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December 2023, Volume 28, Number 4

Top Story: MDC Leading in Artificial Intelligence Education

September 2023, Volume 27, Number 3

Top Story: Tackling the Teacher Shortage

June 2023, Volume 27, Number 2

Top Story: Historic $20 Million Gifts Makes Graduation Even More Special

March 2023, Volume 27, Number 1

Top Story: Dual Enrollment: MDC Leads State With 6,000 Students

December 2022, Volume 26, Number 4

Top Story: Two New Scholarships Nurture Successful Leaders of the Future

September 2022, Volume 26, Number 3

Top Story: The Future of Miami Tech: Local Talent - MDC Awarded $10 Million to Accelerate Pathways to Jobs

June 2022, Volume 26, Number 2

Top Story: Filling High-Tech Workforce Needs - NSA Recognizes Miami Dade College as a Top Cybersecurity Institution

March 2022, Volume 26, Number 1

Top Story: Miami: Tech's New Talent Magnet - MDC Tech Launches With $15M to Expand AI, Tech Programs

December 2021, Volume 25, Number 4

Top Story: A Historic Investiture for a One-of-a-Kind Leader

September 2021, Volume 25, Number 3

Top Story: Artificial Intelligence: Best Place to Get Smart is MDC - State-of-the-Art AI Center Opening at North Campus

June 2021, Volume 25, Number 2

Top Story: MDC: Training Tomorrow’s Workforce Today - Innovative Programs Feeding Miami’s Growing Needs for High-Tech Talent

March 2021, Volume 25, Number 1

Top Story: Helping Dreams Take Flight - MDC’s Eig-Watson School of Aviation Grads Master Latest Tech

December 2020, Volume 24, Number 4

Top Story: Meet Madam President: Madeline Pumariega - Alumna, Leader, 'Girl from Hialeah,' to Lead MDC Forward

September 2020, Volume 24, Number 3

Top Story: Enroll, Engage and Complete - MDC Focuses on Strengthening Equity and Outcomes for Black Students.

June 2020, Volume 24, Number 2

Top Story: We're All in This Together - Conquering the 'New Normal' in Ways Big and Small.

February 2020, Volume 24, Number 1

Top Story: The Future of Business Education - Cutting-Edge Business Innovation and Technology Center Taking MDC to New Levels.

November 2019, Volume 23, Number 4

Top Story: Shaping Miami's Entrepreneurial Future - The Idea Center at MDC Celebrates Milestones Anniversary.

September 2019, Volume 23, Number 3

Top Story: MDC's New Virtual Hospital to be a 'Game-Changer' for Health Care Training.

June 2019, Volume 23, Number 2

Top Story: MDC: The Enduring Legacy of Eduardo J. Padrón - College President Stepping Down After 50-year Career

March 2019, Volume 23, Number 1

Top Story: The Power of Partnerships - MDC Grows the Jobs of the Future with Industry Giants

November 2018, Volume 22, Number 4

Top Story: Job Training for the 21st Century - Miami Dade Leads the Way in Hands-On Learning

September 2018, Volume 22, Number 3

Top Story: MDC Continues to Drive Success, Lead Change - College Addresses Opportunity Gap to Stimulate Upward Mobility

May 2018, Volume 22, Number 2

Top Story: MDC’s Museum of Art and Design Reopens at Historic Freedom Tower.

February 2018, Volume 22, Number 1

Top Story: MDC is Major Force in Miami-Dade Community - College Programs, Alumni, Cultural Events Contribute Billions to County.

December 2017, Volume 21, Number 4

Top Story: Driving the American Dream - MDC Leading the Way in Leveling the Economic Playing Field.

September 2017, Volume 21, Number 3

Top Story: Igniting a Passion for Reading - More than 500 Authors to Attend 2017 Miami Book Fair

April 2017, Volume 21, Number 2

Top Story: Inspiring Tomorrow's Leaders - Renowned speakers to address graduates at MDC commencement.

February 2017, Volume 21, Number 1

Top Story: Golden Days on the Silver Screen - Festival returns with 10 days of world-class films.

November 2016, Volume 20, Number 5

Top Story: In the Middle of It All - Miami Dade College is the site of history in the making.

September 2016, Volume 20, Number 4

Top Story: The Home of Culture - MDC brings a plethora of cultural experiences to South Florida in a lively fall arts season.

June 2016, Volume 20, Number 3

Top Story: A Class of Game Changers - MDC’s Jack Kent Cooke Scholars, Ivy Leaguers and 14,000 graduates stand ready to take the lead.

April 2016, Volume 20, Number 2

Top Story: At the Epicenter of It All - MDC is a perennial top stop on the nation’s political roadmap.

February 2016, Volume 20, Number 1

Top Story: Stars Descend on Miami - The world’s hottest films will be featured at the Miami International Film Festival in March.

November 2015, Volume 19, Number 5

Top Story: A Literary Cornucopia - Miami Book Fair overflowed with star authors, hundreds of vendors and hundreds of thousands of fairgoers.

September 2015, Volume 19, Number 4

Top Story: A Most Royal Visit - King Felipe VI of Spain recently delivered a master lecture to students and community members at MDC to inaugurate the academic year.

June 2015, Volume 19, Number 3

Top Story: The Shark Surge - Commencement glows as Miami Dade College captures several prestigious Jack Kent Cooke scholarships.

April 2015, Volume 19, Number 2

Top Story: A Day of Inspiration and Celebration - Top leaders will address graduates at MDC commencement ceremonies.

February 2015, Volume 19, Number 1

Top Story: Rolling Out the Red Carpet - Film stars and movie fans are flocking to Miami for the 32nd edition of MDC’s world-class Miami International Film Festival.

November 2014, Volume 18, Number 4

Top Story: A Literary Fest of Epic Proportions - The 2014 Miami Book Fair International is bigger and better than ever.

September 2014, Volume 18, Number 3

Top Story: MDC Drives Region’s Economy - Miami Dade College boosts the financial outlook throughout South Florida, a recent study shows.

June 2014, Volume 18, Number 2

Top Story: High-Profile Speakers Inspire Grads - Vice President Joe Biden was among distinguished commencement speakers imparting wisdom to 2014’s class of nearly 15,000 graduates.

February 2014, Volume 18, Number 1

Top Story: Marvelous World of MIFF - Miami International Film Festival offers an award-winning lineup of stellar films and documentaries.

November 2013, Volume 17, Number 4

Top Story: Land of Literary Giants - Miami Book Fair International celebrates its 30th anniversary in grand style.

September 2013, Volume 17, Number 3

Top Story: 2 Million Strong - Miami Dade College admissions reach a major milestone.

June 2013, Volume 17, Number 2

Top Story: Class of 2013: Stay Driven, Achieve Your Dreams - Successful alumni returned to MDC to share their wisdom with more than 13,000 graduates at this year’s Commencement ceremonies.

February 2013, Volume 17, Number 1

Top Story: The Marvels of MIFF - MDC’s Miami International Film Festival offers a stellar lineup for its 30th anniversary.

November 2012, Volume 16, Number 5

Top Story: Literary Mecca Arises Again at MDC - Thousands prepare to descend on Wolfson Campus for the world-renowned Miami Book Fair International.

September 2012, Volume 16, Number 4

Top Story:MDC at Epicenter of Election Activity - Each and every election cycle, “Democracy’s College” is a must-stop site for everyone on the campaign trail.

June 2012, Volume 16, Number 3

Top Story: Class of 2012: Follow Your Passion, Change the World - Commencement speakers laud the selfless service of MDC graduates.

April 2012, Volume 16, Number 2

Top Story:MDC Commencement Attracts Top Speakers - A buzz of excitement is in the air at Miami Dade College as its biggest celebration for the year draws near.

February 2012, Volume 16, Number 1

Top Story: MDC at Center of Presidential Race - Republican candidates refine their platforms during a forum held at Miami Dade College.

November 2011, Volume 15, Number 5

Top Story: Nation Reaches Consensus - U.S. presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama praise MDC as the model for the future of higher education in the United States.

September 2011, Volume 15, Number 4

Top Story: Green Oasis Rises in Miami - Downtown Miami’s concrete jungle just got greener, thanks to Miami Culinary Institute’s tasty new addition to the urban landscape: a state-of-the-art edible organic garden.

June 2011, Volume 15, Number 3

Top Story: Obama Addresses Class of 2011 - President urges MDC graduates to share success and opportunity with those around them.

April 2011, Volume 15, Number 2

Top Story: Obama to Address MDC Graduates - More than 3,000 Miami Dade College (MDC) graduates will hear from the 44th President of the United States of America on April 29 at the James L. Knight International Center in downtown Miami when President Barack Obama delivers the commencement address.

February 2011, Volume 15, Number 1

Top Story: International Film Festival a Feast for Movie Lovers - Offering more than 100 films from 40 countries, the 28th edition of the Miami International Film Festival, presented by Miami Dade College, will paint the town red.

November 2010, Volume 14, Number 5

Top Story: Stars Align for Outstanding Fair - Hundreds of thousands of book lovers will fill downtown Miami streets during MDC’s 27th Miami Book Fair International, featuring more than 350 authors and more than 200 exhibitors.

September 2010, Volume 14, Number 4

Top Story: MDC aces exam in alumni survey - Most alumni would choose MDC again if they were to start over, according to a recent national survey conducted by the American Council on Education (ACE). MDC beat national results in many categories, from the fulfilling academic experiences alumni had to campus offerings and cost.

June 2010, Volume 14, Number 3

Top Story: Graduating into "the future business" - While addressing MDC’s class of 2010, former President William Jefferson Clinton spoke about his first time visiting Miami Dade College.

April 2010, Volume 14, Number 2

Top Story: MDC Inaugurates Confucius Institute - Confucius, the greatest philosopher and educator of ancient China, emphasized the importance of education and study.

November 2009, Volume 13, Number 8

Top Story: A commitment to education - First Lady Michelle Obama praised Florida educators and students for their commitment to service-learning and engaged scholarship.

September 2009, Volume 13, Number 7

Top Story: New clinic provides primary care for Miami’s most vulnerable - A new clinic operated by Medical Center Campus and the Miami Rescue Mission provides a safe place for 1,400 people to get primary clinical care.

June 2009, Volume 13, Number 6

Top Story: MDC is the lead education partner in Energy Smart Miami initiative - Continuing a nearly 50-year tradition of meeting workforce needs, the College joined with the city of Miami and its partners to launch a multimillion dollar energy initiative that will tap into federal economic stimulus funds to spur investment in "smart grid" technology and renewable energy sources over the next two years.

May 2009, Volume 13, Number 5

Top Story: '09 class to get world-class send-off - On May 2, Miami Dade College will offer heartfelt congratulations and bid adieu to the class of 2009 at six commencement ceremonies throughout Miami-Dade County. MDC will graduate more than 9,000 students.

April 2009, Volume 13, Number 4

Top Story: U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan: MDC is the 'best of the best' - On his first official visit to a college or university since taking office, Duncan, who was accompanied by Dr. Jill Biden, the vice president's wife, praised MDC for the role it plays in giving hundreds of thousands of students an opportunity to advance through education.

March 2009, Volume 13, Number 3

Top Story: History on Film - Thanks to the continued stewardship of community philanthropist and activist Lynn Wolfson, an invaluable film and video collection is being entrusted to MDC.

January 2009, Volume 13, Number 1

Top Story: Literary stars gather for MBFI's 25th - Gore Vidal (above), Peter Matthiessen, Mia Kirschner and Junot Diaz were among the hundreds of top-notch authors and celebrities who journeyed to Miami to celebrate 25 years of the nation’s most esteemed literary gathering.

December 2008, Volume 12, Number 10

Top Story: Miami-Dade voters show their support for Miami Dade College - Miami Dade College students were the key voices in the Amendment 8 informational campaign.

November 2008, Volume 12, Number 9

Top Story: Mitchell Wolfson Sr. Foundation makes $11M donation to MDC - The Wolfson Foundation donation will support the School of Nursing by increasing the number of nurses who are trained at the College and placed into the local workforce.

October 2008, Volume 12, Number 8

Top Story: 2008 Miami Book Fair International - Now in its 25th year, Miami Book Fair International continues to demonstrate why it has been a success since its inception.

September 2008, Volume 12, Number 7

Top Story: McCain, Obama No Strangers to MDC - Presidential hopefuls have both visited Miami Dade College, speaking about issues central to the 2008 campaign.

June 2008, Volume 12, Number 6

Top Story: Pelosi: You are the American dream. - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi delivered the keynote address to 1,100 North Campus graduates. College-wide, MDC held seven commencement ceremonies for nearly 9,000 students earning associate and bachelor’s degrees.

May 2008, Volume 12, Number 5

Top Story: Class of '08 Gets a World-Class Send-Off From Global Leaders - The first female speaker of the House of Representatives, a popular Central American president and a cabinet member in the Bush Administration top the list of speakers set to bid adieu to the 2008 graduating class of Miami Dade College.