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Date Published: Wednesday, December 15, 2010
MDC Honors College Student Honored by the American Institute of Architects Miami

The Miami Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) recently presented Miami Dade College (MDC) architecture student David Monnar with a Student of the Year Award at its 56th Annual Design Award Gala held at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Miami.


Date Published: Monday, December 13, 2010
Miami Dade College Receives Chancellor’s Best Practice Award for Innovative STEM Program

Dr. Will Holcombe, Chancellor of The Florida College System, recently awarded Miami Dade College (MDC) a prestigious Chancellor’s Best Practice Award at the 61st Annual Florida Association of Community Colleges (FACC) Convention held in Jacksonville. MDC received one of only three awards, in the academic affairs category, for its innovative Project V-Coach Summer STEM Academy. This is the third year in a row that the Florida Department of Education honors MDC with this award.


Date Published: Thursday, December 09, 2010
Get a Head Start on Your Future, for the Spring Semester at Miami Dade College Starts January 4

Start the New Year right with a quality education at Miami Dade College (MDC) by registering now for the spring 2011 term. Classes are filling up quickly!


Date Published: Thursday, December 09, 2010
MDC’s North Campus Launches Culture of Dance/Cultura de la Danza

Miami Dade College’s (MDC) renowned School of Community Education at the North Campus is set to launch classical ballet classes immersed in Cuban culture. Acclaimed director and founder of the Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami, Pedro Pablo Peña will be directing the new program, Culture of Dance/Cultura de la Danza. In fact, MDC has been a long supporter of his International Ballet Festival of Miami.


Date Published: Wednesday, December 08, 2010
Public Notice: Cancellation of Regular Meeting District Board of Trustees Miami Dade College
Date Published: Wednesday, December 08, 2010
MDC Announces Application Period for Francisco Scholarships

The application period will close Friday, December 31, 2010.


Date Published: Tuesday, December 07, 2010
Miami Dade College to Offer Weekend College Option in Spring 2011

To accommodate working professionals and adults with active lifestyles, Miami Dade College (MDC) now offers students a chance to earn credits toward a degree on Fridays and Saturdays, beginning in the spring 2011 term.


Date Published: Tuesday, December 07, 2010
Vote for the Best Made-in-Miami Student Films at Miami International Film Festival’s New CinemaSlam Competition

Online voting begins December 7 and runs through January 28, 2011, to crown the best made-in-Miami short films created by undergraduate and graduate students attending the region’s top film schools.


Date Published: Thursday, December 02, 2010
Professor Commemorates MDC’s Architectural Heritage with Online Exhibition

Miami Dade College (MDC) architecture professor Jose R. Vazquez has found a way to preserve and honor the institution’s architectural heritage from its early years. With the help of a research grant from the Graham Foundation for the Advancement of the Fine Arts received in 2008, Vazquez produced “A Concrete Presence: Miami Dade College Architecture 1960-1970,” an online exhibition that chronicles the first 10 years of MDC’s building and landscape structures.


Date Published: Friday, December 03, 2010
Miami Dade College’s Golden Gala Raises more than $5 Million for Student Scholarships and is Attended by more than 1,000 Community Leaders and Luminaries!

A magical evening of art appreciation, fine dining, opera, live music and dance dazzled more than 1,000 community leaders and luminaries who attended Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Golden Gala Dec. 2, at its National Historic Landmark Freedom Tower celebrating 50 years of academic excellence. More importantly, the event raised $5,015,000 for the college’s American Dream Scholarship Fund making it the single, most successful charitable event in the region’s history.


Date Published: Monday, November 22, 2010
MDC Wolfson Science Students Present Groundbreaking Research to Attendees at NSF Conference

Miami Dade College (MDC) Wolfson science students received both praise and words of wisdom from the National Science Foundation (NSF) during an industry conference held in Washington, D.C. recently. After the students presented their research projects, which was sponsored by an NSF grant called the Biotechnology Research Learning Collaborative (BRLC), they received certificates of excellence and by all accounts, acquired a new fan base as well.


Date Published: Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Major Art Exhibition and Sale Marks Miami Dade College’s Golden Anniversary

smART runs through December 15.


Date Published: Monday, November 22, 2010
MDC Students Awarded Academic Scholarships for Community Service Work in AmeriCorps Program

More than 80 Miami Dade College (MDC) students who work as mentors and volunteers for a variety of charitable causes will receive academic scholarships as a result of an $111,970 federal grant from the Florida Campus Compact (FL/CC) AmeriCorps Program. The federal grant was recently awarded to MDC for the sole purpose of providing scholarships and stipends to students who engage in at least 300 hours of community service.


Date Published: Friday, November 19, 2010
A Miami Dade College Professor Named Florida Professor of the Year

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) today named Miami Dade College (MDC) math professor, Elizabeth Nicoli-Suco, of the Wolfson Campus, Florida Professor of the Year from a large field of top educators.


Date Published: Thursday, November 18, 2010
MDC Physician Assistant Students Claim Fourth Consecutive Brain Bowl Championship

The first time around, some thought it was pure luck. The second and third wins, they figured it was nothing short of a miracle. But this time around, as Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Physician Assistant (PA) students bring home their fourth consecutive championship at the Florida Academy of Physician Assistants’ (FAPA) Brain Bowl, the team is finally receiving much-deserved respect and recognition. Some are calling the team a dynasty.


Date Published: Tuesday, November 16, 2010
MDC Law Center Director Elected to American Association for Paralegal Education Board

Miami Dade College (MDC) law center director Tom Nguyen was recently elected to the board of American Association for Paralegal Education (AAfPE) as secretary.


Date Published: Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Exciting New Study Abroad Program at Miami Dade College, Economic Awakenings, will Take Students to China

From South America to Europe and beyond, Miami Dade College (MDC) students are encouraged to see the world as they learn. Next spring, from May 6 to June 5, 2011, MDC will offer a dynamic study abroad program titled Economic Awakenings: China.


Date Published: Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Prominent Aviation Group and Local Philanthropic Family Awards MDC Student with Lucrative Academic Scholarship

Miami Dade College (MDC) Eig-Watson School of Aviation student Joaquin Mantovani was recently awarded $5,000 by the Greater Miami Aviation Association-Batchelor Scholarship Fund. Fostering professionalism in aviation, the GMAA-Batchelor Aviation Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to qualified aviation students pursuing a career in the South Florida aviation industry. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic and aviation achievement, leadership, and financial need.


Date Published: Monday, November 15, 2010
MDC’s Undefeated Women’s Volleyball Team is Top in the Nation for Five Consecutive Weeks

Securing an undefeated record is a challenge in any sport, but Miami Dade College’s (MDC) women’s volleyball team has captured the most coveted spot in collegiate sports. The Lady Sharks volleyball team is currently number one in the U.S., and has maintained that spot for five consecutive weeks thanks to an undefeated record. Presently, the Lady Sharks are 33-0, and have remained undefeated in both the final (13-0) and regional (19-0) conferences.


Date Published: Monday, November 15, 2010
MDC’s Tower Theater Presents its Sixth Argentine Film Showcase

Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Tower Theater, in collaboration with the Argentine Cultural Center (Centro Cultural Argentino), presents its Sixth Argentine Film Showcase, which will run Friday, Nov. 20, through Sunday, Dec. 5.


Date Published: Wednesday, November 10, 2010
27th Annual Miami Book Fair International at Miami Dade College Begins Nov. 14!

This year’s Book Fair will kick off on Sunday, Nov. 14, at 5:30 p.m. with an Inaugural Ceremony, free and open to the public, at the Wolfson Campus Auditorium (Building 1, second floor).


Date Published: Tuesday, November 09, 2010
MDC Professor’s Artwork Recognized by the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts

A Miami Dade College (MDC) fine arts professor has earned the recognition of the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts. Veteran educator Alberto Meza’s print work, “Dwarfs Encounter Velazquez’s Mirror” is now part of the museum’s exclusive print collection. The professor’s work was also selected to be featured in Taiwan’s 14th International Biennial Print Exhibition, a highly competitive contest that attracted more than 1,400 artists from 69 countries this year. His work was juried by two sets of international judges and was not only selected as a finalist to be a part of the exhibit but will also be featured in a printmaking educational tour through China.


Date Published: Monday, November 08, 2010
Miami Book Fair International, Presented by the Florida Center for the Literary Arts at MDC, welcomes The Children’s Trust to Children’s Alley!

The 27th edition of the nation’s finest and largest literary gathering, Miami Book Fair International, presented by the Florida Center for the Literary Arts at Miami Dade College (MDC), will take place November 14 - 21, 2010, at the college’s Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami. The popular Street Fair runs Friday through Sunday, Nov. 19 to 21, featuring the family favorite Children’s Alley, along with more than 200 exhibitors from around the country selling books in a festive atmosphere.


Date Published: Monday, November 08, 2010
Florida Community College Activities Association Selects MDC Women’s Basketball Coach for Hall of Fame Induction

Susan Summons, Miami Dade College’s (MDC) head women’s basketball coach and senior professor, has been selected for induction into the Florida Community College Activities Association’s Hall of Fame (FCCAA) Class of 2010. Summons will join other coaches being honored from around the state for a special induction ceremony on Nov. 19, 2010 in Jacksonville, FL.


Date Published: Thursday, November 04, 2010
Arts and Entertainment at the 2010 Miami Book Fair International at Miami Dade College

The 27th edition of the nation’s finest and largest literary gathering, Miami Book Fair International, presented by the Florida Center for the Literary Arts (FCLA) at Miami Dade College (MDC), will take place November 14 - 21, 2010, at the college’s Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami. The popular Street Fair runs Friday through Sunday, Nov. 19 - 21, with more than 200 exhibitors from around the country selling books in a festive atmosphere. This year’s Book Fair also offers various arts and entertainment options for the entire family.


Date Published: Thursday, November 04, 2010
Miami Book Fair International at MDC Announces Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida as Presenting Sponsor of the 2010 Street Fair

The 27th edition of the nation’s finest and largest literary gathering, Miami Book Fair International, presented by the Florida Center for the Literary Arts (FCLA) at Miami Dade College (MDC), will take place November 14 - 21, 2010, at the college’s Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami. The popular Street Fair runs Friday, November 19 through Sunday, November 21, and will be sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida (BCBSFL).


Date Published: Wednesday, November 03, 2010
MDC and NSU Partner to Offer Low-Cost Dental Services to the Community

Miami Dade College (MDC) and Nova Southeastern University (NSU) are now partners in an ongoing project aimed at providing local residents low-cost dental services performed by dental students from both academic institutions once a week for the remainder of the year. The new Community Collaborative Partnership between NSU’s School of Dental Medicine and MDC’s Dental Hygiene Program officially began at the start of this fall semester.


Date Published: Wednesday, November 03, 2010
Pulitzer Prize-winner and MDC Alumnus Manny Garcia Featured in MDC's Acclaimed Journalism Speaker Series

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and Miami Dade College (MDC) alumnus Manny Garcia, the executive editor of El Nuevo Herald, will share his experiences on Thursday, Nov. 4 at MDC’s Wolfson Campus as part of the college’s renowned Journalism Speaker Series.


Date Published: Tuesday, November 02, 2010
MDC North Campus Actor’s Arena Troupe to Perform Bodas de Sangre

Students in the Actor’s Arena program at Miami Dade College’s (MDC) North Campus will perform Bodas de Sangre (Blood Weddings) under the direction of Professor Max Ferrá. The tragedy, written by Spanish playwright Federico Garcia Lorca, will run Nov. 12 through Nov. 21 at the campus’ Lehman Theater. The play is being presented in celebration of the college’s 50th anniversary.


Date Published: Monday, November 01, 2010
MDC Student Publications Again Earn Top Honors in National and State Competitions

At first glance, the enigmatic covers of Miambiance and Urbana literary magazines could easily join the hundreds of mainstream publications that line the racks of newsstands today. However, for all of Miami Dade College’s (MDC) five student literary magazines, it is not only their cover pages that are drawing attention these days. Each of the publications earned top honors in a major collegiate competition sponsored by the Florida Community College Press Association (FCCPA) at the organization’s annual awards ceremony in Ocala, FL, last week.


Date Published: Friday, October 29, 2010
MDC Student Newspapers Win 24 Awards at Florida Community College Press Association Convention

Miami Dade College (MDC) student journalists representing The Falcon Times, the Catalyst and Metropolis, won 24 awards – seven of which were first place honors – at the Florida Community College Press Association’s (FCCPA) annual convention held this month in Ocala, Florida. Recently, these fine publications joined forces for the newly revamped and unified MDC student newspaper, The Reporter.


Date Published: Thursday, October 28, 2010
Pop Culture Heroes and Celebrity Artists Featured at 2010 Book Fair

In addition to a roster of literary giants, the Fair will roll out the red carpet for legendary actors, filmmakers and musical artists who have made their mark on pop culture, including Nora Ephron, John Waters, and Patti Smith. They will be discussing their new books as part of the Fair’s Evenings With... series, which will take place at MDC’s Wolfson Campus, 300 N.E. Second Ave., Building 3, Room 3210.


Date Published: Monday, October 25, 2010
Miami Book Fair International, produced by the Florida Center for the Literary Arts at Miami Dade College, Announces Major Sponsors

The Book Fair is pleased to announce this year’s sponsors. “We are particularly proud to have Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida returning as a sponsor this year, as our Premier Sponsor,” said Alina Interian, FCLA’s executive director. “They will be the Presenting Sponsor of the Street Fair, and the Official Sponsor of the Friends of the Fair VIP Lounge.”


Date Published: Monday, October 25, 2010
Miami Dade College Announces New Agreement with the University of Florida to Benefit STEM Students

In an effort to expand opportunities for its STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) students, Miami Dade College (MDC) and the University of Florida (UF) have announced today the signing of a memorandum of understanding.


Date Published: Monday, October 18, 2010
Registration for Miami Dade College’s Spring Semester has Begun….Register Early for New and Exciting Programs and to get the Best Class Schedule!

From several new bachelor’s degrees to the new Miami Culinary Institute, MDC has the programs to jumpstart your career or put on the fast-track to an in-demand job.


Date Published: Friday, October 22, 2010
The Florida Center for the Literary Arts at Miami Dade College announces the Return of One Picture Book, One Community to South Florida Classrooms

One Picture Book, One Community is a program that encourages children and their families to read together.


Date Published: Wednesday, October 20, 2010
MDC Wolfson Campus Receives $2.4 Million Grant to Build Gateway Programs

Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Wolfson Campus has recently been awarded $2.4 million from the U.S. Department of Education’s “Strengthening Institutions – Hispanic Serving Institutions” program. The grant program helps institutions like MDC enhance and expand their capacity to serve Hispanic and low-income students by providing funds to improve its academic quality, institutional stability, management, and fiscal capabilities.


Date Published: Tuesday, October 19, 2010
MDC Campuses Awarded $3 Million to Help Low-Income, First-Generation and Disabled College Students in North and South Miami-Dade

Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Homestead and North Campuses have recently been awarded $3 million dollars from the U.S. Department of Education’s Student Support Services Program (SSS) TRIO program, as part of a nationwide effort to assist first-generation, low-income, and disabled college students in their pursuit of a college education.


Date Published: Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Miami Book Fair International, Produced and Hosted by Miami Dade College, to Dazzle Young Readers too!

The magical world of Children’s Alley, filled with beloved book characters, storytelling, music, dance, and art activities comes to life once again on Friday, Nov. 19. Featuring a new Land of Oz tent, the fun will continue throughout the weekend Street Fair with author readings, puppet shows and dramatic interpretations of favorite books.


Date Published: Monday, October 11, 2010
Miami Dade College West in Doral to Offer Tax Practitioner Seminar Nov. 9

Miami Dade College (MDC) West in Doral will offer an all-day Tax Practitioner Seminar on Tuesday, Nov. 9. Designed for accounting and tax professionals, the seminar meets the requirement of eight CPE credit hours in the Technical Business category, as well as eight CPE credit hours in taxation for enrolled agents.


Date Published: Thursday, October 07, 2010
MDC President to be Honored at Greater Miami Chamber’s 4th Annual International Business Leadership Awards Nov. 18

Miami Dade College (MDC) president Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón will receive Special Individual Recognition from the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce when the organization hosts its 4th annual International Business Leadership Awards on Thursday, Nov. 18 at Jungle Island in Miami. Dr. Padrón was selected to receive the honor due to his commitment to international initiatives in South Florida and “his constant pursuit of the promotion of Miami as a global city – all of which make him a phenomenal international leader,” said Chamber president and CEO Barry E. Johnson.


Date Published: Tuesday, October 05, 2010
MDC Welcomes Business and Government Leaders for Major Renewable Energy Conference Nov. 4-5

Miami Dade College (MDC) will host “Only Sustainable,” the 2010 International Conference on Renewable Energy, on Thursday, Nov. 4 and Friday, Nov. 5, 2010 at its Wolfson Campus Chapman Conference Center in downtown Miami. The “Only Sustainable” conference is considered to be the most important gathering on renewable energy in the U.S., Latin America and Europe. Organized in conjunction with Madrid Network and Casa de Madrid, and with the collaboration of Enterprise Florida and the Trade Commission of Spain in Miami, this two-day event will feature in-depth discussions and presentations on several prominent international projects.


Date Published: Tuesday, October 05, 2010
Miami Dade College Uses Smart Technology to Give Students Greater Access to Study Materials

A mobile library now in its second year at Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Medical Center Campus has become the go-to resource for students seeking immediate access to academic materials. The mobile library first started as a website database to support the Physical Therapy Assistant and Nursing programs at the Medical Center Campus.


Date Published: Monday, October 04, 2010
Mexico is Culture! At the 2010 Miami Book Fair International

This year, the Book Fair will pay homage to Mexico’s rich literature and culture during the 200th anniversary of its independence and centennial anniversary of its revolution. In commemoration of this special milestone, Mexico will be the featured country at Book Fair, which will present some of its most recognized authors, as well as stunning visual art, theater, exquisite cuisine, music, and crafts.


Date Published: Friday, October 01, 2010
Miami Dade College Participating in First-ever White House Summit on Community Colleges on Oct. 5

The White House has announced that Dr. Jill Biden will convene the first-ever White House Summit on Community Colleges on Tuesday, October 5, 2010.


Date Published: Wednesday, September 29, 2010
A New Era for Miami Dade College Student Journalism as Newspapers Merge to Form the Largest Community College Newspaper in Florida

The student newspapers at Miami Dade College (MDC) have long served as an incubator, producing some of the country’s top journalists.


Date Published: Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Miami Book Fair International, produced and hosted by MDC, Seeks Book Donations for Record-Breaking Book Spiral

Donations of new or gently used books are sought to build the world's largest spiral of books.


Date Published: Monday, September 27, 2010
MDC School for Advanced Studies Offers Fall Recruitment Sessions

Miami Dade College’s (MDC) School for Advanced Studies (SAS) will present a series of recruitment sessions. Prospective students and their parents can learn more about this unique opportunity to earn college credits while completing the last two years of high school. In many instances, students enrolled in the program earn a high school diploma and Associate in Arts degree simultaneously.


Date Published: Friday, September 24, 2010
MDC Professor Pau-Llosa’s Art on Display at Notre Dame’s Snite Museum of Art

The University of Notre Dame’s Snite Museum of Art is currently featuring a major exhibition, Parallel Currents: Highlights of the Ricardo Pau-Llosa Collection of Latin American Art, consisting of 53 paintings and sculptures, and two videos. Pau-Llosa has been collecting the artworks over the course of 36 years.


Date Published: Friday, September 24, 2010
Award-winning Columnist Dave Barry to Kick-off New MDC Journalism Speaker Series

Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and author Dave Barry has made millions of readers laugh for more than 25 years with his satirical style and witty banter. Miami Dade College (MDC) students will have the opportunity to meet Barry as he kicks-off the fourth season of the acclaimed MDC Journalism Speaker Series on Tuesday, Oct. 5 at 10 a.m. at MDC’s North Campus.


Date Published: Thursday, September 23, 2010
The Comix Galaxy Returns to Miami Book Fair International This November

The 27th edition of the nation’s finest and largest literary gathering, Miami Book Fair International, presented by the Florida Center for the Literary Arts at Miami Dade College (MDC), will take place November 14 - 21, 2010, at the college’s Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami. The popular Street Fair runs Friday, November 19 through Sunday, November 21, with more than 200 exhibitors from around the country selling books in a festive atmosphere. This year, the Fair will celebrate the literature and culture of Mexico. A very special guest will launch Book Fair festivities on opening night. Details will be provided soon.


Date Published: Thursday, September 23, 2010
Miami Dade College Keeps Going Green with New Course Offering for Environmentally-Conscious Students

Going green means a lot for Miami Dade College (MDC) – From its Green Urban Living Center to the Earth Ethics Institute to the recent opening of a new eco-friendly Science Complex and others, the College is now expanding its sustainability efforts into the classroom by offering a new course for students interested in environmental and ecological issues.


Date Published: Wednesday, September 22, 2010
MDC’s Tower Theater to Launch Commercial Release of Paraiso

As part of its premier international programming, Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Tower Theater will present the commercial release of Paraiso, a film by renowned Cuban-American director León Ichaso, who will participate in the first screening on Friday, Sept. 24, at 9 p.m.


Date Published: Wednesday, September 22, 2010
The Renowned Washington Center to Recognize Miami Dade College with Multiple Awards for Service and Faculty Excellence

The college will be recognized in October with the 2010 Higher Education Civic Engagement and Faculty Leader of the Year awards.


Date Published: Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Miami Dade College to Participate in NBC’s Education Week

NBC News will launch its first annual “Education Nation” the week of September 27, 2010 – a nationally broadcast in-depth conversation about improving education in America, beginning with an interactive two-day summit on Rockefeller Plaza in New York City.


Date Published: Tuesday, September 21, 2010
MDC Women’s Basketball Coach to be Honored by the Institute for International Sport

Susan Summons, Miami Dade College’s (MDC) head women’s basketball coach and senior professor, will be among 25 distinguished individuals being honored by the Institute for International Sport and the World Youth Peace Summit at its historical Ambassadors of Peace Dinner on Friday, Oct. 22, 2010, at the Mohegan Sun in Connecticut.


Date Published: Monday, September 20, 2010
MDC to Host National Conference for Training Professionals Oct. 10-12

Miami Dade College (MDC) will welcome hundreds of educators and other higher education professionals from around the world when it hosts the annual National Council for Continuing Education and Training (NCCET) Conference on Sunday, Oct. 10 through Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010 at the Hotel InterContinental in downtown Miami.


Date Published: Thursday, September 16, 2010
MDC’s North Campus Gets Boost to Extend Occupational Safety and Health Training Education for Spanish and Creole Speakers

The Department of Labor has provided Miami Dade College (MDC) an important grant aimed at expanding MDC’s capacity to provide occupational safety and health training, education, and related technical assistance to Spanish and Haitian-Creole speaking workers and their employees in small businesses in construction and general industry.


Date Published: Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Prometeo Theatre’s Artistic Director Honored among 20 Most Influential Local Artists

Joann Maria Yarrow, artistic director of Prometeo Theatre, a component of the Florida Center for the Literary Arts (FCLA) at Miami Dade College (MDC), has been named among The Miami Herald’s 20 Under 40, which recognizes 20 South Floridians poised to make an impact on the local arts scene. The Herald recently honored Yarrow with an article in the paper and a plaque at The Fall for the Arts Festival held at the Adrienne Arsht Center in downtown Miami.


Date Published: Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Resolution Honoring Miami Dade College’s 50th Anniversary Introduced by MDC Alumna and US Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Passed Unanimously by House

Congressional Resolution (1571) that honors MDC’s 50th anniversary and that was introduced by the United States Congresswoman and Miami Dade College (MDC) alumna.


Date Published: Monday, September 13, 2010
MDC Professor Wins Florida Campus Compact’s Community Engagement Award

Miami Dade College (MDC) nursing professor Constance Miller is the 2010 recipient of Florida Campus Compacts’ Community Engagement Educator Award. Miller will be formally recognized for her achievements during the organization’s Awards Gala on Sept. 30, 2010 at the King Center for the Performing Arts in Melbourne, Florida.


Date Published: Monday, September 13, 2010
Get Swept Away by MDC’s 2010-11 Cultura del Lobo Performance Series

Miami Dade College’s (MDC) acclaimed 2010-11 Cultura del Lobo Performance Series brings to South Florida fresh and unique work from around the globe, both traditional and contemporary. The new season kicks off on Saturday, Oct. 2, at 8 p.m., with the renowned Tania Perez Salas Compañía de Danza.


Date Published: Friday, September 10, 2010
Miami Dade College Paralegal Studies Student Wins National Scholarship

Miami Dade College (MDC) paralegal studies major Jessica Giraldo recently won a scholarship from the National Federation of Paralegal Association (NFPA) and Thomson Reuters, a renowned publisher of education materials. Giraldo was selected from a national pool to receive a scholarship worth $2,000 and attend the 2010 NFPA Annual Convention set for Oct. 7-10 in Cherry Hill, NJ.


Date Published: Thursday, September 09, 2010
MDC Receives $865,000 Grant to Boost Minority Participation in Math and Science

An innovative partnership between Miami Dade College (MDC) and St. Thomas University designed to boost minority interest and enrollment in math and science is continuing to make great strides this academic year.


Date Published: Friday, September 03, 2010
Miami Book Fair International Promises Packed, Exciting Program for Teens and Young Adults

The Fair will once again provide teens and young adults with a wide variety of programs and author appearances.


Date Published: Wednesday, September 01, 2010
Miami Dade College to Create Partnership for Study Abroad Program in Indonesia

The U.S. Department of State, through the Institute of International Education, recently awarded Miami Dade College (MDC) a grant to launch a U.S.-Indonesia Partnership Program for Study Abroad Capacity (USIPP). MDC is the only community college among six U.S. institutions selected to receive the grant and collaborate with six Indonesian institutions to develop study abroad programs.


Date Published: Tuesday, August 31, 2010
MDC to Educate Community about Genocide with New Class and Community Outreach Program

A Miami Dade College (MDC) professor hopes that by educating both children and adults about the Holocaust and other genocide events throughout history, the lesson will make the community a better place to live and help create responsible global citizens. Since 2005, Randall Kaufman, department chair of Arts and Sciences at MDC’s Homestead Campus, has successfully led a community outreach program to increase awareness on the topic of genocide.


Date Published: Monday, August 30, 2010
MDC President Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón Hosts Nobel Prize Laureate, Dr. Muhammad Yunus, U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce, Francisco Sanchez, and other Business and Finance Leaders to Discuss Haiti’s Long-term Recovery

Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón hosted Nobel Prize Laureate, Dr. Muhammad Yunus, U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade, Francisco Sanchez, and other business and finance leaders on Monday, August 30, for a special conversation regarding the long-term recovery and rebuilding of Haiti.


Date Published: Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Miami International Film Festival, Produced and Presented by Miami Dade College, Announces Call for Entries for 2011 Edition

Organizers of the Miami International Film Festival, produced and presented by Miami Dade College, are now accepting official entries for the 28th edition of the beloved event.


Date Published: Wednesday, August 25, 2010
MDC Kendall Campus to Open Theater Season with Play Written by Steve Martin

What happens when art and science face off? Find out on Thursday, Sept. 30, at 8 p.m., when Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Kendall Campus kicks off its 2010-11 theater season with the opening of Picasso at the Lapin Agile, the first full-length play written by legendary comedian actor Steve Martin.


Date Published: Wednesday, August 25, 2010
MDC Wolfson Campus Announces New Season of Jazz at Wolfson Presents

With a new roster of talented jazz musicians, Miami Dade College’s (MDC) acclaimed Jazz at Wolfson Presents series will once again jam in downtown Miami with the sound of music. The series kicks off on Wednesday, Sept. 15, at noon, with a special performance by the MDC Jazz Faculty Ensemble.


Date Published: Monday, August 23, 2010
FCLA’s Fall Creative Writing Courses Explore Diverse Writing Genres

The Florida Center for the Literary (FCLA) Arts at Miami Dade College (MDC) is back with a new series of Fall Creative Writing Courses taught by renowned authors, editors and screenwriters.


Date Published: Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Miami Dade College to Offer Accelerated Associate Degree Programs

Beginning this fall, Miami Dade College (MDC) will offer two new degree programs for self-motivated individuals who enjoy learning in a fast-paced environment. The College’s new accelerated associate degree programs, Computer Information Technology (CIT) (A.S.) and Business Administration (A.A.), will both be offered at the Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami when classes resume for the fall semester on Monday, August 23, 2010.


Date Published: Tuesday, August 17, 2010
MDC-AAC&U Project, Funded by MetLife Foundation, Will Support and Expand Effective Student Success Strategies at Community Colleges

The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) announced today the names of twelve community colleges chosen to take the lead in a new initiative funded by MetLife Foundation as part of its commitment to increasing the success of community college students, and Miami Dade College (MDC) is among the names.


Date Published: Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Miami Dade College President, Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón, accepts invitation to join the ABA Presidential Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights and Responsibilities

Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón has long served as a proponent for the rights of minorities and the underserved in the United States.


Date Published: Thursday, August 05, 2010
SAVE THE DATE! Miami Book Fair International 2010

Book lovers everywhere rejoice! The 27th edition of the nation’s finest and largest literary gathering, Miami Book Fair International, presented by the Florida Center for the Literary Arts (FCLA) at Miami Dade College (MDC), will take place November 14-21, 2010 at the college’s Wolfson Campus, 300 NE Second Ave., in downtown Miami.


Date Published: Thursday, August 05, 2010
Global Scholars Coming to Miami Dade College for Fulbright Orientation

Miami Dade College (MDC) will welcome 160 foreign students from more than 60 countries as part of the 2010 Fulbright Gateway Orientation. The participants, some of the brightest students worldwide, have been awarded Fulbright scholarships to work toward master’s and doctorate degrees at universities throughout the U.S.


Date Published: Tuesday, August 03, 2010
MDC’s Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives Receives Large Donation from Local Producer

A large videotape donation has been made to Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives by veteran producer Barrie Brett. Brett’s extensive background in the media allowed her to accumulate a wealth of footage highlighting South Florida’s heritage. The 330 tapes join a collection that contains millions of feet of film and thousands of hours of videotape, spanning over nine decades of Florida’s past.


Date Published: Tuesday, July 27, 2010
MDC’s School of Business Students Bring Home National Awards

Students from Miami Dade College’s (MDC) School of Business recently proved that hard work pays off at the 2010 National Leadership Competition event for Phi Beta Lambda (PBL), the largest and oldest student organization in the nation for preparing students for careers in business and business-related fields with a membership surpassing 11,000 students and 300 colleges and universities.


Date Published: Monday, July 26, 2010
For the Second Year in a Row, Miami Dade College is Recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education with the "Great Colleges to Work For" Distinction

Miami Dade College (MDC) is one of the nation’s best colleges to work for, according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education.


Date Published: Tuesday, July 20, 2010
MDC Homestead Campus President Honored with Congressional Record

Dr. Jeanne F. Jacobs, President of Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Homestead Campus, was honored with a Congressional Record for her accomplishments in the fields of education, leadership, and research.


Date Published: Tuesday, July 20, 2010
MDC Advancing Green Jobs Training in South Florida with Solar Panel Installation Course

The growing demand for green jobs to create a more sustainable future has prompted training in solar, wind, biomass, hydrogen, and fuel cell industries, among other areas. To this end, Miami Dade College’s Green Technology Institute at the North Campus is offering courses on Photovoltaic Design and Installation, or solar electric training (panel installation). MDC is one of the few institutions in South Florida offering this training.


Date Published: Monday, July 19, 2010
City of Hialeah, Port of Miami Latest Among Major Local Organizations Requesting Training from MDC’s Center for Service Excellence

Miami Dade College’s (MDC) renowned Center for Service Excellence (CSE) has quickly become the first choice for the region’s corporate training needs. Since its 2008 launch, the CSE has provided innovative customer service training for a variety of organizations within the public and private sector, including most recently, Miami International Airport’s 35,000 employees. Now, adding to its growing roster of clients is the City of Hialeah and the Dante B. Fascell Port of Miami


Date Published: Monday, July 19, 2010
Cambridge University Press Invites Miami Dade College to Collaborate on Foreign Languages Project

Miami Dade College’s (MDC) diverse student body and foreign languages curriculum has recently drawn the attention of Cambridge University Press, the publishing arm of the University of Cambridge. Officials from Cambridge University Press visited MDC earlier this summer as part of its research for an upcoming foreign languages project. So far, MDC is the only US institution approached by Cambridge.


Date Published: Friday, July 16, 2010
MDC and the Follett Higher Education Group Partner on Rent-A-Text Program to Provide Relief for the Rising Cost of Textbooks

However, Miami Dade College (MDC) has now partnered with the Follett Higher Education Group to implement a Rent-A-Text program at MDC.


Date Published: Thursday, July 08, 2010
Miami Dade College Awarded $600,000 Service Learning Grant

Miami Dade College recently received a Learn and Serve Higher Education service-learning grant in the amount of $559,000 from the Corporation for National and Community Service under its Learn and Serve America Higher Education program to engage current and future teachers in service-learning. The grant will help increase student achievement and give teachers the opportunity to use service as an educational tool.


Date Published: Tuesday, July 06, 2010
Scholarship America Joins Statewide Effort to Help MDC Students Affected by Hurricanes

In an effort to help college students whose lives may be directly impacted by hurricanes, Scholarship America and Plan!t Now will provide financial assistance to those attending Miami Dade College (MDC) and other schools throughout Florida.


Date Published: Thursday, July 01, 2010
Miami Dade College Adopting New Strategic Plan

Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Strategic Plan Coordinating Committee (SPCC) has revised the institution’s mission, vision, and values statement to coincide with the new five-year strategic plan currently in its final stages.


Date Published: Wednesday, June 30, 2010
MDC Students Shine at National Art Competition, Receiving Several Awards including the Top Prize

Miami Dade College (MDC) students recently participated in the 2009-10 League for Innovation National Art Competition hosted by the Humber College Institute of Technology in Toronto, Canada, and returned with a great sense of pride. Out of the 95 student works submitted from numerous League colleges, MDC students earned five awards, including First Place Best of Show.


Date Published: Wednesday, June 30, 2010
North Campus Music Learning Center Student is Heading to the Cleveland Institute of Music

As a child in his native Cuba, Javier Enrique Ferrer could easily sing along to the music in cartoons on TV. It came so naturally that he didn’t think much about it. In fact, he assumed everybody else could sing as well. He never imagined that one day he would be chasing a dream of becoming an acclaimed opera singer at the Cleveland Institute of Music, one of the country’s premiere music schools.


Date Published: Wednesday, June 23, 2010
National Science Foundation Awards MDC $600,000 Grant

The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently awarded Miami Dade College (MDC) a STEM Innovations Generating Maximum Achievements (SIGMA) grant in the amount of $599,900.


Date Published: Wednesday, June 23, 2010
MDC North Campus Receives a Half-Million Dollar Grant from the Institute of Museum & Library Services

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) just announced a significant grant award to Miami Dade College’s (MDC) North Campus to support Project PIPELINE (Project to Inspire and Promote the Education of Librarians as a National Example) in the amount of $559,973 for a period of three years.


Date Published: Wednesday, June 23, 2010
MDC Women’s Basketball Coach Invited to Attend Historical Event at Library of Congress

Susan Summons, Miami Dade College’s women’s basketball coach and associate professor in biology, was recently selected to attend a historic reception at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., to announce the upcoming World Youth Peace Summit, a global initiative that focuses on issues in the world today that young adults face as scholar students, scholar student-athletes and scholar artists.


Date Published: Monday, June 21, 2010
Miami Dade College Student and Social Entrepreneur Wins Prestigious "Young Entrepreneur of the Year" Award

Hoping to provide a better way of life for citizens in a remote Indian village, Miami Dade College (MDC) student Ximena Prugue started a campaign last year that would replace harmful kerosene lamps used by the villagers with affordable and healthier solar-powered lights. In less than a year, Prugue’s Giving the Green Light campaign has captured the attention of several national and global leaders, including recent recognition during the Clinton Global Initiative University event held in Miami this past spring.


Date Published: Friday, June 18, 2010
Miami Dade College Student Athlete Selected for 2010 NJCAA All-Star Games

Ashley Wilkes, a student on Miami Dade College’s Women’s Basketball Team, is ranked among the top players in the nation. She has been selected to participate at the 2010 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-Star games, which will be held on July 9 – 11 at Pensacola Junior College.


Date Published: Friday, June 18, 2010
MDC’s Architecture School is Training Next Generation of Design and Building Professionals

For two consecutive years, representatives from respected architectural firms have attended Miami Dade College’s Annual Architecture Showcase, an exhibition of work by students and faculty across several disciplines, in search of new talent. At this year’s event, an interior design student was hired on the spot.


Date Published: Friday, June 18, 2010
American Dental Hygienists’ Association Student Chapter Wins 2010 Community Service Award

The Miami Dade College (MDC) student member chapter of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) has been awarded the healthcare organization’s 2010 Student Member Community Service Award. MDC will be presented with the award, a check for $3,000, during the ADHA’s annual plenary session on Saturday, June 26, 2010 at the Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. The chapter plans to use the prize for student travel to state professional meetings, its pinning ceremony, and additional community events.


Date Published: Thursday, June 17, 2010
Adult Education Program Prepares Students for Smooth Transition into Post-Secondary Programs

As the nation’s top producer of degrees, Miami Dade College (MDC) wants to ensure all prospective students have a chance to succeed, regardless of their academic background or language skills. And that is why for the last 12 years, the Adult Education program at MDC has successfully helped students without a high school diploma, as well as those with limited English language skills, further their education and gain employment.


Date Published: Thursday, June 17, 2010
Miami Dade College President Leads Important Delegation to Chile to Aid in the Nation’s Earthquake Recovery Efforts

Miami Dade College President Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón just returned from a trip to Chile where he led an important delegation of U.S. higher education officials to what many consider South America's most stable and prosperous country; a nation impacted by a major earthquake earlier this year. The delegation was organized by the American Council on Education (ACE) at the request of the U.S. Department of State.


Date Published: Thursday, June 17, 2010
Miami Dade College Offering New Bachelor Degrees Starting Fall 2010

This fall term, Miami Dade College will launch four new baccalaureate degrees in electronics engineering, film, television and digital production, physician assistant studies, and supervision and management. The new degree programs, in addition to the existing bachelor’s degrees available in education, nursing and public safety, prepare students for jobs in-demand.


Date Published: Wednesday, June 16, 2010
MDC Student Participates in Major Conference at Stanford University

Anibal Montes, a business administration major and 2010 graduate of Miami Dade College’s (MDC) North Campus Honors College, recently participated in Stanford University’s prestigious Society for Entrepreneurship in Latin America (SELA) summit. Out of more than 400 applicants, he was able to secure one of only 24 delegation seats.


Date Published: Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Mentors Wanted! Take Stock in Children is making an appeal for new mentors to help guide students throughout Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

Take Stock in Children (TSIC), a renowned mentoring program housed at Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Wolfson Campus, is making an appeal for new mentors to join the team providing hope and guidance to students throughout Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS). This fall more than 60 new scholars will enter the program and cannot do so without a committed volunteer mentor.


Date Published: Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Miami Dade College and Emerson College Sign Articulation Agreement

Keeping with its mission to provide vast opportunities for students, Miami Dade College (MDC) signed an articulation agreement with the renowned Emerson College, the country’s only comprehensive college or university dedicated exclusively to communication studies and the arts in a liberal arts context. It is the first of agreement of its kind that Emerson signs with any institution.


Date Published: Thursday, June 10, 2010
Miami Dade College’s School of Aviation Soaring to New Heights

In a 10-year strategic plan, the FAA announced it will need to hire nearly 11,000 air traffic controllers by 2019. The growing demand is mainly due to more air traffic controllers beginning to retire. Many of the more than 300 students enrolled at MDC’s aviation school are studying to become air traffic controllers.


Date Published: Tuesday, June 08, 2010
IOS Health Systems to Provide MDC Students Free Access to Electronic Health Records System

The Institute for Health Informatics at the Medical Center Campus of Miami Dade College (MDC) has partnered with Miami-based IOS Health Systems to provide Medical Center Campus students free access to its Medios electronic health records system (EHR).


Date Published: Monday, June 07, 2010
Chamber Names Miami Dade College Professor Winner of 2010 Health Care Heroes® Awards

The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s (GMCC) Healthcare & Bioscience Committee recently awarded Miami Dade College (MDC) nursing professor Annette Gibson with its 13th annual Health Care Heroes® Awards. Gibson, along with other South Florida health care professionals, was honored during the Chambers annual awards ceremony last month at Jungle Island.


Date Published: Thursday, June 03, 2010
Miami Dade College "Kendall Rocks" Museum is a Hidden Gem

A tiger shark jaw from Key Largo, bottom sediments from the Antarctic and a whale tooth from Chesapeake Bay. Wherever former Miami Dade College Professor Loren D. Wicks went, he and his wife traveled with a hammer and pick, ready to excavate and collect samples. Wicks passed away in 1987, but many of his archeological treasures can be found today at the Kendall Campus Earth Science Museum and Demonstration Center, better known as “Kendall Rocks.”


Date Published: Thursday, May 27, 2010
Miami Dade College Hires Veteran Skipper as Sharks Head Coach

Miami Dade College (MDC), one of the nation’s premier college baseball programs, hired veteran skipper Danny Price today as head coach.


Date Published: Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Director of MDC's Acclaimed Center for Community Involvement Named Florida’s Big Brother of the Year

Miami Dade College's renowned Center for Community Involvement is one of the nation’s largest programs of its kind. Much of the Center’s success stems from its active director, Josh Young, who was recently named “Florida’s Big Brother of the Year” by the Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of Florida, an organization he has served for 15 years.


Date Published: Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Miami Dade College Student Wins 2010 Terry O’Banion Student Technology Award

The League for Innovation in the Community College and League Distinguished Partner Microsoft Corporation recently announced that Miami Dade College student Grace Terc was one of only two students selected to win a prestigious 2010 Terry O’Banion Student Technology Award.


Date Published: Monday, May 24, 2010
MDC Softball Team New National Champions

They did it! The Lady Sharks, Miami Dade College’s (MDC) unstoppable softball team, have claimed the national title


Date Published: Monday, May 24, 2010
MDC’s Florida Center for the Literary Arts’ Summer Creative Writing Courses

This summer, the renowned Florida Center for the Literary Arts at Miami Dade College will offer three Creative Writing Courses covering fiction, non-fiction and character development taught by locally and internationally-renown authors.


Date Published: Friday, May 21, 2010
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) joined officials from Miami Dade College (MDC) today to announce the application process for two $1,500 scholarships the organization will award to two MDC students.


Date Published: Friday, May 21, 2010
YoungArts Appoints MDC President Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón to its Board of Trustees

YoungArts, the core program of the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, is pleased to announce that Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón has joined its Board of Trustees.


Date Published: Tuesday, May 18, 2010
MDC Kendall Campus Makes Twitter Part of Graduation Ceremony

Students, parents and friends recently posted encouraging messages on large screens via Twitter at Miami Dade College's Kendall Campus commencement ceremony, which was also streamed online for those who couldn’t be present.


Date Published: Wednesday, May 12, 2010
MDC Offers Fun and Interesting Summer Camps for Kids and Teens

Whether it’s recording music, hitting a homerun, improving reading skills, or performing in a play, parents will find dozens of unique summer camps for children of all ages at Miami Dade College (MDC) campuses throughout the county.


Date Published: Friday, May 14, 2010
North Campus Honors College Student Wins Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship

Once again, a Miami Dade College North Campus Honors College student wins a prestigious Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship worth up to $60,000.


Date Published: Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Miami Dade College’s Earth Ethics Institute and Center for Community Involvement Sprout CROPS

Students, faculty and staff who crave introducing organic fruits and vegetables into their diet, but have been constrained by costly price tags, can now pick up their produce at Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Wolfson Campus CROPS.


Date Published: Friday, May 07, 2010
Miami Dade College Students Win PTK Awards, Named Coca-Cola Scholars

Thirteen Miami Dade College students were honored at Phi Theta Kappa’s (PTK) annual conference and awards ceremony recently at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel in Orlando, Fla. The event was also a celebration of national College Month.


Date Published: Wednesday, May 05, 2010
MDC Kendall Campus President Appointed to West Kendall Baptist Hospital’s Board of Directors

West Kendall Baptist Hospital has named Miami Dade College (MDC) Kendall Campus President Dr. Armando Ferrer to its board of directors. Dr. Ferrer has served MDC for 36 years in various capacities, including dean of students at North and Kendall campuses.


Date Published: Wednesday, May 05, 2010
MDC Professor Among Finalists in Chamber’s Annual Health Care Heroes® Awards

The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s (GMCC) Healthcare & Bioscience Committee recently announced Miami Dade College (MDC) nursing professor Annette Gibson as one of several finalists for its 13th annual Health Care Heroes® Awards. Winners will be announced May 20, 2010 at a ceremony at Jungle Island.


Date Published: Monday, April 26, 2010
MDC Employees and Students Donate Thousands to Operation Hope for Haiti

After three months of fundraising efforts in response to the tragic earthquake in Haiti this past January, Miami Dade College (MDC) officials recently presented a check for nearly $42,000 to World Vision’s Operation Hope for Haiti (OHH). The funds were raised through combined efforts of the College’s students, faculty and staff, that began immediately following the Jan. 12 disaster. The college’s efforts inspired other institutions to join the cause including Snead State Community College in Alabama that also contributed to this total.


Date Published: Monday, April 26, 2010
Dr. Susan Neimand Appointed to Executive Board of the Florida Association of Colleges of Teacher Education

Miami Dade College’s InterAmerican Campus proudly announces the appointment of School of Education Director Dr. Susan Neimand as the new Florida State Colleges (FSC) Liaison to the Executive Board of the Florida Association of Colleges – Teacher Education (FACTE).


Date Published: Monday, April 26, 2010
Nearly 11,000 Miami Dade College Students Reach for the Stars on May 1

Representing more than a hundred countries, nearly 11,000 Miami Dade College students will receive college degrees at seven commencement ceremonies May 1. Meet some of this year’s stellar graduates.


Date Published: Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Chinese Education Leaders to Learn Best Practices in Teaching and Leadership at MDC Medical Center Campus April 25 – May 8

A group of senior administrators from China will visit Miami Dade College (MDC) April 25 through May 8, as part of a special program devoted to teaching best practices in continuing education to foreign delegates.


Date Published: Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Miami Dade College’s Tower Theater to Host The Romance in a Can Film Festival

Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Tower Theater and Red Chemistry, Inc., will host a one-of-a-kind cultural event when the Romance in a Can film festival opens Friday, April 29, 2010. Now in its third year, the festival will be held at the College’s Tower Theater in Little Havana through Sunday, May 9, 2010.


Date Published: Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Miami Dade College Team Wins First Place at State Math Olympics

A group of Miami Dade College students recently beat out 24 other teams statewide to take first place at the Math Olympics at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville.


Date Published: Monday, April 19, 2010
Major Speakers Will Once Again Impart Words of Wisdom to Miami Dade College Graduates May 1, 2010

A distinguished group of high-profile speakers, from a former U.S. President to a current President from Latin America, will be among the speakers at Miami Dade College’s (MDC) spring commencement ceremonies on May 1, 2010. For years, the College has been known for having major national and international figures speak at its commencement ceremonies. This year’s graduation is no exception.


Date Published: Monday, April 19, 2010
Miami Dade College Student Named to Prestigious 2010 Morris K. Udall Scholar’s List

The Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation recently announced Miami Dade College (MDC) civil engineering major Eva B. Sevilla as one of 80 college students nationwide to be named as a 2010 Udall Scholar. Udall scholars were chosen based on their commitment to careers in the environment, health care or tribal public policy; leadership potential; and academic achievement. Sevilla is the first student in MDC’s history to be named a Udall Scholar. The prestigious Udall Scholarship has generated 1,155 Udall Scholars since the first awards in 1996.


Date Published: Friday, April 16, 2010
MDC Student’s Environmental Work Earns Coveted Slot During Clinton Global Initiative University Program April 17

A Miami Dade College (MDC) student’s commitment to improve the environment and address the global warming crisis has earned her a coveted spot during the Clinton Global Initiative University’s (CGI U) Meeting being held this week in Miami. Ximena Prugue, an industrial engineering major from Kendall, will have her project showcased and will receive an award for Giving the Green Light, on Saturday, April 17, 2010 during the only working session at the CGI U event.


Date Published: Thursday, April 15, 2010
MDC President Tabbed for College Board’s New Advocacy & Policy Center Advisory Committee

Building on a distinguished 110-year history of connecting students to college success and opportunity, the College Board announced the creation of the College Board Advocacy & Policy Center.


Date Published: Wednesday, April 14, 2010
MDC North Campus Hosts Elementary Science Fair and SECME District Olympiad & Festival

Miami Dade College’s (MDC) North Campus will host Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) Elementary Science Fair and Science, Engineering, Communication, Mathematics Enhancement (SECME) District Olympiad & Festival on Saturday, April 17, at 9 a.m.


Date Published: Monday, April 12, 2010
Miami Dade College’s Renowned Center for Service Excellence Now Providing Training to the 6th Largest City in Florida - Hialeah

Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Center for Service Excellence (CSE), launched in 2008, is quickly becoming the first choice for the region’s corporate training needs. Municipal customer service training can now also be added to its list of services. The CSE will begin providing training to the City of Hialeah on April 20, 2010, for its employees in the Department of Water and Sewer.


Date Published: Monday, April 12, 2010
MDC Gearing Up for 2010 Commencement Exercises on May 1

A buzz of excitement is in the air as Miami Dade College (MDC) prepares for its 2010 Commencement Exercises on May 1.


Date Published: Monday, April 12, 2010
Women’s Softball Team Ranked First in the Nation

The Miami Dade College (MDC) women’s softball team, Lady Sharks, has been ranked first in the nation by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA).


Date Published: Monday, April 12, 2010
Highly Anticipated Films to Open at MDC’s Tower Theater in Mid-April

The Tower Theater, Miami Dade College’s (MDC) cinema space dedicated exclusively to foreign films, will be the home of two recent international hits: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, opening Friday, April 16, 2010 and El Secreto de sus Ojos (The Secret in Their Eyes) on Friday, April 23, 2010. The arrival of these two films is the mark of the on-going efforts of the Tower and the College to bring South Florida audiences excellent entertainment from all over the world.


Date Published: Friday, April 09, 2010
Brazilian International Press Award to Honor Foreign Languages Program at MDC's Wolfson Campus April 17

The Foreign Languages Program at Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Wolfson Campus will be honored during the 2010 Brazilian International Press Awards ceremony on Saturday, April 17, 2010 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale.


Date Published: Thursday, April 08, 2010
MDC North Campus’ Carrie P. Meek Entrepeneurial Education Center Celebrated its 20th Anniversary

Miami Dade College’s (MDC) North Campus Carrie P. Meek Entrepreneurial Education Center celebrated its 20th Anniversary yesterday.


Date Published: Wednesday, April 07, 2010
Dr. Mercedes Quiroga to Serve on South Florida Behavioral Health Network’s Board of Directors

Dr. Mercedes Quiroga, President of Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Wolfson Campus, has been selected to serve on South Florida Behavioral Health Network, Inc.’s (SFBHN) Board of Directors.


Date Published: Tuesday, April 06, 2010
Major Report on Latino Student Success Released at MDC

College officials, faculty, students, school board members, congressional aides, and community leaders gathered at Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Wolfson Campus today for the release of Washington-based Excelencia in Education’s report, Florida Policy Options to Accelerate Latino Student Success in Higher Education.


Date Published: Tuesday, April 06, 2010
U.S. Premiere of Latest Film by Cuban Director Rolando Diaz at MDC Tower Theater

Miami Dade College’s Tower Theater, located in the heart of Little Havana, will present the U.S. premiere of La Vida Según Ofelia (Life According to Ofelia), the most recent release by renown Cuban director Rolando Diaz, who also wrote the screenplay. Film screenings will run April 9 – 22.


Date Published: Monday, April 05, 2010
Miami Dade College to Open Region’s First Confucius Institute April 29

Miami Dade College President Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón and a delegation of Chinese officials will be present at the agreement signing and opening celebration of the prestigious Confucius Institute, a language, business and culture center that is the first of its kind in South Florida, on Thursday, April 29, at 5:30 p.m.


Date Published: Monday, April 05, 2010
Important Title V Grant Gives College-Bound Students Extra Edge in Academics

The ¡Viva El Éxito! Student Success Initiative (VESSI), a Title V Grant from the U.S. Department of Education, is successfully ending its five-year run at the College this year. A lucrative grant awarded to Miami Dade College (MDC) five years ago has opened doors for a diverse mix of students, both traditional high school graduates and non-traditional students, whose educational and job prospects once seemed severely limited.


Date Published: Thursday, April 01, 2010
Miami Dade College Kendall Campus to Host 18th Annual Arts and Letters Day

Miami Dade College’s Kendall Campus will once again celebrate its talented faculty and students at the campus’ 18th Annual Arts and Letters Day, which will take place April 6 – 7. Activities include music workshops, lectures, art exhibitions, spoken word and open-mic sessions, and much more.


Date Published: Thursday, March 25, 2010
MDC's Acclaimed Center for Service Excellence…Making Miami’s Ports Friendlier and More Efficient One Employee at a Time

Miami Dade College’s Center for Service Excellence (CSE), launched in 2008, is quickly becoming the first choice for the region’s corporate training needs. It’s making great strides, especially, in helping businesses succeed in tough economic times. Currently, it’s conducting customized customer service training for all of Miami International Airport’s 35,000 “badged” employees as the official training arm of the “Miami Begins with MIA” initiative.


Date Published: Monday, March 22, 2010
Miami Dade College to Honor Successful Alumni at its 2010 Alumni Hall of Fame Gala April 22

MDC will present 29 alumni with its top recognition, induction into the college’s Alumni Hall of Fame, at a gala dinner on April 22, 2010, beginning at 6 p.m., at the Hilton Miami Downtown.


Date Published: Friday, March 19, 2010
MDC Celebrates Women’s History Month with Free Cultural and Educational Programs for the Entire Community

For the entire month of March, Miami Dade College (MDC) has hosted an array of activities to commemorate Women’s History Month. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Presidential Proclamation that designated March the month during which communities throughout our nation would celebrate women’s history. There are numerous events still being held through the end of the month at all eight MDC campuses. The events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. The events help provide awareness, inspire, and provoke healthy dialogue about a number of cultural and social concerns, such as domestic violence, religion, politics, business, and more.


Date Published: Friday, March 19, 2010
Miami Dade College’s President to be Honored with the Chairman’s Award at the 2010 Beacon Awards on April 7

Miami Dade College (MDC) President, Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón, will receive the Chairman’s Award on Wednesday, April 7, 2010, at the Eighth Annual Beacon Awards, at Jungle Island. The 2010 Judges Committee, comprised of the Beacon Council’s chair, chair-elect and past chairs, selected Dr. Padrón unanimously for this distinction for leading the way in creating new jobs and investment in the county and for demonstrating outstanding leadership and commitment to Miami-Dade’s business community.


Date Published: Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Miami Dade College Names New Director of Acclaimed Eig-Watson School of Aviation

Miami Dade College (MDC) has named veteran airport manager Diana Lewis as director of the Eig-Watson School of Aviation at the Homestead Campus. As the former director of the St. Lucie County International Airport, Lewis brings extensive experience in aviation administration that includes airport planning, development, executive management, and faculty instruction. She will begin her new position at MDC on April 1, 2010.


Date Published: Monday, March 15, 2010
MDC Music Department Accepting Entries for Third Annual High School Piano Competition

Miami Dade College (MDC) Kendall Campus’ Music, Theater and Dance Department is seeking contestants from local high schools in grades 9 through 12 to participate in its Third Annual High School Piano Competition and Scholarship Audition. The annual high school competition and audition is open to high school students currently enrolled in either Miami-Dade or Broward County public schools.


Date Published: Monday, March 15, 2010
MDC Offering Study Abroad Opportunity to Italy in Hospitality and Tourism

The latest Miami Dade College study abroad opportunity will take place this summer from June 21 to July 19 in Italy as the college’s International Hospitality Center will offer courses in Introduction to Hospitality and Hospitality Sales for a total of six credits.


Date Published: Monday, March 08, 2010
Miami Dade College President Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón Named Chair-Elect of the Prestigious American Council on Education

The membership of the prestigious American Council on Education announced today the election of Miami Dade College (MDC) president, Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón, as chair-elect of its Board of Directors, during its 92nd Annual Meeting in Phoenix.


Date Published: Thursday, March 04, 2010
MDC President will Deliver the Atwell Lecture at Annual Meeting of the American Council on Education

Miami Dade College (MDC) president, Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón, will deliver the important Atwell Lecture at the Annual Meeting of the American Council on Education (ACE) in Phoenix on Sunday, March 7, 2010, at 5 p.m., to officially commence the key gathering of national higher education leaders.


Date Published: Wednesday, March 03, 2010
MDC Homestead Campus President will be Honored at the 22nd Annual 'In the Company of Women 2010 Awards Ceremony'

Miami Dade College (MDC) Homestead Campus president Dr. Jeanne F. Jacobs has been selected to receive the Outstanding Woman in Education and Research award from Miami-Dade County. Dr. Jacobs will receive her award at the 22nd Annual In the Company of Women 2010 Awards Ceremony, to be held on March 18, 2010, at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables. The award spotlights the accomplishments of an outstanding professional female leader in the community in Education and Research.


Date Published: Monday, March 01, 2010
MDC Receives National Recognition for Community Service; Named to President’s Honor Roll

Miami Dade College’s (MDC) long-standing commitment to service and civic engagement has once again received national attention. This time, MDC has been named to the 2009 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement. It is also a past recipient of this honor. The Corporation for National and Community Service, which administers the annual Honor Roll award, recognized MDC and others for their positive impact on issues from poverty and homelessness to environmental justice.


Date Published: Friday, February 26, 2010
MDC President Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón Selected to Participate in High Level U.S. Delegation to India

Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón, president of Miami Dade College, has been selected to participate in a delegation of U.S. higher education leaders to India led by Dr. Allan E. Goodman, president and CEO of the Institute of International Education (IIE), and U.S. Under Secretary of Education Dr. Martha Kanter to promote U.S. higher education and to enhance and expand linkages with institutions in India. The weeklong visit will take place from February 28 to March 6.


Date Published: Friday, February 26, 2010
MDC President Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón Tapped for the Prestigious Council on Foreign Relations

The Board of Directors of the prestigious Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) headquartered in New York has tapped Miami Dade College (MDC) president, Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón to become a member. He joins national leaders and thinkers on the Council’s membership roster including Katie Couric, Henry Louis Gates Jr., Diane Sawyer, David Gergen, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Strobe Talbott and others. CFR's membership ranks include top government officials, renowned scholars, business leaders, acclaimed journalists, prominent attorneys, and a host of distinguished nonprofit professionals. Members must be nominated.


Date Published: Wednesday, February 24, 2010
The One Million Steps for Florida’s Kids Campaign Comes to Miami March 3 with Stop at MDC and Student Participation

Like Miami Dade College (MDC), the Lawton Chiles Foundation is committed to the belief that Florida cannot succeed if it fails its children. That’s why the Foundation established the Worst to First campaign to build a statewide movement of people committed to improving the investments in children, in honor of the late Florida Governor Lawton Chiles.


Date Published: Tuesday, February 23, 2010
MDC to Give Entrepreneurs Boost with Free Small Business Education Program

The Citi Foundation and Miami Dade College’s (MDC) School of Business is continuing its community building partnership through the Small Business Education Program, a specialized training program targeted to entrepreneurs who live in the neighborhoods of Little Haiti, Little Havana, Flagami, Overtown, Liberty City, Allapattah, and Wynwood.


Date Published: Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Miami Dade College’s Green Urban Living Center at North Campus Advances College’s Green Mission

When Miami Dade College’s (MDC) North Campus opened its Green Urban Living Center (GULC) in 2007, its plans were to promote environmental sustainability, health and wellness, and green jobs training through high quality, timely educational programs. Now, nearly three years later, those plans have been met and they’re evolving into a steady brook, splashing vitality to all who draw near.


Date Published: Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence at Miami Dade College Teaching Chinese Mandarin

Chinese Professor Li Yao, a Fulbright scholar, is teaching Mandarin at Miami Dade College’s Wolfson Campus as part of the Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant program.


Date Published: Monday, February 22, 2010
"Looking For Eric" Kicks Off the 27th Annual Miami International Film Festival Presented and Produced by Miami Dade College

The east coast premiere of director Ken Loach’s “Looking for Eric” starring world-famous Manchester United football player Eric Cantona raises the curtain opening night Friday, March 5, 2010 for the 27th Annual Miami International Film Festival presented and produced by Miami Dade College.


Date Published: Friday, February 19, 2010
Miami: City of Refuge and the Florida Center for the Literary Arts at Miami Dade College Welcome Writer-in-residence from Zimbabwe

The Florida Center for the Literary Arts at MDC, which has dynamic year-round programming - including the Book Fair, is proud to welcome Mr. Chenjerai Hove, of Zimbabwe, as Miami: City of Refuge writer-in-residence to the community. The community is invited to meet him on Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 6:30 p.m., as he will read some of his work and discuss his experiences at Books & Books in Coral Gables, 265 Aragon Avenue.


Date Published: Thursday, February 18, 2010
College Board Recognizes MDC with CollegeKeys Compact 2010 Innovation Award

Since officially implementing its trailblazing Learning Outcomes initiative in the fall of 2007, Miami Dade College (MDC) has received significant recognition and national media coverage for this groundbreaking approach to the learning experience of students.


Date Published: Friday, February 12, 2010
Study Abroad Program Will Take MDC Students Across Western Europe

From Argentina to Japan and beyond, Miami Dade College students are encouraged to see the world as they learn. This summer, the college’s School of Architecture will be offering a European study abroad program with a focus on architecture and interior design. Students will visit England, Netherland, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, France, and Spain.


Date Published: Tuesday, February 09, 2010
Miami Dade College and Digiport Launch New Co-op Technology Program

Miami Dade College's School of Computer and Engineering Technologies and Miami-based developer of telecommunications products and services, Digiport, recently created a new technology co-op program.


Date Published: Tuesday, February 09, 2010
Nation’s Premier Leadership Organization for Latinas Selects Miami Dade College’s Sylvia Orozco to Participate in its Award-Winning Program

The National Hispana Leadership Institute (NHLI) selected Sylvia Orozco, professor at Miami Dade College, to participate in its prestigious 2010 Executive Leadership Program. The Class of 2010 will kick-off in San Juan Bautista, Calif. on February 22. Only one other person was selected from Florida.


Date Published: Wednesday, February 03, 2010
Miami Dade College Student Wins Top Service Award in the State

For the third consecutive year, a Miami Dade College student has won Florida Campus Compact’s top service award. In fact, Stephanie Del Pino, from MDC’s Kendall Campus Honors College, is the only student to receive a 2009 Excellence in Service Award in the Community/State College category and who will also receive the President’s Volunteer Service Award this year.


Date Published: Thursday, January 28, 2010
Miami Dade College Announces Miami International Film Festival’s 2010 Official Program

Miami Dade College President Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón and other college officials today announced the official film lineup for the 27th edition of the Miami International Film Festival. The 10-day Festival, which takes place March 5-14, 2010, is produced and hosted by Miami Dade College.


Date Published: Thursday, January 28, 2010
Longtime MDC Baseball Coach Set to Retire After 26 Seasons

Miami Dade College (MDC) baseball coach Steve Hertz has been carrying the torch for MDC’s storied baseball program for 26 years. He has continued the rich tradition of baseball excellence that was started in 1961 with legendary MDC coaches Demie Mainieri and Charlie Greene. In June 2010, Hertz will retire and pass the torch to his successor.


Date Published: Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Miami Dade College North Campus Opens State-of-the-art Science Complex and Research Center

A recent Miami Dade College Board of Trustees meeting ended with a bang as hundreds gathered to celebrate the official opening of the college’s new, state-of-the-art Science Complex located at the North Campus, the first of its kind in north Miami-Dade County and a facility that will create new educational and career training opportunities for area residents and beyond.


Date Published: Monday, January 25, 2010
MDC’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program Offers Free Help to Low-Income Residents

Miami Dade College (MDC) is continuing its long-standing commitment to help low-income, elderly, and non-English speaking residents complete their 2009 taxes with the “always free” Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA). The VITA program is administered and staffed by faculty and MDC business students who volunteer their time to help the public in preparing their tax forms. Students are trained beforehand and must pass an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) exam of basic rules, regulations, and tax preparation skills before they assist taxpayers. Divided into three groups, their functions are administrative, tax return preparation, and quality review.


Date Published: Thursday, January 21, 2010
Miami Dade College’s Study Abroad Program Offers Students a Chance to Experience China

For the first time, MDC students will be able to apply for macro and micro economics courses taught in China, the country with the third largest economy in the world.


Date Published: Thursday, January 14, 2010
Miami Dade College to Unveil the Miami International Film Festival’s 2010 Official Program

The 27th Annual Miami International Film Festival, produced and hosted by Miami Dade College, will unveil this year’s official program with remarks from the president of Miami Dade College, Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón, and distinguished guest and MDC alumnus, actor Andy Garcia, star of the MIFF official selection, City Island, at the college’s National Historic Landmark Freedom Tower on Thursday, Jan. 28, at 11 a.m.


Date Published: Wednesday, January 13, 2010
FCLA to Offer Spring Creative Writing Courses Beginning February 1

Learn to craft science fiction, write a poem or a novel this spring with the help of the Florida Center for the Literary Arts’ Creative Writing Courses, taught by talented writer/teachers with stellar publication records and classroom experience. An acclaimed program of Miami Dade College (MDC), the Center will offer the courses from Feb. 1 through March 27. All classes will be held at MDC’s Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami. The Center will also offer the Writers Institute, four-days of intensive writing workshops with nationally-acclaimed authors being held May 5-8, 2010.


Date Published: Monday, January 11, 2010
MDC Wolfson Campus Hosting StoryCorps Historias Listening Event on Jan. 14

This month, StoryCorps Historias arrived at Miami Dade College’s Wolfson Campus. As part of the project, it will present a unique listening event and slide show presentation on Thursday, Jan. 14, at 6 p.m. at the Upper Plaza on Building 1 (near the fountain).





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