Kendall Campus

The first point of contact for prospective and new students, who are attending college for the first-time or who are transferring from another institution, is the New Student Center. Prospective students are encouraged to meet with a pre-admission advisor, ensuring that their first contact with the Campus is a customer friendly experience and facilitates their transition to the College.

The New Student Center conducts orientation sessions prior to each semester. All new degree-seeking students are required to participate in an orientation program. The objective of the new student orientation sessions is to provide practical information to assist new students in transitioning to college life.

Pre-admission Counseling Services

  • Describe degree and vocational program options
  • Provide information on admissions requirements for degree and vocational programs
  • Assist with the admissions process
  • Detail the next steps a student will take from admissions to the college through course registration

New Student Orientation Sessions

This provides incoming students with enough information to assist them in navigating through the system and becoming acquainted with the college’s services, programs, personnel and fellow students. Topics covered include:

  • Navigating the system – Steps for New Students
  • Student Services and Academic Support (e.g., labs)
  • Types of financial aid (e.g., grants, scholarships and loans)
  • Terminology (e.g., semester, credits)
  • Important deadlines (e.g., 100% refund, withdrawal)
  • How to get around the campus
  • Student life (e.g., Student Government, organizations)
  • Selecting a major and obtaining assistance with career services
  • Importance of Academic Advisement and the development of an academic plan
  • Exposure to the MDC web page features (e.g., registration)


Homer Vallejo Director of New Student Center 305-237-0708
Maite Padron Director of Student Recruitment 305-237-0907
Angela Neal College Readiness Specialist 305-237-2368
Kiara Redman Pre-College Advisor 305-237-0470
Vivianne Rodriguez Dual Enrollment Coordinator 305-237-2569
Pamela David Pre-College Advisor 305-237-0720
Olivia Baez Student Success Advisor 305-237-0687
Laura Venzal Pre-College Recruiter 305-237-2908
Agustin Valeron Staff Associate Senior 305-237-2842