Volume 1, Number 14 - JUNE 13, 2011

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MDC Alumni Inducted into Hall of Fame

By Alexandra Dalpe
alexandra.dalpe001@mymdc.net

Twenty-two Miami Dade College alumni were inducted into MDC’s 9th Annual Alumni Hall of Fame Awards Gala on May 10.

Every year the event recognizes  individuals who have made a significant impact in the community and who have been exemplary in personal success.

The gala was hosted by the Miami Dade College Foundation, an organization that has fund-raised for MDC since 1965.

 

MDC’s 2011 Alumni Hall of Fame Honorees

ARCHITECTURE
James W. Piersol
Principal
MC Harry & Associates Inc.


BANKING
Gladys Reed
Market President
BankUnited
Miami-Dade County/South Broward Market


BUSINESS
Marie F. Louissaint
President
Gateway Airport
Concessions Inc.


EDUCATION
Dr. Pablo G. Ortiz
Provost
Miami Edison Senior High School
ENGINEERING
Orlando J. Diez
Construction Manager
City of Miami
ENTERTAINMENT
Ana Maria Polo
Attorney and TV judge onCaso Cerrado
ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Benjamin Fernandez
President & CEO
The Latin American Agribusiness Development Corporation, S.A.
FINANCIAL SERVICE
Gerald C. Grant, Jr.
Branch Director of Financial Planning
AXA Advisors, LLC  
HEALTHCARE
Marcio C. Cabrera
Managing Director
MBF Healthcare Partners
INTERIOR DESIGN
Tessi Garcia, ASID
Principal Designer
Tessie Garcia International Design
JOURNALISM - BROADCAST
Lisett Mari
Anchor & Reporter
Telemundo 51
JOURNALISM - PRINT
Myriam Marquez
Editorial Page Editor
The Miami Herald
LAW
José E. Sirven
Partner
Holland & Knight, LLP
MEDICINE
Dr. Orlando Rodriguez
Associate Director of Hospitalists and Internal Medicine  
Jackson Memorial Hospital
MUSIC
Elizabeth Caballero
Operatic Soprano  
NON-PROFIT SECTOR
Diana Campoamor
President
Hispanics in Philanthropy
PUBLIC SAFETY – FIRE
Walter R. Reed
Fire Chief
Coral Gables Fire Department 
PUBLIC SAFETY – POLICE
Rafael P. Hernandez, Jr.
Chief of Police
North Miami Beach Police Department  
TECHNOLOGY
Alberto Dosal
President & CEO
Compuquip Technologies Inc.   
TRANSPORTATION
Gustavo F. Pego, P.E.
District Six Secretary
Florida Department of Transportation  
URBAN DEVELOPMENT
Luis Garcia
President
Adonel Concrete  
VISUAL ARTS
Michael Vasquez
President
Michael Vasquez Inc.

For more information about MDC Foundation visit:
http://mdcalumni.com/

 

 


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