Big Read grant for third consecutive year

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has once again chosen the Florida Center for the Literary Arts (Florida Center) at Miami Dade College (MDC) to receive a $20,000 grant to host the Big Read program to promote literary reading by encouraging the community to read one of 16 classic novels from January-June 2008.


Date Published: Wednesday, January 09, 2008
Miami Dade College professor named Historian of the Year

Miami Dade College (MDC) professor Dr. Paul George was honored by the Miami Woman’s Club with its first annual Historian of the Year award. He received the award during the club’s anniversary membership meeting and luncheon on January 8.


Date Published: Wednesday, January 09, 2008
MDC President Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón to receive the Poder-Boston Consulting Group "Excellence in Education Award"

In recognition of four decades of work and advocacy in higher education, Miami Dade College President, Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón, will receive the 2008 Poder – Boston Consulting Group “Excellence in Education Award” on March 12 at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts.





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